0Wheatermay 8 years ago A ferret will smell worse and become oily if u bath it too much. They ALWAYS have a musty smell, EVEN when they are descented. One with their scent glands will drop a stink bomb, literally when it is upset, and it smells almost as bad if not just as much as a skunk. Keep bedding clean. But if you cant deal with that musk odor (I LOVE it), then you shouldnt get a ferret.