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#45728 - 05/13/05 07:05 PM desperatly need help

we cleaned our caged today only to find the mom glider had been attacked and was dead. the baby is approx 2-3 weeks oop and now we are in a dilemma of what to do. does this baby need feeding? will the dad kill it too? I don't know what to do and there are not to many vets around here that know either..any advice email is [][/] or [][/]

#45729 - 05/13/05 07:10 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

Wow!! Im so sorry! What happened? Did dad kill mom or was it another glider?? The baby will still need fed.There is a link on this site for diets and in the one about bml, there is a joey bml you could try. I haven't had any experience with joeys so hopefully someone could give you somemore advice...

#45730 - 05/13/05 07:14 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

the dad killed the mom...they are the only ones i have in the cage and the baby of course. I just don't know if I can leave the baby with the dad now or if he will kill it too

#45731 - 05/13/05 07:16 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

In Breeding & Babies it tells you how to hand feed a joey .

#45732 - 05/13/05 07:29 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

hmmmm??im not sure i would trust him either...

#45733 - 05/13/05 07:37 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]
Carrie T Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
Here is the link to hand feeding. Hand feeding I would separate the baby at this time until you know dad will be okay with the baby. I'm going to move this Post to breeding & Babies for more helpful advice. Good luck and my prayers are with you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

#45734 - 05/13/05 10:04 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

I would not put the joey in with the male. You probably shouldnt risk losing him as well. There are many sites and such to help with rejected joeys. You are going to have to hand feed him and raise him if you want him to live. Here are some sites that may help you. Good luck to you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
This site has rejected joey supplies.
This site has a recipe for joey BML.
This site also has some nursing supplies.

#45735 - 05/13/05 10:41 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

If the Male Glider killed Mom, the joey won't stand a chance. Remove the joey immediately and begin hand feeding of baby BML.

#45736 - 05/14/05 12:19 AM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

Are you sure the male killed the mother or could it be that the female possibly died on her own and the male did post mortum damage? I would have pull the joey and take both the joey and the father to the vet as soon as possible. If you don't have any joey BML on hand or the ingredients to make joey BML, puppy milk replacer or ensure work as well...

#45737 - 05/14/05 01:44 AM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
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More than likely the male did not kill the female. Females usually are not killed unless there are conflicts between other females or intact males inside a cage together.

My guess is what Leyna said...the female was ill and died and the male was cleaning up the nest as gross as it sounds.

Males make very good fathers. So...leave the baby with the father and handfeed the baby every four hours or so around the clock. Dad will clean the baby and keep him warm.

In about two will be ready to wean early with a little help from you and his Father. To do five weeks oop. feed the little one during the daytime hours only. Then in the evening...set out extra food and place baby at the food dishes with the father. In about a week or so...little one will be weaned and the daytime feedings can then be eleminated as baby will be six weeks oop.
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#45738 - 05/14/05 01:55 PM Re: desperatly need help [Re: ]

i left the baby with dad for a while but he pushed him out of the pouch and just left him cryign on the cage floor for 2 hours. I took him back and have now been looking after him every since

thanks for all your advice everyone


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