Subject: Re: Lonely Glider
Posted by Thomas on July 05, 1999 at 12:16:31:

In Reply to: Lonely Glider posted by Donna on July 04, 1999 at 22:16:08:

Your glider won't pick up the nasty behaviour, he already has learned to trust you. Animals learn faster by watching others of the same kind...she will trust you faster.

Your boy should be fixed instead of the female. It is pretty straight-forward procedure for any veterinarian who has dealt with small exotic animals. The veterinarian should be willing to call another vet that has done the procedure. Dissolvable stitches should be used and it should be done in the morning. The vet office should have assistants that are able to check on the animals to make sure they aren't nibbling on their stitches. Even though the metabolism rate of gliders is high, they still shouldn't be fed 6 hours before the surgery...and should have light food available for afterwards. If the vet isn't confident in performing the surgery, go to someone else.

When you take your glider home that evening, continue watching to be sure he isn't trying to take his stitches out.


Follow Ups: