Is your family looking for a friendly playful pet, but wants something a little different than a cat or a dog? If so, you may want to look into getting a ferret. Ferrets are becoming very popular in the United States. In this book you will find out interesting facts about ferrets, how to make your house ferret friendly, what your ferret likes to eat, and how to be a responsible owner. There are different varieties of ferrets so it is important to do some research first before going to the pet store and buying one. Ferrets come in a variety of colors and patterns and each have their own personality. They like to play and chase and can even be trained to answer to his or her name. Key words that children may not know are defined in the back. There are even questions at the end to quiz the reader about what they have learned. For those who did not get their fill of information from this comprehensive book, there are addresses and websites in the back to learn more about ferrets. Educators will enjoy introducing children to ferrets through this interesting book. Caring for Your Ferret is part of the "Caring for Your Pet" series. 2004, Weigl Publishers Incorporated, Ages 7 to 8.