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Anyone know how to make a collar and what to use???? We need it!!!!
Anyone know how to make a collar and what to use???? We need it!!!!
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Jul 18 2007
05:57:54 PM
Ok, so my glider has been overgrooming, and now, shes biting her butt, people say that can kill them, and it says make a collar. And what can I use to make a collar?????
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Jul 18 2007
06:02:06 PM
Ahsaehr Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ahsaehr's Photo Album Ahsaehr's Journal USA 3478 Posts
There is a way to make a collar in the gliderpedia http://www.sugarglider.com/gliderpedia/index.asp?collar Get her in the collar, take her to the vet. I wrote those directions they are better for smaller gliders.
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Jul 18 2007
06:04:50 PM
Ahsaehr Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ahsaehr's Photo Album Ahsaehr's Journal USA 3478 Posts
HOLD HER AND KEEP HER FROM DOING IT UNTIL YOU CAN GET HER IN A COLLAR. it will take a few tries to get them in the collar, and she'll fight it.

Takee her to a vet and have them run a urinalysis and a fecal smear, it sounds like it could be from depression or stress though from the overgrooming, I'm not exactly sure though only a vet can tell you.
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Jul 18 2007
06:07:46 PM
Zumi Face Hugger USA 416 Posts
Well, its going to be hard to find a exoctic vet!! I havent taken her, her formal owner had taken her before I bought her, so I thought she didnt need it, and i cant get ahold of that person that sold her to us to ask which is her vet! Ive got her with me right now, im crying over it Dx
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Jul 18 2007
06:09:58 PM
Ahsaehr Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ahsaehr's Photo Album Ahsaehr's Journal USA 3478 Posts
Nashville is far away from you, but there is a vet I took neo to that is experienced with SM's. Maybe your family can make a day of it, and visit your sister.

Or if you call the vets around you and say you need a general wellness exam for an exotic animal to check for a UTI or crystals in the urine, they should take her.
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Jul 18 2007
06:11:36 PM
Ahsaehr Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ahsaehr's Photo Album Ahsaehr's Journal USA 3478 Posts
Oh, the vet in Nashville is West Meade VEt, it's in the glider vet listing.

Edited by - Ahsaehr on Jul 18 2007 06:13:26 PM
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Jul 18 2007
06:28:20 PM
Zumi Face Hugger USA 416 Posts
Shes stopped doing it...im gonna get dad help me make a collar, and mom said we cant get a vet right now, this is something from being lonely, right?
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Jul 18 2007
06:29:46 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6682 Posts
A quick and easy e-collar can be made from a plastic lid to a yogurt or similar container. Cut to the center, cut out a teardrop shaped hole large enough for the neck, pad it with a little tape, apply around the neck by overlapping the ends and using a stapler to fasten it. It should not slip off yet it should be able to rotate with effort so that it is not too tight.







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Jul 18 2007
06:30:42 PM
Ahsaehr Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ahsaehr's Photo Album Ahsaehr's Journal USA 3478 Posts
It could be from being lonely, it could be from an infection. If her pee doesn't smell strong and she doesnt hiss when she pees and her poo is normal....with her overgrooming in my (NON PROFFESIONAL) opinion yes, it seems to be from stress or depression. Make sure she eats and drinks normally and keep an eye on her. In her collar you may want to put an old fleece blanket at the bottom of her cage or a hammock since the colar makes it hard to get in pouches. I'm sorry this is happening to you.
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Jul 18 2007
06:36:39 PM
Drakkie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Drakkie's Photo Album Drakkie's Journal USA 1116 Posts
My vet used old Xrays...lol and some kind of tape
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Jul 18 2007
06:39:28 PM
Zumi Face Hugger USA 416 Posts
Shes asleep on me right now, and she seemed to stop, ill still make a collar though. Shes peeing/pooping fine, shes eating fine, and drinkin good.
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Jul 18 2007
07:59:46 PM
LuckyGlider Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit LuckyGlider's Photo Album LuckyGlider's Journal TX, USA 5252 Posts
kazko, those pictures are excellent and so very helpful. Thanks so much for showing them to zumi
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Jul 19 2007
01:05:48 AM
mel Goofy Gorillatoes Visit mel's Photo Album mel's Journal TX, USA 2464 Posts
Did you read Ahsaer's thread on SM? Check the links and phone numbers from both Ahsaer and Tootles.
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Jul 19 2007
04:17:37 AM
Zumi Face Hugger USA 416 Posts
Yes I checked everything, the collar Kazko showed me looks very easy and simple to make, ill get my dad to help me, and we will see what we can do.
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Jul 19 2007
12:13:51 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6682 Posts
The real trick with a collar is to make it a funnel such that the animal cannot reach it's nether regions. This design is borderline and may still allow such especially if done poorly. I need to try a larger lid from a butter container or such and funnel it more to see if that does the trick better. It is ok to cut off the edge as that ads weight and discomfort.
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Anyone know how to make a collar and what to use???? We need it!!!!

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Anyone know how to make a collar and what to use???? We need it!!!!