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National Ferret Day – April 2 – Unusual Animals

If you enjoy learning about unusual pets, you’ll enjoy celebrating National Ferret Day, celebrated each year on April 2.

In the past we have talked about many pet themed national days like National Golden Retriever Day, National Puppy Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day and Cuddly Kitten Day but today is the day for ferrets!

National days are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with.  Be sure to check out my national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate. 

A black and white ferret with a blue text overlay that reads "National Ferret Day - April 2".

National ferret day first came about when Carol Roche of the American Ferret Association formed the day in 2014 as a way to educate the public about the lively and intelligent animal.

Fun facts about ferrets for National Ferret Day

Brush up on your knowledge of ferrets with these fun facts.A sleeping ferret in a blanket on National Ferret Day.

  • Un-neutered male ferrets are called Hobs, and females are called Jills. 
  • Baby ferrets are known as Kits.
  • Ferrets are very good hunters and people often have them as pets for this reason.
  • As pets, ferrets are very intelligent and can be trained to use a litter box.
  • Pictures of ferret-like creatures have been found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, leading us to believe that ferrets have been domesticated for centuries.
  • All ferret kits are born with white fur but can change color later.
  • The average ferret can live for about 6-7 years.
  • A newborn ferret can fit into a teaspoon!

How to celebrate National Ferret Day

Want to celebrate this day in a special way? Try one of these ideas.A ferret with a leash in the grass.

  • Show your pet ferret some extra love today!
  • Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #nationalferretday.
  • Ferrets love to climb and can be quite active. If you have a pet, invest in a new ferret cage for them.
  • Buy a pop and play ferret ball kit – it will keep your ferrets engaged for a long time!
  • Don’t let your ferret get cold!  Get him a little hoodie!
  • Instead of buying traditional ferret food, make some of your own treats.  See these ferret food recipes for some ideas.
  • Get some tips on training your ferret with a book on them.

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in April. Be sure to check out this post to discover more about the national days in April

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Wednesday 18th of November 2020

This really helpful for everyone, and the way you explain its awesome.

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