Meet Our Animals > Ferret
Quick Facts
Native to Northern Africa
Primary Diet Frogs, rodents
Adult Weight 3 to 5 pounds
Lifespan 9 to 10 years
Status Least Concern


The ferret (also known as domestic polecat) is a social creature who enjoys a lot of attention. They are somewhat near-sighted and have poor hearing, which makes them rely on their sense of smell and touch. Their metabolism is extremely high, so they need to eat about 10 times a day.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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