More on Black-Footed Ferrets

The other day I was asked again about having a black-footed ferret as a pet and what would happen if that person had a black-footed ferret as a pet.

As I wrote in a previous post, black-footed ferrets are a distant cousin to our domesticated little fuzzies. Black-footed ferrets are native to North America and are on the Endangered Species List.

It is illegal to have a black-footed ferret as a pet here in the United States, as well as in Canada and in Mexico. As with all animals on the Endangered Species List, they are highly protected by the government.

So if you were sold a black-footed ferret or given one as a gift, be aware that it was done illegally.

If you would like to learn more about the black-footed ferret, go to

You will also learn how hard it would be to get a black-footed ferret.

To learn more about legal pet ferrets and their care, you can go here.