The key to being a ferret owner is training and repetition of everything you plan to train them. Discipline is a bit tricky, but a slight and gentle tap on the bottom with a shoelace did it for mine. The shoelace doesn't hurt, and ferrets are very sociable. If you don't plan on getting two, do NOT GET AN UNSPAYED FEMALE IT WILL DIE!!! Females die if they do not get a mate once they sexually mature. If you wish to get a female, as they produce less musk, PLEASE spay her or see that she's already spayed before purchasing/adopting her. For bathing, only once every month or two.