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#1315861 - 12/30/12 08:09 PM Cautionary- winter
steph323 Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 05/31/11
Posts: 947
Loc: Seattle, Wa
There is no good way to start this so I will just dive right in. Three nights ago three of my adult gliders passed away. The window in their room was left open, we don't know for sure how long. I had checked on them a couple hours before everything occurred and everyone was fine, the room didn't feel cold nor did I notice an open window. I came back about two hours later to feed everybody, the room was cold. One glider was dead, two were near dead and could not be saved. I tried for twenty hours to save the two premature joeys feeding every 20 minutes from one of the deceased gliders, they were around three weeks in pouch- about the length of a quarter.

I can not stress how important it is to make sure the windows are closed and the room is at the right temperature, they can turn for the worse so quickly. I was lucky that I did not lose all of my gliders, four survived. I'd like to specially mention Tracy for her support during this difficult time.

I live in Seattle, the outside temperature that night was 35-40 F degrees.
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Brie-calm girl :wfb: X Monty-rowdy boy :wfb:

Sierra-oddball mosaic girl :grey:

Colby-friendly boy :rtmo:

Fontina-sweetheart girl :rtmo:

R.I.P. Aree, Cheddar, Swiss, Meeka :rbridge:


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#1315865 - 12/30/12 08:26 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
JessChi Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 321
Loc: New Jersey
I am so sorry about your babies frown
Glide free little ones! :rbridge:
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R.I.P Magdalena, Lady Bug, and Loki <3


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#1315868 - 12/30/12 08:41 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
cathy1229 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 928
Loc: Concord, NH
I am so sorry about your babies.
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Proud Mommy of:
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1 Sun Conure Cisco
3 Amazing fuzzbutts Akiah (my little princess) & her brother Acoose,Princess 'Tudie, and Tochee

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#1315884 - 12/30/12 09:15 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
GliderNursery Offline
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Registered: 09/14/07
Posts: 20049
Loc: North Central Ohio
I'm so sorry to hear this. hug2
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#1315888 - 12/30/12 09:48 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
TarynD Offline
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Registered: 12/04/12
Posts: 227
Loc: Denver, CO
I am so sorry for your loss. frown
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Kona :grey: & Kidani :grey:

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#1315916 - 12/30/12 10:59 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
Feather Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12172
Loc: Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss.

Glide Free Little Angels :rbridge:
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Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


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#1315927 - 12/30/12 11:45 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
Hikari Offline
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Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 469
Loc: Fort Walton Beach, FL
I'm so sorry for your loss! hug2
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#1315944 - 12/31/12 06:03 AM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
minkasmom Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
My heart aches over your loss. cry cry It's SO IMPORTANT to make "one more check" over everything before you call it a night...noses counted, doors, windows, and dishes all checked: everything needs to be looked over again just because.
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and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

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#1315964 - 12/31/12 09:15 AM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
Lunas_mom Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 558
Loc: Florida
I'm sorry for your losses frown
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#1315965 - 12/31/12 09:22 AM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
IslandGliders Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 4182
Loc: Maine
So sorry for your loss. This is heartbreaking. cry

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#1315983 - 12/31/12 10:39 AM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
suggiemom1980 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 13746
Loc: Vincennes, IN, USA
Thank you for this sad but needed reminder. Your babies did not die in vain. Because of your experience, I, and many, many others, will be extra careful about checking windows and temperatures. Thank you for sharing, to help others, during this very tragic time. I am so sorry for the loss of your babies.
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SmallWorldSuggies

"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."

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#1316011 - 12/31/12 01:14 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: suggiemom1980]
Dani4Hedgies Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 1408
Loc: Merriam KS
I'm so sorry to hear about your babies and as Connie said thank you so much for posting your story and reminding everyone to do double check.

Thanks to your reminder I connected my husband and outlined for him what to do if the weather we are currently having does indeed go to a Blizzard and I'm not able to get home tonight. Before he leaves (he works Nights our son is spending the night at a friend's) he will move the gliders, gerbils, and gp into the basement with our gas fireplace going just in case during the night if we lose power they will not get cold.

Thank you again and may the memories of your babies always stay strong in your heart.
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Slave to Patrick my Human Son
And in service too
Queen Jem Drop & King Stripes,
New Prince Cristal looking for his Princess/Queen
In Memory too
Addie,Igor,Heangel,Bashful,Doubledip,Sparky,Misty, King Badger, Badger Jr.,Queen Seabee, Princess Willow.

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#1316041 - 12/31/12 04:18 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
lilangels Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 3745
Loc: Butte, Mt. USA
My heart breaks for you. I am so so sorry for your loss.
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Connie: soon to be wife to Harold, mom to 3 children, 2 precious kitties, and my treasured gliders.

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#1316120 - 12/31/12 11:50 PM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
steph323 Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 05/31/11
Posts: 947
Loc: Seattle, Wa
Thankyou everyone. I'm glad to hear extra precautions are being taken.
_________________________
Proud mommy of

Brie-calm girl :wfb: X Monty-rowdy boy :wfb:

Sierra-oddball mosaic girl :grey:

Colby-friendly boy :rtmo:

Fontina-sweetheart girl :rtmo:

R.I.P. Aree, Cheddar, Swiss, Meeka :rbridge:


Vets always know best

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#1316142 - 01/01/13 03:07 AM Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323]
ejohnson22 Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 178
Loc: Southern Illinois
So sorry for your loss! hug2
But like everyone else was saying, thank you SO much for posting this because it does make you want to double check all of the little things going on around their cage.
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heart Erica
MOMMA TO:
:grey: SCOUT & ROWDY :grey:

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