Restraining


Restraining A Sugar Glider

Put your hand down over the animal lightly pressing them against a flat surface then grasp the animal. While closing your grasp around the animal, thrust your thumb up along the chest of the animal until it reaches the bottom of their jaw. This hold will disable their body and head and not allow their teeth to reach your skin. The sugar glider who is not used to this hold will crab and fight initially trying to escape. The hold does not hurt or damage them as long as they are able to breathe, so maintain the hold as long as needed in order to inspect the animal or to satisfy whatever procedure you are performing. Over time, an animal may very well get used to being held this way and will stop fighting it and will simply relax until you are finished.

The only issue with holding an animal in this way will be un-managed nails. Sharp nails will wrap around your thumb and begin tearing at your skin. But that is still highly preferable to receiving a very deep clamping bite. You can simply scrub the area afterward with an antibiotic solution to keep the scratches from becoming inflamed and infected.


Disabling a sugar glider's jaw

Disabling a sugar glider's jaw


Disabling a sugar glider's jaw

Disabling a sugar glider's jaw


Disabling a sugar glider's jaw



SEE ALSO

BITING
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Last Edited February 7, 2009



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