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Do Ferrets Scratch Like Cats?

How do ferrets compare to cats on scratching?

By Ailigh Vanderbush
Posted: April 30, 2010, 5 a.m. EDT

Q: I’ve heard that ferrets are like cats. Will a ferret scratch like a cat?

A: Ferrets are like cats in a lot of ways, but they do not scratch like a cat. Cats scratch on things to sharpen their claws and scent mark.

Ferrets are diggers, though, and will often try to dig under things like food dishes and can tear up carpet.

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