Freddie The Ferret

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.

Freddie The Ferret Picture

Class


Mammal

Family


Carnivora

Food Group


Carnivora

Body Clock


Crepuscular

Life Span


In the wild: 3 to 4 years In captivity: 8 to 9 years

Body Weight


700 - 2000g

Length


51cm with 13cm tail

Special Abilty


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