:-). Now, having said all that, it’s important to understand that sugar gliders, like almost all mammals, typically host trace levels of various bacteria and/or parasites (such as Giardia) in their digestive systems. We just love these little guys SO much that we always want to go waaaaaay OUT of our way to be extra safe :-). In the wild, a sick glider will be eliminated by the rest of the colony so that it doesn't attract predators to the colony. Nov 25 2008. If this is the case, you can bet that they probably will not be familiar with our diet – and they may immediately conclude that you are not feeding your baby(ies) correctly. It could mean the difference between life and death. (Obviously it’s always good to err on the side of caution and go see a vet if there’s any concern). HAD I KNOWN i would have done this.I am giving her as much fluids as possible.PLEASE don't let this happen to your Sugar Glider. Just like people, most these issues are no big deal AS LONG AS YOU CATCH THEM EARLY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES. She yesterday started a horrible downward spiral of symptoms of seizures, spasms, twitching, apparent blindness. 2) they have diarrhea for more than a day or so, 3) their stool is “sticky” (possibly a sign of a Giardia “bloom”), and/or, 1) 10 Tablespoons of warm water (bottled of course – Remember to NEVER give your baby city or tap water because of potential “spikes” in chlorine levels. Over the days you administer this mix, ALSO continue to give them their normal standard diet of apples, Chow, Gravy and bread as outlined in previous emails. Use about 1/2 TEASPOON of Kaopectate (or Peptobismol) – and 1 TEASPOON of Glide-a-Mins per standard-sized cup of yogurt.

:-). Therefore, getting in this habit both before – and after – handling your pets is always a good idea :-), ****************** ONE LAST THING ********************, About the only other kind of non-life-threatening “illness” (if you can call it that) which baby sugar bears can occasionally come down with is an eye infection. 4) Possibly an additional hydro shot every other day for the next week or so (depending on how severe the dehydration was).

Now, if you happen to be one of those “extra cautious” parents who wants to be prepared for anything, you can go ahead and whip up a batch of this and just keep it in the freezer. b) In a separate bowl, crush the Glide-R-Chow into fine powder. Like everything else covered so far, this is an easy problem to detect – and very simple to treat…. Therefore, by printing out all the above information and taking it with you to the Vet – (as well as asking them to join the ASGV™) – it will save you a lot of time; and your Vet will be reassured that all aspects of our care and diet are in fact OPTIMAL for these little guys. She will stay there until she feels much better or the time for her to pass comes. This sounds possibly like hind leg paralysis and he needs to see a vet as soon as possible.

Glider Seizure? sunnypanda Super Glider 211 Posts . Now, in many cases if you call ahead to their office, they may tell you they do not work on these animals. Though the cause for the seizures were never identified, rehoming to …

NOTHING else. His legs also twitch a lot. ************************************************************************, Ok, now that we’ve got all that “legal stuff” out of the way, let’s dive into today’s topic. I received a call, as I was away from Luna, for work, and drove home in the middle of the night to be with her. 1) This Special Report You’re Reading Right Now, 2) Both Special Reports “Transitioning your Sugar Bears to a Healthy & Nutritious Diet” and “What Every Veterinarian Needs to Know about Sugar Gliders”. The Glide-a-Mins have a specially-formulated mixture of good digestive bacteria and enzymes that – along with the yogurt – will help ‘jump-start’ their little digestive systems. These emails – while rare – are our TOP PRIORITY – and we will ALWAYS try to get back to you immediately. They should be able to identify the problem very easily :-). This is roughly about HALF a teaspoon. Most illnesses are treatable, but left untreated, something simple can become life threatening once it becomes systemic.

If you do happen to notice a “bump” or “lump” ANYWHERE on your sugar bear’s face (not on the eye itself) – take it to your Vet immediately. Again, for much more detailed information on how to treat this – or any kind of medication condition in these animals – simply ask them to go to www.ASGV.org and join the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians™.

If you ever encounter a health related issue or concern you should email healthemergency@pocketpetsonline.com (also available under “contacts” on our website). Therefore, if you are EVER in any doubt, ALWAYS err on the side of caution and take a sick baby to the Vet. If they STILL don’t like it, the best thing is to probably get them to a Vet RIGHT away – because this usually means that whatever is wrong has already gotten to the point where only medication will help. Xfilefan's Gimli just a few hours before passing on to the Rainbow Bridge. Basically, you can tell if an eye infection is starting when all of a sudden one of your baby’s eyes swells shut – gets crusty – or noticeably turns either blueish or a milky white. a) Using a blender, thoroughly mix the warm water, honey, and Glid-A-Mins. Then, if it’s not blueish or milky white in color – just wait a few hours and see if it closes again. Therefore, if you find it necessary to give them this mix, it’s usually best to discontinue it as soon as they have been acting normally for 5-7 days with firm stools :-). Sugar gliders can live twelve or more years if cared for properly. As we have mentioned in previous emails, the ASGV™ is a “vets-only” association that is free to all licensed Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. In other words, if you give them sweet, FUN stuff all day to eat – they’ll definitely eat it. For more specific information on: 1) why this is important, 2) where to get the right lamp & bulb, and 3) why NOT to use a space heater near your babies cage, check out the free guide entitled: “Keeping Healthy”. 03:56:10 PM. If, however, you don’t catch it early, it can get serious very quickly, require surgery, and even kill an animal. help!!!! Realistically, the chance of having any health related issue is very slim however nothing is more important than you’re baby’s wellness so it’s important that you are very familiar with this guide in particular so you know what to look for and how to deal with it. In addition, the following is a special “EMERGENCY RESCUE MIX” that we’ve found works wonders in a very short period of time. This is Luna my Sugar Glider. HOWEVER, under periods of stress (like the kind associated with traveling across the country and moving to a new family) it can SOMETIMES “bloom” inside their digestive tracts and cause a wide range of problems; including severe dehydration.

This video is unavailable. They will almost always eat this mix before anything else, (which should be about 50% of their overall diet while they are sick), but this way they will have PLENTY of other nourishment to heal their little body. If you email us we can usually recommend a sugar glider specialist within driving distance of you. kyro298 Glider Sprinkles CO, USA 15262 Posts www permalink . This stress extends all the way down to the cellular level – causing every system in the baby’s body to effectively go into “crisis mode”. f) Serve approximately 2-4 Tablespoons of this mixture to the potentially-sick sugar bear evenly THROUGHOUT the course of each day. They’ll LOVE it, but only feed it to them as an OCCASIONAL treat. Sugar gliders still have "wild instincts". If you don’t want to use apple juice or Gatorade, you can also substitute Pedialite (made for human babies) because it doesn’t have the high-fructose corn syrup contained in Gatorade – but either works equally well in most circumstances. All material, including photographs, protected by copyright © Suz' Sugar Gliders.

2) Giving them an ongoing oral medication for a few days; like either Albon (a banana-flavored paste that also goes by the scientific name: Sulfadimethoxine), Panacur (scientific name: Fenbendazole) or Flagyl (scientific name: Metronidazole).