Ferret Genetics Unraveled: Coat Colors & Patterns

Grooming Ferrets

Ferret genetics may seem like a mystifying subject, but as you delve into the kaleidoscopic world of coat colors and patterns, you’ll soon discover a fascinating tapestry woven from the threads of their DNA. Imagine the thrill of uncovering the secrets behind the mesmerizing hues of sable, silver, and champagne, or the enchanting charm of … Read more

How to Take Care of a Baby Ferret

Ferret babies 4 weeks old

Breeding is not for the faint-hearted and taking care of baby ferrets is a quite time-consuming and expensive thing to do. Baby ferrets are called kits, male ferrets are called hobs, and female ferrets are named jills. Kits are incredibly fragile and you need lots of patience and practice to take care of them properly … Read more

When Is Ferret Breeding Season?

Chocolate Ferret

Ferret breeding is definitely not for the faint-hearted and it takes a lot of money and preparation. Jills can get into heat anywhere between one to five times a year. This is because they go into heat when the days get longer, instead of a specific time of the year. This makes spring and summer … Read more

Ferret Breeding – How To Do It At Home

Ferret babies 4 weeks old

Ferrets don’t occur naturally anywhere in the world. All ferrets come from breeders, be it your pet ferret or hunting companion ferret. And those breeders definitely don’t have an easy job with these creatures. It’s an expensive and exhausting process for everyone involved. Jills can come into heat once or twice a year and with … Read more