Web asked in PetsOther - Pets · 6 months ago

What’s the difference between weasel and ferret?

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  • 6 months ago

    Two different types of mustelid. That's like asking what's the difference between an otter and a badger.

    • Thea
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Not really, more like asking the difference between a coyote and a dog.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No one ever did a song called "Pop goes the ferret".

  • Thea
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Assuming you are asking about the "pet" ferret and not the endangered wild animal, the Black Footed ferret.

    They are closely related, both part of the same genus Mustela within the larger family Mustelidae.

    The major difference is that ferrets are completely domesticated and do not occur in the wild while weasels are wild animals.

  • 6 months ago

    A ferret is a genus of weasel which is a family of animal.

    • daniel g
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      You are correct, the domesticated ferret is M. putorius furo, a sub species of ferret.
      Not much confusion on my end. (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • 6 months ago

    They are weaselly told apart, because they are stoataly different.

  • 6 months ago

    Weasel refers to animals from the Mustelidae family. Ferret refers to a specific kind of weasel.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    ones a weasel and ones a ferret

    • Thea
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      If you have nothing of value to contribute why bother posting?

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