Ferrets are NOT rats or rodents; taxonomically they're in between cats and dogs, a little closer to dogs. **They're in the Suborder Caniformia friend, they are not related to cats- they even are susceptible to CANINE distemper.
Ferrets are one of the most lovable pets to own. They are high energy creatures and their enthusiasm and spirit is sure to rub off on you. They will provide you the much needed fillip when you are down and depressed.