Small Mammals at Pet City Houston



We have an intersting assortment of small mammals. For example, see ferrets. Ferrets have some funny sleeping habits.
Have you ever thought about owning a ferret as a pet? We have several ferrets of different sizes and colors in our store now. Here are some interesting Ferret Facts:

•The Latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means ‘smelly little thief’
•Ferrets are carnivorous mammals in the weasel family, along with otters, badgers, weasels, milks and wolverines
•A group of ferrets is called a ‘business’
•A male ferret is called a ‘hob’, a de-sexed male ferret is called a ‘gib’ and a vasectomised male is known as a ‘hoblet’
•A female ferret is called a ‘jill’ and a de-sexed female is called a ‘sprite’
•Ferrets LOVE their sleep and usually doze for 14-18 hours per day. (Oh if only!)
•The Ferret has become the third most popular pet in the US behind cats and dogs;
•Ferrets do not occur naturally in the wild and were originally domesticated for hunting.-Sean Hayes

Some of the types of small mammals we carry:

  • Sugar Gliders
  • Hedgehogs
  • Praire Dogs
  • Gerbils
  • Chinese Hamsters
  • Russian Dwarf Hamster
  • Shorthair Hamsters
  • Teddy Bear Hamsters
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Bunnies
  • Ferrets

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