Adopt A Ferret Month
Even though most people don’t give ferrets much thought, they are very nice to own as pets. They are entertaining, cuddly, mischievous, and playful. They are also very curious and loving to the people who can properly take care of them. These members of the weasel family also bond quickly to their human parents and are quite loyal as pets.
Of course, like any other pet, these animals have their own list of specialized needs that a person needs to be aware of before they adopt them. After people have reviewed those needs, and still feel like they can give a good home to a ferret, then they can take the time to observe Adopt a Ferret Month. A holiday that occurs during April and encourages people to think about adopting a ferret as a pet.
The History Adopt A Ferret Month
Adopt a Ferret Month is actually a holiday that came together from several different ferret-related holidays. It was originally created by Dawn Miklichs in 2007 when she started her first campaign to encourage ferret pet adoptions. From that moment on it’s been promoted by the Ferret Association of Connecticut. Now, there are almost 6 million ferrets in the United States alone.
Important Facts About Ferrets
Okay, now that we’ve introduced our readers to Adopt a Ferret Month, we thought it would be fun to list some of the things that we learned about ferrets. We added these facts below so that everyone can get a jump on their research and decide whether or not they really want to adopt one of these fun pets.
- Ferrets have been pets for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.
- However, there’s no physical evidence that the Egyptians had them as pets, despite the Internet claims!
- In South Dakota, approximately 90% of black-footed ferrets’ diet lived off a diet of prairie dogs.
- A group of ferrets is known as a Business.
- In England, hunting rabbits with ferrets is a popular sport.
Observing Adopt A Ferret Month
This is a holiday during which people should take the time to do their research on ferrets. We don’t recommend anyone to just run out and grab a ferret without first learning more about them and putting some serious thought into whether they can take care of one.
If they can’t, then they shouldn’t adopt the ferret. On the other hand, if they’re up to the challenge, they can feel free to think about getting one. Anyone and everyone who is celebrating this holiday should also take the time to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #AdoptAFerretMonth.