christine: Ferrets will itch all the time, it's completely normal
. They can have fleas or other parasites though...but if you don't notice them becoming lethargic, having weird stools, and runny noses/eyes/bottoms I think you're good. Ferrets are known to get up for NO reason at all and just scratch. Scratch attacks, they call em...perfectly normal
candyraver - Hahaha I did that back when I initially got mine as well. Then I realized they're not rodents and are actually really clean animals. If you don't want them to poop somewhere, put some nice plushy blankets or soft carpeting and they'll poop in a less furnished area. That's how I litter trained my ferrets =].
Ferrets are a looot different from rabbits, in fact they would probably eat or attack the rabbits if they had the chance ;[. They're probably in between the responsibility needed to take care of a cat and a dog...never had a dog so I can't say, but I know cats are easy
Lastly, Yesterday's News is what I and a lot of other ferret owners use, it's just perfect =]. Only for the litter box though. You don't want to use cat litter because it's too dusty -- it'll clog their respiratory systems and possibly shorten their lifespan in the long run.
I've used both of those...the second one is specifically for ferrets and I just changed my litter box today with it