Well this was taken when he was younger, and their fur does tend to be a bit softer when they are babies. Now though, his fur is still very clean and nice looking. Here's what I do:
I feed him the highest protein diet I can find. You can buy expensive ferret food, but if you're on a budget kitten food has a high percentage of protein. Every other day I comb his fur with 'FerretSheen Deodorizing and Conditioning Spray'. Your pet store may have another brand, but a conditioning spray is good for ferrets. Every other day is a good schedule, because using it too often can irritate their skin and make them produce more oil (and thus more scent). Then twice a year, I give him a bubble bath Other than that I try to keep him potty-trained, and line his cage with an old towel rather than shavings.
treasure hunting security i guess huh? i love visiting the ferrets at the pet store when i go. they have a big cage for them with several little hammocks and when they sleep my god they're like boneless chickens or something, just hanging there, its so damn funny!
Yes. When I first got him from my friends I was worried about the scent, but as long as I groom him daily, and clean out his litter pan several times a day, the smell isn't noticeable! And he does get into EVERYTHING! His favorite toys are the ones he finds on his own. So far he has collected...two of my winter snow mitts, a dusting glove, a pair of old tennis shoes, and one rubber duckie.