Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Mrs_S4man
Member Spotlight
Feather
Feather
Wisconsin
Posts: 13,787
Joined: January 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
First Time Owner
by KarenE. 04/20/21 04:41 PM
Difference between fecal smear and float
by cookielover. 04/20/21 01:09 PM
Aggressive Glider
by Madiglider33. 04/19/21 10:48 PM
What to do with different weighted gliders
by Feather. 04/18/21 10:43 PM
First Time Owner looking for help
by lilsuggies. 04/16/21 06:47 PM
Vet Visit
by Shalena. 04/15/21 06:25 PM
Glider to glider bonding
by Feather. 04/15/21 06:21 PM
New owner Bonding
by Ladymagyver. 04/15/21 12:57 PM
Cycles....
by GliderParent. 04/15/21 09:24 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Is this an eye abscess? ? #1422335
05/13/20 11:59 PM
05/13/20 11:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
I have had my two girls since they were 8 weeks OOP. Cloud has always had a little bit of an issue with her inner eyelid, like I can see it when she wakes up but it usually retracts after she blinks a couple of times. I have heard that it can be caused by dehydration but they have access to both a hanging bowl of water and a water bottle with a sip tube (like what a hamster would have)

Is it possible her eyelid being unable to retract is due to an eye abscess? It usually goes away after she blinks a couple of times but as she's gotten older it's gotten bigger. Here's a picture:
[img]https://imgur.com/a/U2eDUd1[/img]

I am really concerned that this could be an abscess, that she's in pain or that I should take her to the vet right away. It looks really bad in the picture but this is just after she's woken up -- after she blinked a couple times this went away completely. What should I do?



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422336
05/14/20 12:01 AM
05/14/20 12:01 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
She is acting completely normal but I know they have instincts as a prey animal to hide when they're in pain or sick. She also seems to be totally able to use the eye and open it fully.



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422337
05/14/20 12:05 AM
05/14/20 12:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
Also, I know swelling/bumps are a sign of an abscess, but I checked her face and mouth area and couldn't find anything. Am I just being paranoid? Does anyone else have a glider where their eyelid takes a minute to slide back? Sorry for triple posting



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422338
05/14/20 01:28 AM
05/14/20 01:28 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,161
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,161
SW Missouri
Is it the inner eyelid, is there a discharge? The pic is difficult to see.


Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!

Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422340
05/14/20 03:20 AM
05/14/20 03:20 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
No, no discharge at all. Yeah, it's the inner eyelid



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422341
05/14/20 09:26 AM
05/14/20 09:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,161
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,161
SW Missouri
How old are they now?

I've not had experience with this, just trying to give some ideas. Cover a few basics.

As the eyelid retracts, it pull off the eye slightly? Or does it just slowly go back in place?

To check for hydration, have you done a tent test? Where you pick up the skin on the back of the neck, pull up and release, if the skin doesn't drop, she could be dehydrated.

Is the water bowl replaced/cleaned daily? Mine prefer a water dish, it's like they wash their mouth and face in it. It gets dirty every night.

It never hurts to take them in for a well check, and get a baseline for future reference. Especially to watch for any changes.


Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!

Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422342
05/14/20 10:10 AM
05/14/20 10:10 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,787
Wisconsin
Feather Online sleep
Administrator
Feather  Online Sleep
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,787
Wisconsin
Dawn is right about a vet visit, specially something involving an eye.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Is this an eye abscess? ? [Re: glider323] #1422345
05/14/20 12:33 PM
05/14/20 12:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
Yeah, I think I will take her for a visit just to avoid the stress. But no, she doesn't show any other signs of dehydration



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove

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 (sugarlope), 39 guests, and 31 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
dieterpace, lilsuggies, SueB, Michelle223, Echo
7236 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,229
Posts158,447
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,237
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
Difference between fecal smear and float
by cookielover. 04/20/21 01:09 PM
What to do with different weighted gliders
by cookielover. 04/18/21 01:16 PM
First Time Owner looking for help
by lilsuggies. 04/16/21 03:37 PM
First Time Owner
by lilsuggies. 04/14/21 08:48 PM
Vet Visit
by Shalena. 04/14/21 06:32 PM
New owner Bonding
by Echo. 04/11/21 05:12 PM
Broken tail?
by JammyGoldfish. 04/08/21 11:03 PM
Glider to glider bonding
by Tink. 04/08/21 07:55 PM
New Sugar Glider owner
by Echo. 04/08/21 02:25 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
817,183 TEXAS
649,947 OHIO
456,458 OKLAHOMA
405,003 UTAH
298,646 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
©1998-2021
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.029s Queries: 14 (0.007s) Memory: 1.3059 MB (Peak: 1.4774 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2021-04-21 02:19:56 UTC