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  History of the Ferret
Ferrets were able to live successfully in the wild because the climate of New Zealand may be ideal, and the ferrets had no predators other than man. Many of New Zealand's birds are flightless and thus at risk of losing their lives to a ground-dwelling predator such as the ferret.
In the mid-twentieth century ferrets were readily embraced as companion animals by Americans and this continues to be the primarily role of the ferret in the U.S. today.
Ferrets were used both for rabbit population control and as a means for humans to obtain food.
www.weaselwords.com /page/ferret_art028.php   (2798 words)

  Ferret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ferrets were first brought to the New World in the 17th century and were used extensively from 1860 until the start of World War II to protect grain stores in the American West.
Ferrets are obligate carnivores; their natural diet consists entirely of meat, and they lack the ability to digest vegetable matter.
In juvenile ferret lymphosarcoma, large, immature lymphocytes (lymphoblasts) rapidly invade the thymus and/or the organs of the abdominal cavity, particularly the liver and spleen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ferret   (4236 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Ferret
It has been suggested that ferrets were bred for curiosity; whether this is true or not, their curiosity is greater than their common sense and this makes the chances of a domestic ferret surviving in the wild very slim (many die by exploring in reclining chairs without their owners knowing).
The owners of hunting ferrets generally train their charges to be very aggressive; therefore, a child that has previously had contact with a domestic ferret may be at risk when exposed to a ferret that has been raised in a non-domestic or irresponsible way, as with any animal.
Ferret owners in New Zealand are quick to point out that unlike current pet ferrets, the ferrets used for release in New Zealand were fur farm ferret/polecat crosses, to better ensure their survival in the wild.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Ferret   (2334 words)

The ferret is a member of the weasel family.
Black-footed ferrets, who are native to western North America, are extremely rare and are currently classified as an endangered species.
The life span of a domesticated ferret ranges from five to six years in the laboratory and up to ten years as a companion animal.
www.hsus.org /animals_in_research/species_used_in_research/ferret.html   (210 words)

 Ferret - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In juvenile ferret lymphosarcoma, large, immature lymphocytes (lymphoblasts) rapidly invade the thymus and/or the organs of the abdominal cavity, particulary the liver and spleen.
Ferret activists contend that these are hybrids and that true domesticated ferrets could not survive in the wild[2], while others assert that there is little European polecat lineage in ferrets caught in New Zealand.
Given that most domesticated pet ferrets are spayed or neutered at an early age, are kept indoors, and are virtually never cross-bred with other mustelids, it is highly unlikely that domesticated pet ferrets could pose a risk to ecological balance.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Ferret   (3583 words)

 Ferret Home Page
Ferret is an interactive computer visualization and analysis environment designed to meet the needs of oceanographers and meteorologists analyzing large and complex gridded data sets.
Ferret was developed by the Thermal Modeling and Analysis Project (TMAP) at PMEL in Seattle to analyze the outputs of its numerical ocean models and compare them with gridded, observational data.
Ferret offers a Mathematica-like approach to analysis; new variables may be defined interactively as mathematical expressions involving data set variables.
ferret.pmel.noaa.gov /Ferret   (279 words)

 Ferret Universe-Ferret Care Overview
It is also important to note that ferrets are susceptible to certain illnesses as they age which will require medical intervention, most notably Adrenal Disease and Insulinoma, so as a responsible pet owner you should be prepared for these expenses as well.
Ferrets are not the pet for everyone and special consideration should be given when small children are around (especially infants), dogs, cats or other pets.
It's important to realize when adding a new ferret to the family, there is a possibility the new addition might not integrate with your existing ferrets, and you should be prepared for separate caging requirements as well as play time.
www.ferret-universe.com /care/index.asp   (1537 words)

 Critters Collection: Ferret
Ferrets are fun-loving critters that capture your heart, stimulate your imagination, keep you on your toes and give you unconditional love for years to come.
The domesticated ferret has much to offer as a companion animal provided the owner is well informed about the animal's specific needs and is willing to accept the responsibility of its care.
Ferrets also have anal scent glands that are capable of emitting a pungent odor when they are extremely frightened, angry or when excited in a fighting mood.
www.animalnetwork.com /critters/profiles/ferret/default.asp   (371 words)

 Ferret FAQ - Part 1 of 5
Ferrets have their own distinct scent, which bothers some people, and many of them aren't quite as good about litter pans as cats are.
Ferrets in particular love to pounce and wrestle when they play, which may frighten children, and children tend to play rather roughly, which may prompt a more vigorous response from an active ferret than from a typical cat.
If your ferrets are very trustworthy and have had their vaccinations, take them with you to the park or pet store and show people what wonderful pets they are, to counteract all the false rumors.
www.ferretcentral.org /faq/part1.html   (5358 words)

 Ferret Universe-Vital information on ferret care, health, ownership, illnesses, etc
A ferrets normal life span is from 7 - 9 years, and beginning at the age of 2-3 they are susceptible to two very common serious illnesses: Insulinoma and Adrenal Disease, which could require medical and/or surgical intervention, which could become quite costly.
A ferret will need to be seen by a ferret knowledgeable veterinarian at least annually for a check-up and required vaccines consisting of rabies (IMRAB3) and distemper (Purevax-D).
Ferrets should be housed in a cage when supervision, or a dedicated ferret proof room cannot be provided.
www.ferret-universe.com   (599 words)

 The Ferret Page - Updated 24 August 1999
Ferrets are carnivores, so high protein and fat is necessary to maintain a strong, energetic animal with a healthy shiny coat, and bright eyes.
Small bells may be desirable to attach to your ferret's collar/harness so that you can hear where your ferret is (if you keep a collar on your ferret when it is not on the leash).
Be sure that you monitor your ferrets well, because if they start chewing on their toys, or any other objects, they can tear off and swallow small pieces of the object.
www.enter.net /~koshka/ferret   (1497 words)

 Data Visualization and Analysis — Portal
Ferret is an interactive computer visualization and analysis environment designed to meet the needs of oceanographers and meteorologists analyzing large and complex gridded data sets.
Ferret was developed by the Thermal Modeling and Analysis Project (TMAP) at PMEL in Seattle to analyze the outputs of its numerical ocean models and compare them with gridded, observational data.
Ferret is widely used in the oceanographic community to analyze data and create publication quality graphics.
ferret.wrc.noaa.gov /Ferret   (302 words)

 The Ferret Owner Manual
Ferrets brought to ferret shows are required to show proof of vaccination against canine distemper within the past 12 months.
One possible approach to the ferret’s having his toy and not eating it too, is to put the toy in an old sock and tying a knot in the end of the sock to keep the toy in where it can’t be eaten.
Another possibility is your ferret trying to drag the infant to his "den" to "protect it." Regardless of the reason, the result is an injured child and another story to add to the myth of the ferret as a vicious attacker of infants and children.
www.thechipster.com /fert-man.html   (15480 words)

 Ferrets Anonymous
The ferret lives in a great home, gets good food, and is comfortable but the owner can only give him an hour a day out of the cage now.
Most likely this ferret would lose the cage he is familiar with, live in a dormitory style setting, with lots of other ferret smells, all different sounds, different routines.
In the end, we know an older ferret was spared the shock, the fear of abandonment which he would have endured otherwise, due to his owner's good intentions.
www.ferretsanonymous.com   (1292 words)

 Ferret Central
Ferret Central was accessed more than 1,275,000 times between June 3, 1996 and 2000 or so, when its counter died.
Ferret Central has received various awards over the years.
"Ferret Central," "The Ferret FAQ," and the silhouette of a ferret used in their logos are trademarks of Pamela Greene.
www.ferretcentral.org   (937 words)

Ferret doesn‘t actually let you change the data once it is in the index.
Ferret, like Lucene, is designed to be extended, and allows you to construct your own query types, analyzers, and so on.
Ferret‘s Query Parser, this is the place to look.
ferret.davebalmain.com /api/files/TUTORIAL.html   (1251 words)

 ferrets ferret adoption picture
If you are interested in ferrets or ferret adoptions for a great pet please click on Miss Chewy.
We reside in Gibbsboro with our current furry associates many of which are hoping to be adopted to a "ferret worthy" home.
Everything we do for domestic ferrets is in memory of Pierre who never missed an opportunity to cuddle.
www.sjferret.com   (243 words)

 Ferret Breed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A ferret is a small, warm blooded mammal in the weasel family (mustelidae).
Ferrets are able to breed when they are only 5 to 6...
Ferret around and find your favourite picture of your ferret friend and send us some pictures and info about...
www.settinglifegoals.com /Ferret/2/ferret-breed.html   (611 words)

 Ferret Association of Connecticut - Shelter, Adoption, Health & Welfare Information
We are here for ferrets and the people who care about them: for those in our community; our region; everywhere and anywhere.
This site is dedicated to ferrets and to those who love and care for them for the sheer joy they bring to life.
The Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc. (FACT) is a non-profit, humane and educational 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in January, 1991.
www.ferret-fact.org   (157 words)

 The Ferret Store Official Blog - Ferret News & Info
Insulinoma usually affects ferrets over the age of three, and we highly recommend that you do annual blood glucose tests to monitor blood glucose levels once your ferret is three years old.
The best ferret treats are meat based treats that meet nutritional requirements because they are high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates and sugars.
Marshall Bandits ferret treats are available in four delicious flavors - chicken, beef & bacon, peanut butter, and raisin - and all are made with real chicken meat.
theferretstore.com   (1050 words)

 Ferret FAQ - The Most Common Ferret Questions
I don't know why so many ferret owners are reluctant to spend money to care for their ferrets.
What we discovered after more than a decade of knocking ourselves out while losing money publishing a magazine about ferrets was that most ferret owners just don't spend money on caring for their ferrets and most ferret owners don't spend money on learning about proper ferret care in the first place.
We produced all these great information-packed issues of Modern Ferret magazine, we got enormous amounts of praise from non-ferret owners for the effort that went into the magazine, we won awards for our excellent editorial content, we promoted proper ferret care across the country both in person at pet shows and on national television...
www.ferretnews.com /articles/most-common-ferret-questions-ferret-faq.html   (811 words)

 Safe Ferret Toys & Exercise
Ferret toys should be selected to give your pet enjoyment without endangering its life.
Both cats and ferrets will chew the end off a baby nipple, usually becoming obstructed and requiring surgery to remove the rubber from the intestine.
Ferret balls (large plastic balls with holes cut in them so ferrets can get inside and roll around).
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=11&cat=1280&articleid=568   (359 words)

 American Ferret Association: Read & Learn: Recommended Ferret Books
The Ferret is an extremely informative guide on ferret health and behavior that offers practical advice for potential ferret owners, emphasizing that they can be challenging pets.
Despite this word of caution, the book is careful to emphasize that ferrets can also be highly entertaining and affectionate animals, and with an estimated seven million pet ferrets in the U.S. alone, it's obvious that pet lovers agree.
This excellent guide covers all aspects of ferrets and their life as family pets, as well as giving details of the ferret's origins and its domesticated history.
www.ferret.org /read/books.html   (630 words)

The Ferret was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.
The mail-order version of the Ferret is bright blue, while the store-bought version is dark blue.
In Argentina, the Ferret was sold as the Cuadrimoto Metralla.
www.yojoe.com /vehicles/85/ferret   (143 words)

 North America - National Zoo| FONZ
Unfortunately, many of them—like the fl-footed ferret, its prairie dog prey, and their grassland habitat—are highly endangered.
Watching fl-footed ferrets: You are viewing the nest box of a fl-footed ferret at the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, where ferrets are bred to be saved from extinction.
Ferrets, which once ranged across the Great Plains, are more active at night, so don't be surprised if the ferret on camera is asleep.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/NorthAmerica   (486 words)

 Three Rivers Ferret Council Store   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Halloween or anytime, your ferret can be the talk of the town and the hit of the neighborhood dressed as a friendly scarecrow with this hat.
Your ferret can be the hit of the backyard BBQ this 4th of July in this handsome Uncle Sam hat specially sized just for ferrets.
Made to fit ferrets of all sizes with an adjustable velcro closure, the Jacket also features an opening on the back where a lead can be attached.
home.att.net /~trferretcouncil/ferretclothes.htm   (438 words)

 Ferret - Trac
This is a bug fix release to remove a problem with term vectors that was introduced in Ferret 0.11.5.
This document describes the Ferret Query Language in detail along with the object-oriented approach to building queries.
Ferret is now faster than Apache Lucene (even when it is compiled using gcj).
ferret.davebalmain.com /trac   (550 words)

 Ferret. The GNU Data Modeler
The release of Ferret 0.7 is scheduled at 11-09-2006.
Ferret 0.7 (actually the HEAD on CVS) is a total rewrite of Ferret 0.6.
GNU Ferret is now distributed with Debian GNU/Linux in the unstable branch of the distribution.
www.gnu.org /software/ferret/project/what.html   (217 words)

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