Boy's Own Paper,  2 (1879–80), 746–47.

Ferrets as Pets, and How to Keep Them

Gordon Stables, md, rn


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Taxonomy, Zoology, Education, Animal Development, Sanitation, Animal Behaviour, Nutrition, Breeding, Disease, Medical Treatment

    Begins by explaining the Latin name and natural historical classification of the weasel but points out that 'I do but mention these facts parenthetically, for I would be very sorry indeed to frighten the reader at the outset with a lot of break-jaw Latin words, which would only serve to remind him of school hours and the desk, instead of green fields, waving trees, purling brooks, and all things that tend to make life in the country so thoroughly enjoyable' (746). Proceeds to provide guidance on keeping ferrets.

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