The Nefarious Ferret is a quest with an eponymous boss. Defeating this boss will unlock the Ferret Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Nefarious Ferret's HP (400) makes this a short quest and its strength multiplier (1.5) make this an easy quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in less than two weeks. This quest is recommended for lower level (less than level 25) characters and smaller parties.


Walking through Habit City, you see an unhappy crowd surrounding a red-robed Ferret.

"That productivity potion you sold me is useless!" @Beffymaroo complains. "I watched three hours of TV last night instead of doing my chores!"

"Yeah!" shouts @Pandah. "And today I spent an hour rearranging my books instead of reading them!"

The Nefarious Ferret spreads his hands innocently. "That's more TV watching and book organizing than you'd normally get done, isnt it?"

The crowd erupts in anger.

"No refunds!" crows the Nefarious Ferret. He fires a bolt of magic into the crowd, preparing to escape in the smoke.

"Please, Habitican!" @Faye says, grabbing your arm. "Defeat the ferret and make him refund his dishonest earnings!"


Defeat the Nefarious Ferret.

On Completion

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You defeat the soft-furred swindler and @UncommonCriminal gives the crowd their refunds. There's even a little gold left over for you. Plus, it looks like the Nefarious Ferret dropped some eggs in his hurry to get away!


Achievement: The Nefarious Ferret x1
Pet Egg Ferret
Ferret Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
Experience Points
200 experience
31 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Ferret pets and mounts.

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Ferret Pet Ferret Mount
Base Pet-Ferret-Base Mount-Ferret-Base
White Pet-Ferret-White Mount-Ferret-White
Desert Pet-Ferret-Desert Mount-Ferret-Desert
Red Pet-Ferret-Red Mount-Ferret-Red
Shade Pet-Ferret-Shade Mount-Ferret-Shade
Skeleton Pet-Ferret-Skeleton Mount-Ferret-Skeleton
Zombie Pet-Ferret-Zombie Mount-Ferret-Zombie
Pet-Ferret-CottonCandyPink Mount-Ferret-CottonCandyPink
Pet-Ferret-CottonCandyBlue Mount-Ferret-CottonCandyBlue
Golden Pet-Ferret-Golden Mount-Ferret-Golden

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Nefarious Ferret was created for the official Habitica blog.

Promo art ferret

Development and Credits

  • Release date: November 15, 2016
  • Writers: Bartelmy
  • Artists: Scroll - Pocketmole   Boss - beffymaroo   Egg - UncommonCriminal   Mount - Faye and RBrinks   Pet - Pandah   Promo Art - James Danger
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