|Foxiedust Posted - Jun 04 2019 : 10:37:04 PM
Hello so I just adopt 3 gliders which consist of mom, dad, and their kid (I just got them three days ago). my friend who helps me adopt them told me that the previous owner used to give them a lot of mealworms, which then resulted in all my gliders now obese. When they got here, the same friend told me to change their diets so they won’t have any health problems. So I started changing their diets to cucumbers and I also started reducing their amount of food.
They seem fine at first, finishing all their foods, behaving normally, etc. But yesterday, I caught the kid eating her own poop, and according to all the info that I read, it could be because of the lack of nutrition. So I started giving them baby food (which is safe for them) and sure enough, I haven’t seen the kid eat her own poop. But today, I caught the mom eating her own poop! I asked my friend about this and she said that it’s because they usually given huge amount of food so they need to eat anything there when there is no food left. But the mom still eat her own poop when they still have some food left! She even eat the baby food again after she ate the poop.
I want to bring them to the vet but I don’t have enough money yet to bring them since the exotic pet vet is really expensive here in my country. I read a few post that said gliders eating poop is a normal behavior, but I can’t help getting worried seeing them like that. But i’ll sure bring them to the vet when I have save enough money. Can I do something about this in the meantime saving money for the vet?
P.s: I gave them honey water as treats sometimes, and I haven’t caught the dad eating his own poop.