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#1863 - 11/05/00 03:11 PM Time of great sadness

Hello I am writing to tell a very sad story.<BR> A little more than a month back I adopted 2 very loving sugargliders from Carrie (a member of this board) Hailey and Keira. <BR> I let them out for their play night on Monday for almost 2 hrs. After they were done playing I put them back in their cage and said good night to them. I clicked off the lights (I had a lamp on the desk for the computer) and opened the shade so they could continue playing by the moonlight. I usually did this so I had no worry of leaving them to play. The next morning I left early to bring my 9 mth old son over to my sisters house for the day. I usually check on the girls in the morning and make sure their alright before I go about my daily routines. However this morning I didn't. I returned home later that evening and went into the room to check ont them and to my horror I found Hailey dead on the floor of the cage. I ran thru the house crying To tell my husband what happened And we tried to figure out why. <BR> A later autopsy revealed that she died from a broken neck probably recieved by missing a landing and falling 3 ft to the floor of her cage. He told me she died instantly and that she did not suffer. Which at this point is the only thing that makes me comfortable.(knowing that she did not suffer and lay dying while I was out.) I am in the process of making a net hammock for Keira to catch her if she happens to fall. I now keep a lamp on at night and don't rely on the moonlight to provide enough light. I am truly heart broken and still in shock because I have never lost an animal so young, They just celebrated their 1st birthday oop on Oct 5. Keira is doing well I looked into her pouch the other day and saw her curled up by herself in a little lonely ball Which made my heart ache. She seems to be doing well I spend a lot of time petting and playing with her trying to make up for her being alone in her cage at night. I know she can get depressed easily now and I wouldn't be able to deal with losing her too. Please if you have a large glider cage make sure that if your glider can fall that he or she will be protected from injury! Make sure there are lots of things they can grab onto in case of an emergency or something is there to catch them!

#1864 - 11/06/00 05:05 PM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]

I am so sorry... thank you for sharing this with us. So sorry for your loss. [][/]

#1865 - 11/06/00 08:18 PM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]

<BR> I am Soooo sorry to here about you glider [][/]<BR> [][/] we know they are not just a pet but part of the family [][/]

#1866 - 11/07/00 09:41 AM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]
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Gosh this is so sad. I am sorry for your loss. [][/] This might save you some time so you can spend some time with your other glider while morning. They are on sale 40% off right now and there are no chains. My gliders love to do a free fall in them. Only $6.59 <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank> fmtype=ferrets</A> <P> [][/] <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Sheila (edited 11-07-2000).]
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#1867 - 11/22/00 01:37 PM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/13/00
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MY FOREVER FRIEND...<BR> I know that it must be different,<BR> now that i am no longer here.<BR> I realize how much i was loved<BR> and how all of you did care.<BR> I know it will be hard at first<BR> when you look around for me.<BR> Expecting to find me in my pouch<BR> or in my favorite tree.<BR> Someday you will begin to see,<BR> although it will take some time,<BR> the happy times you shared with me,<BR> the memories are yours and mine.<BR> Ill remember you,my family,<BR> and how much you meant to me.<BR> So please dont grieve and dont be sad,<BR> it was just my time to leave.<P> *Im so very sorry.<BR>
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#1868 - 11/22/00 03:09 PM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]

I'm very sorry for your lost [][/]<BR>I would hurt deeply if I was to lose one of mine. I have considered putting up hammocks so this does not happen to mine. Thanx for the sharing with us.<BR>Susy and my family of 8, 4 on the way. [][/]

#1869 - 11/26/00 09:34 PM Re: Time of great sadness [Re: ]

Thank you all for your sympathy. It is really appreciated. Keira is doing wonderfully although she just stopped sitting in the spot where I found her sister. [][/] I am thinking about getting another friend after christmas. If any one knows of any adoptees or new babies please let me know! <BR> [][/] Erin and Keira :0


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