I just recently adopted a male sugar glider who was from a home where he was left alone way too often. He is very nervous and not friendly at all. I am hoping to tame him in time but it is slow going. My question is about the bald spot on his forehead. I know males have this spot, but his seems to be getting bigger and is scabby around the edges. It really looks like a wound. I'm not sure of his age. He has been bought and sold so many time by now that the most recent previous owner had to guess that he might be as old as 5 years. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
Dec 25 2002 : 09:44:03 PM
Because he is in a new environment he is probably scenting more often. So it might be causing his scent gland on his head to dry out a bit. His chest may be a little more yellow than usual too from scenting. I would just take a q-tip if you can and put a little mineral oil on the dry part on his scent gland on his head. Maybe try when he is sleeping.
Thank you Candice
Nicole C.JoeyUSA28 Posts
Dec 25 2002 : 11:52:40 PM
My female glider also started getting bald spots on her head, and I couldn't figure out why. I took her to the vet, and he couldn't figure out why either, but he stil sent me home with a medication for her,he wasn't quite sure if it would help. About 4 or 5 days later her fur started growing back. We still don't know what it was, but it seemed to help a lot. The bald spots didn't spread to my other Gliders, and she had had them for quite a while before I took her to the vet, so if u have other gliders I don't think u have to worry about it spreading. I hope this helps, Nicole
Dec 27 2002 : 12:12:44 AM
Nicole C, I think what happen to your glider is totally different than what is happening to Krystan's glider. Were the bald spots on your gliders head right above the eyes? If so this is usually caused by over grooming sometimes by stress or change in diet. The stress can be from changing room, changing cages, taking on a vacation, getting a new pet, other major things like that. The over grooming can also be caused from bordom. Being in her cage more than usual.