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I recently loss Sylvester, he was the head honcho.There is definately a different energy with out him around. My other 3 miss him (Sweetie, Samnatha) but Ella is taking it the hardest, She was very close to him during his battle and now she is the most depressed. How do I help all of them? Especially Ella who just crawls in the and sleeps during playtime? She has always been timid but Sylvester brought her out of her shell when he was alive.

Dear Ed,
I know exactly where you're coming from.  It is soooo sad to see our little fuzzies suffering from the loss of a little family buddie.  All I can tell you is to spend extra time with Ella; play with her, give her extra treats (plain boiled chicken is a favorite) and cuddle her often.  Patience wins out.  

I am so sorry for your loss, but we have to think of Ella's loss.  Put your feelings of loss aside (although I know this is difficult).  You are a fabulous fuzzie owner.  My heart goes out to you.

Please let me know how you're doing.

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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