Ear mites will occassionally affect ferrets. This generally
only occurs when the living conditions are not up to par.
Since ferrets generally are allowed to roam around the house
the ear mites can come from a variety of places. For this
reason you must take care to ensure that any area the ferret
is allowed to go is sufficiently clean to avoid the transfer
of diseases and infections.
Signs of ear mites in ferrets includes a brownish looking
discharge from the ears. If you notice your ferret excessively
scratching its ears, that can also be a sign of ear mites.
Usually veterinarian treatment is recommended for mites
that are living in the ear of a ferret. This is because
the ear is much more sensitive than the rest of its body.
There are however treatments that you can purchase from
your local pet store that should be able to rid your ferret
of the mites.