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My sugar glide has recently bloated and turned aggressive, help?
My sugar glide has recently bloated and turned aggressive, help?
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Dec 22 2011
01:49:53 AM
. I am so worried about my two year old Lilly.......very unusual--- she has been acting completely aggressive for a week--- she looks very bloated in the stomach region which happened suddenly, and she is awake with a constant appetite- eating nonstop, so I have had to remove the food which keeps the other female from being able to eat as usual. It is like she is pregnant... No vomit, no diarrhea, no lethargy?? I can't find a local vet that is willing to examine my Lilly. Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Dec 22 2011
02:26:51 AM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2906 Posts
Where are you located, we could help find a vet.

Do you have a picture of both of your gliders?
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Dec 22 2011
12:26:12 PM
Myra Starting Member 2 Posts
I live near Cincinnati Ohio----
I will try to take pics of them today, they actually look pretty similar-- the only way I can tell them apart is by their tails.
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Dec 22 2011
12:29:10 PM
petluv15 Fuzzy Wuzzy Gliderpedia Editor Visit petluv15's Photo Album petluv15's Journal 1500 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Myra</i>
<br />I live near Cincinnati Ohio----
I will try to take pics of them today, they actually look pretty similar-- the only way I can tell them apart is by their tails.
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Try calling Northgate Animal Hospital -

www.northgateanimal.com/

They are worth the drive and very knowledgable about suggies. Great prices too
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Dec 22 2011
02:35:30 PM
SnowShoez Joey GliderMap 44 Posts
Just in case someone else might have the same problem this could be due to an intestinal blockage.

Intestinal Blockage: Don't hesitate make sure you do as instructed and get to a vet ASAP.

Symptoms:

Abdominal fullness, bloating, or swelling

Vomiting

Diarrhea (if blockage is not complete)

Breath odor

Absence of passage of stool (when blockage is complete)


The partial or complete mechanical blockage of the small or large intestine. The bowel is physically blocked. This most often occurs in sugar gliders when a foreign body is present in the intestines (such as wood, seeds, or millet), blocking the bowel.
Causes:

A foreign body, such as seed husks, seeds, millet, or wood, physically blocks the intestines, allowing fecal matter to build up in the intestines
Prevention:

Never give gliders inexpensive dry cat food

Moisten dry foods for easier digestion

Steer clear of seeds, nuts and other dry foods (however I know many of us do feed pecans but I read that Peanuts also carry a contaminate so peanuts are just not worth the risk this of course would include peanut butter.

I would appreciate knowing what your vet said please so I can also learn.

I'm not able to list all the research data but here is most of it.

Research:

"Sugar Gliders: Gotta' Love 'Em", Kevin Schargen, former President, ISGA, Critters Magazine


Again we should all seek veterinary care immediately! which your doing but don't wait or think it will get better because they can die. Gliders don't show pain easily as it is a danger to show weakness to predictors or their community. So when you see a sudden bloating or aggression, pain, lethargy its probably pretty bad.

Good luck and best wishes please keep me posted thanks,
SnowShoez*


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Dec 22 2011
02:40:08 PM
SnowShoez Joey GliderMap 44 Posts
I Found this on another wonderful site of a person that had the same problem you did with the eating. I hope it helps. I also put the HTML of the website to see that their vet didn't diagnose blockage yet unknown causes. The Suggie did recover.

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Second post to emergency forum in one week... this is insane. I heard hissing mixed with a weird noise coming from the gliders cage just a few minutes ago. I thought one of the joeys was looking for Kiwi, so I went over to look and I was shocked to see it's Kiwi making the noise (Kiwi is my least vocal glider) and she's just sitting on a vine hissing.

I took her out and noticed her belly is extremely large and firm. She is a huge eater and we commented on her eating more than usual tonight (we added in a few fruits and veggies that are part of the BML diet, that they don't always get on a regular basis) - could she have eaten too much? Is she bloating? She continues to hiss every few minutes, but then she runs on her wheel or comes out to play.

I called one of two emergency vets in town and the vet on call is not familiar with sugar gliders at all. I'm waiting for a call back from the second e-vet. Until then, any advice or suggestions?
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Dec 22 2011
03:59:40 PM
NayluBaby Super Glider Visit NayluBaby's Photo Album 254 Posts
it might also be some kind or parasite especially if it has been a while since you took her to a vet. Either way I would not suggest waiting and take her to the vet petluv suggested.
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Dec 22 2011
06:07:22 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2906 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by SnowShoez</i>
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Research:

"Sugar Gliders: Gotta' Love 'Em", Kevin Schargen, former President, ISGA, Critters Magazine
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Please do not reference the ISGA it is another PPP organization. They are not a credible source of veterinarian information because they purposefully give out information that misleads causing people to believe gliders are easy to care for and they often want people to believe gliders do not require veterinarian care.
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Dec 22 2011
06:21:55 PM
SnowShoez Joey GliderMap 44 Posts
I'm sorry vicious but I do not agree with you. Although I don't think everything they write is the gospel, I did agree with them on this one because it supported my experiences with other species as well as other things I have read about sugar gliders and also from my contacts of breeders. A good rule of thumb is not to discount the baby in the bathwater but to glean all advice to the weight of your own convenience,intelligence and resources.
Thanks for your input however, I will be more cautious of ISGA and consider your concerns.

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Dec 22 2011
07:49:08 PM
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As this is a sugar glider advice forum, it would really be ideal if we would only reference information that dealt with either sugar gliders specifically or our own personal experiences. There is already so much misinformation floating around the internet, I understand the common concern that Vicious is bringing up. Also, it's really tricky when you keep bringing up specific veterinary advice, listing conditions and symptoms. Without listing your credentials, you're treading on dangerous territory Snow, that could be taken out of context and do more harm than good.
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Dec 22 2011
07:50:33 PM
Tigerlily88 Face Hugger Visit Tigerlily88's Photo Album KY, USA 842 Posts
And to the OP, that definitely sounds like a call the vet problem to me :)
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Dec 23 2011
08:56:31 PM
angelic4296 Glider USA 177 Posts
There's been a sudden drastic change in behavior and bloating, both for a week now and the glider hasn't been to a vet?....I'd be running to the vet if I were you....
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Dec 23 2011
09:10:45 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2906 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tigerlily88</i>
<br />As this is a sugar glider advice forum, it would really be ideal if we would only reference information that dealt with either sugar gliders specifically or our own personal experiences. There is already so much misinformation floating around the internet, I understand the common concern that Vicious is bringing up. Also, it's really tricky when you keep bringing up specific veterinary advice, listing conditions and symptoms. Without listing your credentials, you're treading on dangerous territory Snow, that could be taken out of context and do more harm than good.
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Someone who gets me, thank you.


Myra, here is another vet. This really seems like something only a vet can provide advice on, no one here could even begin to diagnose an animal, only provide guidance or experience.

All Creatures Animal Hospital [ANDERSON Location]
www.all-creatures.com/

8451 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Oh 45255
(513) 474-5700
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Dec 23 2011
09:16:22 PM
Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Gizmo-n-Roos Mommy's Photo Album OH, USA 1623 Posts
DPatters28 is in the Cincy area also. You could message him to see who he goes to. I think there are a couple of other people on here from that area also.
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Dec 24 2011
10:28:02 AM
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My boy started hissing around a week or so ago. At first I thought it was an intestinal blockage, but turns out it was a UTI.
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