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1

Domestic ferret genus and species

Mustela putorius furo

2

Ferrets can get through openings as small as _____ in diameter

1 inch

3

Ferrets have long necks almost as wide as their?

mandible

4

What is the name of a male ferret? Female?

hob, jill

5

T/F Castrated hobs(gib) tend not to get as big (do not develop heavy muscular build of intact males)

true

6

T/F Jills are larger and heavier if spayed(sprite) before sexual maturity.

true

7

Normal weight fluctuations and body fat storage are?

seasonal

8

T/F 30% to 40% increase of body fat storage in spring/summer with a decrease in fall/winter.

false-increase in fall/winter

9

The normal or "wild type" color is called

sable and fitch

10

A normal color that has black guard hairs with cream/buff undercoat and black feet, tail and mask

fitch

11

Immature and neutered animals have ____ facial fur and mask is _______

lighter, less distinct

12

What color is white with pink eyes and a naturally occurring mutation

albino/english

13

What are the naturally occurring coat colors?

sable, fitch, albino/english, and cinnamon

14

What happens when you breed silver mitts or black-eyed whites to each other?

can result in fetal resorption, abortion, or severe congenital abnormalities

15

T/F Shedding(molting) spring (shorter hair), coat length increases in the fall.

true

16

Do ferrets have sweat glands? What can they get?

No predisposes to hyperthermia/heat prostration

17

What is responsible for objectionable body odor?

sebaceous (oil) glands

18

What position are the anal glands located at?

3 and 9 o'clock

19

What is the vertebral formula?

C 7, T 15, L 5 (6 OR 7), S 3, Cd 18

20

Usually how many ribs does a ferret have?

15 ribs

21

What shape is their Os penis?

j shaped

22

T/F Ferrets are able to vomit and/or regurgitate but usually do not unless obstructed.

true

23

Since their small and large intestines are very short in length, their GI transit time=

3 to 4hrs

24

T/F They have no cecum or ileocolic valve so they digest fiber and CHO poorly.

true

25

What is the name of the single central artery that is in place of the bilateral carotid arteries?

innominate artery I or brachiocephalic artery

26

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.

true

27

How many mls can the urinary bladder hold?

10 mls

28

How long is a jill pregnant for?

41-43days avg 42 days

29

Where are the adrenal gland located?

embedded in fat medial to the cranial pole of the kidney

30

Name some states where ferrets are illegal.

CA, DC, NYC