Polecat For Sale

Polecats
Striped

Despite their name, polecats are more closely related to dogs, than to cats. The term polecat is applied to several species of European weasel-like mammals and, in the United States, it is also used for the black-footed ferret. Polecats typically have long, black fur that shines with a bluish gleam in the sunlight. They have white marking on their faces and ears that resemble bandit-like masks. Male and female polecats are similar in appearance but the males are a bit longer, about 22 inches long to the female's 19-inches.

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Pet Polecat

Polecat Diet

Polecats eat an entirely carnivorous diet. In the wild, they hunt at night for frogs, snakes, birds, insects, fish, and eels. In captivity, polecats can be fed commercially-made ferret food with a supply of fresh meat, such as frozen feeder mice or grasshoppers.

Polecat Habitat

Polecats are found in lower altitudes and prefer wooded areas and farmland located near rivers. They often make their dens along river banks or exposed tree roots along embankments. In captivity, polecats are often allowed free range of the pet owner's home, but polecat owners should consider putting the animal in a cage when no one is home for the safety of the animal and to protect the house from damage. The cage can be one designed for ferrets, ideally one that is a minimum of two feet long, two feet deep, and a foot and a half tall. A much larger cage will be needed for two animals. The cage should have multiple levels and enclosed sleeping areas.

Polecat Enrichment

Polecats are nocturnal and love to explore their surrounding all night long. If pet owners allow their polecats to have total access to their homes, they should take care to thoroughly pet-proof the loving areas. Polecats are curious and clever…they can open cupboard doors, squeeze into heating ducts, and burrow their way into a box spring. Providing them with play things in their cage may lessen the chances of them destroying household items or injuring themselves. A hammock or swing will keep them occupied. Boxes filled with soft material will give them a safe place to burrow.

Breeding Polecats

Polecats mate once a year, in May or June, and will produce a litter of five to eight kits about 40 to 42 days later. The babies are completely weaned after about four weeks and reach adulthood at three months of age. Polecats have a life expectancy of approximately five years.

Comments

  • Evita on May 5
    I'm interested buying a polecat whats the price I have 2 ferrets already
  • Scott Albert on April 11
    How much are they
  • Kas Schwoch on March 31
    I would give one of these babies the most loving home imaginable. I am an empty nester with years of experience with skunk, fox , ferrets, mink.
  • James Burchfield on March 30
    I just seen your ad about the pocat. I am interested, live in sw Michigan in the country. How much are they?
  • Gino on March 24
    What are the prices for a polecat
  • Bailey on March 22
    I would love to adopt one if available.
  • Monica A. on December 23
    They look truly gorgeous, if they're still up for sale, I'd like to give one a lovely home, I hope they're able to be shipped to Turkey. I'd also like to know how much they cost :)
  • Sandi Bartels on December 8
    I am interested in both spotted skunks and pole cats. I live in Iowa and skunks can be kept as pets with the correct paperwork from the breeder, proving it was born in captivity.
  • Jill Fassler on November 11
    I am wanting to adopt a baby skunk or polecat
  • Christie on November 10
    Any polecats available
  • Jenny Murphy on November 8
    I am very interested in a polecat , I have raised think in the past and she was a great pet. What is the price?
  • Shannon Roden on November 8
    Any for sale
  • Isabella Aparicio on November 2
    Are they for sale? If so I would like a female, How much do they cost, and are they able to be shipped to Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kelly Ward on October 30
    is it still for sale beautiful animal i would love to give it an amazing home!
  • Isis Caney on October 15
    I’ve very interested in your polecat. I’m an animal behaviorist and have been researching them as pets.
  • Chris lewis on September 30
    Do you have spotted skunks for sale? If so how much? And do you have a number I can contact you?
  • Nakiya Escamilla on September 25
    Are they still for sale?