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How can I appropriately bathe my sugar glider? Please help! new mom in need of nail cutting and bathing advice.

Dec 18, 2016

 How can I appropriately bathe my sugar glider? Please help! new mom in need of nail cutting and bathing advice.

Hello all! I have just adopted an 11 month old male sugar glider and have a few questions as to cleanliness and such. His old owners, to say the least, did not take good care of him at all. His cage was completely caked in dried feces and had paper towels that had fused themselves to the cage with urine and leftover food. My poor baby smells like his urine and has dried food an fecal matter all over him. I cleaned his cage from top to bottom yesterday and noticed that he smelled exceptionally awful. I did a lot of research before I purchased him and one of the things that stood out to me was the fact that they don't have a completely overpowering smell. My guess is that his owners did not feed him a healthy diet and allowed him to wallow in his urine. I really need to bathe him in some way, but for now I have him on the BML diet and am working on keeping a clean and healthy environment for him to have. His former owners never cut his nails, so I have gashes all up an down my arms and even on my neck. What are the most effective ways you guys would recommend me to cut his nails? Back to the bathing matter... I have seen some people on youtube just dunking their babies in water, but I would never do that. That seems like that would shock them to no end. I have read other people telling me that I can bathe him with a warm washcloth and baby shampoo, and then I've read that I should bathe them at all but rub them down with a baby wipe. Please help! I want to do what's best for my little baby and make him clean and healthy!

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