National Ferret Day - April 2
Tue, Apr 2, 2024

National Ferret Day

National Ferret Day is an annual American holiday devoted to ferrets. It is not uncommon to have these cute animals as pets. The holiday is celebrated on April 2.


National Ferret Day began in 2014 with an initiative from the American Ferret Association. The goals of this day are to dispel existing myths about ferrets, to tell more information about these animals.

The ferret is a member of the family of the Polecat. They are nimble animals, with a long body and meek legs (in relation to the torso). The average life expectancy is 10 years. The origin of the name of these animals has Latin roots and means “little thief”. It perfectly describes the ferrets’ habits: they are very fond of looking for hidden things and taking objects that have attracted their attention to their den.

Historians claim that the domestication of ferrets began more than 2,500 years ago. At that time, their domestication had a purely practical purpose: animals were used to kill rodents in the fields and farmland. Their excellent sense of smell and agility allow them to seek out and catch rodents quickly.

Interesting facts

  • Ferrets are great pets: playful, kind and very smart.
  • When stressed or irritated, the ferret gives off a characteristic musk-like smell through its anus glands. Some people don’t like it.
  • It is illegal to bring ferrets into Australia. In some states, it is also illegal to keep a ferret as a pet because of its odor.

How to celebrate

Learn more interesting information about ferrets. If you have long wanted to get this animal for yourself, the holiday is the perfect occasion to make your wish come true!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they have a pet? If not, would they like to get a ferret?

When is National Ferret Day celebrated in 2024?

National Ferret Day is observed on April 2 each year.


Tuesday April 2 2024
Wednesday April 2 2025
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