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#655445 - 10/12/08 09:43 PM Warning, Glider hazard
Merlin Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 02/01/02
Posts: 260
Lulu got out of her cage last Friday. We could not find her. This evening we found her. She had crawled up inside the back of the washing machine and was electrocuted when she touched live contacts on the machine. She touched the hot terminal for the water valve with her back leg and touched the ground on the bracket for the water valve with her nose and front paws. We will now keep the washing machine unplugged when not in use. Merlin

#655456 - 10/12/08 09:53 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Merlin]
GliderHappy81 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 11/20/05
Posts: 3224
Loc: NC
cry I am so sorry. Poor baby. hug2 cry


*~*My Gliders*~*
Burl :leu:
Aria :wfb:
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#655482 - 10/12/08 10:39 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: GliderHappy81]
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 19735
Loc: in my happy place
hug2 I'm so sorry for your loss.
Maia & Squish
If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.

#655491 - 10/12/08 10:49 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Merlin]
ozzi Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
Oh man I am so sorry to hear that. That is so sad.

Rest In Peace Lulu gangel

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.....Unknown

Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
I miss you gangel Boo-Boo, Lucy, BJ, and Fivel gangel

#655569 - 10/13/08 06:13 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ozzi]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Oh Merlin,
I'm so very sorry about your loss of LuLu cry You must have been in agony when you finally found her frown Thank you for sharing the lesson about yet another glider hazard hug2
Suz Enyedy
:bb: Carina & Coobah
Allira & Gizmo :grey:
:grey: Picasso, Trinity Joy & Luna
:rbridge: DaisyMae; Darwin; Mareki; Mambo; Pika; Cricky; Reggie & Bobo, Pepe & Bittah

Suz' Sugar Gliders

#655640 - 10/13/08 10:39 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: sugarglidersuz]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
I am so sorry for your loss. There are so many hazards to these babies one would not think of. I will light a candle for your little angel. Godspeed sweet Lulu.
Timmy, Gidget(RIP), Bandit, Petey(RIP), Phoebe, Jake (RIP) Piper(RIP), Pru(RIP), Paige, Cole, Molly(RIP), Oliver, Wyatt, Roo(RIP), Romeo, Pennie, Mandy(RIP), Madison, Garth, Kikipoo, Stasia, Bella, Petunia(RIP), Helen, Sydney, Kizzy and Sweet Pea's mom,

#655946 - 10/13/08 08:48 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: pappy1264]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12066
Loc: Wisconsin
I am so sorry for your loss.
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

#655955 - 10/13/08 08:57 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Feather]

Sorry for your loss..

#656129 - 10/14/08 02:22 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
cry Merlin, I am terribly sorry to hear about Lulu. Please try and not blame yourself, sometimes we just can not prevent unforeseen accidents such as these.
Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.
Godspeed sweet little Lulu heart

#656189 - 10/14/08 08:45 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: LSardou]

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about this. Thank you for the warning. Right now our w/d is outside and I keep the doors tight, but if we ever move this is something I'll definently keep in mind!! hug2 Sorry again, best wishes!

#656297 - 10/14/08 01:17 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]
KarenE Offline

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41289
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Merlin, I am so very sorry.

Thank you for posting so that others can take precautions when their gliders are out playing.

My thoughts are with you.
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#656386 - 10/14/08 04:43 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: KarenE]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
Merlin i am so sorry for your loss ...
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glider family and think of my friends often!!!

#656516 - 10/14/08 09:05 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Xglider]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Merlin, I feel so badly for your loss. cry I have a washer & dryer in the gliders' room, but my paranoia stems from keeping both doors closed while the gliders are out OR not letting the gliders out while I'm using either one. (one of those lessons I've learned the HARD way, indeed!)

Guess I'll have another one now..... frown
Minkasmom (Papillon Kisses)
Slave to:
28 gliders,
5 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

#656573 - 10/14/08 10:49 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: minkasmom]
Merlin Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 02/01/02
Posts: 260
The washer door was not open. She climbed inside the back of the machine, probably at the bottom, and climbed up to the wiring at the inside top. The machine was plugged in, (as it always was) and she grabbed hold of a live wire. We now unplug it when we are not using it. When we figured out where she was, by the smell, we pulled the machine away from the wall and removed the back of the washer. When I pulled her out she was still warm so I think current was still passing through her body. She disappeared Friday evening and we found her Sunday evening.

#656631 - 10/15/08 01:04 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Merlin]
Sheila Offline
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Registered: 02/05/00
Posts: 5363
Loc: Ok
I am so sorry Merlin. heart
ToandFro Gliders

USDA Licensed breeder for 12 years and counting!


#656651 - 10/15/08 02:40 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Sheila]
SweetGliders Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 10/17/01
Posts: 2400
Loc: Tulsa, OK, USA
Oh Merlin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending healing prayers your way.

Anita heart
Anita heart

Owned by many Gliders & Cats + Wife to a Wonderful & Understanding Husband

#657525 - 10/16/08 12:29 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: SweetGliders]

Merlin I am so sorry to hear about what had happened, think of it as she's in a better place and thank you for posting so other sugar glider owners learn from this please take care.

#657559 - 10/16/08 01:46 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]

How sorry. Thanks for posting a warning to others.

#657680 - 10/16/08 06:36 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]

I too am very sorry for you loss. This is very sad.

#657863 - 10/17/08 02:16 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Oh, Merlin-I'm so sorry hug2 hug2 I know how much you love your little ones. Please don't blame yourself.
Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

#658030 - 10/17/08 10:55 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Xfilefan]

I never, never would have thought of that as a hazard.. I wonder if refridgerators and ovens have the same danger? ..How do you unplug a fridge? frown

Merlin, I am so very, very sorry for your lost. It saddens me deeply to hear of a glider's death. By sharing this with everyone, you will undoubtedly prevent countless other tragedies in the homes of loving owners.

Bless you.

#658076 - 10/17/08 11:56 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]
Merlin Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 02/01/02
Posts: 260
Refrigerators, some electric dryers, and ovens have terminal blocks where the wires are recessed and partially hidden. That makes it hard to get ahold of the connector. Merlin

#658783 - 10/18/08 11:05 PM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: Merlin]

Oh my god... I'm so sorry. hug2

#660351 - 10/22/08 12:06 AM Re: Warning, Glider hazard [Re: ]

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but I am so glad you posted it. Right now I have no tent so I've been letting my suggies run around in my bathroom, which just happens to be where my washer and dryer are. I block the back so they can't get behind it and I thought it was too close to the floor for them to go under, but I'm not going to take anymore chances. Thanks again for telling everyone, especially this one.



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