Ferrets are among some of the most popular choices for non-traditional pets because they are small in size and tend to get along very well with humans. It’s important to note, however, that ferrets require a high amount of supervision and have different needs than dogs or cats. There is also a difference between ferrets that have been domesticated as pets and the North American black-footed ferret, which is on the endangered species list.
One item of note with ferrets is that they have particularly sharp teeth. They also can bite if they aren’t handled with care, become excited, or are startled by a person or other animal. For these reasons, carefully consider whether or not a ferret would be a suitable pet for a home with small children and infants.