Ferrets, along with Minks, weasels and weasels belong to the genus Mustela of the weasel family. There are three types of ferrets: Prairie, Blackfeet, forest.
Or light steppe ferret (Mustela eversmanni) is the largest of ferrets. Body length: 56 cm tail is 18 cm. weight 2 kg. of Steppe ferrets are high, but rare hair, making hair through the clearly visible dense light wool. Characteristic also darker paws, tail (or end), a kind of coloring of the muzzle, resembling a mask. Moves jumping, know how to swim. It is widespread in Central and Middle Asia, Kazakhstan, southern Siberia, and places in Eastern Europe, in Central Europe. In the past century, the habitat of the steppe ferret is expanding to the West and partly North. Inhabits open habitats – lowland and upland steppes, fallows, pastures, slopes, logs and beams, semi-deserts. Forests and avoids human settlements. Steppe polecat rests mainly single. Can form large clusters. In groups the possible existence of relations of domination – subordination. Steppe polecat hunts for ground squirrels, hamsters, pikas, rodents, and more rarely for birds, snakes and frogs, in the summer and invertebrates. Ferrets living near rivers and lakes, and also hunt water voles. Stepnogorsk makes the food supply, which not always use. Continue reading
Interesting fact: the Main habitat of the degu of Chile and the Andes mountains. The locals called this animal mountain squirrel, as most of these rodents live on the altitude of over 2500 meters.
Degu – gregarious animals. The pack consists of 25 to 75 individuals. At home degu can contain, separately or together, you can create opposite-sex and same-sex of animals: they are peace-loving and not show aggression to each other.
Decorative rat, kapusany color
Interesting fact: fancy rats are very intelligent and quite easy to train. Often at various exhibitions rodents are competitions for fancy rats.
Many owners teach their dogs commands and tricks. Most fancy rats have no trouble remembering his name and respond to it. Continue reading