Do ferrets smell?

Ferrets are like every other animal and they do have their own distinctive smell, but it will only become unpleasant if they are kept in unclean conditions. Entire hobs (males) and entire jills (females) in season can smell very pungent, so it is a good idea to neuter ferrets. In many circumstances it is particularly important to neuter jills (Also see: Will a jill die if you don’t breed her?).