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Weight loss in Benny #1420657
06/22/19 09:04 PM
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My glider seems very skinny he lost his mate in February he used to be fairly plumb. I took him to the vet and he said nothing was wrong with him he weighs just shy of 70 grams now he is approx 9 years old and vet said he is just old . He has a good appetite but my daughter just came home from college and says he seems very skinny . Should I be concerned ? I was literally just at the vet 2 days ago and now I’m starting to worry .


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Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420658
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Your glider is a little old man now and from what I have read usually gliders naturally lose weight as they age even as they eat the same. I would just make sure he is eating normally and he should be fine. I would watch for signs of loneliness though.


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Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420661
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I agree with Zeno. He may need extra attention. Some out of cage play interaction with you, and time in a bonding bag during the day.

Watch for over grooming and his food intake.


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Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420663
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Loosing weight happens when gliders get to their geriatric years. You can add Avocado to his diet a couple times a week. It adds good calories to his diet.


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Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420664
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Thanks so much everyone . What are some other fattening food ideas ? Also how old in general do gliders get?


Mandy
1 suggie: Benny M neutered DOB 7/2010 got him 9/2010
1 suggie: Bubbles F Rescue no tail got her 3/16/11 at approx 2 yrs -she died due to pneumonia 7/6/2015 RIP frown

black Labrador: Bogi RIP 8/10/13 the void in my heart will never be filled again.
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Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420665
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Also his belly has been darkening in color of fur more towards a yellow tint


Mandy
1 suggie: Benny M neutered DOB 7/2010 got him 9/2010
1 suggie: Bubbles F Rescue no tail got her 3/16/11 at approx 2 yrs -she died due to pneumonia 7/6/2015 RIP frown

black Labrador: Bogi RIP 8/10/13 the void in my heart will never be filled again.
2 Bunnies: Buddy & Rexi RIP Rexi 6/5/2014
Re: Weight loss in Benny [Re: Mandy] #1420670
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Gliders can live 8 to 15 years in captivity.


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Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Stevie, Cho, Toothless & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman, Light Fury & T'Pring :rtmo:
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