Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
FuzzyWonderland, Kitkatt1216
Featured Member
Registered: 03/18/17
Posts: 77
Last 10 Posts
Hi! I need some help
by Feather
09:36 PM
Three weeks in, first timer, questions .
by Feather
09:33 PM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
07:04 PM
Self Mutilating
by Ladymagyver
05:53 PM
BML Help
by Ladymagyver
10:21 AM
Injured Tail W/No Vet Instru/Help!
by Terry
12/14/17 09:31 PM
Another Prolapsed cloaca
by Terry
12/14/17 09:03 PM
Grieving sugar glider
by Firefly
12/14/17 08:36 PM
Recipe for glider yogi's please!
by Ladymagyver
12/14/17 01:58 PM
Hi new to forum.
by durga
12/14/17 10:36 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#972116 - 07/09/10 01:37 PM Canola Oil help?
vonnie Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 39
Loc: Wilmington, NC
i am not sure what canola oil tastes like but it apparently is the good stuff. i added a few drops to their puppy mix and now can use the 1:2 ratio with no problem. they drink it down fast and then lick all over my fingers to get every last little drop. even dad and big brother are excited to lick them when i put them back in the nest

i have heard conflicting info on how much to feed. one says to let them eat as much as they want, they know when to stop. another said only to feed certain amounts or their bellies might rupture. i will gladly let them eat as much as they want but i don't want to kill them.

i stopped them at a 1cc syringe full. some of it does drip so i know they didn't eat that much.

thanks in advance


Edited by DCMuffin (07/09/10 05:37 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed title

Top
#972210 - 07/09/10 03:50 PM Re: Canola Oil help? [Re: vonnie]
SariYappa Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/08
Posts: 5997
Loc: Upstate, SC
I'm sorry, but I'm a little bit confused by your post. dunno
Are we talking about baby sugar gliders?? Are you feeding them puppy food mixed with Canola oil?

Please clarify, so we can help answer your questions properly. thanks


Edited by DCMuffin (07/09/10 05:38 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed title
_________________________
*Whatever I said, I said it with a Smile*

wave Sari

:grey:Sugar:grey:Nibbles:grey:Destiny

Rapid Runner *Sold Out!

Suggie Smart Mart *Home of The Hippie Pouch & Suggie Chandelier

Top
#972237 - 07/09/10 05:01 PM Re: Canola Oil help? [Re: SariYappa]
vonnie Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 39
Loc: Wilmington, NC
it is the puppy milk replacer....esbilac. i am not feeding them dog food, lol. i meant to write puppy milk mix--a few drops of canola oil in that stuff. it is powder so i have to mix it up 1 part powder:2 parts water

but yes baby sugar gliders, came out on the 29th and their mama died on wednesday.


Edited by DCMuffin (07/09/10 05:38 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed title

Top
#972249 - 07/09/10 05:19 PM Re: Canola Oil help? [Re: vonnie]
NavyChiefWife
Unregistered


I'm glad the canola oil helped! As they get a little bigger add more to it. Like next week instead of 10-15 drops add in about 20-25 drops when you make a batch of formula. Since by then they will be eating even more the 10-15 drops will be diluted a little by you having to mix up more formula. They also require more as they get bigger and their bodies start needing more energy and they become more active etc.
With mine I ended (at weaning time) with mixing 30 drops per batch. It was a larger batch I was making by that time.


Have you been weighing them every day at the same time? You should start to see them gaining now that they are eating well and have the canola oil in their esbilac. They should gain between 1/2-1 gram a day.


Like I said in my pm, if you have any questions or just need to talk you can call me! smile


Edited by DCMuffin (07/09/10 05:38 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed title

Top
#972280 - 07/09/10 05:52 PM Re: Canola Oil help? [Re: ]
NavyChiefWife
Unregistered


Also, when feeding the joeys, at their age they are usually eating around .3-.5cc's every 30-60minutes. This is just an average. Some will eat more. If they are eating 1+cc then they should be eating about every 1-1 1/2 hours. Do not go any longer than that just yet. Around 3-4 weeks oop then they can eat every 2-3 hours.

Normally when a Joey is full it will turn it's head away from the syringe. But with very young joeys (1-2 weeks oop) they may fall asleep every fee minutes during a feeding. So you will need to stimulate them a little so they will wake up to eat more. I gently rub the tip of the syringe on their nose, lips, or chin. If that doesn't work I will gently massage their head and body and that usually wakes them up.
Remember to check their tummy before and after feedings. Sometimes it can be dificult to do that. Hold them up to a bright light and look for a white area about the size of a pea or dime on their right side between thier ribs and clocea. If there isn't any white there then they have no milk in their tummy. If there is then they haven't digested all of the formula from the last feeding (if it's like this before you feed it). If it looks like a bubble then I would skip a feeding as this can be bloat and that can be deadly.


I hope you will post some pictures soon! We love looking at little joeys! smile

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
1 registered (mechnut450), 9 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Tara24, Sal305, Cherylr1995, SarasotaSugs, Lisa11
6451 Registered Users
Forum Stats
37 posts in the last 24hrs
6452 Members
134 Forums
8999 Topics
148772 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Hi! I need some help
by RAWRnivore
05:12 PM
BML Help
by Alan
12/14/17 04:59 PM
Grieving sugar glider
by Firefly
12/14/17 01:04 PM
Self Mutilating
by Anonymous
12/14/17 11:26 AM
Injured Tail W/No Vet Instru/Help!
by
12/13/17 03:57 AM
Recipe for glider yogi's please!
by Claralice
12/12/17 10:03 PM
My Caramel Gliders anything I need to know about neutering?
by Claralice
12/12/17 04:14 PM
Three weeks in, first timer, questions .
by Lisa11
12/12/17 04:42 AM
RIP Spencer
by Cora
12/11/17 04:58 PM
New odor issue??
by AlyCatz
12/08/17 05:37 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20205060
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12468462
TEXAS 658923
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 607851
OHIO 519738
Member Titles 461091
MISSOURI 394835
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 372344
OKLAHOMA 354426
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 353020
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017