Oh, I'd love to have a ferret. I've heard and read they are wonderful loving pets, and VERY smart. From what I understand, they sleep quite a bit and are mostly active a few hours a day. I've seen dry ferret food from Innova, but I believe I've read that cat food is acceptable, but I can't be sure of this.
I've also read they are quite mischievous.
There are only two rules at my house: House rule #1. Cats rule. House rule #2. See rule #1.