If you're thinking about buying a ferret then you should research as much ferret care information as possible. Ferrets are classified as exotic animals and there are a few things that you need to do to take care of them outside the normal guidelines for taking care of a pet. Unless you plan on breeding ferrets you might want to have them de-scented. Ferrets are a member of the Mustelid family which means they secrete an order emitting spray when they are scared or marking territory. You mighty want to have them neutered as well once they are fully grown. Remember to ask your vet for additional ferret care information when you visit them.