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A state of extreme disorientation caused by an excessive number of choices or stimuli. Coined by Pete Abrams in the early years of the webcomic, Sluggy Freelance; specifically in reference to the character, Kiki, and her tendency to enter a catatonic state when faced with a large number of 'shiny' things.
When we went to the arcade Mike had a major case of ferret shock; we ended up having to drop him off at the book store.
by FeO2 April 21, 2011
Being overwhelmed by an abundance of choices, or stimuli in general.

Refers to the mental state of a ferret in a chicken coop, unable to choose a single bird among the panicked flock to attack.
Sally went into ferret shock when her favorite bling shop had a fire sale.

Johnny forgot to take his ADD meds, so he was totally ferret shocked at the carnival.
by GreyStork June 20, 2008
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