National Ferret Day:
Celebrated on April 2nd every year. The day, just been celebrated to create an awareness to the public to respect and treat ferrets well.
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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is also celebrated on April 2nd.
Why Ferret Day?
The day, just been celebrated to create an awareness to the public to respect and treat ferrets well. National ferret day provides an opportunity to focus on animal welfare regardless of Ferrets and helps us to track and concentrate on Ferrets goodness. Ferret is an Intelligent and domesticated animal sometimes mischievous animal too if not well trained.
Since the Ferrets suffers from various health disorders like dental problems, Pancreatic cancer, adrenal gland cancer, distemper, rabies and so on. Proper vaccination is necessary as a precaution. It is better to have a concern for our domestic animals.
Ferrets were banned in the United States till 1980.even it is banned as a domesticated animal in California, except for veterinarians. However, it is still banned in some of the countries.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Ferret Day:
Let us be the one among the ferret lovers. Let us change our Display picture as Ferret in the Twitter account to add more colors in this day. Even we can have a Ferret as our pet. Post your picture with your ferret in this Hash Tag #MyDearFerretAndMe on twitter and also can discuss the issues faced by ferrets commonly.
Interesting Facts About Ferret Day:
- The ferret is an intelligent animal like dogs with an almost weight of 2 kgs. The lifespan of a ferret is from 7 to 10 years. They have black, brown, white furs, sometimes with a mixed fur. Ferrets are a carnivorous mammal and belong to mustelid family and it does have a scent gland, which produces bad odor and hence been called as a smelly animal.
- They have four canines which are used for killing the prey.Their sharp teeth indicate that they belong to Carnivorous category. Male ferrets are known Hobs and female ferrets are known as Jills.
- The more charitable organization has been launched in a favor to support Ferret Welfare which strives to create an awareness to not harm animals.
- Ferrets can easily affect by Rabies from even a treated dog. Vaccination should be administered to Ferrets on the appropriate schedule. Vaccination for the airborne disease called “Distemper” and Rabies are inevitable to safeguard our Ferrets and ourselves as well. Perhaps, The Distemper disease cannot be cured and it is deadly fatal.
- Also, we should only vaccinate for this two fatal diseases only at regular intervals. Vaccinated on the same time may leads to death of Ferret. However, some of the Ferrets dies do the Vaccination. so it is mandatory to remain in the hospital for 30 minutes after vaccination to avoid sudden death
History of Ferret Day:
- Ferrets are domesticated for over 2000 years since they are a good hunter. Though the predominant reason for domestication is uncertain, They hunt small insects and vermin in the house which may be numerous in numbers. Thus to control it, Ferrets are used as a domesticated animal.
- Some books claimed that the Egyptians first domesticated the ferrets, but no ferret remains were found with the mummies hence the claims were not taken into consideration. It might be possibly used by Romans for hunting.
- But Ferrets are being used for hunting rabbits only in the 17th Century by farmers.Before that this was considered as only rare pets. A Survey estimated that 8 million ferrets were used as pets in 1999
- It was reported to be the first domesticated animal, but no documented evidence or writings was found. Although in the 15th century, it was found to be in paintings which holds a Fetter like a creature.
- The National Ferret day was officially recognized in the year 2014 only. Ferrets have become a great companion in the recent decades.