Today the UK celebrates its second Ferret Day - an annual event held every May 5th to raise awareness about these exotic pets. These adorable animals have been working with humans (and sometimes against them by stealing chickens) for over 2500 years, and ferret racing is still prevalent in rural fairs.

The name "ferret" comes from the Latin furittus, meaning "little thief," probably because the playful pet is known to steal small objects. Today, trained ferrets are used to lead wires and cables in confined spaces. And although ferret care has some specifics to it, these cute pets are rapidly gaining their popularity.

Why don't you vote on your favorite cute ferret photo below—or if you're already an owner of such a funny pet, post your own picture!

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They Never Leave Eachother's Side

They Never Leave Eachother's Side

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GeorginaBurns
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So well behaved..........when they are asleep.

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Ferret Sleeping

Ferret Sleeping

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Best Friends

Best Friends

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ReneeCroteau
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Two's company.... no wait..... three's company!!!!

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#7

Halloween Costume For Ferret

Halloween Costume For Ferret

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Luxury Ferret

Luxury Ferret

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ReneeCroteau
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

gots my tub, slippers & baffrobe.......now I need bubbles!

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Because Ferret, That's Why

Because Ferret, That's Why

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If I Lay On The Floor, My Ferret Climbs Up For A Nap

If I Lay On The Floor, My Ferret Climbs Up For A Nap

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Sleeping Ferret

Sleeping Ferret

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#14

Ferret In A Toilet Paper Roll

Ferret In A Toilet Paper Roll

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I Left You Alone For Five Minutes

I Left You Alone For Five Minutes

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Ferret Enjoying A Bubble Bath

Ferret Enjoying A Bubble Bath

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JonMatthes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WRONG! You do NOT put a ferret in water to where it is almost up to his/her face and especially not with bubble soap since they can be very allergic

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Ferret Beard

Ferret Beard

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Oh Hi!

Oh Hi!

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EmmaNienaber
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG WHY DO PEOPLE LET FERRETS IN THE BATHROOM?!?!?!?! That's dangerous! It may be "funny" and "cute" but not all ferrets know how to swim and what if it drowned or you accidentally pressed the lever and it got flushed!?????? Ferrets aren't toys and if you can't keep them safe and use COMMON SEnse, then why do you idiots even get ferrets?????

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Jing & Jang

Jing & Jang

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JonMatthes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What the heck is that white stuff? It looks like chewed up pillow casing. That stuff can cause blockage to ferrets and cause them to die!

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Cute Ferret

Cute Ferret

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Flower Ferret

Flower Ferret

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Baby Ferret

Baby Ferret

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william bailey
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3 years ago

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Sleepy Ferret

Sleepy Ferret

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Ferret Yoga

Ferret Yoga

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#35

Why Would You Call Him A Thief :)?

Why Would You Call Him A Thief :)?

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CECILIA LEWIS
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope he/she didn't actually eat it, because ferrets are carnivores and his/her digestive system would not handle that we'll.

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