Dos and don'ts

Is It Right to Keep Fearsome Weasels or Not


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Small and lovely face weasels belongs to Mammalia class and Mustelidae family closely related to least weasels, stoats, ferrets, minks and polecats who are member of this genus. They also known as killer and blood thirst creature. Weasels are widely spread throughout England, Scotland. These animals originated from central, Western Europe and Mediterranean region. Mostly people assume that they belong to Mediterranean island it not right they found just in Mediterranean region. North Africa, Asia, and North American countries are also inhabitant of weasels. They also are introduced in New Zealand. Weasels have great similarity with stoat yet weasels do not have black tip on their tails. They enjoy similar diet and Habitats like Stoat.

Appearance

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Cute faces, slender bodies are visible features of weasels that capture pet lovers but they are not pretty. Weasels are smaller in size have cylinder like shape which is dominant feature helpful to keep it active predator. They use their slender bodies to follow prey into burrows. Weasels male are bigger than female weasels. Male weasels are 20-22 cm long with 6.5cm tail length while female weasels are 15-18cm longer with tail length of 4.5 cm. weasels generally have red or brown upper coat with white and cream bellies. Some weasels species moult they entire coat in white in winter season just have a black tail tip. They have short legs.

Behavior

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Weasels are smallest carnivores named as killing machines. They are active predators. Weasels have faster metabolisms which need greater amount of food about half of their body weight every day. It matter of necessity which make it cruel they kill and eat small mammals, rodents and birds. Weasels are fearsome hunters save leftover when they do not come out for hunting in winter season. They learn this form their environment. Weasels dig little underground caches in den entrance and stocked left over there. Weasels do war dance when they cornered prey. Female weasels stay in territory while weasels male travel for long distance in searching of mate during mating. Generally weasels travel about 2.5 kilometer each day for finding food.

Food

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Weasels are smallest carnivores named as killing machines. They are active predators. Weasels have faster metabolisms which need greater amount of food about half of their body weight every day. It matter of necessity which make it cruel they kill and eat small mammals, rodents and birds. Weasels are fearsome hunters save leftover when they do not come out for hunting in winter season. They learn this form their environment. Weasels dig little underground caches in den entrance and stocked left over there. Weasels do war dance when they cornered prey. Female weasels stay in territory while weasels male travel for long distance in searching of mate during mating. Generally weasels travel about 2.5 kilometer each day for finding food.

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Weasels are not good pet for families have children as weasels personality do not matched with kid. Young may lead anxiety and fear-biting by rough playing. If you have kid they make possible interaction among them under your super vision. Weasels have unpredictable behaviors for new born babies. They are not much dangerous but no one assume what happed. They are quite social with other predation such as adult dogs and cats. Be careful while introducing ferret with your family members and other pets.

Life Expectancy

Weasels averagely live just one year in wild life yet in captivity they live about six year or more.

Is Weasels Good Pet or Not

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Weasels are not tamed like ferrets.

They are quite longer domesticated then cat

It’s impossible to trained weasels to use litter box.

Weasels need lot of meat, chicken and other expensive food

It needs high budget and time.

If we generally talk about weasels overall research says that weasels are not good pet. Keeping Weasels in captivity is illegal in some places. Its killer animal double then their sizes also hurts you and any family member when they need food. But if you are interested in keeping weasels as pet you have to give extra time, care, feeding and time.

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