This morning while playing with my suggies in the bathroom, one of them got to my coffee cup and got in a few gulps before I could pull him away. Normally they don't like the smell of coffee and stay away from the cup, but he must have been feeling extra brave, or extra thirsty, and wanted to try some.
My question is if anyone knows what the effects of this might be. I know coffee is on the "do not feed" list, but is it toxic in small doses like chocolate? Should I be concerned?
Omis n Kais g-maPouch ProtectorTX, USA7273 Posts
May 16 2012 : 10:22:03 AM
Take him to the vet now please.
shadowGoofy GorillatoesMO, USA2332 Posts
May 16 2012 : 10:27:06 AM
or maybe at least call your vet and ask them. its better to be safe then sorry. i hope the only bad side effect from this will be an overly hyper glider lol.
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May 16 2012 : 10:32:03 AM
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packjazzStarting Member3 Posts
May 16 2012 : 10:58:15 AM
Called my vet, he said it should be fine, it's not harmful if ingested in small doses. I'll keep en eye on him tonight when he wakes up.
JazzNZoeysmomZippy GlidershortsUSA5349 Posts
May 16 2012 : 11:37:12 AM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by packjazz</i> <br />Called my vet, he said it should be fine, it's not harmful if ingested in small doses. I'll keep en eye on him tonight when he wakes up. <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
Wakes up!!! I'd think the little guy would be bouncing off the walls.
crazed_girlFace HuggerUSA418 Posts
May 16 2012 : 11:43:54 AM
Haha.. JavaJava JavaJava Java Java JavaJava!! It will be like George of the Jungle!
On a serious note, I hope he is okay and nothing bad happens to your baby. <3
StellaAnLunaFuzzy Wuzzy1063 Posts
May 16 2012 : 11:51:38 AM
I hope you're baby is okay, keep us updated on the little guy.
lilangelsSuper Glider315 Posts
May 16 2012 : 01:08:45 PM
Might be a really good idea to invest in a covered cup that the gliders can't drink out of. I do think with my iced tea because i don't want any oooops moments.
May 16 2012 : 01:37:40 PM
I would also wonder how much actual coffee he got... I know when I drink coffee, it's closer to a dessert than a cup o' joe! [More cream and sugar, for those missing my jokes] In that case, he might have some not fun poops if you use dairy creamer. Maybe he liked the smell? I use flavored creamer, usually vanilla, which I'm sure some suggies might think to be awesome.
Wow,that was a fast caffeine crash! I was waiting for you to tell stories of him moving faster than the speed of light.
May 16 2012 : 04:08:28 PM
i hope he's okay~
TJones09Fuzzy Wuzzy1991 Posts
May 16 2012 : 04:33:46 PM
Note to self: Bring no beverages to suggie playtime, or use a covered cup, excellent idea lilangels! Or a bottle of water, lol.
I like to bring my girls to the bathroom in the morning also, but sometimes if I'm not sleeping well, I'll take them in the middle of the night. I have no windows in there anyway, so I bring a battery lantern and keep it on low so I can keep an eye on them, but not too harsh of light for them to play in.
Please update when able, curious to see how it goes.
Edited by - TJones09 on May 16 2012 04:37:15 PM
packjazzStarting Member3 Posts
May 19 2012 : 03:25:17 PM
My little guy is doing fine, I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary that next night.
The coffee was black so there was nothing in it that "should" have attracted him to it. From now on I'm definitely going to put my coffee in a covered travel mug before playtime. Luckily it had been out a while so it wasn't super hot or anything.
I think what happened was that a few weeks ago he was sitting on my shoulder as I brought him from his cage to the bathroom for play time, and I was carrying a glass of water. He scampered up my arm to check it out and proceeded to take a sip. I think he knows now that "cups" are places to get a drink of water so when he saw the coffee cup he assumed it had water inside.