Thanks for the info guys,I was going to ask questions myself (about female& male ferrets,which to get etc).
I had a ferret as a kid,whom I loved.But after he passed away
my parents said no more.They claimed I was allergic to him (ended up I was allergic to his bedding),& they said all things smell & when they were going to cave in & let me have another when I was 13 or 14 they took me to a pet store,& as Turkeyman said...DON'T go by pet stores...the smell you smell at the pet store,thats not normal for ferrets.The pet store I went to then ...all the animals stinked.When I first wanted to get into rats,when I was going to hold one...man the enclosure REEKED.You could picture stink lines just spewing from it,but when I got the opportunity to get rats & well,I have most my pets in my room& I assure you,theres no smell.& I thought rats would stink.Again,dirty pet stores
[haven't been to one in years,stopped going to pet stores after that,made me sick,literally,upsetted my asthma].
I recently had the opportunity to meet a few little ferrets& the smell of ferrets,the musky odor,its not offensive in the least.
& I'm completely serious.
I always thought that the smell they were @ the pet store was the normal& I can't really remember much on the one I had smell wise (but it was the bedding that had been triggering my asthma attacks).
But after meeting ferrets in a great home,male ferrets,& they literally being well,great little ferrets,I am definately getting a couple.
I seen quite a few for sale in a magazine,but my parents (renting an apartment in their house) said no more pets until I get my own place.
They were really...REALLY nice to let me get a few more herps,only cause I'm soon leaving,but I'm going to stick with their rule on no more pets..so must wait until I get my own place settled.
Then...ferrets (they are always for sale in the magazine) & you'd see me in this section a lot,I love the little guys