Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
kimberlypoole72
Member Spotlight
vagraphix
vagraphix
Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 3,082
Joined: September 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 9
by Ladymagyver. 07/22/19 12:57 AM
Occasional Diarrhea/Lima beans?
by Mema. 07/21/19 12:17 PM
2020 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw. 07/19/19 02:06 PM
Play as a Glider?
by ScottH86. 07/19/19 02:02 PM
Urgent Opinions needed
by PeneAva2016. 07/19/19 10:45 AM
Re-Introductions 101
by KarenE. 07/19/19 09:48 AM
Dietary suggestions for a newbie?
by Feather. 07/18/19 09:07 PM
Ever want to play at being a sugar glider?
by Paani. 07/18/19 04:58 PM
Bonding tips for a newbie?
by CuratorXethia. 07/18/19 11:30 AM
Weird behavior??
by wvglidermomma. 07/18/19 08:32 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
MacGyver E-Collar #1304774
11/15/12 10:15 PM
11/15/12 10:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
glidrz5 Offline OP
Serious Glideritis
glidrz5  Offline OP
Serious Glideritis

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
I picked up a little rescue girl today who had a tail injury. She had been bothering her tail but for the last 24+ hours had left it alone. So I went off on a 3 hour trek to get her and on the way home stopped off to see Dr Sue who was working in Hannibal today. Dr Sue said that her tail looked good for an injury and that it was healing, however due to the odd angle of the initial injury, it was healing very very slowly and would probably take she recommended over a month to completely heal. However, if the tail was amputated to the next joint and stitched properly, it would most likely heal within 10 days. I chose to do what was best for this little one and had her amputate. While under anestetic we wrapped her tail up to try to keep her from bending it to chew on. However no such luck. The minute she came out of the anestetic she went for her tail.
At this point I could have kicked myself. At home I had e-collars and e-jackets, but in my hurry to leave this morning I forgot them. So here I was 20 minutes from home with a glider who wanted to SM her tail with no e-collar and no one to hold her while I drove.

Then I remembered a demo that I had seen at one of the SGGA's I've been to. Denise (Minkasmom) had demonstrated how to MacGyver an emergency e-collar out of the top of a soda/water bottle and tape. So while the vet staff watched, I retrieved my empty soda bottle and set to work crafting a collar that would last until I got home and got her into a properly made collar. We padded it with cotton balls and wrapped the whole thing in vet tape and got it on this little one. Amazingly it worked perfectly. She kept it on and wasn't able to injure herself on the way home. Once home I got her into a collar that I knew would be safer for her long term (much to her dismay).

The moral of this story........always pack your e-collar when getting a rescue. Also, thank you Denise for showing me that when you have to, you can make what you need. It may not be perfect, or perfectly safe long term, but in a pinch it works and keeps the baby safe until you can get something better.


Chris
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


Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1304782
11/15/12 10:39 PM
11/15/12 10:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,720
Perry, Iowa
josefine Offline
Glider Addict
josefine  Offline
Glider Addict

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,720
Perry, Iowa
Could we get a picture of this,so others could benefit until a correct one could be put on?


Larry & Josefine Vodenik
2014 4 St
Perry,Iowa50220
515/321-6081cell#
j.vodenik@hotmail.com
Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1304785
11/15/12 10:51 PM
11/15/12 10:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
glidrz5 Offline OP
Serious Glideritis
glidrz5  Offline OP
Serious Glideritis

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
I plan on taking pictures of it.


Chris
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


Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1304791
11/15/12 11:06 PM
11/15/12 11:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 20,092
North Central Ohio
GliderNursery Offline
Tech Admn
GliderNursery  Offline
Tech Admn

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 20,092
North Central Ohio
Gotta love the info we walk away from these gatherings with!


Shelly

Don't sacrifice quality information for convenient information.


Glider Nursery

Sugar Glider Foundation


Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1304811
11/16/12 12:09 AM
11/16/12 12:09 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 22,747
80 acres of paradise in KS
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
Dancing  Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 22,747
80 acres of paradise in KS
Many of us do "demos" and such at these gatherings and some times when it is over and done with, we can get the feeling we were talking to the walls. I know it feels so GREAT when some time later someone says "thanks, without your demo I wouldn't have known about...." It keeps us going.

Denise, since this little one was surrendered to me and Chris was so sweet to take her for the help she needs, I have to add my thanks on here too. You rock! Keep up the good work even IF you think no one is listening!

And Chris...I know I've said it several times but thank you so much.


620-704-9109
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1304819
11/16/12 12:25 AM
11/16/12 12:25 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,720
Perry, Iowa
josefine Offline
Glider Addict
josefine  Offline
Glider Addict

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,720
Perry, Iowa
LSardou was telling me about a PVC pipe that can be used as a temporary type of jacket. I'll need to get back to her,& ask if she has any pics of those.

OK, NOT a pvc pipe,but a pipe insulation!!!!!!
My spiders are once again running out of room to build their cobwebs!!!!!!
sorry :*(

Last edited by josefine; 11/16/12 12:39 AM. Reason: correct product

Larry & Josefine Vodenik
2014 4 St
Perry,Iowa50220
515/321-6081cell#
j.vodenik@hotmail.com
Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: josefine] #1305726
11/18/12 11:08 PM
11/18/12 11:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
glidrz5 Offline OP
Serious Glideritis
glidrz5  Offline OP
Serious Glideritis

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
Here are some pictures of the collar we made.


not too bad for a recycled pepsi bottle. (it was rinsed btw)

Attached Files
Untitled0.JPG (29 downloads)
top side showing padding
P1010046.JPG (25 downloads)
bottom of collar (outside)
P1010048.JPG (21 downloads)
side view

Chris
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


Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1305733
11/18/12 11:23 PM
11/18/12 11:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,966
Northeast Indiana
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis
minkasmom  Offline
Serious Glideritis

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,966
Northeast Indiana
Maybe I need to pull THAT demo out of the "archives" & dust it off for the next gathering, eh? agree I gave a demo at the OGG last weekend for the "satellite" e-collar (much to the dismay and COMPLETE angering of Draeco), the shotglass e-collar (Dobbie was posing for Peggy B.'s camera shoot & there are some HILARIOUS shots she took) and the e-jacket (speaking of cobwebs, Josefine...I can't even remember the name of the little guy who wore that one...but Maximus thanks him graciously for stepping in to take HIS place for that demo).

By the way, Chris? You have my COMPLETE PERMISSION to draw up the "how to" diagram for the MacGuyver e-collar....your talents on drawing FAR OUTWEIGH mine, hands down, no contest! :roflmao: And I honestly believe that's another device that NEEDS to be made into a "sticky" in Health & Hygiene.

hug2 Thank you Teresa...I truly wonder some days if anybody is out there listening to my talks. I guess they are. grin


Minkasmom (Papillon Kisses)
Slave to:
28 gliders,
5 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry
Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1305737
11/19/12 12:07 AM
11/19/12 12:07 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 20,092
North Central Ohio
GliderNursery Offline
Tech Admn
GliderNursery  Offline
Tech Admn

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 20,092
North Central Ohio
Sent you ladies a PM. wink


Shelly

Don't sacrifice quality information for convenient information.


Glider Nursery

Sugar Glider Foundation


Re: MacGyver E-Collar [Re: glidrz5] #1305785
11/19/12 02:52 AM
11/19/12 02:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
glidrz5 Offline OP
Serious Glideritis
glidrz5  Offline OP
Serious Glideritis

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 7,297
Quincy, IL
Denise, that "tidbit" of information that you gave me so many years ago definately saved this little girl from alot of pain. I'm just glad that it stayed in my brain for me to use when I truely needed it.


Chris
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



Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (KarenE), 43 guests, and 90 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Julierooster, CuratorXethia, Glidergirl4, PetreesParent, JackieMorales
6927 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums134
Topics9,847
Posts155,954
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members6,928
Most Online823
Jul 12th, 2019
Last 10 New Topics
Occasional Diarrhea/Lima beans?
by Mema. 07/20/19 09:24 PM
2020 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw. 07/19/19 02:06 PM
Play as a Glider?
by ScottH86. 07/19/19 02:02 PM
Urgent Opinions needed
by PeneAva2016. 07/19/19 12:05 AM
Ever want to play at being a sugar glider?
by Paani. 07/18/19 04:58 PM
Re-Introductions 101
by Ladymagyver. 07/18/19 09:45 AM
Bonding tips for a newbie?
by CuratorXethia. 07/17/19 11:58 PM
Dietary suggestions for a newbie?
by CuratorXethia. 07/17/19 11:25 PM
Re-homing
by Shalena. 07/16/19 04:41 PM
Weird behavior??
by wvglidermomma. 07/15/19 10:18 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
781,029 TEXAS
625,407 OHIO
431,801 OKLAHOMA
382,007 UTAH
280,221 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2019
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.035s Queries: 15 (0.010s) Memory: 1.3263 MB (Peak: 1.5199 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-07-23 01:14:15 UTC