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Aug 07 2017
02:29:27 PM
Okay, quick review:
Can't let the gliders out to play so we play in a tent now. Less playtime than before, but something is better than nothing. It's not every day. Probably every two or three days.

Okay, so Clare has now twice had runny poop while in the tent. Other than that she always seems fine. Poo trays and the cage doesn't indicate anyone is having runny poo at night.

See a vet?
Or could it just be nervous/excitement because the tent is still new?

Many thanks,
Kferg
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Aug 07 2017
07:24:48 PM
Tiakristin3 Super Glider Visit Tiakristin3's Photo Album 314 Posts
My best guess, since there's no indication that this is happening elsewhere, is that it's caused by nervousness and excitement. I've had this happen twice with my gliders, both times when I've changed their routine and surroundings. However, I would definitely keep an eye on her, make sure she doesn't become dehydrated, and if it happens more often I would get her checked by a vet to make sure there's not an underlying cause.
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Aug 08 2017
06:23:02 AM
Kferg Face Hugger Visit Kferg's Photo Album 481 Posts
Thanks! I will keep an eye on her.
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Aug 09 2017
07:53:28 PM
TJones09 Goofy Gorillatoes Visit TJones09's Photo Album 3332 Posts
I agree, and please keep us updated.

I understand completely about out of cage play routine changes, I've gone through a few years of it myself. Any time spent is better than none and if you're taking care of their needs, please don't feel guilty for routine interruptions or changes, you'll figure something out and they'll adjust to it. My gliders have been very resilient with all the changes in my situation over the past few years, and they're thriving well. We have been in the beginning of new setting and routine of out of cage play ourselves here, and it's fine.

Prior to the chaos, my gliders were on a 3X/week outing schedule/routine and it was very good with them. The play periods lasted anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on other things going on that day.
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Aug 12 2017
05:22:33 AM
Kferg Face Hugger Visit Kferg's Photo Album 481 Posts
Well, there's no sign of diarrhea in the cage these past few days, and today during tent time no diarrhea either. So, I guess it just could've been one of those things!
On a different note, her fur is cracked and looks awful. But all of my gliders frankly range from fluffy, gorgeous fur to cracked, yet they all live in the same place and eat the same diet. So who knows why that happens!
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Aug 12 2017
05:30:30 AM
lilsistar Super Glider Visit lilsistar's Photo Album 253 Posts
I have a similar problem with weight. One is a food hog. Make sure they are all able to get to the food and staple. Try putting more feeding spots around the cage so one can't hog it all.
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Aug 12 2017
06:16:25 AM
Kferg Face Hugger Visit Kferg's Photo Album 481 Posts
Lol I've thought that might be it because my Gimli wakes up early and eats all his favorites as fast as he can before the others wake up. I already have 3 stations in that cage...but I really think Clare just needs to wake up earlier and beat Gimli to the food! I suppose I could try a fourth station ( for Gimli to raid...)
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