All know the vision that is so prized in the fur . But I will tell you that they are carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae , it ranges between 0.9 and 1.6 kg . males and between 0.7 and 1.1 kg . females , and their size is between between 45 and 70 cm. , can live up to 10 years in captivity. Their geographical distribution is in North America, much of the United States and Canada, often live in rivers, streams , marshes , ponds , lakes, reservoirs . It is an aquatic mustelid of have to be in those areas. Their diet is based on fish, mollusks , frogs , crabs , although sometimes can feed on rodents, birds or fruit . His best-known enemies are coyote , otter , fox, owls, snakes, bobcats .

Though larger than weasels remain small , have very soft fur why it is so prized in fur and almost black brown. The American mink bred in captivity in much larger than the wild, and has more variety of fur from the silver, light , albino, black , brown etc . , Which are also used in making coats.

The mink like its congener the ferret is fun and playful, it's a great climber and swimmer, but not like his family another otter . Pets are crepuscular habits. The mink is mated once a year .