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i have two ferrets they are 4 yrs old when we just got home my male had pooped it was normal color well maintained 3 story cage he was just laying there my husband picked him up and he's acting like he can't get up he can move his head and we laid him on the floor and he laid there I think him and female were horsing around and he fell to the middle level.  I put his food in my hand and he was scarfing it down along with water so it's not like he's not eating or drinking I just know something is going on if he's not doing any better by tomorrow I'm bringing him to my vet I'm very sick not knowing what it could be I have never changed their food and once a week cleaned their cage by taking out the levels and cleaning them with dawn dish soap so nothing has changed I wash there blankets weekly also please help I'm worried

Dear Crystal.  I am so sorry I can't answer your question.  I am not a vet so what has happened to your little fuzzie is a mystery to me as well.  I encourage you to call your vet immediately to follow up and get help for your little pet.  I sincerely hope everything works out for all of you.

Warm Regards,


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Janet Russek


I can answer questions re: Feeding(keeping that body weight up) General Care, Safety, Behavior, Best Cages, Proper Toys, Dangers to Ferrets (ferret proofing your home), Play Area/Room Suggestions.


I've raised ferrets very successfully for approximately twelve years. I usually kept three at a time. I presently have one. I've tried a variety of cages, habitats, toys, treats.

Highschool grad with some college.

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