Getting a ferret is super exciting. These animals are very sociable and playful, which makes them a lot of fun to interact with. Ferrets tend to be full of personality and are quite smart, which can sometimes make them come across as mischievous. It goes without saying that they’re also pretty adorable!
As exciting as bringing home a new ferret (or two — it’s recommended to adopt in pairs) is, finding the perfect name isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a long list of ferret names that are almost as cute as your new furry friend. We’ve sorted them out by theme so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
- Cute Ferret Names Based on Food
- Flower Names for the Fairest Ferrets
- Colorful Names for Fascinating Ferrets
- Silly Names for Funny Ferrets
- Cute Ferret Names for Females
- Cute Male Ferret Names
- Adorable Unisex Names
- Fun Facts About Ferrets
- Ferrets Are Cute and Their Names Can Be Too
Cute Ferret Names Based on Food
For ages, humans have been using the names of foods to address each other with affection. Almost everyone has been called something like honey, pumpkin, or sweet pea at some point in their lives.
Aside from that, we also tend to think of food names as cutesy when applied to animals. Therefore, food-inspired names are perfect if you want to give your ferret a cute name that expresses your affection.
- Cheese Nip
- Cream Puff
- Jelly Bean
Flower Names for the Fairest Ferrets
Flowers look beautiful, smell beautiful, and often have beautiful names. They brighten up a room and bring joy just by existing. The same can certainly be said of pets like ferrets. If you want to give your ferret a beautiful and cute name, why not name them after a flower?
- Sweet Pea
Colorful Names for Fascinating Ferrets
When we refer to something as colorful, we mean it is interesting, lively, or exciting. Ferrets certainly fit this description! Not only that, but colors can make adorable names. If you have a favorite color, you could name your ferret after it. Alternatively, you could choose a cute name that describes the hue of your ferret’s fur.
Silly Names for Funny Ferrets
The reason people love ferrets so much is because of their playful antics. They’re so goofy, which makes them a joy to watch. If you’re looking for a silly name to match your ferret’s silly spirit, then this is the list for you.
- Ferret Faucet
- Will Ferret
Cute Ferret Names for Females
As cute as food, flower, color, and silly names can be, we understand that some people aren’t looking for a themed name. Instead, you may just be looking for something more conventional. Here’s a list of cute names for female ferrets, many of which are “human” names.
- Daisy Mae
- Lily Belle
Cute Male Ferret Names
As with the previous section on female names, this is a list of cute names for male ferrets that don’t follow any theme. If you happen to love one of these names but have a female ferret, we say go ahead and use it anyway! It is 2021, after all.
Adorable Unisex Names
Finally, we have some adorable unisex names. Our personal favorites are Sprout, Bubbles, and Freckles.
- Flip Flop
- Lightning Bug
- Polka Dot
- Teddy Bear
Fun Facts About Ferrets
How much do you know about pet ferrets? We thought it’d be fun to share some ferret facts to help you better prepare for ferret ownership. While you may already know some of these facts, we hope you’ll also learn something new.
1. Ferrets Are Weasels
Ferrets are weasels, and we don’t mean that in a derogatory way. Ferrets are part of the Mustela genus which includes polecats, stoats, and mink. Their scientific name is Mustela putorius furo, which roughly translates to “stinky weasel thief.”
2. Ferrets Were Ratters
Back in the 1860s, up until about WWII, ferrets would rat out the mischievous deeds of their companions. We’re kidding about the tattling, but it’s true that they were used as ratters in the 19th and 20th centuries. Ferrets were good at hunting rodents, so they were valuable for keeping said rodents out of grain stores.
3. Ferrets Are Little Thieves
The term “ferret” comes from the Latin word “furittus,” which means “little thief.”
4. Ferrets Have Fast Heart Rates
The normal heart rate for a ferret is about 200 to 250 beats per minute. The normal heart rate for humans is only 60 to 100 beats per minute.
5. Ferrets Are Great at Business
A group of ferrets is referred to as a business. Because of their sociable nature, ferrets are good at living in these “businesses.” There are also a number of other names used to refer to ferrets.
Female ferrets that are intact are called jills, whereas spayed females are called sprites. Neutered males are called gibs and intact males are called hobs. Baby ferrets are known as kits.
Ferrets Are Cute and Their Names Can Be Too
Adopting a ferret is super exciting. These animals are sociable, playful, and a lot of fun to interact with and watch. Though they can be adopted alone, it’s often best to adopt ferrets in pairs. Because of their friendly and playful nature, it’s beneficial for them to have a companion and playmate.
These animals are smart, silly, and adorable. They’re full of personality which makes them a joy to keep as pets. Though choosing a name can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, we hope you were able to find a cute name that matches your ferret’s adorable personality.