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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Pros / Cons & Smell

I am thinking of re-homing two female rescues that are under 6 months old and I would like to know from other ferret owners what the pros & cons are of owning a ferret (and) if ferrets really do smell, have a scent to them that never goes away?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 05:30 AM
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Ferrets do have a musty order and I don't believe it ever goes away. They are great, cute little things
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It's not necessary to bathe ferrets, it dry out their skin, and to compensate they start producing oil, which makes them smell. Ferrets are clean animals. The smell comes from bedding and litter box, reduced by frequent cleaning. Also beware of ferrets around other animals - reptiles, rodents - are ferrets prey
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies.... I have spent some time with a few ferrets and they are truly amazing little critters.... a mix between a cat & dog in their behavior (best of both worlds).

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I think they're more like a cat and a 2 year old, but that's off topic. They certainly are great animals!

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I have my two ferrets and I am much very experienced in the ways of the their scent/smell now.... and what can I say but mine do have the smell of a dorito neck and grape tail - who would have thought.

And - the BI-Odor product does works wonders to help control their waste smell when used on a regular basis.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Cool Smelly smell

Yay!, I got my first ferret last month and I too was wondering about the smell before adopting. I named mine Stinkie originally as it's so appropriate but after a week or so, the smell grew on me. I actually don't mind it now. I.. LIKE.. IT hehe . So Stinkie became Noodles. Also Sdresh is right about the bathing advice. Ferret bath is ok at least every six-seven weeks or so. Modestferret.com (modestferret.com/index.php/ferret-bath/) has a nice post about it.
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