Sure, there’s nothing quite like a cute cat or dog to get you feeling good inside. But, thankfully, those two species of animals aren’t the only ones that can be cute, derpy or anything in between.

As Bored Panda has already pointed out, bears and bunnies are also on that list—way high up on that list. And you know what? Ferrets should be up there too.

Here’s a curated list of pictures of the ferretiest ferrets ever doing ferrety things like being ferrets and blepping, making faces, hopping in a cute fashion, and, of course, wedging themselves in toilet paper rolls.

Scroll down to see all of this goodness, and while you’re there, leave a vote and a comment on the submissions you loved the most!

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Meet Nova The German Shepherd And Pacco The Ferret, That Are The Unlikeliest Of Best Buds

Meet Nova The German Shepherd And Pacco The Ferret, That Are The Unlikeliest Of Best Buds

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Vansh Popli
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dog in the second looks like he's saying AYYYYYY

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#3

Worried My Kitten Might Grow Up Thinking He's A Ferret

Worried My Kitten Might Grow Up Thinking He's A Ferret

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So, ferrets, or Mustela furo, as smart people publications call them, are tiny mammals in the vein of polecats, weasels and otters. Collectively, they are called mustelids, and, believe it or not, it also includes some very badass species like wolverines.

Ferrets are one of very few species among mustelids to be domesticated—it’s them and the tayra that are kept as pets, with some countries requiring dangerous wild animal licenses to be able to legally keep them.

The average lifespan of these tiny critters is about 8 years, but they can live up to 10.

#5

Girlfriend Woke Her Ferret Up By Coming In To The Room Loudly And Was Greeted With These Absolute Daggers

Girlfriend Woke Her Ferret Up By Coming In To The Room Loudly And Was Greeted With These Absolute Daggers

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#6

Lilith Is On Cage Rest For A Little While And Peach Isn't Taking It Very Well

Lilith Is On Cage Rest For A Little While And Peach Isn't Taking It Very Well

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#7

I Lost My Special Boy At 8 Years Old Tonight. Sharing This Photo In His Memory. I Will Forever Miss Him, It Hurts So Bad

I Lost My Special Boy At 8 Years Old Tonight. Sharing This Photo In His Memory. I Will Forever Miss Him, It Hurts So Bad

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Ferrets were originally domesticated to hunt rodents and—believe it or not—rabbits. That happened a couple of millennia ago as their bodies and flexibility are perfect to fit into tiny dens and burrows and stuff.

And this also turned out very well when between the 1860s and the 1950s, they were widely used in warehouses as ‘hygiene technicians’ of sorts to protect stored grain against rodents.

#9

Grieving Young Man Quits Everything To Travel The World With His Pet Ferret After 3 Tragic Deaths In His Life

Grieving Young Man Quits Everything To Travel The World With His Pet Ferret After 3 Tragic Deaths In His Life

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#11

I Work At An Animal Shelter That Typically Only Accepts Dogs And Cats. Today Someone Brought Us A Ferret, He Was Scared And Lonely So This Happened

I Work At An Animal Shelter That Typically Only Accepts Dogs And Cats. Today Someone Brought Us A Ferret, He Was Scared And Lonely So This Happened

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DDmaybeandor
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that there's a dog in a shelf back there. I hope it's a real dog.

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#12

She’s Turning Four This Year, But Still Looks Like A Little Baby

She’s Turning Four This Year, But Still Looks Like A Little Baby

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Iris_the_kilr
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

awwwwwwwwwwww because she will always be a little baby!

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For those very interested in words, the name ferret comes from the late Latin word furo, which means thief. It’s a more appropriate name for trash pandas, but ferrets do get into their share of mischief as well.

Also, a female ferret is a jill, while a spayed one is a sprite, a male is a hob, and a neutered one is a gib, baby ferrets are kits, and a group of ferrets is a business. So, the more you know!

#13

My Handsome Little Sneeze

My Handsome Little Sneeze

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Lucky2BAlive.
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay … I am done .. cuteness overload achieved.

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#14

This Is The Happiest Moment Of My Year. Happy Holidays

This Is The Happiest Moment Of My Year. Happy Holidays

This may not mean much to all of you but this is the first time that one of my two adopted ferret babies has trusted me enough to sleep on me, let alone be near me without biting. 

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#16

Rescue Kitten Adopted By 5 Ferrets Thinks It’s A Ferret Too

Rescue Kitten Adopted By 5 Ferrets Thinks It’s A Ferret Too

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#17

My Girlfriend's Ferret Is Less Than Thrilled With His New Festive Hat

My Girlfriend's Ferret Is Less Than Thrilled With His New Festive Hat

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Gwen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's right! Laugh it up Chuckles! I will get you for this!

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If you want more cuteness, you can always check out our Animals section, but before you scurry off, share your ferret-related stories or fun facts about these creatures in the comment section below!

#20

Ferret Plumbus

Ferret Plumbus

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My Wonderful One Eyed, Half Tailed Snuggly Ferret, Stumpy

My Wonderful One Eyed, Half Tailed Snuggly Ferret, Stumpy

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#26

My Ferret Fell Asleep On My Dog

My Ferret Fell Asleep On My Dog

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#27

I Was Putting Together A Desk And Looked Away For One Minute. Long Story Short Bandit Got Into The Styrofoam

I Was Putting Together A Desk And Looked Away For One Minute. Long Story Short Bandit Got Into The Styrofoam

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Sweetie Dahling
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With a name like that, you have to live up to your reputation

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#28

Our Newest Baby. She’s Only 8 Weeks Old. We Need Name Suggestions

Our Newest Baby. She’s Only 8 Weeks Old. We Need Name Suggestions

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#29

So My Friend's Ferret Crawled Into One Of Her Socks

So My Friend's Ferret Crawled Into One Of Her Socks

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#30

Teddy Seems Unenthusiastic About Walks And Turns Into A Pancake

Teddy Seems Unenthusiastic About Walks And Turns Into A Pancake

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#31

My Girlfriend Sent Me A Picture Of One Of My Ferrets, Douglas, While I Was At Work The Other Day. Something About This One Brought Tears To My Eyes

My Girlfriend Sent Me A Picture Of One Of My Ferrets, Douglas, While I Was At Work The Other Day. Something About This One Brought Tears To My Eyes

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#32

Helmet. Ferret Sleeps With A Bowl On Her Head

Helmet. Ferret Sleeps With A Bowl On Her Head

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#34

My Absolute Unit Of A Ferret Compared To My Average Sized Ferret

My Absolute Unit Of A Ferret Compared To My Average Sized Ferret

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#35

Funny Ferret

Funny Ferret

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#36

3 Innocent Looking Ferrets

3 Innocent Looking Ferrets

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#37

In Early June I Took Home A Kitten And Was Worried About Introducing Him To My Ferrets. Watch Him Grow Up With Them

In Early June I Took Home A Kitten And Was Worried About Introducing Him To My Ferrets. Watch Him Grow Up With Them

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theswallowii
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First pic : - I'll allow it... Second pic: - But there'll be retaliation... Very expressive ferret! :-)

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#38

Because Other Animals Are Allowed On Friday, Meet My Chonky Ferret

Because Other Animals Are Allowed On Friday, Meet My Chonky Ferret

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Kyan Q
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yo know big chungus now get ready chonky frett

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#39

Ready For The Summer, But Summer Just Ended

Ready For The Summer, But Summer Just Ended

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#40

My Girlfriend's Ferret, Ethan

My Girlfriend's Ferret, Ethan

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Note: this post originally had 171 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.