Ferrets are the domesticated form of the European Polecat, a mammal belonging to the same family as the weasel. It is commonly believed that it was the Egyptians who first domesticated ferrets, although this is uncertain. It is also thought that they were used by the Romans for hunting.
Did you know:
In Latin, Ferret translates as ‘little thief’, in reference to the way they like to steal and hide small items!