Adopt A Ferret Month

Even though most people don’t give ferrets much thought, they can be 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 bond quickly with 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 adopting them. After people have reviewed those needs and still feel like they can provide 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 consider adopting a ferret as a pet.

The History of 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 Miklich in 2007 when she started her first campaign to encourage ferret pet adoptions. From that moment on, it has 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’ve 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 kept them as pets, despite the Internet claims!
  • In South Dakota, approximately 90% of the black-footed ferrets’ diet consists 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 holiday is a time during which people should take the time to do their research on ferrets. We don’t recommend anyone 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 a ferret. On the other hand, if they’re up to the challenge, they can feel free to consider getting one. Anyone and everyone who is celebrating this holiday should also take the time to spread the word about it online using the hashtag #AdoptAFerretMonth.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
April 1 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday