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#23689 - 07/12/04 03:01 PM My sweetie just died...
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Cookie, the mother of two of my other gliders, died unexpectedly yesterday or today. I found her today in the bottom of the cage. I just recently started using a dehumidifier in my basement, and I think it may have caused a very accelerated evaporation of their water bowl, as it removes about 2 gallons of water per night from my turtle tank. She was my favorite, never bit me, always liked to come out and play. I'm quite sad about the whole afair.

I am worried however about the other 3 gliders, as they are all showing signs of dehydration. I have given them water, and am trying a moist food to see if they will improve. If any of them get worse as today progresses, I will be taking them to the vet, but at this time, they appear to be doing better. Perhaps they are just upset about losing one of their own...

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#23690 - 07/12/04 03:07 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Have you stopped using the dehumidifier? I don't think I would use it anymore if that was the cause of her death. You have to be very careful with those things. Hopefully your other gliders will improve quickly and all will be ok. Take care and keep us posted. Hugs.

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#23691 - 07/12/04 03:33 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I would already have the dehumidifier out on the curb if it weren't for my damp basement. The Dehumidifier is wonderful for controlling humidity, and for keeping the sheets dry in our spare bedroom. I guess I just have to check on them more often... like twice a day water checks instead of nightly checks.

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#23692 - 07/12/04 03:40 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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Yeah I understand what you are saying. Just keep checking up on them and make sure each time they have plenty of water and fresh fruit too, that has a lot of moisture in it as well to help them. Hopefully they will get used to it and be able to handle it better for you. Just keep the fluids going.

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#23693 - 07/12/04 04:24 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What you can do is, put a water bottle in the cage AND a water bowl. This way if the water bowl runs out, you will have the water in the bottle... or if the water bottle is broken, you will have a bowl full of water.

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#23694 - 07/13/04 06:04 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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#23695 - 07/13/04 06:15 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I feel so bad for your loss. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />.I hope everyone else is ok!

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#23696 - 07/13/04 06:30 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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Bless your heart...I am so sorry the you lost Cookie. I'm sure your other suggies are sad as well; they are such sweet sensitive little beings.

Maybe you could get a larger water bottle. Also, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc... would be great supplements for hydration. Perhaps a little bowl of diluted baby juice at night...just for some extra liquid.

Good luck and <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#23697 - 07/13/04 06:40 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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AWWWWWWWWWW YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/needhug.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" />

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#23698 - 07/15/04 05:16 AM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I am sooooo sorry to hear about your loss <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
If your other gliders are showing signs of dehydration you should probably take them into the vet and see how bad they are. The vet may have to sub Q fluids into them. Again I am so sorry and i hope that things get better. Sending love and preyers <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" />

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#23699 - 07/15/04 07:44 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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aww im so sorry, I know how you can get attached to animals <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I hope you can get over the loss! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#23700 - 07/15/04 10:59 PM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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I'm so very sorry for your loss and I will pray that your other gliders get better! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#23701 - 07/16/04 10:21 AM Re: My sweetie just died... [Re: ]
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Im sorry for the loss of your glider. You will also be in my thoughts an prayers.

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