33 Cute Ferret Pictures That Will Make You Smile
These pictures of ferrets show just how sweet, funny, and adorable they really are!
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Smiling ear to ear
There a few things that instantly bring a smile to our face, cute animal pictures, cute hamster pictures, cute hedgehog pictures, and just for good measure pictures of the cutest animals in the world. Notice a theme here? Even if we don’t have a furry friend to call our own, we get sucked in every time. Studies show looking at adorable animal pictures rewards us with a greater sense of happiness, hope, and contentment. As far a having a cute ferret as a pet, just looking at cute ferret pictures may be enough for you, and that’s okay. Ferrets aren’t for everyone. They are super sociable and affectionate, therefore requiring a lot of playtime and interaction. When they’re not in their cage, they are akin to a curious toddler, so ferret-proofing is a must. Then there’s the musky odor you can’t smell looking at cute ferret pictures. These things don’t necessarily make ferrets bad pets, but they might be more suited for pet parents who have the proper time and attention they need to thrive and be happy.
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Meet the family!
When we identify ferrets by sex or age, we refer to them as females, males, and babies. But animal experts call males “hobs.” Females go by “jills,” and baby ferrets are called “kits.” A whole group of ferrets is known as a “business.” Just for kicks, check out these funny animal names that are way better than the real ones.
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What’s in there?
I’m naturally curious and love to crawl into ducts, pipes, and underneath just about anything. In all honesty, this can drive my humans crazy because sometimes they can’t find me or retrieve me easily! Speaking of hiding, can you spot the camouflaged animals in these photos?
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I chew, but not you
I can’t explain it but cute ferrets are strangely attracted to soft and plastic things like sponges, buttons, hair ties, and other stuff like that. Watch us closely when you let us out of the cage so we don’t choke or ingest these tempting things.
Houdini ain’ got nothin’ on us
We’re amazing escape artists that can squeeze through just about any small opening. Sometimes we figure out how to open our cages, too! A missing pet is agonizing and heartbreaking. Here’s how to find your furbaby faster.
Yo, can I get a towel?
I kind of have this musky odor that drives other ferrets wild, but not so much for humans. No worries, I don’t mind bathtime one bit—as this cute ferret picture proves! Do you know who does? Cats! I checked around and here’s how to bathe a cat without getting scratched.
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I can’t quite fit my cute ferret body in this clay pot but, but hey, my backside is so fluffy and adorable. Who cares? I love playtime. What game are we playing next?
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Dog breath is the worst, am I right?
I actually get along with a lot of animals, as long as they are bigger than me. Little critters like hamsters and gerbils would be too tempting to chase, so keep them away from me, please. But mostly we love our adorable animal friendships.
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Is it cuddle time, yet?
C’mon, you have to admit, I’m pretty darn irresistible. I’m a highly sociable animal and super keen on humans and snuggle time.
You ain’t getting this back!
Mischievous is my middle name, but don’t worry, I balance it seamlessly with my playful nature. I’ll keep you laughing so much that you won’t mind me being a little rascal sometimes. Keep the giggles coming with these hilarious pictures of animals being funny.
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Leave no curb unturned
Although I have been domesticated for more than 2,00 years, the genetic pull to crawl under any surface to investigate is pretty strong. Keep me safe on a leash, please.
Is it time to come out yet?
For my own protection, I should be kept in a roomy cage when my humans aren’t around. But not too long! Exercise is essential and my heart aches if I don’t have affection and human companionship.
You’re bringing who over?
We’re curious and playful by nature and usually open to meeting other critters. As long as they are larger than us—little critters like hamsters and gerbils might seem more like a snack than a friend. Oh, and close the door on any dogs with a high prey drive or we could be their lunch!
No more Zoom meeting, please
Is it five o’clock yet? ‘Cause I’m so over all these tedious Zoom meetings. Pick me up and start snuggling already! You know, I’m not the only animal that acts like a human. Check out these super funny photos of pets acting like people.
Hey, I’m getting the blanket all pre-heated for ya! Let’s tuck in and watch another episode of Too Cute tonight. If you want to cuddle me, you’ll go ga-ga over these other cute pictures of baby animals.
Time for a cuteness break
You know the ferret’s motto is “play hard,” but I’m just gonna rest my head on this ball for a minute and take a breather. Let’s take a break together and look at these cute puppy pictures.
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I’ll do anything for a treat
I’m smart as a whip and can master new tricks in no time. I won’t turn down a piece of meat or egg as a reward, but don’t give me carbs or sugar, please. They’ll upset my tummy.
C’mon. We only have 25 more reps to go! You know I gotta get my two to four hours of exercise each day to stay healthy and happy. If this cute ferret picture of me cracks you up, wait till you see these funny animal memes.
A loud noise or sudden movement scares the fur off me! I also might make a screeching noise because I’m scared but as I get older, this doesn’t happen as much—unless I meet another ferret I don’t like.
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I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it!
When you first let me out of my cage for playtime, I go a little crazy! I’m just so excited to see you that I might run, jump, twist in the air and collide with anything in my path. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal—and so are these funny goat pictures.
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My pretty Instagram pose
Mom just can’t resist snapping pictures of her little sweetie, especially when I fold my cute little paws. Did you see my cute little pink nose? Oh ya, this one is going on Instagram for sure. If you’re not already, then you should follow these ridiculously adorable animal Instagram accounts immediately.
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Look ma. I’m this tall!
Check out my dynamite, long and slender physique. You’re looking at 20 inches of prime furry and soft real estate. But I only weigh a few pounds so you can easily carry me around.
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Daddy’s little angels
We’re just pint-size nuggets right now, but in just five to six months, we’ll be full-size cute ferrets. Look out world—here we come! How do these precious photos of baby turtles compare?
I don’t mind a little bling
Being the ultimate escape artist that I am, it’s a smart move to put a bell on my collar, so you can track where I am during playtime out of my cage.
Meow, I’m a cat
Ha! Not really, but if you like cats and dogs, people say ferrets are half dog and half cat. I’m affectionate and crave human attention like a dog. Yet I’m also independent and can entertain myself like a cat. What I don’t have in common with cats is a hatred for water. I just don’t get why cats hate water so much!
If the shoe fits
I’m squeezing in here as chief investigator of all shoes. By the way, you might want to start using a scented foot powder. Or is that smell coming from me? Just in case, here are the easiest ways to get rid of stinky pet odors.
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Time to get cozy
I’m crazy about exploring. There’s nothing I haven’t turned over, climbed into, or crawled under, but when I’m pooped out I like to snuggle into something comfy and cozy.
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Can I sleep with you tonight?
Are you really going to say no to this cute ferret face? Did you know that I shake and shiver when I first wake up? Don’t be alarmed, it’s just my way of shaking off sleep to get ready for the day.
Baby ferret burrito
Could your heart just melt? These angelic little darlings are undeniably sweet and precious. It’s incredible, but these adorable animals can sleep pretty much anywhere.