Ferrets produce a musky smell from the scent glands in their skin. This is one of the ways that they communicate with each other and can be minimised with proper hygiene and grooming. Ferrets don’t like living in a smelly house either! You can train ferrets to use a litter tray, which should be cleaned out daily. The rest of their cage should be cleaned out on a weekly basis, at a minimum. You can use a pet-safe cleaning and deodorising spray, such as our Keep it Clean in lemon or lavender from our Tiny Friends Farm range, but this does not replace regular cleaning. Some owners bathe their ferrets, but this should not be done too regularly as it can upset their natural oil production and lead to skin complaints. Only use specially designed ferret shampoos recommended by your local pet retailer.