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suggies with bowel problems #151602
10/01/06 07:38 PM
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confused my best friend has a breeding pair of suggies and the other day we noticed that they had diarrhea and i was wondering if there was maybe something that she had fed them or something else?

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Suggies can get diarrhea from citrus fruits but if you`ve noticed the diarrhea a couple days ago and they still have it, you should really get them to the vet ASAP as they can dehydrate very quickly. It may not be any food that caused it, especially if it isn`t gone by now. Does your friend rotate foods each night or is he/she feeding the same things everyday? I wouldn`t let it go on any longer though,please ask your friend to get the suggies to the vet right away before it`s too late.

Welcome to GC! Your questions and concerns are always welcome here smile. Good luck and please keep us updated.

Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #152010
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thanks alot i will def let her know. that worried me and i will def find out if she rotates food each day or the same thing, im not sure what it was that caused it, could feeding them grape jelly cause any problems someone told her that you could feed it to them, i was just wondering?

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IF this remains a problem then a vet visit is defiantly called forů


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Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: Xglider] #152051
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I would not recommend grape jelly for a glider-even as a treat. The closest thing (as an occasional treat, is Hawaiian Delight babyfood....but not jelly. Is there any way you can find out exactly what she feeds, and let us know? Other than that, if it's been going on a couple days a vet visit is def. in order asap. If it's diet, we need to know all the things she feeds to tell if that is a factor (which is a possibility, if she thinks it's okay to feed grape jelly).


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thank you i will find out what she feeds them on a daily basis and def let u know, i has made me wonder about it being a suggie lover i would hate for something to happen to them. i'm glad there a people here to give me a hand with this, me being new and all, i need all the help i can get. it just worries me that there may be something wrong and i would love to help her fix it before it becomes a major problem.

Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #153057
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well i found out what she feeds on a daily basis, and if i do say so myself, it doesnt sound good to me.... all that i know of that she feeds is mineral pellets from wal-mart for rats and so on, and grape jelly, and also from time to time some fruit, and thats it.... sounds to me like she really needs to put them on a more healthy diet than just that, almost like she's feeding them junk.

Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #153062
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Oh no!!!! This poor baby is on a horrid diet! I would have her get him to the vet asap and also you can look up (and print out for her) the BML diet, the Darcy diet, PML diet. This suggie is not getting anything (except for the occasional fruit) that it needs! Does she have internet access? There is a lot of diet info out there. I am worried about this glider. How long has she had it and feeding it this way?

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Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: pappy1264] #153066
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Can you let her know there are some wonderful diets out there. One of the best things she can do for her pets is to get them started on a good diet right away. Here is the BNL diet link which is what many people feed thier gliders.
http://www.sugargliderinfo.com/NutritionAndDiets/leadbeat.html
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Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #153075
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First, know we aren't "yelling" at you or anything, we are VERY concerned about these little ones diet, tho. A rat pellet is not sufficient, and could cause jaw issues, HLP (Hind Leg Paralysis, aka Calcium Deficiency or Metabolic Bone Disease), and other problems. Please take a look at our diet links, and pass a couple on (the easiest are BML and Darcy's). I would venture a guess that the diarrhea IS diet related, with worse to come if not corrected, and in a glider, diarrhea itself can kill if let go. Please keep us updated, and here is a list of GC's diets:

http://www.glidercentral.net/links/pages/Glider_Care___Information/Diet___Nutrition/index.html

We also don't recommend those hard pellets for gliders, due to the risk of jaw infections, unless they are softened in water first. And I would say a vet visit is necessary at this point.

I'd also say to try the "tent test"-pull up the skin at the base of the glider's neck, almost between the shoulders. If it stays 'tented', or goes down slowly, the glider is dehydrated and may need sub-q fluids from the vet. Keep us updated.


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she does have net access and i will def let her know that what she is feeding is NOT in any way good for them, and i will also tell her that she needs to get them to the vet asap, and i will def keep you posted on how they are doing. once again thank you for all your help.

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Please let us know if she is willing to change her diet. I just started darcy's diet and it's sooo easy!

Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #153170
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i will let ya know soon if she is willing to change her diet i will show her how to start on darcy's and see if that doesnt help, she is pretty accepting to new ideas and things of that sort when i find out things that will help

Re: suggies with bowel problems [Re: ] #154097
10/07/06 06:06 PM
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well here's good news she has changed their diet and seems to me like so far so good party the problems had stopped before the diet changed but still she needs to stick with the new food change. hopefully all will be well with her babies glider

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That`s wonderful news clap !!! I`m so glad to hear that these sweet babies are now on a proven diet and so glad that their diarrhea is now gone. The chances of her babies being healthy will be so much better! Thumbs up to you for finding this information out for her, you`re such a good friend thumb Thanks for letting us know dance

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You ARE a great friend, both to her and to the gliders! Kudos to you for probably saving these gliders. I doubt they could have lived long at all on rat pellets and jelly!

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well good news her suggies are doing just wonderful... and so far they are still kinda grouchy with her but not so much as they were....they eat soooo much better now and she feeds them fresh fruits and veggies that they seem to love very well...


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