Flashcards in Ferret Deck (171)
Domestic ferret genus and species
Mustela putorius furo
Ferrets can get through openings as small as _____ in diameter
Ferrets have long necks almost as wide as their?
What is the name of a male ferret? Female?
T/F Castrated hobs(gib) tend not to get as big (do not develop heavy muscular build of intact males)
T/F Jills are larger and heavier if spayed(sprite) before sexual maturity.
Normal weight fluctuations and body fat storage are?
T/F 30% to 40% increase of body fat storage in spring/summer with a decrease in fall/winter.
false-increase in fall/winter
The normal or "wild type" color is called
sable and fitch
A normal color that has black guard hairs with cream/buff undercoat and black feet, tail and mask
Immature and neutered animals have ____ facial fur and mask is _______
lighter, less distinct
What color is white with pink eyes and a naturally occurring mutation
What are the naturally occurring coat colors?
sable, fitch, albino/english, and cinnamon
What happens when you breed silver mitts or black-eyed whites to each other?
can result in fetal resorption, abortion, or severe congenital abnormalities
T/F Shedding(molting) spring (shorter hair), coat length increases in the fall.
Do ferrets have sweat glands? What can they get?
No predisposes to hyperthermia/heat prostration
What is responsible for objectionable body odor?
sebaceous (oil) glands
What position are the anal glands located at?
3 and 9 o'clock
What is the vertebral formula?
C 7, T 15, L 5 (6 OR 7), S 3, Cd 18
Usually how many ribs does a ferret have?
What shape is their Os penis?
T/F Ferrets are able to vomit and/or regurgitate but usually do not unless obstructed.
Since their small and large intestines are very short in length, their GI transit time=
3 to 4hrs
T/F They have no cecum or ileocolic valve so they digest fiber and CHO poorly.
What is the name of the single central artery that is in place of the bilateral carotid arteries?
innominate artery I or brachiocephalic artery
T/F The cranial pole of the right kidney is cranial to that of the left kidney and is embedded in the fossa of the caudate lobe of the liver.
How many mls can the urinary bladder hold?
How long is a jill pregnant for?
41-43days avg 42 days
Where are the adrenal gland located?
embedded in fat medial to the cranial pole of the kidney