It’s commonly thought, by first time potential ferret owners that male ferrets are a bit wild and woolier than their female counterparts. The truth tends to be the opposite. A search on the Internet finds that there are those that will say there are no gender related differences. Then there are those that say that say that the males tend to be a little bit mellower.
Interestingly enough, no one seems to say that the females tend to be mellower than the males. In my own personal experience the troublemakers are more likely the females. Does this mean that the females do not make good pets? Absolutely not! What this really points to is that male ferrets should not be avoided because they might be seen as being not “as sweet” as the females.
So there you have it, when choosing your ferret pick the one(s) that for whatever reason strike your fancy and don’t let the ferrets sex be reason not to get a particular ferret. A final, but very important, note! It’s important to make the following assumption. The ferrets, both male and female have been altered. This important since altering a male ferret will mellow them out considerably. Intact ferrets (ones not spayed or neutered) don’t make good house pets.