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24 Hours: Domesticated Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

Posted on Dec 22, 2007 by in Carnivores, Mammalthons | 4 comments

Mustela putorius furo

Number 0080

Here’s a furry fellow for Ame in Houston. A healthy domestic ferret will sleep up to 20 hours a day. Think of all the mammals it could draw in that time if it wasn’t so lazy! Also, although I’d really like to look up putorius right now, since both the domestic ferret and the eastern spotted skunk have it in their names, I won’t, as I need to eat my lunch and then draw more mammals! Who can tell us what it means?

This guy was fun to draw.


  1. “Mustela putorius – dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened”
    He is much cuter than the definition sounds!

  2. putri[d] = stinky :)

  3. I see Kyle is getting a “tinky Kunk” for Jonas no doubt. The animals are amazing – as always. this is a wonderful thing Jenn. We love you very much. L&J

  4. Thanks, Mom and Claire. I figured it came from the same root as (or was the root of) putrid! You know, I’ve never been around a domesticated ferret. Are they stinky? Surely not like skunks.

    Thank you, L&J!

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