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    I have a ferret, I've had them for years- thus I don't notice ferret smell. My roomates have not had them before, Does anyone know any good deodorizers? I mean for the ferret itself. I've been trying bathing, spraying and burning incense close by (on a shelf too high for reach but same room as ferret*) But nothing really stops the roomies from saying it stinks.

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    I love ferrets-they are such clowns. Wonder if the tomato juice bath used to "deskunk" dogs would help?

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    Is your ferret spayed/neutered. This website says thats the best way to get rid of the smell.

    Another thing to note from the site, "Unfortunately, if you bathe your ferret too frequently, it will actually smell worse...Bathing your ferret as often as every two weeks can cause skin and odor problems."

    Another thing to check is to make sure there ears are clean which might be causing the smell.

    And it also says to make sure you clean the litter and bedding as often as possible to reduce smell.

    Hope this helps!
    Ferret Friendly Facts and Advice by Erika Matulich

    My friend growing up used to have 2 ferrets and they were so much fun, but definitely stinky too!

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    We had a ferret (oscar) for a couple of years. Had to get rid of him when the baby started crawling. We didn't think it was fair not to be able to let him out of his cage, the baby loved grabbing him. We miss him. that website sounds great. You might want to talk to your vet also.

    Nicole in Ca

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    The ferret is spayed. And I only bathe her once a month, I clean her cage every day and her ears a squeaky clean.

    Tomato juice is.... it sounds like a good answer but I don't think I could afford doing that quite honestly, mess wise and cost wise.

    I think its because they just have this "I SMELL LIKE MYSELF" thing to them. I've noticed dogs have a certain smell to them if you pet them for a while. Maybe my roomates are just over-reacting then... Thank you all~

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    ferrets have scent glands and are stinky because of them if i remember right. i think they can be removed but maybe they do that during spaying?? I used to have a ferret. never noticed a smell my self. he was lots of fun and good company. try buying a defuser at the dloar tree. then get a lemon scent to put in it or maybe try lemon scent candels. Lemon tends to cut through smells.

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    I've noticed burning oil and stick incense will mask her smell for a while but it'll come back eventually.

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    how about wipeing yur room down with lemon cleaner??

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