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Ferrets are terrific pets for kids and adults alike. I mean, seriously, who can resist that cute, little, furry face as it runs by you at the most awkward of angles, back hunched and ready to play? I know I can’t!
All About Ferrets
People commonly consider a ferret as a member of the rodent family, but this is far from scientific truth; they are actually a member of the weasel family, which far more makes sense.
Weighing in at a whopping one to five pounds at maturity, did you know that ferrets are meat eaters? Well, you might want to brush up on their diet requirements if you plan on befriending one!
When you have a group of ferrets, they mean business! Literally, a group of ferrets is referred to as a “business” of ferrets. Having just a single ferret may make you feel like you have more pets because it is like having a dog and a cat in one single pet! They are quiet and small like a cat, but playful, loveable and sociable like a dog.
Much like a dog or cat, ferrets are pretty intelligent and learn their names, they can learn tricks, and they can potty train to a litter box! Imagine being able to have the furry little fellow run around without worrying about cleaning up after it or needing to confine it to a cage forever. Beware that ferrets are excellent hiders, though! It’s probably not a bad idea to invest in one of those huge ferret balls to let them run around it; at least they can’t squeeze themselves into trouble!
What to Consider When Naming Your Ferret
Ferrets are very silly animals, full of energy, attitude, and personality. They are most deserving of a name that will bring their personality forth, and there’s plenty of names that will be suitable for your new pet ferret! Here are some tips to consider when thinking of ferret names:
- Assess personality: Your ferret’s personality might come out right away, or it may take some time for it to adjust to its new surroundings. Ferret names should not be rushed, so it won’t hurt anything to wait to see your furry friend’s personality!
- Use color or pattern: Different breeds of ferrets will have different colors and markings, and these can help with coming up with ferret names. Anything that generates name ideas is worth your time to consider.
- Ferret qualities: Think of qualities that are common amongst ferrets, such as behaviors and personality traits. Such qualities can make it easy coming up with ferret names!
Deciding on a Name
Coming up with good ferret names should not be a hard process. I think the hardest part is choosing between the many good names that you will come up with! But don’t worry, there are ways that you can choose when you are stuck between two or a few names. Here’s how:
- Coin toss: If you have two names that you like, this problem can be solved with a simple coin toss. With this old-fashioned method, assign name A to heads, and name B to tails, and whichever side the coin lands on will ultimately become the ferret’s name!
- Index cards: In this game, let your ferret have fun picking its own name! What you do: Write a different name on each index card placing them in a big circle, place a piece of food on each one and then place the ferret in the middle of the circle. Whichever piece of food it eats first will determine the name.
- Ask a kid: Kids say the darndest things, don’t they? They are just very honest beings! Take advantage of this quality and ask their opinion on a name; who knows, they might even throw different (and interesting) ideas at you!
The most important thing is not that the ferret has a name, but that it has a loving home! So love that ferret; the name will come!
Pets 101 - Ferrets
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Animal lover 9000 on September 05, 2020:
Ferrets are so cute I wonder if you can ger one in new Zealand
Tommy on August 29, 2020:
Im hoping to get a Milkmouth ferret and ima probably name it Oliver, if I get 2 I want the other one to be pewter and name it Typhoon
nothing on August 21, 2020:
I'm going to move next year to arizona
Charlotte on August 17, 2020:
I’m getting my first ferret and I’m really excited I never had a pet of my own but this will be my first time with my very own pet I don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy but I definitely have some great names for them :-D
Mckenna on August 16, 2020:
I have 2 wonderful male ferrets named Leo Ray Vera and Riley Hopper Vera I got the name hopper off of this the boy list because Riley always hops on to me from his cage and always hops while playing with Leo
Lynn on August 12, 2020:
I just got me 2nd ferret today!!
YeetBOII on August 04, 2020:
Mom said i can get one but i have to get rid two of my dogs and my breaded dragon- which leaves the ferret and two other dogs.
I’m buying my self one my mom loves ferrets on July 29, 2020:
I’m buying my self a ferret bc my mom loves ferrets and I’m useing my money so she don’t care
yeeyee on July 21, 2020:
i want a ferret but my THEY...said no :(
Indydi on July 17, 2020:
Twinkie, Pooh Bear, Duncan, Sophie, Lydia, Bernie, Mocha/Mokie, Chester, Cooper, Leroy
NatB on July 03, 2020:
Rudy, daisy, dixie and cry baby ( she's deaf and noisey)
Savage on July 03, 2020:
I really want a ferret but I can’t get one
hi ;-; on June 26, 2020:
I had a cat named loki!
and also these are great names i'm getting a ferret hoping it's a girl but boys are great to JUST ALL FERRETS IN GENERAL
Bitch on June 11, 2020:
Eisley on June 05, 2020:
We are getting a male ferret and i wanted to ask if you guys had any other ideas. Thank you!! :)
James on May 30, 2020:
My boy is called Loki, he my LIL LOKI BOI
Yoyo on May 12, 2020:
What about snickerdoodle
:D on May 04, 2020:
i am getting a ferret a girl any ideas?
Panda Wanda on May 02, 2020:
I have some good names like Noodle, Skittles, Mango, Ozzie, Coco, Panda, ect.
Chip on May 01, 2020:
I think Oscar is a GREAT name.
Noah on March 08, 2020:
Only legends know who buck wild is
Maura on February 15, 2020:
You need better names for ferrets like who would name their ferret Oscar like ewwww
sam on January 23, 2020:
sorry but we need to make better names for ferrets
Jerz on January 12, 2020:
I thought that Tony or Tucker would be cute names for a boy
Bayleigh on January 10, 2020:
I am getting a ferret tomorrow. It's a baby boy he's a year old. I don't know what to name him but I'm thinking about naming him Pockets
Kristen on November 22, 2019:
I named mine kismet kit for short and a few years ago i had 2 for years that i named pearl anne and bosifus lol bo for short
ferretqueenjulez on October 12, 2019:
My ferret is named Sargent Stacy, Sarge for short. :)
ferrets on April 08, 2019:
Mine are Silver and Sage
Eric on April 03, 2019:
How about Carpet shark or Will Ferret?
Miley on March 22, 2019:
I named my two ferrets bandit-the boy trixy-the girl i really like these name and they fit there personalities and they are so cute thank you for these adorable names
Doddels on January 29, 2019:
sarahjade on January 29, 2019:
my 2 ferrets names are maverick and jackson
Thikith on January 22, 2019:
What about long cat
Ali on January 09, 2019:
I love the name Abu from Alladin.
zgreg on November 23, 2018:
Mine are Ozzy and Winky
will on November 13, 2018:
mine was robin hood
Random person on October 31, 2018:
What about Baguette for a tan colored ferret or name it dog or something random like that. It makes it more funny. I also have a platinum blonde or white ferret that I named malfoy in honor of Harry Potter and Draco because Harry and Draco should’ve been a thing
Rowan on October 09, 2018:
Piper on September 16, 2018:
Mine are hope and logan
kathy on August 28, 2018:
my ferrets names are little man pag pag rosie and fizzy pop
Ferret lover on August 17, 2018:
I lile the names Dobby and Niffler
Raygen on August 05, 2018:
Mine is freckles
Peter on July 13, 2018:
What about sassy or peanut and butter or sam those are the names of my fur balls
RedJay on April 28, 2018:
I'm thinking about getting one and naming it Vix
MrzSandy on January 02, 2018:
I just named ours pepper and he's sooooo friendly he kisses and wags his tail he doesn't even nibble bite I'm very pleased with him I'm glad I got him ..love the name bandit very cute name but my son likes Pepper so Pepper it is my oldest liked Ozzie but its my yougest sons ferrit he got him for Christmas so he gets to name him and i like Pepper i said it and he liked it so that was that!
Madi on December 30, 2017:
My ferret is an albino he is so much fun and full of joy so I came up with Oscar or Finley and those are the names I chose before I saw this paige but I liked Finley more so Finley it is right now Dec. 29 2017 Finley is exactly 7months old
Cheyanne on December 05, 2017:
I really want a ferret and want to name it " Dory" is that a good name?
The Ferret Guy on November 24, 2017:
Hi I am getting a ferret very soon and I want to call him Gizmo. Is this a good name?
Deb on November 16, 2017:
My girls are called Izzy she is crazy hard at times but can be loving and loves to play she is also super protective over her sister Cleo who is loveing all the time she is literally a lap ferret and alway wants cuddles and my boy is called Charlie who is skatty loving and dopy. I wouldn't change my fuzzbutts for the world.
Bob on November 11, 2017:
I love the name snickers
i am not gonna put my real name on here on October 21, 2017:
I LOAF THE NAME SKIT!!!!!!!
Daedyn Roachell on September 29, 2017:
How about Swiper or Pretzil
Krista on September 26, 2017:
Ferrets are amazing. My son and I just adopted one yesterday. Hes mostly white with a little gray in him. It's been one day and we are already so in love. We have named him Oscar. He has the best personality. It's nothing like owning a hampster or rat. Ferrets are incredibily smart and playful.. Very energetic and sometimes mischevious but you can't get mad because they're just so darn cute. Another good thing about it is..if you remt and can't have a dog or cat..you can have a ferret and the landlord can't say anything about it. It's perfect. Oscar keeps my 8 year old entertained for hours. He hasnt even wanted tovuse an electronic device. Oscar is the perfect pet for us. I highly recommend a ferret as a family pet.
Cynthia on September 16, 2017:
I named my two ferrets ,Chocolate and Cotton Candy,they are just adorable.
liz on September 09, 2017:
how bout rocko
Abbie on September 03, 2017:
yeah Im hoping to adopt a ferret. The one I'm looking at is a male named Oscar, but if i were to change the name, what should it be? i was thinking Scout was pretty cute!
Savannah on August 16, 2017:
Loll love these names....
Delaney on August 14, 2017:
i love all of these ferret names, they are all so great and helpfull to lots of ferret lovers like myself, but i think in the girls names there should the name "Kiwi" i just think that would a good name for a ferret. :)
Hanna on August 01, 2017:
I am getting two girl ferrets a Champagne and a panda I have no idea what to name them! Plz help
trayton on July 17, 2017:
i will be getting a ferret very soon and the name bandit settled the deal .thans SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!
hegon (hay-gen) baycon
marley may clampot
Sandi on July 07, 2017:
Tatiana (author) from Florida on June 25, 2017:
That is a fantastic suggestion!
HP Trash on June 23, 2017:
Why isn't Draco one of these.
Jayme Hogan on May 30, 2017:
This is so helpful. Thanks!! I named my ferret Sly and he absolutely loves it so far.
asdfghjkl on May 10, 2017:
Kiki on May 09, 2017:
Do a hundred more ferret names
faith on April 03, 2017:
the names are great
Veronica on March 25, 2017:
Im getting a ferret soon I have a name for if its female but am having trouble with some for a guy.... Any ideas that are also human names?
Confused on February 09, 2017:
Dear author. I need help in about a week i'm getting my first ferret & i don't know what to call it i really like bandit but a little while ago i gave my brother a kitten i named bandit after my grandmas cat that died a few years ago & the kitten was stolen & everyone really misses bandit & every time we name a animal bandit something bad happens i don't know what to do. Please help me pick a name for my first ferret. Please help me.
Maggie on February 07, 2017:
I'm going to get too ferrets & i was thinking of tink & bella. I got my inspiration for Bella from bell & i really liked tink ya know like tinker bell. So thanks for all the great ideas.
Tatiana (author) from Florida on December 15, 2016:
Hi Kaylee! I'm really glad I could help you out. I'm sure you and Spot will have a lot of fun together! :-D
Kaylee on December 14, 2016:
YES i named my ferret Spot,I was inspired by your names...THX!!
Lexie on December 05, 2016:
This name wasnt on here but i've had my ferret for about 4 months and his name is bear
Xelia and Alan. on February 13, 2016:
We will be getting a ferret very soon. I (Xelia) have had ferrets before, and they're so loving, fun, Adorable, very intelligent animals, I spoiled mine like babies, lol! It's gonnabe so AweSome to get another one, they're funny, yet beautiful. And since we like 'Nascar' alot, that's what we're going to name him.
Trevor M. on September 14, 2015:
Ew, who would name their ferret frodo? I think I like gandalf so
much better. Stupid Lord of the Rings.
Sophie Devereux on August 31, 2015:
Just got a female ferret and I named her Kiki.
Olivia on August 31, 2015:
This really helped thanks! I named my ferret Oscar he seems to like it so far :-)