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10-25-04, 06:42 pm
what does it mean if you say a ferret is descented?

10-26-04, 10:29 am
Im not sure, but when its like a pet skunk, it means you do something to their sent producing parts so they can no longer give off smell. I think its the same way for a ferret

10-26-04, 01:07 pm
it means their scent glands have been surgically removed, usually done at the same time that they are spayed/neutered. If you get a ferret, you definitely want a descented one.

10-26-04, 05:30 pm
why? do the normal ones smell a lot? lol.

it would be nice if we could "descent" piggy poop, wouldnt it?

10-27-04, 12:52 pm
since they are related to skunks I would imagine so. Even descented ones have an odor

why? do the normal ones smell a lot? lol.

it would be nice if we could "descent" piggy poop, wouldnt it?

10-27-04, 06:24 pm
okee dokee. thanks all! i just saw a classified ad on petfinder for a descented ferret. thats why i was curious! but thanks!

10-28-04, 03:50 pm
weird ferrets dont smell well not to me maybe im just used to smells i even like the smell of cow poo haha

10-28-04, 04:23 pm
well, perhaps the ferrets you smelled were descented. i believe the ones at petstores are.

10-28-04, 05:10 pm
I didnt know that Ferrets have smell like skunks

10-28-04, 05:13 pm
lol, yea neither did I until a few days ago.

10-28-04, 11:24 pm
I wanted a ferret soo bad last year. Until I saw their poops. It reminded me of a cat. Then it struck me, I didn't want any more cats, so why would I want something that has similar poops?!!!? And plus I realized that ferrets and cats don't get along which would totally not work out for me.
Then for a while I wanted a sugar glider, until I realized how much time it took to care for them. So I just stuck with guinea pigs. Waaayyy easier!

10-30-04, 07:03 pm
lol, cinn. yea, the ferret poops are BIIIIIG! ai yi yi!