Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Becky, GGlider
Featured Member
Registered: 05/07/17
Posts: 8
Last 10 Posts
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
12:51 AM
Bedding
by Ladymagyver
12:31 AM
Male Glider penis problem
by Ladymagyver
12:23 AM
Bringing Home Your Baby
by Amanda159
10:38 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Feather
06:04 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Ladymagyver
03:53 AM
Fruits and Veggies
by Srlb
10/17/17 08:15 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
10/17/17 07:41 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by kidqwik
10/17/17 06:14 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/17/17 01:09 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#205045 - 01/22/07 09:16 AM Salmonella question...
GliderLove Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 4801
Loc: SE Minnesota..
Hello,

I have a one year old human baby, who had gotton a peace of glider poop in her mouth (YUCK!) and I am trying to get some info on this issue, Are the chances of her getting sick high? has this happened to any other children of you glider owners? lol. Thanks so much!

Cindy


Edited by GliderLove (01/22/07 09:18 AM)
_________________________
Cindy
Mom to
Jae, Ashton, Briannah, Nevaeh & Addy

& all my fuzzies!
Breeder of Leu's, Mosaics, wfb, and standard grey's.
Owner of www.MySugarAddiction.com

:rtmo: :leu:


Top
#205266 - 01/22/07 02:53 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: GliderLove]
Anonymous
Unregistered


is she sick now..?? you might want to call the doctor just to make sure and tell him what happened
i hope everything is going to be ok..

Top
#205325 - 01/22/07 04:56 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: ]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
I haven't ever had this happen, but my kids are also older. If you're really worried, I'd suggest a trip to the dr. Hopefully one of the members with younger kids may have more info for you...
_________________________
~Becki & Crew~
Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

Top
#205345 - 01/22/07 05:35 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: BeckiT]
Mel2mdl Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 4212
Loc: Garland, TX
I don't think gliders carry samonella - with all the things that kids eat, I don't think I would worry to much about it. (Just don't make it a part of her regular diet!) My son has eaten a whole lot worse in his life time!

Try googling "sugar gliders human illness" or something like that. It should tell you if they carry samonella. When I was thinking about bringing them to visit my school, I remember reading that there was not a whole lot of illnesses that they could transfer - just don't remember.

Good luck!
_________________________
Molly, son & husband:

Chairman Meow
Oscar & Thomas
Sam, Diego, Delilah, Delia :wfb:
Nevada, Noel
Marcel, Dakota, Latte
Dexter, Didi, Almond, Joy and Fitz
:grey:
Karl,Lenny,Jynxie,Chamille, Kee & Mr. Beans in my heart forever.
Teaching teenagers-part joy, part guerilla warfare! :rbridge:

Top
#205368 - 01/22/07 06:54 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: Mel2mdl]
Ellen Offline
Owner:Emeritus-Mother Hen

Registered: 08/05/99
Posts: 7603
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA.
I would call my peditrician and see what they say.
_________________________
Love and kindness is a gift. Use it freely....
My Gallery

Top
#205372 - 01/22/07 07:01 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: Ellen]
myangelbear77 Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 2258
Loc: Homestead, FL
I remember a post a while back and I believe it was said that gliders do not carry simonella..however any leftover food can have it however it first has to be in the enviornment..ie an uncooked egg or bug or something. There was a case of someone child having simonella but it was not figured exactly where it came from. Kids eat lots of stuff..I have seen much worse. I would say keep a close eye but you should be okay.
_________________________
Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.


Top
#205387 - 01/22/07 07:20 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: myangelbear77]
snowmanda Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 839
Loc: South Carolina
Glider University states that sugar gliders DO carry samonella. Here's the link:

Samonella

It also has treatment and symptons listed on a link there. Hope this helps.
_________________________

Amanda mlove
Jesus Lover <><
Wife to the most awesomest husband, JoJo
Our Zoo
Suggies

Maven & Soven+Hurley & Roxy
Mandy+Luke & Zechariah
Weimies
Zach & Lila
Beardie
Moto



Top
#205406 - 01/22/07 07:47 PM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: GliderLove]
GliderLove Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 4801
Loc: SE Minnesota..


Hello again,

As a matter of fact sugar gliders CAN carry Salmonella, I thought a few years back I read that, and yes i did find it on the SGU site also, as well as many others, I searched "Sugar Gliders & Salmonella" and was surprised at the results. Yes my pediatrician had me bring her in,The lab gave me the containers with Perservative liquid in it, and I need to bring back all three 7-10 days after it's collected, ( Like I would not do it sooner though! ) It will take 48 hours for the results though. Scary! I keep the cges cleaned down every day, and scrub down once a week. I use lysol to dysinfect the floor around the cage every morning since the get it all nasty with food.( It's a large cage about 5 ft tall by 3 1/2 feet wide) I think I am going to look into a netting to go around the bottom. My male has an issue with aiming to poop "outside the cage" instead of in it, I try to pick it up as soon as i see it but my 1 yr. beat me to it. Sorry the post is so long winded! I'll keep you posted.
_________________________
Cindy
Mom to
Jae, Ashton, Briannah, Nevaeh & Addy

& all my fuzzies!
Breeder of Leu's, Mosaics, wfb, and standard grey's.
Owner of www.MySugarAddiction.com

:rtmo: :leu:


Top
#208278 - 01/27/07 01:26 AM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: GliderLove]
Anonymous
Unregistered


An occasional glider may test positive for Salmonella, probably after ingesting it on food. An occasional human toddler will test positive for it for the same reason. I would worry more about what she comes in contact with at day care. Or when we swim in rivers and lakes.


People don't like to think about it, but when their glider grooms, and then licks your fingers with licky treats, you are coming into contact with he same germ population your daughter sampled. No biggy. If we are worried about avoiding all cooties, we aren't very well-suited to be glider homes.

As a Pediatrician myself, I wouldn't have cultured her stool unless she develops fever and bloody diarrhea, which I would not expect to happen. I would just watch her and report illness if it occurs.

Top
#208352 - 01/27/07 10:56 AM Re: Salmonella question... [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


When we say that an animal "carries" a certain bug, it just means that an animal can have this bug/germ in their body and not appear ill. It doesn't mean that they all have it or that most have it or that any at that time have it.

I'd be way more worried about the bacteria in the ice machine at your local fast food restaurant or in a human mouth than in the glider feces.

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
1 registered (Ladymagyver), 15 Guests and 35 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
aalissa, Mio, Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo
6381 Registered Users
Forum Stats
24 posts in the last 24hrs
6382 Members
134 Forums
8897 Topics
147842 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
12:51 AM
Bringing Home Your Baby
by Amanda159
06:42 PM
Bedding
by Amanda159
05:53 PM
Male Glider penis problem
by Jen_faith
04:58 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
10/17/17 06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
10/17/17 06:39 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Amanda159
10/17/17 05:08 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by Amanda159
10/17/17 05:06 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/16/17 05:32 PM
gr8pots
by Feather
10/16/17 05:20 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202935
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464939
TEXAS 645354
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 587865
OHIO 504266
Member Titles 448170
MISSOURI 382513
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 358902
OKLAHOMA 343530
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 341384
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017