National Ferret Day is celebrated on April 2 of every year. Ferret is a domesticated pet found in brown, black, white, or mixed fur. These animals are rarely used for hunting, but increasingly grown as pets. Ferrets are often owned by people who are allergic or less fond of cat and dogs. National Ferret Day is a day to educate people about the life and the intelligent companion. Ferrets are very affectionate, tend to bond with their owners and stay silent for the significant part of the day, but this animal has a negative image in public mind. It is also a day to create awareness about ferret welfare, care, nutrition and responsible ownership.
“Do come back and draw the ferrets, they are the most lovely noble darlings in the world.” – D. H. Lawrence
History of National Ferret Day
National Ferret Day was started to be celebrated since 2014. This day was first officially recognised by Chase’s Calendar of Events. But even before this, women named Carol Roche, a ferret lover unofficially recognised this day several years ago. She is believed to be the one who first owned this animal as the pet and also the reason to spread the information about the affectionate creature. The American Ferret Association is also responsible for the creation of the day.
Other Celebrations on April 2
April 2 is also celebrated as
- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
- Love Your Produce Manager Day
- International Childrens Book Day
- World Autism Awareness Day
How to celebrate National Ferret Day
On National Ferret Day make sure you spend more time with your pet grooming, playing and reading about them. Even if you do not own a ferret, today is the best day to learn about this animal, as very few have the right knowledge about the animal. Take your ferret a visit to your local park or pet shop where you can meet other ferret lovers, just to hang out and educate others about ferrets. There are many misconceptions about this animal, and it’s owners responsibility to spread the word so people can know what great pets they are. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the National Ferret Day by using the hashtag #FerretDay.