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Spitting up/Foaming at the Mouth?
Spitting up/Foaming at the Mouth?
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Nov 13 2009
03:58:09 PM
The girl I was hoping to get the rescue from said that her mom liked the glider too much, so I'm not getting her, sadly.

But one thing she told me when she was asking me questions was very concerning. She said that when the glider is taken out of her cage, she spits up/foams at the mouth...?

What could that be? What does it look like when a sugar glider vomits? I've never seen one vomit, so I'm not sure if it looks like what she's describing.

She said that she's fine after she calms down.

She's a 5 or 6 year old single female glider, fed baby food, fruits and veggies, along with "other unhealthy stuff."

Please note that this is NOT my sugar glider, otherwise she would have been rushed to the vet.
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Nov 13 2009
04:04:48 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
I have No clue. I'm sorry im not much help. mabye Goldwinger,Kyro, mabye even Rita would know.
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Nov 13 2009
04:08:45 PM
our2girlz Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit our2girlz's Photo Album United States 2362 Posts
I don't know either, but it doesn't sound good. The suggie needs a vet. I know I read your previous post so it is doubtful you could get them to take her to the vet, but maybe you could tell them that there is no way the suggie should be doing that and she really needs help like yesturday.
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Nov 13 2009
04:34:08 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
All I know is that it isn't normal so she really needs to go to a vet. Seems like we had a post that discussed them vomiting. Let me see if I can find it.
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Nov 13 2009
04:36:12 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6686 Posts
I've had them since 1997 and I have never seen this before so it sounds serious. She could be having light seizures onset by the excitement of being out. She could have developed a herniated stomach or similar result which causes her food to eject with activiy. Camels foam at the mouth when sexually excited but I havent ever seen this in gliders. Whatever the cause, it is not one bit normal so I would be worried.
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Nov 13 2009
04:38:22 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Here's the post I was thinking of and like Kazko said, it's referring to seizures:

http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22713
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Nov 13 2009
04:40:17 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
Get them to take her to the vet ASAP. Here's the thread Kyro referred to: http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23704 Maybe you can offer to take her for them (but they pay the bill); this might be a foot in the door toward owning her.
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Nov 13 2009
04:41:56 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Yes! That was the other one. Thanks!
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Nov 13 2009
04:43:47 PM
our2girlz Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit our2girlz's Photo Album United States 2362 Posts
Lol I was too lated I just found that old thread too.
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Nov 13 2009
04:45:31 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
Teamwork!
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Nov 13 2009
05:57:45 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
whatevers wrong we need to find out. If i was infront of the owners they'd be getting an ear full!!! shes not on the right diet, probably needs a wellness check, and friend. im so upset u didnt get her.poor little dear!! i just can't stand to think of what will happen to her. if they really loved her they'd have given her too u. they don't know what they are doing. we will probably lose a life from these selfish people!!! it angers me so deeply!!
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Nov 13 2009
08:38:29 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Please try to convince them she needs to see a vet asap. Poor little thing.
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Nov 13 2009
09:09:35 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
Please do. it would make me feel a little bit better.
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Nov 13 2009
09:13:08 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
I asked my vet what it might be, and he said that they would have to probably do bloodwork and such to find the cause. Fair enough. He also mentioned that excessive drooling is often caused by stress.

I'm going to text her and tell her that she needs to be seen by a vet because her life could be at risk. I'm going to ask for more details as to what it looks like when she's doing that. She also mentioned that she gets twitchy and still - so I'm guessing it could possibly her having a seizure, as mentioned before? I haven't read the links yet.
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Nov 13 2009
09:30:50 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
Good. as you should.
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Nov 14 2009
02:14:15 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
I read those links, and then I asked EXACTLY what she did when she was foaming at the mouth.

Non responsive, stares off into space, drools/foams at the mouth, twitches/shakes... sounds like seizures to me....

I'm not sure, but I would guess that these could be seizures related to sudden excitement of being out of her cage? But I'm not sure, since she's not on the best diet. I'm guessing excitement though, because she said she only does it when she's taken out of her cage.

I told her that she NEEDS to be seen by a vet. No response yet....
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Nov 14 2009
02:21:38 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
well my thoughts are with that poor little suggie. make sure to give us an update as soon as u here from them!!!
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Nov 14 2009
02:53:07 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
Since she didn't respond, I asked her if she knew of a sugar glider vet she could take her to, and that if she doesn't, I could give her the name of mine. I made it clear that it's URGENT that she sees a vet, as it could very well be life or death for Sugar.
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Nov 14 2009
02:55:18 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
Good. hopefully the message got through to her. i think im the only one who is still waiting. lol.
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Nov 14 2009
03:56:32 PM
Brittney569 Super Glider Visit Brittney569's Photo Album USA 259 Posts
Well not to sure if gliders can get this but this sounds like rabies to me. I have seen it in animals and they look fine until they snap then you must put them down. I hope thats not what it has.
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Nov 14 2009
04:15:10 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
i didnt think gliders could get rabies.....
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Nov 14 2009
07:10:59 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
I don't think it's rabies. Everything she described sounds like a seizure.

She's a single female glider, 5 or 6 years old, that never gets any play time, and the girl told me that she only does it when she takes her out of her cage. Stares off into space or into a light, is unresponsive, twitches a bit, and drools/foams at the mouth. I think it could be seizures triggered from the excitement of getting out to play. :(
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Nov 14 2009
07:22:12 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
Not to mention the fact that she never sees another living thing except through her cage bars. :(
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Nov 14 2009
11:04:59 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I highly doubt it's rabies too. I'm sure they theoretically could get it, but wouldn't they have to be bitten by another animal infected with it?
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Nov 14 2009
11:12:05 PM
suggieluver02 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit suggieluver02's Photo Album suggieluver02's Journal 442 Posts
i thought so. because through all my research i have only found a bone disease that is like the worst thing to happen.(lack of calcium) but i agree u would probably have to get bitten by another animal that has it. but if that ever happened emergency vet visit is not a choice. for humans u have to get to a doctor amediatly for shots and crap.
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Nov 15 2009
05:23:25 PM
Essika Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Essika's Photo Album Essika's Journal ON, CA 581 Posts
Any updates?

If she still hasn't taken her to the vets I would call the local humane society. Hopefully they will intervene and take that poor girl away from people unwilling to care for her.
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Nov 15 2009
05:29:11 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
She hasn't even made an appointment yet because "she's so busy." I scheduled Atreyu's appointment when I was at Wal-Mart, and it took about two minutes.

I'm not sure what the humane society will do with her, so I'm a little hesitant in calling them in....
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Nov 15 2009
06:01:39 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
Ask them to foster her to you. They'll need a foster home where she'll be well taken care of; what better place than yours?
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Nov 15 2009
06:06:11 PM
Konotashi Super Glider Konotashi's Journal 271 Posts
I didn't even think of that. Hm. What I'm worried about though, is how much the vet bill will cost. I have a vet fund, but it's not much, and I don't know if bloodwork, x-rays, or whatever she needs to have done will be in my budget. I do have some photography and drawings I want to sell specifically for a vet fund....
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