How to reduce ferret odor
If you're wondering how to reduce ferret smell on our house, here are some ideas.
Ferrets have a "musky" smell that most ferret owners get used after a little while, but most of the ferret odor comes from an unclean cage. Specially since ferrets have a short digestive tract, meaning that they poop and pee very often.
By keeping the ferret cage clean, with a monthly bath and some ear cleaning you can reduce some of the smell, but an air filter will definitely help a lot too.
By setting our air filter on the top of your ferret cage, you'll reduce the smell to an unnoticeable level without having to waste a lot of money or doing much maintenance. This will keep your air clean while you take care of the cleaning.
Steps to reduce ferret smells
- Train your ferret to use the littler box or have a corner easy to clean
- Clean your litter box or cage daily
- Scrub your ferret cage at least once a month
- Launder your ferret bedding weekly
- Use our air filter on top of your ferret cage or litter box
Ferrets are clean pets, and don't need much grooming, you usually don't need to bathe your ferret more than once a month, and sometimes over-grooming can have the opposite effect and make the odor worst, since by removing their natural oils their glands work overtime to produce even more oil.
Ferrets usually like to poo and pee in corners, so the best is to put your litter box in a corner, or put something easy to clean on the corner of your ferret cage and clean it often since they will return every few hours again.
Another great tip is to have a big litter pan on the first level of your cage, and in the upper levels of your cage put bedding, food and water. Ferrets almost never poo or pee if there is a blanket in there, so try to put one in the floors you don't want it to get dirty. And clean the blankets every few weeks.
When we began selling our Air Purifier for pets (Purrified Air pet odor filter), we assumed that it would only be used for cat litter boxes. Then someone reported that they placed one on top of their Ferret cage to excellent effect, we, of course, were delighted!
At the time, we knew little of these creatures, their habits and their needs. Turns out they have odor issues galore, and quite different from those of cats or dogs.
And our air purifier works great for ferret cages!