Pet stores in the USA are having a ferret sale. Anything for ferrets are marked down. Please do not go and buy a ferret because it's cheap... Ferrets need time, love, space, diet, hunting, social time and more... I just adopted Kairi because I needed her more then she needed me. I adopted her as an emotional support animal, for my depression and anxiety. I had ferrets thanks to my mother as a young teen. I know the struggles.
If not cared properly your ferret will smell worse then they do to begin with. They carry a natural pheromone that smells musty. If fed wrong, if to oily, if to dry, if over weight, if to skinny, if depressed, if happy it will get stronger. A lot of people will give up their ferret for this alone.
During play they need to be stimulated with hunting, digging, jumping, crawling and more. They are very active, very mouthy, chew on things you will not want them to. It is a snake, Cat, dog baby.
Their diet is picky, can't have fruits or veggies since they're carnivores and it's poisonous to them. They live better on a raw meat diet. Or settled kibble.
Please know I'm not an expert and I'm in 25+ ferret groups alone. Just in case I need advice. Please I have 3 roommates that will at the least talk to her when I'm not around. I also adopted her from a recuse shelter at the age of year and a half. Babies are worse. If you want a ferret adopt. Don't be part of the negative cycle. Save a life. I have a great shelter you can adopt from with a lot of information. And if for some reason you can't handle the ferret let me or her know about them,we'll help find a home or I may take them.