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#549144 - 05/12/08 04:59 PM what is killing my gliders????
Stef_Mo
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a little over a month ago my gagey passed away, the vet had no clue what made him sick or why he died, he was examined countless times, before he died he rapidly went blined and his neck was stuck in this upwards position, he wouldent stop jumping everywhere, but couldent control his movements, he would often tumble over on his back, he passed away quickely after this happened, it was painful but i thought the nightmare was over, but last night my little pandi came down with the exact symptoms, by the time i got her to the vet she was allready blind, the vet had no clue as to what was wrong with her and just put her on pain meds, a few hours later she passed away as well, now just a second ago Deigo has come down with the same symptoms! i gave him some of the left over pain meds that pandi had but im stumped as to what is killing my babies! it must be contagious if they are all getting it, and my vet has no clue how to help me! can someone help my save my diego before its to late for him as well, i just dunno what to do!!!

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#549148 - 05/12/08 05:05 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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i believe it might be seziures that my gliders are having, deigos eyes just made some crazy rapid movements and then stopped, omg what is causing this?

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#549149 - 05/12/08 05:06 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
outnumbered421
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Oh my...I am so sorry! I hope someone with more experience can help you! Apollo my sons glider lost the use of his front hands, we found out it was a toy from burger king that we had put in the cage and got it out, he has gotten better but not complete use of his hands back. Is there anyway you can take him out of the cage an totally disinfect everything?

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#549150 - 05/12/08 05:08 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
hug2 I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy!
Have you tried making a check list?
1. Cleaning Products
2. Plants
3. Carbon Monoxide
4. Pesticides
5. Type of foods:
a. fruits
b. veggies
c. Bugs (mealies, crickets, etc..) fresh, or canned
6. toys - anything that could have toxins - coated wood,
certain plastics, pine, cedar
7. Bedding for drop pan

I hope that some of this will help. Many hugs and prayers.
Godspeed sweet babies.... gangel


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#549153 - 05/12/08 05:12 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
I wish I could tell you. I am praying they can find an answer. I cannot imagine the pain you must be in. Loads of prayers going out.
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#549158 - 05/12/08 05:16 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
Stef_Mo
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i feed them equate, and the veggies and fruits are allways the frozen stuff in bags, i also give them the pet store glider pellets on the side and crickets from the pet store as well, as for toys, everything is fleece except for their stealth wheels, some cat balls and a plastic ferrit tube that they like to play in...i cant think of any toxins that they may have been exposed to....denise for now is okay, should i get her outta the cage before this happens to her too? could it mabye be a parasite of some kind?

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#549161 - 05/12/08 05:17 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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i use puppy pee pads in the tray so its deff not their bedding..

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#549162 - 05/12/08 05:21 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I would check the Pet Store Glider Pellets, and the crickets!


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#549163 - 05/12/08 05:24 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I had purchased a bag of cat food for my cat last year, and noticed that it had a strange smell. I brought it in to the vet, when they analyzed it they found that it was contaminated with mold.

Not sure if this would the case here with your glider food, but I would certainly have it checked along with the crickets.

I am so sorry Stef, I pray that Diego will be alright. hug2

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#549164 - 05/12/08 05:24 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
The cat balls concern me … if the have Catnip in them, that is toxic to gliders … also the Pellets and crickets … and not sure what diet the equate is … also I hate to ask but are you sure your vet is a knowledgeable one..??
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glider family and think of my friends often!!!

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#549167 - 05/12/08 05:27 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: Xglider]
pappy1264 Offline
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Loc: MA
Was a necropsy done on your first glider?
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Mary

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#549170 - 05/12/08 05:30 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: pappy1264]
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
I was typing fast ... i am sorry for your others glider, hope Diego will be ok ... and that denise does not get sick ..
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* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

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#549176 - 05/12/08 05:37 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: Xglider]
peace
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i am so sorry hug2

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#549178 - 05/12/08 05:38 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: Xglider]
Stef_Mo
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theres no catnip in the balls, just little bells, my vet is the only one in my area who treats suggies he seems to know a good bit, what is a necrospy? no, i dident have it done on my other gliders

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#549179 - 05/12/08 05:39 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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diego just died in my hands, this is so heart breaking, iv lost 3 babies now to this illness and i dont even know what it is, im so heart broken right now, why is this happening frown

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#549180 - 05/12/08 05:40 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
A necropsy is where they will examine and run tests on all the organs to try and determine the cause of death.

Have you thought about having the glider pellet food and the crickets checked.

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#549181 - 05/12/08 05:41 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
A necropsy is basically an autopsy on an animal to try to find out what caused it to die. I am surprised where it came on like it did, he did not suggest having it done. I hope Diego will be ok and that Denise does not come down with whatever it is.
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#549183 - 05/12/08 05:42 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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i guess i need to focus right now on denise and how i can prevent her from gtting sick, she seems okay right now, i just moved her to a spare cage in a different room, im changing pouches, toys, everything

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#549185 - 05/12/08 05:43 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: pappy1264]
kaylakala
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I'm so sorry for your losses.

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#549187 - 05/12/08 05:44 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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im going to call my vet and get the necrospy done on the bodies, hopefully i'll figure out whats happened to my babies

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#549188 - 05/12/08 05:44 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Can you get her in to see the vet ASAP to make sure she is alright?

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#549189 - 05/12/08 05:45 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
I a so sorry .. for you ... a necropsy on Diego may tell you what is happening ... i am praying for Denise and you ..
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* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

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#549192 - 05/12/08 05:51 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
Oh Stef, I am so sorry. Please keep his body in the fridge (I know that sounds awful, but it will preserve the body) and get him to the vets asap and have them look to see what is going on. Praying Denise does not have whatever the other three did!!
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#549193 - 05/12/08 05:51 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I feel that you should focus on the pelleted food and the crickets .


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#549194 - 05/12/08 05:52 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: Xglider]
morksmom Offline
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Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 1906
Loc: Texas
So sorry for your loss. I dont know if the body needs to be refrigerated until you can get it to your vet but maybe someone with that kind of experience will come on.
Huggs...

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#549198 - 05/12/08 05:54 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: morksmom]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
I am pretty sure refrigeration is required to have the necropsy, not frozen… good luck, and some one correct me if wrong ..
_________________________
* ~ * John * ~ * Sorry store is closed at this time.. <br>
Link -> ~~ XtremeGlider ~~ Home of the original Re~set Toys! ~~ <br>
Oct 2012 update.. miss my gliders and my
glider family and think of my friends often!!!

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#549199 - 05/12/08 05:54 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: morksmom]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: morksmom
So sorry for your loss. I dont know if the body needs to be refrigerated until you can get it to your vet but maybe someone with that kind of experience will come on.
Huggs...


The body does need to be refrigerated.

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#549202 - 05/12/08 05:57 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
peace
Unregistered


the glider needs to go to the vet within 48 hours to do the necropsy.

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#549205 - 05/12/08 05:59 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: LSardou]
Stef_Mo
Unregistered


iv removed the crickets and pellet food, im keeping a close eye on her, shes eating some kiwi right now and seems fine but im terribly worried, it struck the others so fast and killed them so quickely im scared for her

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#549207 - 05/12/08 06:00 PM Re: what is killing my gliders???? [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
Can you reach your vet now and let him know what has happened?
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