Weasel is a small predatory animal. He is considered one of the most dangerous enemies of pets in nature. The life expectancy of a weasel in the wild is about 5 years, at home it is longer - up to 8 years.
The length of the body of the weasel is small - from 10 to 24 cm, weight is from 50 to 100 g. You can meet the animal in North America, North Asia, and Europe. Weasel perfectly settled in fields, lowlands, mountains and forest zones. As a rule, it settles in hollows, located not too high from the surface of the earth, in blockages of stones and burrows. Laska is a fairly frequent visitor to settlements. It is there that the animal has the opportunity to profit from something tasty.
The bottom of the neck, chest and belly of the weasel are painted in snow-white color. In this case, the upper body has a brown-chocolate color. The fur of this predator is thick and short. Long slender toes are located on short weasel paws. It is worth noting that this predator has very sharp claws. The tail is short. The head is elongated and gradually sharpens towards the nose. Rounded ears, small nose, dark large eyes. The neck is very muscular and broad. The weasel has excellently developed sense of smell, hearing and sight.
In nature, each individual has its own territory. It often reaches up to 10 hectares. The predator leads an exclusively solitary lifestyle. In search of food, he can run about 2 km per day. Can swim perfectly and is not afraid of water. Weasel climbs trees beautifully. In short, cunning, intelligent, aggressive, daring and resourceful. He is active in life both during the day and at night. He prefers hunting for the most part in the dark. Moves mainly by jumping.
Small animals, especially chicks, moles, rats and mice, are afraid of weasel. She also eats bird eggs. By the way, this is the main food of the weasel. Often, a predator can feast on snakes, lizards or frogs. Despite its courage and daring nature, the weasel has a lot of enemies in nature - birds of prey, sables, wolves and foxes.
Increasingly, weasel is taken as a pet. It is worth remembering that a seemingly sweet and gentle creature has a rather tough and impudent character.
How to keep a weasel at home
To date, it is quite difficult to surprise with exoticism among pets. It even happened that a lion or a crocodile acted as a pet in the apartment. Weasel is an animal that is now almost forgotten. Although not so long ago, this particular animal was quite widespread in the homes of Europeans. The same functions were assigned to the weasel as now to the cats. This animal perfectly caught rats and mice.
In food, weasel is not particularly whimsical. With dexterity, he can take away lunch from a neighbor's dog. Weasel perfectly adapts to home content. But without difficulty and quickly it will not be possible to get a faithful and loyal pet. To do this, you will have to work hard, because this is a very biting and nervous animal. It is advisable to take a weasel into the house with a small cub. But in this case, problems with feeding may arise. At this age, they are extremely demanding. That is why, in most cases, animals are taken already in adulthood from wildlife. Please note: eggs, clean water and high-quality fresh meat should always be in the weasel's diet.