Wish List Wednesday: Ferrets
It's Wish List Wednesday here at Rescue Ranch! This week, FERRETS.
Did you know that ferrets have been domesticated for quite some time? It is actually unclear when ferrets were first domesticated, but the critters have a long and storied history. "In the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci painted Cecilia Gallerani holding a weasel-like creature. Although the animal has been dubbed an ermine, many scholars believe the animal is actually a ferret."
Did you also know that ferrets will dance when they feel threatened? In the wild, ferrets perform a hypnotic dance that sends their prey into a trance. Domestic ferrets also perform this dance, but they use it to play instead of hunting. They arch their backs, puff their tails, and move from side to side. This rug-cutting is usually a sign that a ferret is happy and having fun.
Would you like to help us keep our ferrets dancing? Check out our Amazon Wish List(s) for Ferret and other needed items:
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