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Missing Hair on Tip of Tail
Missing Hair on Tip of Tail
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Nov 08 2019
06:50:20 PM
I was trimming nails today and as always I check their bodies for injuries or anything abnormal. Sadly, today I found something. My four year old male, Finn, is missing hair on the tip of his tail.

I have three ideas as to why he's missing hair. He was injured or he's over grooming due to his diet or stress.

One of their wheels fell the other week and it may have injured him and I didn't notice until now.

I have noticed he's been turning brown again lately (did this when I had them on instant). I figured out his sisters, Bell and Quinn, have been hogging the HPW (not instant). Because of this I have been putting two bowls in the cage, not one, and increased it from one teaspoon per glider to two. The instruction say 1-2 teaspoons per glider, adjust to maintain proper body weight. They've been on this diet for years now, and the other two gliders are still a normal grey color. I also noticed he was getting very aggressive around the fruits and vegetables, so I have been putting two bowls in on different sides of the cage.

I also just moved out of my parent's place about three months ago. I now live with a cat, but the glider have their own room that that cat is NEVER allowed in. Finn in particular appeared to love exploring the new room. Every time I open the cage to feed them, he is out running and exploring while his sisters just chill in the cage.

There are no new toys, but they have decided they love to sleep with plastic bracelets and throw plastic shot glasses around. They are in the same big cage with no changes to it.

What do you guys think? How can I fix this before it becomes worse?
I tried posting a picture but it doesn't work.
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Missing Hair on Tip of Tail

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Missing Hair on Tip of Tail