Can you get ferrets that don't smell? 

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jhon12
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Yes, a grooming and bathing session can help reduce the smell and keep your ferret smelling fresh. But some of the stink of a ferret comes from oil glands within the skin, which become more active after a bath to replace the natural oils in the fur.

Why Do Ferrets Smell?

Some of this ferret musk is from two anal glands, located at either side of the anus. These sacs are filled with a foul-smelling liquid. The odor can be used for mate recognition and partner preference discrimination. It acts as a behavioral and social tool, allowing for identification of other ferret individuals and communicating their health status.

Ferrets also use scent for marking territory and other types of communication and signaling – not just with other ferrets, but with other animals, including their prey.

Unfortunately for our sense of smell, ferrets expel the odor from the anal glands as a weapon. They do this when they are feeling threatened, overstimulated, excited, or angry. The smell usually dissipates relatively quickly, though. And please guide me how to control ferret smell Thank you
  Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:38:07 AM

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