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Red nose, runny poop
Red nose, runny poop
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Jan 01 2020
10:44:21 PM
We got two gliders, Toffee and Wizard, about a month ago. They're about a year and a half old. We gave them foods that we give our other glider as the previous owner didn't detail what they were given but we tried to keep the diet roughly the same. Here's the list of foods we've given them:

Mango, eggs (boiled and scrambled), boiled chicken, sweet potatoes, pears, apples, grapes, carrots, kale, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, yogurt, apple sauce.

All seeds and nuts were given in moderation, we've given them tons of protein and they've been having a lot of yogurt, apple sauce, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

The newest foods that we can't be sure that they're tried are boiled chicken, sweet potatoes, pears, nuts/seeds, and mango. We were told that they were on TPG diet, which does include yogurt, so it shouldn't be the lactose causing the odd poop. They regularly drink diluted gatorade, apple juice, and pedialyte. We've given them gatorade most nights and then switched to apple juice, which seems to have correlated but I could be thinking too far? We're now giving them pedialyte more regularly.

We've retired all new foods and gave boiled eggs last night, poop was orange and is now a mid tone green, but is still runny. The red nose has been lasting for some time, but we've monitored it over the past 24 hours or so with no change. The issue is only with one glider (Toffee), our other 2 adults have been just fine.

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Jan 20 2020
11:01:19 AM
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I realize you posted this almost a month ago, sorry you didn't get any replies. Has there been any change in her health?

If you only had her for one month and only knew she ate "TPG" with no details, the list of foods you provided is a LOT of possible new foods for her. I would've just stuck with BML and something simple and common, like apples and pears, and then slowly introduced the rest maybe one every two weeks or one a month.

I don't really understand why you are giving them pedialyte, gatorade or apple juice regularly. TPG is a complete diet given with fruits and veggies. The three listed drinks are usually used to recuperate a sick glider. Apple juice has a lot of sugar, and the other two contain electrolyte replacements - this helps sick gliders losing a lot of fluids and not taking in much food. It is not necessary when they are healthy and eating a complete nutritional diet.
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Red nose, runny poop

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