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#228714 - 03/05/07 03:44 PM HELP WITH JOEY
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hi i was wondering if it is normal for a joey female to have white thick liquid coming out of her forget me if im wrong on the name clocla the spot that looks like a male part that goes in as they get older? this joey seems awfully small and she has this liquid on top of that her belly and area around the pouch looks likes she has dry skin it is very flaky too please help asap

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#228716 - 03/05/07 03:52 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
morksmom Offline
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hopefully someone with exp will come along soon..

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#228722 - 03/05/07 04:03 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: morksmom]
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i hope so too out of all my joeys i've had i have never seen this happen

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#228735 - 03/05/07 04:24 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
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I've only had one pair of joeys but I would have to say that isn't at all normal. The only thing you should see coming out of there at all is clear (urine) or pasty poo. If it's thick white fluid it sounds like she is either throwing up her milk or she is failing to digest it properly. If her skin is dry and flaky that means she's dehydrated and you should get her to a vet immediately. Dehydration kills.

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#228736 - 03/05/07 04:25 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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The thick whitish liquid is most likely the liquid from her scent gland. Does it smell rather like a skunk? Some gliders emit more of it than others and if she is scared, she will "skunk" you - emitting the scent fluid...

As for the dry, flaky skin, is she hand-raised? Or is she still with her parents? If hand-raised, this is not uncommon. If still with her parents, then it's possible that the house is very dry and she is not getting enough humidity from the environment. Either way, you can dab a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the dry skin and it will help to moisten it back up again without being toxic to her if she grooms herself. A little bit goes a long way, though, so only use a drop or two...

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#228737 - 03/05/07 04:25 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
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I'm glad suz came along because I couldn't have helped at all. I was going to say rush her to the vet.


Edited by flippinsweet (03/05/07 04:27 PM)

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#228738 - 03/05/07 04:26 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: sugarglidersuz]
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Disregard my previous comments, Suz knows way more about the subject than I do.
Interesting to know, My babies never actually produced a byproduct other than the smell when they skunked me.

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#228760 - 03/05/07 05:00 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
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Most joeys, when they skunk you, don't excrete enough of the fluid for it to be noticeable to the eye... however, some do & it's my guess that's what's happening in this case. However, if the white fluid is NOT accompanied by a skunk-like smell, then the joey should be seen by a vet right away...
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#229254 - 03/06/07 11:46 AM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: sugarglidersuz]
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i will have to smell it i haven't smelt it yet

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#229752 - 03/06/07 10:53 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
Anonymous
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well her skin is still dry but i have yet to see anymore of the white fluid but when i did see it she wasn't skunking or anything it was just there almost like milk

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#229760 - 03/06/07 11:18 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
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if it had been skunking, you wouldn't have had to "go smell it" -- you'd smell it! It lingers in the air a moment or two - like a skunk spray, but not quite THAT bad.

How old is this baby?
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#229770 - 03/06/07 11:33 PM Re: HELP WITH JOEY [Re: ValkyrieMome]
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i know skunking smell but with my joeys they have never had a real lingering smell like my adults do when they skunk. this joey is going on two weeks oop. both her and her brother eyes open very active and eyes open. could it have something to do with me supplement feeding them?

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