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#10873 - 10/19/03 06:49 PM Warning: Sofa Beds
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A post I read today reminded me of this, and I thought I would share it with you all, in hopes that no little glider will ever have to go through this again...

This semester I met a couple that surprisingly knew what a sugar glider was, because they have one of their own. Sugar Bear is a GORGEOUS little girl, a few years old, with very striking black markings. Sugar Bear is so lucky to be alive today...

I guess a couple of years ago, Sugar Bear was having playtime in the living room. She crawled into the sofa bed and wouldn't come out. Her mommy and daddy started to pull out the bed to try and get her out, not knowing that this would almost cost Sugar Bear her life. Sugar Bear's head got caught between two of the moving bars as they opened the sofa bed, and her skull was crushed. Her parents rushed her to the emergency vet, who said he could do nothing for her (this was the first glider he had ever seen), but Sugar Bear's parents wouldn't give up, so the vet kept her in an oxygen tank, and somehow saved her.

Sugar Bear is pretty much back to normal now; you can't tell by looking her that anything so devastating could have happened. She is a pretty happy girl, but her mate (who has since passed away) would not accept her when she returned to him, so they had to be separated. Now Sugar Bear is fine when she is in her cage, but if her mom takes her out to play, when Sugar Bear catches a new scent, she goes into seizures. She is still a healthy, happy girl, but it is very difficult to give her out of cage time, becuase she could climb up something high, have a seizure, and fall down, injuring herself. Her mommy is going to try out tent time, and see if Sugar Bear can't get used to that environment after a while...

Anyway...Please be careful around couch beds or anything with moving parts that could potentially be harmful to your glider. Sugar Bear was incredibly lucky, but I would hate for this to happen to another glider... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#10874 - 10/19/03 08:32 PM Re: Warning: Sofa Beds [Re: ]
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if I were Sugar Bear's mom, I would keep her cage and try to intoduce her to a male who might accept her. I would do this thru regular 'introduction' methods.

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#10875 - 10/19/03 09:10 PM Re: Warning: Sofa Beds [Re: ]
the gliders angel Offline
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Registered: 08/08/01
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i agree with peggy suggest this to them a neutered male would be great also make sure shes feeding them a proven good diet

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#10876 - 10/19/03 11:21 PM Re: Warning: Sofa Beds [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
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Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Remarkable story. One lucky little girl. And tent time for her would be great....owner could put things from the cage area inside it to help familiarize it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" />

I have always worried about recliner chairs for the same reason that a glider may get caught up in the mechanics of the moving parts.

Thanks Toni for sharing this story. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />
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#10877 - 10/20/03 02:05 PM Re: Warning: Sofa Beds [Re: ]
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Wow Amie. I have to agree with you about being careful. Years ago we heard about a toddler that was killed in the foot part of a recliner. As a result we are very, very careful and this caution has crossed over to the gliders. They are so curious and can be so stubborn that extreme caution is not uncalled for. We love our tent. Whoever came up with that idea needs some sort of plaque or trophy. The lives that have been touched and possibly saved because of this idea are countless.

Lisa <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

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