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  • A group of ferrets is known as a business
  • A male ferret is called a hob
  • A female is called a jill
  • A baby ferret of either sex is a kit
  • Lesser used terms include: gibs (neutered male) and sprites (neutered female)

  • In English it is Ferret, Swedish: Tam-iller, Dutch: Fret, German: Frettchen, French: Furet, Italian: Furetto, Spanish: HurĂ³n

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