06-07-2013 02:42 PM
Does anyone know if there's a spray or pill of some sort that I can use? My dad doesn't want to let me get one because of the smell. My responsibility or my competence is not the question. It's just that his brother owned one when he was younger and they smelled horrific (or so IM told). I've done the research and I know what to do to take care of a ferret and I have plenty of time for him, but what of the smell?
06-08-2013 08:03 PM
I know a couple people with ferrets said that once they changed their ferret's diet that it helped the odor. At the store they have to fed Marshall Ferret Food. Also there is a water additive that seems to help called Good Bye Order.
The one thing that you don't want to do is give them too many baths. That will make them smell even more. Cleaning the litter box every day to two times a day will also go a lone way in reducing odors.
06-18-2013 10:20 AM
06-19-2013 08:38 PM
Whiskandbowl, have you tried the raw food from Natures Variety or do you use the dry kibble? I have heard some very good results from the raw food for ferrets.
I agree with the caution of scented sprays, litters, air fresheners. Ever since I lost a bird to a plug in I'm very careful what I use in my house because of my animals.
07-18-2013 07:01 PM
Keeping the cage clean is crucial to keeping odor down. Also look for descented ferrets, ive had both and my current descented ferrets ( I have three) do not have an odor as long as I keep thier cage, bedding and hammocks clean.. These animals are high maintanence and require alot of attention so please consider this before you get one..
07-24-2013 08:19 PM
08-15-2013 06:24 PM
I have two ferrets in a 600 sq ft apartment and no one knows that I have them because they DONT smell. The main thing that helped was a diet change. Find a food that has NO Fish in it....No fish meal..no fish oil....and it will help with litter box and skin odor. Another thing that you can do is ocasionally get some soil ( make sure it has no fertilizer or additives) from a garden store....put it in a box and let the ferrets burrow and play...it cleans off excess odors!