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#97051 - 04/23/06 11:43 PM Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch

I NEED A HUG <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/needhug.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />I lost my 5 year old male Joey.. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gliderangel.gif" alt="" />
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I found him strangled in his pouch. I made sure that I had safe pouches, I check them, I cut all lose strings.. I triple check them..
I found him stangled in a fleece pouch, fleece!! His mate, Cloey loves to chew, I have to keep a close eye on her, she managed to chew through the inside linner of the pouch, he couldn't fit.. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I can't stop crying! If only I could have did something.. I triple check everything, he got stuck, and managed to get a little piece of fleece around his <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I found her stuck inbetween the linners of the pouch <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I came running when she was barking different Louder than she has ever barked, by then it was too late, he was gone <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />
What do other glider owners do when their beloved glider dies??
Please help, I am scared that his mate will be depressed, stop eating, they have been together for 4 years... what should I do.. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" />

#97052 - 04/24/06 12:02 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
queenduck Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 6249
Loc: Kansas
Gosh, I am so sorry to hear this. Thankfully this has never happend to me, but I do have two rescues that were injured in pouches,
If you say his mate, the female that is left, is the chewer, then don't use pouches for her anymore/or anyone that is caged with her in the future. She has proven that this is a problem for her, use a nest box or some other type of container and just give her fleece blankets for softness/warmth.

As for how to deal with his loss, I can't help you. It will take time I am sure.

Give her lots more attention right now, and keep an eye on her. If she gets a lot of attention from you, she may be fine w/o a mate. If after a few week she is still depressed, you may want to think of getting her a friend.

So sorry again.
Alicia aka Queenduck, Bentley's Nana

We need role models who are going to break the mold ~ Carly Simon

#97053 - 04/24/06 01:47 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
SweetestShampoo Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 571
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I'm so sorry for your loss. *huuuuuuug*
May I suggest a denim pouch? I know Krispifsu had one made from a pair of old jeans because she has a chewer. The denim has proved durable and her glider hasn't been able to chew it to shreds.
I don't know what to tell you as to how to burry your glider... I haven't been down that path yet. I think that if it were me, I'd have peggy make me one of her beautiful boxes and then burry him in it in a nice place in the backyard. Maybe plant some flowers around it.
*hug* I'm so sorry about your baby.
:grey: Soba (5 y.o.)

R.I.P. :rbridge: Suggies Ringo (Oct 2005-Nov 22, 2016) and Miso (Summer 2006-January 29, 2012), & Dwarf Hamsters Ushi, Kinoko, and Tofu.

#97054 - 04/24/06 01:52 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
I'm so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy when your baby crosses over the bridge. Know that he loved you and he will be waiting to see you again.
As to Cloey, keep her with you. She is going to need your love and attention right now. Keep an eye on her to see if her behavior changes. When my Nicky lost his family, his attitude changed. He became very timid and clingy....didn't want to go more than 3 ft from me. It was only after I got him a buddy that he snapped out of it and became his normal outgoing self. You may want to look into getting a friend for her if she shows signs of depression.
Illusion, Malcom, Isabell, Annabelle, Zach, Isis, Aly & Indy
AND Miss Emmy & Miss Chloe kitties

:rbridge: My Angels: You are always in my heart.

You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
together to be

#97055 - 04/24/06 01:58 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
I am so sorry about the loss of your little friend. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

Suggestion: Double layered pouches.... even those made of fleese.... place inside of pouch, two pieces of cut fleese cut into 10 or 12 inch square like blankies. The glider then is able to snuggle inbetween the blankies and also will be able to cover their heads up for privacy. This discourages the need to dig inbetween the fabrics of double lined sleeping pouches.
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#97056 - 04/24/06 06:17 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

Thank you so much for all your advice. I immidetly put her in a nest box with lots of fleece bits. I'll update you on her progress.
I am afarid of finding her a new mate, will she except him/her? Joey and Cloey had been together for so many years.
Thanks again

#97057 - 04/24/06 06:31 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
[:"green"]I am so sorry for your loss... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
For now, I would keep her with you as much as possible so she gets the socialization she needs from you. I would wait a few months before introducing a new cage mate to her. When it comes time to do so, introducing a younger glider (2-4 months oop) would probably be better because her maternal instincts will kick in and help her to accept the glider better.
Suz Enyedy
:bb: Carina & Coobah
Allira & Gizmo :grey:
:grey: Picasso, Trinity Joy & Luna
:rbridge: DaisyMae; Darwin; Mareki; Mambo; Pika; Cricky; Reggie & Bobo, Pepe & Bittah

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#97058 - 04/24/06 06:44 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
bugsmama Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 745
Loc: Hattiesburg, MS
I don't have any other advice from what you have gotten, but just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss!! I know words aren't much of a comfort right now, but I'm sending many prayers,thoughts and hugs to you and your remaining little one! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
Mama to:
T & B ~my bio babies
N,C,G & H ~ step babies
Wraith & Rayna and soon to be Izzy & Ali~Gliderbabies
Max ~ my German Shepherd
And wife to the most amazing man I've ever met! smile

#97059 - 04/24/06 08:24 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and hugs are being sent your way and for your little girl <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

#97060 - 04/24/06 11:37 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
StitchsMom Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 10569
Loc: IL (St. Louis area)
I'm so sorry! I wishing you and your little girl the very best! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
~*~Jenny and the fur kids~*~

:grey: :grey: :grey: :leu:

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#97061 - 04/24/06 11:42 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

#97062 - 04/24/06 11:43 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

So sorry for your loss. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

#97063 - 04/24/06 12:05 PM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I recently lost my female glider <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />. My male had been with her for 3 years. I immediatley started looking for a new mate for him (gliders arent easy to come by in England). I eventually found 2 females for him. I thought that he would struggle to accept them after being with one mate for so long but ohh no! Lyle pined to be with them. Now they are all happy in the same cage and Lyle is feeling like a teenager again! Or at least he is acting like one!

I am sure that if you do find another mate for her she will be fine. I suggest keeping her with you whenever yo can so she has something to snuggle up with. I also put cut up bits of fleece in with Lyle so that he had something to cuddle up in when he was alone.

I buried my little angel in the garden with lots of lavender plants around her. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" />

I hope your little one will be ok and my sympathy is with you at this sad time. Its so hard but we never forget them!
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

#97064 - 04/27/06 12:21 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
KattyM Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 9910
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I am so sorry. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> You truly did everything you could. Give her lots of love and attention. She needs you now as much as you need her. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
Forever owned in my heart by my :grey: "Eight is Enough" colony:

2002: Keiko (F) + 2003: Hiroshi (M) = 2004: joey Tomoki (M)
2009: Sammy (F), Charlie (F), Murray (M), Herbie (M)
2010: BJ (M)

#97065 - 04/28/06 06:06 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I lost a glider to illness on 4/26/06 and on 4/27/06 I lost his partner to a sleeping pouch. I woke up this morning and he was gone, strangled in his pouch. 2 losses in 2 days. I haven't had time to greive over the 1st loss now another. I am so sorry, my prayers are with you, it's sad.

#97066 - 04/28/06 06:16 AM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

Dessarae, I am so sorry you are having to go through this too. My prayers are being sent your way!

#97067 - 04/29/06 04:16 PM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I am so sorry for your losses.. It is so hard to deal with one being gone, I couldn't imagin two.. If you need to talk, we are all here and able to listen.. They are family, and dealing with death is terrible.. You can get through this.. My thoughs are with you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

#97068 - 04/29/06 04:20 PM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

Update on Cloey:

The first night was terrible, she didn't eat she was up way earlier than usuall. The other gliders were very quite too, they hardly ate either.
After a couple of days with her, she began eating more, and started to become less lathargic.. I have her cage right tight to my single nutured male.. I will try to introduce them later this week and we will see how it goes. I hope that it will work, she looks so lost with out another glider.

Thanks again for all the support. GC is a great network of people that will always be there for you when things get tough. I can't thank you enough. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

#97069 - 04/30/06 03:51 PM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]
Keyosmama Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 2175
Loc: Ontario , Canada
Muffy, I am always here hun.... I am praying for cloey, and thinking of you always!!
Amanda, Jeff&

A Pomchi named Wickett
A Yorkie named Meeya
A Great Dane named Berlyn
5 Cats Kamorah, Aiko, Mo, Peekaboo, & Alice
Someday Ill have more suggies... frown
2 skin kids - Xander Finlay James March6 2010, and Rohan Kingsley July 5 2011

#97070 - 04/30/06 09:56 PM Re: Lost my glider to a Fleece Pouch [Re: ]

I'm so sorry. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


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