Freddie the Ferret
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I’m from the mustelid family, the same as a polecat.

I’m a carnivore so I have sharp teeth. Don’t be put off by my odour, I’m not dirty it’s just the oils from my skin. I’m very playful and clumsy but don’t be fooled, I’m an efficient hunter. When I play with my ferret friends we play very rough and bite each other.

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Class

Mammal

Order

Carnivora

Food Group

Carnivora

Body Clock

Crepuscular

Average Life Span

In the wild: 3 to 4 years

In captivity: 8 to 9 years

Weight

700 to 2000g

Length

51cm with 13cm tail

Special Ability

Very clever and social animal. Has long body for getting in holes to hunt