Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Rebecca, TheGliderNinja
Featured Member
Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 573
Last 10 Posts
Dear Crabby
by TwoDog
Today at 09:50 AM
Riding on back?
by Nejwig
Today at 08:34 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by mechnut450
Today at 08:20 AM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
Today at 08:05 AM
Joey or Full grown
by josefine
Yesterday at 11:30 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
Yesterday at 01:10 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
Yesterday at 01:10 PM
Let's see your cages!
by KarenE
Yesterday at 10:29 AM
a strange Diabetic question
by mechnut450
Yesterday at 09:08 AM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#3328 - 05/02/02 04:20 PM A tragic story with a happy ending

Just wanted to share this with you all.
Please be very careful of the toys you give your gliders to play with. Make sure they are "glider safe"..especially stuffed toys. Never give them anything that has acryllic fibers in it.
I was at the pet store one day and saw the cutest little stuffed toy with dangling rope legs that I knew my Murphy and Maynard would just love. I was just trying to be a good mommy and give them a Christmas present..never thinking it could harm them. Also thinking, its a pet store..they wouldnt sell anything dangerous to pets.
My gliders spend alot of time in the tree branches playing with their toys,feathers.etc. Anyway,it was the night before my Florida trip and I had a friend coming by every day to feed them and let them out. Not really knowing alot about the gliders, he didnt know there was anything wrong. Besides the fact they didnt want to come out and play..he thought that was normal. A week later, I come home and find my babies near death. They had a horrendous mouth infection, bloody noses and sores on their paws. Maynard had lost alot of weight..thank goodness he was a little chubby to begin with and Murphy didnt have it quite as bad but bad enough. I rushed them to the vet and he gave them anti biotics which saved their lives. Another day or two I would have come home to dead gliders for sure. So please be careful on what you give your babies to play with. Read the labels carefully.

#3329 - 05/02/02 10:29 PM Re: A tragic story with a happy ending [Re: ]

how sad. i'm so glad you caught them in time for their sake, yours and that of your friend. imagine being left to care for animals and them dying on you and you don't know why. I had thought about giving Honey some toys like that, and now i know what not to give her. Thank you so much for sharing and keeping other Suggies out of that kind of pain!

Kathy <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> 's Honey

#3330 - 05/03/02 07:51 PM Re: A tragic story with a happy ending [Re: ]

Now I stick to rope and feather toys, bells, <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> ladders, pvc tubes...and toys made especially for gliders. No more stuffed ANYTHINGS! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />


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

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
1 registered (Terry), 24 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
kinn2388, Minxies, Neversaynever, velish, ccjl1665
6300 Registered Users
Forum Stats
12 posts in the last 24hrs
6301 Members
134 Forums
8808 Topics
147009 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Joey or Full grown
by kinn2388
Yesterday at 09:43 AM
How could I help this glider?
by MomoShiva
08/15/17 05:21 PM
One day too late
by CrypticDelirium
08/15/17 03:06 PM
a strange Diabetic question
by mechnut450
08/15/17 11:37 AM
Glider in distress
by maycstay
08/15/17 12:11 AM
Dear Crabby
by TwoDog
08/14/17 06:10 AM
Let's see your cages!
by Nanina_Bryan
08/13/17 10:11 PM
Black Beauty Male
by Srlb
08/13/17 12:02 PM
End of my rope...
by TwoDog
08/12/17 04:30 AM
Reputable Rescues?
by Zoomom31
08/12/17 04:11 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200032
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12460849
TEXAS 625524
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 559415
OHIO 482202
Member Titles 430013
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 321016
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!