• Question: Are ferrets and rats related??

    Asked by nakikaykay to Charlotte, Jo, Kevin, Louise, Valeria on 14 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Joanna Cruden

      Joanna Cruden answered on 14 Jun 2012:

      Although they are both mammals A ferret is a small carnivore from the order Carnivora, they live on and rats are from the order Rodentia and they are omnivores, so like humans they eat everything and anything, the teeth of a rat grow continuously, which is why it is important they have always have something to chew on, whereas a ferrets teeth well once they are gone they are gone for good.

      Neither of them have great reputations but they are extremely intelligent and make excellent pets.

    • Photo: Louise de Raad

      Louise de Raad answered on 15 Jun 2012:

      Great pets, except for that they stink like nothing else!!!