OK so I found this ad: 2 Ferrets(male and female). Both are fixed. Comes with cage. FREE to good home! OK, so they are FREE with a cage???!! what an awesome deal! If we were to buy everything rather than take these, it would cost like...(2ferrets=$200...cage=about$20-$40...food=$10-$20) about $200-$300!!! So I tried to convince my dad because i think ferrets are sooo cute and fun, but he says: 1. ferrets are too stinky and are a handful 2. we don't need any more pets 3. the dogs would probably try and eat them(well at least our Dachshund mix, Riley, would) Yes, he has some good excuses. But come on! $200-$300 compared to FREE???(with a cage!!) It sounds like a great deal to me. and they are close to us! So has anyone had ferrets before? we haven't and i need some honest opinions(good or bad) on them. Thanks!!!!