Okay, so first off, I am not in ANYWAY acting like I am certified to know how to deal with a wet sugar glider and that this information should be used in place of a vet
. This is just for during the time until you can get a vet
because for me it was a three-hour drive and three hours for a wet sugar glider can mean a lot. Ok now that I got that out of the way here are some things I learned to keep your glider warm in case they get wet.
Double stuff your pouches
, what your sugar glider needs are warmth. So take one pouch and stuff it in another.
DO NOT USE FLEECE. I know it is the safest material for sugar gliders, but when they are in a near death state you need something to absorb their wetness. instead, USE COTTON. I had fleece in their pouch for two hours and it did nothing, but when I put in cotton socks, it took away a lot of their wetness.
Put them next to skin and put layers above them, they lose a lot of heat when they get cold, and I noticed that it takes them a while before they can start regulating their own heat again, so until you feel them getting warm, create heat for them.
GET THEM TO A vet
. A wet sugar glider can contract illness easier than a dry one. A vet
visit is never a bad thing, making sure your suggies are healthy is the most important step.
Also in case you didn't know, AVOID CAGES WITH NO FALSE BOTTOMS AT ALL COST. If a water bottle leaks(which happened in my case) the water will lap up at the bottom until it is like a pool of water, and if you know anything about sugar gliders a pool of water and a sugar glider are not a good combination, so please avoid getting a false bottom unless you have no other options.
As I said, I am not a professional nor do I claim to be one. This is just what worked for me in a bad situation, and it may not work for you, the point of this post is to help the suggies until you can see a professional and get them warm again. My suggies are now fine and healthy and just had an extremely bad scare.