I'm sick; can my dog or cat catch it?
Human colds are usually caused by a type of Rhinovirus that only affect people. Respiratory infections between people and our pets is extremely rare and not a cause for alarm.
That said, ferrets CAN get the influenza virus (flu) from humans. If you're sick and are unsure if it's a cold or flu, have yourself tested. In the meantime, have another family member care for your ferret.