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Oct 06 2017
04:38:30 AM
My little girl is around 8 or 9..not sure,vet said her weight is at 56grams. She went in recently for a sinus infection,then again with a purferated cornea.loads of meds and care, but she seems colder than usual.i heat up a sock filled wth rice,but that doesnt last long and her other cage mates dont always lay with her. ..any suggestions?? And making the house warmer isnt an option.i live in florida and their room is already warmer than the rest of the house.i just cant find any products out there,she wont chew on.
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Oct 06 2017
09:12:38 AM
Leela Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit Leela's Photo Album Leela's Journal 2426 Posts
56 grams is within the danger weight zone for an adult glider. If she feels cold put her in your bra or in a pouch in your bra so your body heat warms her up.

Typically gliders won't eat or drink if they are cold so check her for dehydration n get some fluids in her asap

what meds is she on? diet?
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Oct 06 2017
11:29:59 AM
lfr899 Joey Visit lfr899's Photo Album USA 47 Posts
Sorry i was wrong about her weight 67 grams...shes been vet checked by the best in the area.. shes on clavamox,meloxicam and ofloxacin eye drops. Her diet is fresh fruit,veghies,bml and meal worms..she actually loves crushed eggshells covered in honey..i have free range chickens and a neighbor who has local bee hive for honey.shes vey active..just seems cold at times. She came from a very bad situation and only had one child with her brother..i have both.i also have on hand a saline bag and needles in case of dehydration. ..but shes good.

Edited by - lfr899 on Oct 06 2017 11:31:24 AM
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Oct 06 2017
11:40:26 AM
Leela Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit Leela's Photo Album Leela's Journal 2426 Posts
That's a much better weight anything below 60 is a danger zone

be careful with raw honey, it's not supposed to be used in blm. There is a huge difference between raw and filtered honey nutritionally. Bml specifies not to use raw because of this.


Clavamox n meloxicam are good i really like clavamox for facial and dental issues we do suggest giving gliders on antibiotics like clavamox and baytril some yogurt with live cultures ( no low or 0 fat no artificial sweeteners ) to help restore the good guttural bacteria. Antibiotics gets rid of the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria the yogurt helps to restore them.
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Oct 06 2017
11:46:07 AM
lfr899 Joey Visit lfr899's Photo Album USA 47 Posts
Enya gets yogart as well and as for honey..its used as a treat..maybe becuz she doesnt feel good shes alittle colder..idk...ive been recueing gliders for about 20 years..sometimes you get hit with a curve ball...my last one..lucius..was almost 15 and had no health issues till his teeth were pulled..old age got him.
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Oct 06 2017
12:23:55 PM
kidqwik Joey 16 Posts
I got one of these for my gliders. You're in Florida so I don't know if it would make much a difference with it being warm there, but I use this in their cage in the fall and winter here in NJ. It's not very hot so they won't get burned on it, but it provides a safe warmth to their cage. I have my cage covered in fleece on the top, back, and sides, and keep the front open.

http://www.avitec.com/Cage-Heaters-AviTemp-Infrared-Heat-Panels-s/50.htm
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Oct 06 2017
12:24:45 PM
Leela Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit Leela's Photo Album Leela's Journal 2426 Posts
where in fla are you ? I'm just east of Tampa were having a glider gathering Nov 4th if your interested
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Oct 06 2017
01:07:46 PM
lfr899 Joey Visit lfr899's Photo Album USA 47 Posts
Im in clearwater...and yes im interested! !!! I would love to join you
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Oct 06 2017
05:25:08 PM
Leela Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit Leela's Photo Album Leela's Journal 2426 Posts
I'm in Dover right on 60 which is where the gathering is

The website to register and prepay is http://floridaglidergathering.weebly.com/ All the info is on the website. We will have vendors as well Peggy from critter love will be here Bourbon with custom cruiser wheels and a few others as well. We do a meet and greet friday night at the hotel the meet and greet is free and soooooooooo much fun even if you can't make it to the gathering a lot is learned at the meet n greet

Country Inn & Suites-Tampa East
11551 Discovery Lane
Seffner, FL 33584
813-675-8600

Gathering location: Citrus Hills RV Park
5401Boca Grande Circle
Dover, FL 33527

http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=59631

Edited by - Leela on Oct 06 2017 05:40:25 PM
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Oct 09 2017
02:22:25 PM
lfr899 Joey Visit lfr899's Photo Album USA 47 Posts
Cage panels are different...ill look into that..thanks
 Look what I found on Ebay
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