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#851 - 10/18/02 09:35 AM Huggles sick??HELP ASAP
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Hey im back,unfortunely with a huge problem....Huggles seems to be scratching herself shes very itchy, but I checked her for mites,lice,everything and I cant find anything!!!????does she just have dry skin????I can you tell??what can I do to help her shes always itching,and Im not sure but is this normal, last night I was petting her rubbing her tummy and all of a suden she picked her butt up in the air and started licking her private area, was she cleaning or what??shes never actually lifted her but in mid air like that just to clean herself???shes eating okay though,shes been running around playing like crazy but shes just very itch any advice???
PS. shes not grooming I no what she looks like when shes grooming and this isnt it shes actually itching herself and shes rubbing her back and sides on the cage just to scratch.
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#852 - 10/18/02 09:58 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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is it just her privates, back and sides she keeps scratching? When most animals scratch these areas its a sign of intestinal parasites (worms usually)but since these guys are not like most animals I am not sure if it would still apply. Do you have really dry heat? If thats a factor get a vaporizer for the room shes in ... might help. I am sure one of the other folk here might have other\better ideas but if she keeps it up I would take her for a fecal just in case. Good luck and keep us posted!

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#853 - 10/18/02 10:03 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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hmmmm she will raise her arm and scratch her flats with her foot and then she will scratch her other foot and she will rub her sides on the plastic part of the cage but how does a glider get intestenal worms???????ahhhh im so careful with her she gets BML every other dsay veggies,fruits all frozen freaze dried crickets I just dont understand how she might have gotten them???? this has been going on for maybe 3 days but it was very bad last night.
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#854 - 10/18/02 10:24 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/12/01
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Loc: Summerville, SC
Constance,

Welcome back.

The only way to determine if it is worms is to have a vet do a fecal test. Is Huggles using the bathroom normally (both in quantity and appearence)?

The "scratching" her sides on the sides of the cage sounds almost like marking. Could that be a possibility? Have you recently cleaned the cage?

The only other possibility I can think of is as Toni stated, if the room is dry she may have developed dry skin. Most vets will do a fecal test without having to actually bring in Hugles wich should be less expensive and at least eliminate one possibility.
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#855 - 10/18/02 10:29 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Actually I did clean the cage and painted it again because it was kinda rusty,she is pooping and peeing like normal, just very itchy the air isnt dry though hmmmmm,but how much is a fecal exam ????????any idea?? now I seen an ad on a glider site for glider spray has anyone used it and will this help for dry skin??its also suppose to illiminate smells, but huggles is a girl so im not sure if she can mark???now my Q is do both girl and boy gliders have pouches???
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#856 - 10/18/02 10:37 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Constance,

Both males and females can mark. The scent glands on a male are more prominant but females have them as well. Only females have pouches.
The cost of the fecal test really varies by vet. My vet only charges $10 or $15, but he is reasonable on all of his prices in regards to Sugar Gliders because he is still learning. Call your vet and ask how much they would charge to run a fecal. It should not be that much.
I'm not that familiar with the spray. There are two kinds, one you spray on their food and the other you spray directly on them. Hopefully someone else will be able to help answer questions about the sprays.
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#857 - 10/18/02 10:41 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Thank you Im going to call the vet as soon as I get home im at school right now,how does a glider get worms though???

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#858 - 10/18/02 10:56 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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It's hard to say. Some fruit or other food that Huggles has eaten may have contained worm eggs. The freshly painted cage may be contibuting to this behavior, but a fecal would at least tell you for sure that it is not worms.
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#859 - 10/18/02 11:09 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Craig
How much would medicine cost to de-worm her if she does have this??thanks,im in colledge so im poor. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />
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#860 - 10/18/02 11:28 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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I'm not sure. I would not think it would be that much. I've never had any with worms. Hopefully it will not even be worms, but the vet may work something out with you considering that you are a student. Many vets will take payments in order to ensure that a pet gets treatments.

Ushuaia, has a glider that has worms. Hopefully he will jump in here and give you some idea of treatment costs.

<small>[ 10-18-2002, 12:32 PM: Message edited by: BeetleJuice ]</small>
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#861 - 10/18/02 01:01 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/25/01
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Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Med for parasites is about $10 plus another $10 or so for a fecal without the glider. Costs may vary somewhat depending on what kind of parasites if any.

If nothing else use the phone and call a vet in your area and ask about the fees.

<small>[ 10-18-2002, 02:04 PM: Message edited by: Judie ]</small>
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#862 - 10/19/02 07:19 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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Registered: 01/21/00
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Loc: Willard, Mo. USA
Not knowing your glider's normal behavior, but if you're worried, a vet visit is due. But this sounds like the normal grooming and marking that my gliders do. Mine will all rub along their sides as part of the marking. It looks like almost like a cat rubbing against your leg, pushing and stretching as they go. As for the scratching, mine have spent as long as an hour each night as they wake up from sleeping, grooming themselves while still in their pouch. (Almost like they don't want to be seeen till they have their makeup on <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> )
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#863 - 10/19/02 08:58 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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hey im back I went to the vet yesterday, huggles has mites:"(, I gave her a peice of hay 4 days ago and i didnt connect it I gave it to her to play with because she likes bamboo well I kept it out of her cage for 3 days prior thinking if anything was on it they would die I was horribly wrong I had no idea you had to freaze anthing from outside for 24 hours-(depending on boulk) well they tested her for internal parisites but It was negitive but she does have external:"(its my fault man I could I have been so nieve????:"( he gave her medicine and injected it into her mouth called "Ivomec" she hated it:"( but she seems to be feeling better I have noticed her itching,he said if anything bites her they will die imedietly, I new there was somthing wrong she just kept scratching, man I feel horible....you guys were right he helped me out he didnt charge me for the fecal exam, the med was 10 and the examm was 35 which isnt to bad it was alot more when she had the upper respitory infection.
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#864 - 10/19/02 09:08 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
BeetleJuice Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 2724
Loc: Summerville, SC
Constance,

Glad to here you were able to find the problem and get treatment for it. Had never even thought about mites being the problem. Mites are easily treated once identified, so there should not be any problems. Keep us up to date on Huggles progress.
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#865 - 10/19/02 10:49 AM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
Anonymous
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thats great news! glad those parasites were on the outside instead of in ... if you're anything like me you would have a heck of a time figuring out what she got them from. I'll remember the freezer trick just in case I bring my crew anything like that from outside. Thanks for the update!

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#866 - 10/19/02 12:14 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
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I was just wondering the other day where you'd disappeared to -- so glad you're back, Constance! I hope Huggles is feeling better soon -- I'm glad you went to the vet for treatment!!

Glad you're back!!

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#867 - 10/19/02 12:22 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: Anonymous]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
The Ivamection is very effective and will clear up the mites in no time. You will need to clean her cage and bedding with hot water and soap and dry well.

Many a glider has lost his little ears due to a mite infestation. Your little one is very lucky as she was taken to the vet early.

Thank you for posting follow up.
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#868 - 10/19/02 08:48 PM Re: Huggles sick??HELP ASAP [Re: ]
Anonymous
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thanks everyone Im just glad I cought it in time, I went to the vet right after school,but after had to go to work or I would have posted sorry,huggles seems to be doing alot better shes not even itching!!!!!
Constance&Huggles

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