16 days ago
#ferretday #april2nd #ferretssleeping #ferretgram #mustelidae #albinoferret #iloveferrets #ferretworld #albinoanimal #mustelidsofinstagram #furets #ferrets #pets #ferretsofinstagram #funnypetstagram #ferretlife #furettomania #petsofinstagram #petsofinstaworld #mustelids #whiteferret #2 #ferretnation #lovelypets #sweetpets #sweetpets_insta #monochrome #bw #blackandwhite #bnw "Ferret Day promotes the true virtues of this cute, cuddly critter and furthers the welfare of ferrets everywhere.
Ferret Day seeks to celebrate these remarkable and resilient creatures as well as raise awareness about the standards of welfare, nutrition and care. Ferret Day provides a focus for ferret-lovers to work together and share their passion, as well as educate the wider public about this fine, upstanding member of the weasel family.Human beings are thought to have domesticated ferrets about 2,500 years ago.The precise reason is unknown, but historians believe that Romans used them for hunting. When Europeans traveled to the New World, they soon decided to bring ferrets to their colonies to get the rodent problem under control.
In modern times, ferrets are still used to manage so-called plague species, such as rabbits. Ferrets have also been used in many areas of research, such as the pathogenesis and treatment of various diseases. Fields such as virology, endocrinology and neuroscience also use ferrets as experimental subjects.In the UK, rural fairs and festivals organize ferret racing competitions during which the ferrets that run through pipes while their owners bet on which animal will make it through first. Ferrets are relatively common household pets nowadays as well.Ferret Day was officially recognized in 2014, although it had in fact been created several years before that by Carol Roche, a New Yorker enchanted by her new pet which she said was, “as affectionate and social as a puppy and independent and playful as a kitten”.If you have a ferret, celebrating this day is as simple as spending some extra time with your pet—like all pets, nothing could make your ferret happier than just having some fun with you."