By Josie April 14th, 2023
On average, they weigh 1-2 pounds.
Weasels are smaller than ferrets, only measuring 7-12 inches.
Ferrets are much larger, reaching about 20 inches in length.
Naturally, they're also heavier, usually weighing 1.4-5 pounds.
Meanwhile, ferrets exist worldwide.
Weasels only exist in cooler climates, such as North America, Greenland, and Japan.
In comparison, Ferrets have a rounder snout and larger ears.
Weasels have a pointed snout and small ears.
Weasels are carnivorous mammals that typically feed on small rodents, eggs, and insects.
Ferrets consume a combination of meat-based proteins, grains, and vegetables.
These two small mammals are surprisingly big on social interaction.
Interactions can range from animals playing together or even grooming each other’s fur through mutual grooming.
Weasels are known to be aggressive and are therefore highly unsuitable as pets.
Ferrets, though, are popular pets because they are extremely social and playful.
In most U.S. states it is even illegal to keep weasels as pets since they are deemed wild and exotic animals.