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my suggie wont eat at all
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Nov 07 2008
09:13:23 PM
he wont eat at all i dunno what to do all hes eating is sugar cookies and he sleeps 95% percent of the time
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Nov 07 2008
09:15:44 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Kaylie, what else are you offering or what have you tried? He really can't eat the cookies. They are SO bad for him. He needs his fruits, veggies and proteins to have energy too. Is he on a certain diet? If you can give us a little more info, I'm sure we can help.
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Nov 07 2008
09:35:54 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
You really have to change his diet immediately. I suggest you give him some Vanilla Ensure along with some fruits and vegetables. He isnt getting any nutrition at all from cookies.

No more cookies...he cant survive eating cookies. This is serious...

If you have any questions, please ask. We will be more than glad to help you in any way we can.
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Nov 07 2008
09:37:40 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
the person i got him from had him on cat food it worked at first he wont touch it now
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Nov 07 2008
09:39:17 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
ive tried meat sunflower seeds hes drinking water tho
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Nov 07 2008
09:40:29 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Please understand how serious this is. He cant survive on just cat food, either. Make him a scrambled or boiled egg (no seasonings). He needs protein.

Do you have any frozen vegetables? Do you have any fruit?
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Nov 07 2008
09:41:23 PM
mysugsanme Glider Visit mysugsanme's Photo Album 89 Posts
okay, I am going to try to word this so it doesn't sound so bad, but you HAVE to stop feeding him this stuff. you NEED to get him in to see the VET ASAP and get him on an approved diet like Rita and Kyro have already said. I hope he is okay.
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Nov 07 2008
09:45:54 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
i am getting him some carrots and like varied fruit 2mrow
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Nov 07 2008
09:46:11 PM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
sounds like he's depressed. is he alone?

please try the things everyone said. you also may want to consider taking him to the vet.

also please keep us posted on how he's doing.
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Nov 07 2008
09:52:32 PM
mysugsanme Glider Visit mysugsanme's Photo Album 89 Posts
is there any way you could get to the store and at least get him some mixed fruits and veggies now? he really needs it sweety! can you imagine going without the nutrients that you need for as long as he has? and he can't do it for himself. I really hope he's alright, but this is serious. I hope you can get it tonight.
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Nov 07 2008
09:53:42 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
the guy i got him from said he could survie alone with alot of human interaction and i would think hes depressed but like 2nite hes bouncing off the walls and trying to eat anything with sugar in it
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Nov 07 2008
09:53:43 PM
mtb Face Hugger Visit mtb's Photo Album USA 950 Posts
I hope he gets to the vet and gets to feeling well. What are meat sunflower seeds,where do you get them, and are they good for gliders?
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Nov 07 2008
09:55:18 PM
mysugsanme Glider Visit mysugsanme's Photo Album 89 Posts
they "can" survive alone, but they really do do better in pairs and I really think you ought to get him on a good diet and get him a friend. how old is he do you know?
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Nov 07 2008
09:56:22 PM
mysugsanme Glider Visit mysugsanme's Photo Album 89 Posts
I think she may have meant she was feeding him meat and sunflower seeds.
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Nov 07 2008
09:57:44 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
He doesnt need carrots right now. He needs some nutrition. Cant you fix him a scrambled egg???

Kalieray800 - we have told you what you need to do. His not having good food is going to make him very sick.
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Nov 07 2008
09:58:02 PM
mtb Face Hugger Visit mtb's Photo Album USA 950 Posts
Oh.
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Nov 07 2008
10:00:19 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
hes like 5 months my mom is running to the store
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Nov 07 2008
10:07:45 PM
mysugsanme Glider Visit mysugsanme's Photo Album 89 Posts
awesome!!!!
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Nov 07 2008
10:10:55 PM
LovingLife123 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit LovingLife123's Photo Album LovingLife123's Journal USA 1069 Posts

Oh my. Definitely get him some fruits and veggies. Protien is definitely a must! Do as Rita say and scramble him an egg with no seasoning. You must must must stop feeding him sugar cookies... just b/c he is a SUGAR glider doesn't mean he can eat sugar. If you don't stop feeding him things with tons of sugar in it he will have a VERY short life span. Good luck!
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Nov 07 2008
10:13:40 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Here are examples of things he can eat:

Fruits: apples, pears, grapes, watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, berries, peaches, cherries, mango, papaya, nectarines, kiwi.

Veggies: Corn (limited), peas, green beans, carrots, zuchini, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach, spring mixed greens, squash, garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomato (limited-I guess that should be with fruits)

Proteins: baked chicken (plain or soaked in apple juice before baking/broiling), very lean beef plain, turkey baked/broiled (not deli meat or meat sticks), egg (mine love it mixed w/spinach), cottage cheese, yogurt, tofu (very limited)

You should get some vanilla or berry Ensure to keep on hand too. Jarred baby food is OK in a pinch but CANNOT have onion or garlic. Also watch for salts and preservatives.

Limit nuts. They are very fatty and should be raw or roasted without salt or seasonings.

He needs to have some from each group every night. Without proper diet, he will not live a long life at all. It does not matter how they "appear" on the outside. Gliders hide sickness normally until it's too late, unless their owner is VERY observant.

Edited by - kyro298 on Nov 07 2008 10:16:33 PM
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Nov 07 2008
10:19:09 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Your mom should come read info on here too. The more you both know, the more you can help each other out-especially if you aren't around for some reason and especially if she does the grocery shopping. Tell her "thank you"!
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Nov 07 2008
10:24:52 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
That's so wonderful you Mom was willing to go to the store so late in the evening to get this little guy some good food. You are on the right track!!! Thank you for being concerned about him!
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Nov 07 2008
11:04:41 PM
Gizzynator Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Gizzynator's Photo Album TX, USA 691 Posts
wow.. i really hope you can get him t take in the new diet. he sounds like he needs it BAD.
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Nov 08 2008
02:42:01 AM
Cheddy Glider Visit Cheddy's Photo Album 186 Posts
Why don't you try the Leadbeaters mix? At least there is honey in it that I am sure your little guy loves.I also usggest you bring him to an exotic vet to do a wellness exam to make sure he is healthy. And you really gotta stop feeding him sugar cookies. Any processed food is bad for gliders.And I sure do hope you are NOT feeding him chocolate. It is fatal to gliders.Oh yeah, for good source of protein, try feed crickets and mealworms to your baby. But mealworms should be in moderate, say 5 small ones per day since your baby is pretty small still.All gliders love them and they are their natural protein source. Mine loves them and crickets too.
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Nov 08 2008
06:34:37 AM
Buffie Super Glider Visit Buffie's Photo Album 224 Posts
My glider had trouble in the beginning too. I posted here and everyone was very helpful with the diet information. Bella is a fussy fuzz butt and it took a while for her to eat what is good for her (or for that matter anything). I will say that I did buy the ensure so I knew she was at least getting some protien and calcium, she would eat a half a grape, and baby cereal with a drop of honey and blended apples in it. She did not like the Leadbeaters diet but will now eat BML. She loves the worms (Nalla doesn't like these at all). She hates water, I have it for her in her cage but it doesn't disappear very fast-I do mix pomagranet nectar 1/4 with 3/4 water and she will drink that. She has been much better since Nalla came along.
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Nov 08 2008
07:23:35 AM
Rach Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Rach's Photo Album 626 Posts
Mysuganme, I am not trying to be nasty, but it isnt a good idea to tell ppl they can survive on thier own. This is possibly a classic example of why they SHOULD NEVER be on thier own, they are a colony animal NEED thier own kind for company.
He sounds like he could be lonely and depressed and possibly suffering from malnutrition from the previous owners ignorance.

Edited by - Rach on Nov 08 2008 07:24:35 AM
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Nov 08 2008
07:50:17 AM
noeld2006 Super Glider GliderMap Visit noeld2006's Photo Album USA 371 Posts
poor baby...i'm glad he has such a caring mommy now :) Sounds like you are on the right track to getting this little guy better. Definitely read up on sugar gliders, this site is does a very good job of helping new owners. Look around it and read some of the old posts.

Here are a few sites on diet:
http://www.thepetglider.com/index/the-pet-glider-nutrition-system/the-pet-glider-nutrition-system.html (this is what i feed my gliders)
BML http://www.angelfire.com/nb/sugarglider/leadbeat.html
HPW http://www.gliderdad79.com/hpw.php

There are many others so do some research and see what your little guy likes.

I agree with everyone else by saying that your glider will definitely need a new friend. These animals are very social and need to be around other gliders to be happy. I'm not sure where you live, but there are a ton of sugar gliders up for adoption so do some research, i know there are at least two shelters in texas, and if you look on craigslist.com you are bound to find someone who is giving away their glider.


Good luck and keep us posted
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Nov 08 2008
12:27:07 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
he wont anything at all except a valinna wafer he wont eat fruit or vegtables he is drinkning a lot of water id hate have to force feed him
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Nov 08 2008
12:30:11 PM
kaylieray800 Joey 14 Posts
he licks at straw berries tho
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Nov 08 2008
12:54:52 PM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
Kaylie, the reason I posted about being alone is because I was also told that they could survive alone. I originally only got Gizmo because I wanted him to bond to ME. I am home most of the time since I work from home and he got TONS of interaction. However, I am not a glider and could do some of the things he does or curl up in the pouch with him (although I do lay my head down close to them sometimes!).

Anyway, after about 6 months he started to act different. I'd go in near his cage and he'd be awake and seem to be just staring off into space. Then I noticed his "bald spot" started to grow. I came here and found out he was self-mutilating and depressed and could get really sick and die.

The following weekend I went and got Roo. Within hours, he was back to his normal self and after a while his "bald spot" completely disappeared.

Please, even though people tell you they can survive on their own, they do not have the quality of life they deserve. It would be like you living without any human contact. Yes, you could survive but it would be awfully boring and lonely.

Edited to add: And please quit offering him things he shouldn't have. As long as he's getting those things, he probably won't eat the things he should. Like a small child, if you offer them cookies they'll take that and not eat their veggies!

Edited by - Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy on Nov 08 2008 12:56:26 PM
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Nov 08 2008
12:57:22 PM
Munchies Mom Super Glider GliderMap Visit Munchies Mom's Photo Album USA 270 Posts
stop feeding him vanilla wafers. They are not good for him.
Try pureeing some melon and spinach with some PLAIN lowfat yogurt and A TOUCH of honey, then mixing it with some scrambled egg. Pureeing some things at first might help if he is a fuss budget and only likes licking at things.
He NEEDS to see a vet. If he is only licking at stuff, he maybe having a problem with his teeth or have some kind of infections. Things go from bad to worse with these little guys VERY quickly and no problems should be taken lightly.
These guys require a lot of work and lots of research on their diet and nutrition.
Good luck.
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