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ferret

ferret

Food:
Meat
Habitat:
Pet
Activities:
sleep 14-18 hours throughout the day
social structure:
Keeping in groups (at least 2 animals)
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The polecat is the wild form of the ferret. Today they are mostly kept as pets. Originally they were used to hunt wild rabbits. Even before the domestic cat from North Africa was introduced in the Middle Ages, ferrets were kept in towns and settlements to fight rats and mice.