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Jun 20 2008
11:47:45 AM
Just wondering can suggies get flees? I have other pets in the house, couple of dogs and a cat.
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Jun 20 2008
01:42:50 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Yes, suggies can get fleas - and mites and ticks. Another reason to keep them away from all other household pets.

It will be important to treat your dogs and cats for fleas. Suggies cant be treated and since they are so tiny, a flea or tick could be life threatening to them.
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Jun 20 2008
03:14:39 PM
Flutter Super Glider Visit Flutter's Photo Album 205 Posts
if they did get fleas,how do you get rid of them?
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Jun 20 2008
03:37:12 PM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
Wow - I guess I learn something new every day. I'd read that suggies couldn't get fleas because their fur is too dense.
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Jun 21 2008
12:34:07 AM
prdycool Face Hugger GliderMap Visit prdycool's Photo Album prdycool's Journal USA 690 Posts
The safest way I know of to get rid of fleas on smaller animals (I've used this on baby kittens) is lemon scented dishsoap. I don't know that it would be possible or safe to give a suggie a lemon soap bath, but if you are desperate that might do it. Maybe some of the suggie dry shampoo out there could kill them also?
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Jun 21 2008
02:45:43 AM
acquila Super Glider GliderMap Visit acquila's Photo Album acquila's Journal OR, USA 229 Posts
I don't know if this would work on gliders, but I once had a tiny netherland dwarf rabbit and it had a coupe flees so I boiled sme water and put sliced chunks of lemo init over night and then sprayed it on the rabbit, it got rid of the flees, but I don't know if this would be safe, what do you think? thankfully i haven' had to deal with flees on my gliders, and yes i also have other pets.
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Jun 21 2008
06:33:05 AM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
Okay - Now I understand where I got the info that gliders can't get fleas: Gliders-R-US. Figures. And, that information is quoted all over the web. When I was first researching gliders I came across their website. Didn't know they were a mill then.

I did read something interesting today: Putting fresh Eucalyptus leaves and sticks in their cage will keep fleas away. Apparently, you should put a leaf in their bag(s) also. I have no idea if this really works. The following site is one of the places making these claims:

www.eucproducts.com/

Anyone ever try eucalyptus?
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Jun 21 2008
10:00:45 AM
Eric C Retired GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Eric C's Photo Album Eric C's Journal TX, USA 2316 Posts
I'm not sure if any of these home remedies work.

The page at www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/171600.htm makes suggestions on what to use for external parasites. I strongly suggest talking to a vet, sometimes mites can be just under the skin and a vet would need to look at a skin scraping under a microscope in order to determine if the animal is infested.
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Jun 21 2008
10:03:53 AM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I've ordered from them lots of times..mine seem to really like the eucalyptus the first day I put it in but not so much after that. I do love the smell too. The go insane for apple tree branches. Catman gave me some that had blossoms on them and they went crazy. Try the eucalyptus and see if they like it. Some really do!
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Jun 21 2008
08:04:31 PM
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit THEHYLAND's Photo Album FL, USA 4774 Posts
just fyi Dakota and Maverick do not have flees. I was just wondering because I have other pets.

Thanks for the info
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Jun 21 2008
09:28:00 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6688 Posts
Home remedies wont get rid of other parasites. Possums and a few other wilds carry a not so well known parasite called stictite. My four-eyed's had it. It latches on to the hair and most vets dont even know to look for it and it probably doesnt show up in a skin scrape or a float. My vet is a crazy possum lover and she goes the extra mile for stuff like this. She applied half a dose of the typical back-of-the-neck cat parasite drug. The dug gets into the bloodstream and kills all parasites that feed. I believe it was branded as Revolution for cats.
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Jun 23 2008
08:22:20 PM
Flutter Super Glider Visit Flutter's Photo Album 205 Posts
fleas dont like lemons?
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Jun 23 2008
09:47:00 PM
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit THEHYLAND's Photo Album FL, USA 4774 Posts
Thanks
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Jul 31 2008
11:24:19 PM
Luv2bsingn Starting Member GliderMap USA 1 Posts
Just some Information I picked up from the Merck Veterinary Manual:

www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/171600.htm

Paragraph of intrest concerning fleas on your suggies:

Internal parasites rarely cause disease, but strongyle eggs have been seen on fecal flotation. The recorded internal parasites are nematodes of the genus Parastrongyloides and Paraustrostrongylus and a liver trematode of the genus Athesmia . Wild sugar glider nests generally contain a range of host-specific mites and fleas, but ectoparasites are uncommon in captivity. Dusting with carbaryl powder (50 g/kg) has been effective in controlling fleas and mites. Both the nest and the animal should be treated. Ivermectin (0.2 mg/kg, SC or PO) has also been used to control internal and external parasites.

Hope this helps.

Edited by - Luv2bsingn on Jul 31 2008 11:25:01 PM
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Jul 31 2008
11:44:49 PM
SuggieBoi Super Glider GliderMap Visit SuggieBoi's Photo Album TX, USA 271 Posts
i am so glad i treat my dog for fleas and the apartment does outside spraying for them, but for a dog or cat if they get fleas even if they are treated, give them a bath is PLAIN dawn liquid dish soap. for fleas in the carpet, take table salt and sprinkle all over the carpet, let stand overnight and then vaccumm, the stuff in salt sucks out the blood in the fleas.

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