Are There Different Types of Ferrets?
There are several different animals that resemble domestic, pet ferrets. Stoats, Polecats, Weasels, Pine Martins, Black-Footed Ferrets all have a long slender body, long tail, long neck, and small, flat triangle shaped heads with round ears. Black-Footed Ferrets (Mustela nigripes) are the only Wild Ferret. Pet Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are domesticated descendents of European ferrets (Mustela putorius), sometimes called polecats.
Are there different types of ferrets? While cats and dogs come in many breeds, the domestic ferret is a single breed. Unlike the black-footed ferret, the domestic ferret does not have one standard color or coat pattern. Like cats and dogs, ferrets can have a variety of different colors and coat patterns.