Everyone keeps telling me that getting a ferret is a terrible idea, because they will make your house smell bad.
I’ve done a lot of research and feel like I know a great deal about them. I know that they cannot be bathed to get rid of the smell, because that will only make it worse. I plan on using the Marshall bi-odor stuff that goes in their water, as well as cleaning the litter and washing the bedding, but I’m still concerned whether or not that will be enough.
I am pretty much obsessed with getting one of these little things, even after knowing how mischievous they are, and I’m pretty sure their antics will outweigh the downside of their smell, but I dont want to be known as the guy whos house smells like a ferret. lol!
I realize that even with doing all these things that there will still be a slight smell, but I guess what I’d like to know is will it be possible to control the smell so that no one really notices that you have a ferret living with you until they see it? And also, what are some things you can do to lessen the smell? How effective is it?
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I have 5 ferrets in attached 7 ferret nation cages . Yes huge lol . I buy baby wipes by the case .every single morning I wash all levels doors and I scoop litter boxes 3 times a day .empty completely weekly just adD new as it gets low .I use wheat cat litter works the best I found . And I use odor control additive for ferrets in their water . I wipe them down with baby wipes every morning .I wash all blankets hammocks tunnels once a week
My house never smells and I wash all blankets in normal laundry soap for sensitive skin and a cup of vinegar
Your ferrets are really lucky to have so much room to move around in, Sam, and it’s great to see what a dedicated ferret lover you are 😀
What you said about keeping your house smell-free is spot-on and I hope people who’re thinking of getting a ferret as a pet will take note!
However I would say that I totally LOVE the smell of ferrets, so often stick my head in the chest of drawers where our babies sleep and take a big breath! 😮 I think that’s something which grows on one so appreciate it wouldn’t have the same appeal to everyone! LOL!
Hope you and your magnificent five have a fabulous Christmas and a really wonderful 2016 😀
Hugs to all your furkids from my guys down under!
This question is for Lisa if she sees this. I want to know what kind of diet you had them on if they lived for 10 and 11 years.
i am a high school student. my biggest worry with my new pet ferret is going to school and smelling. is there any other way better than a lot of perfume?
Ferrets aren’t like skunks — their odour won’t stick to your clothes 😉
However, if you think your ferret’s smell is too strong then I can only suggest you have a shower in the morning, put on your school clothes and makes sure you don’t hug or play with your ferret after that.
When you come home in the afternoon, get changed and then interact with your ferret!
I’m sure that doing that will keep any “animal” smells off your clothes 😀
It’s funny but I adore my ferrets’ smell – when I had a lot of them, I’d open the chest of drawers (their sleeping quarters) and take a big whiff. Loved it 😀
At the moment I only have two boys but they are BIG … I call them my wolverines … and not only are they big, but they’re also cuddly and I love to bury my nose into their fur!
Call me crazy 😀
Hugs to your ferret from its new friends down under !