ok, my rescue came home today. I was told he had a "bald spot" on his head... Well in all actuality, he has NO gray fur on his head! What do I do?????? I also bought 3 cages from this girl, I didn't pay much attention to them when I was loading them in the car, but once i got home, I realized that they are rusted and can't be used. This person really screwed me over, but at least i got the glider out of a potentially deadly situation.
He is supposed to be 3 years old and neutered. I haven't been able to get him out of the bonding pouch enough to tell if he is neutered or not.
I need some major direction and FAST to help this poor little guy out.
my friends glider did that too, you might wanna look into getting another glider. in my expirience my two gliders are very bonded and they don't share a cage(yet). so if you get another one it could really help.
i might be wrong, but i wouldn't worry about it if you already have new friends for him once he gets done with quarentine, i would just spend a lot of time with him to sort of take away some loneliness.
It sounds like he came from a less than good situation so it's possible that with a good diet, clean cage/pouch and some reassuring conversation , things may start to look up for him. You may even see him grooming less and his fur start to grow back in.
Laura, first thing he needs is a vet check to rule out a medical issue After the vet visit, if all goes well, do your quarantine and then figure out who to place him with making sure to go through proper introductions with him
Like Becki said, vet check! Why did the other glider die? Make sure he's quarantined in a separate room from your current gliders and wash your hands in between handling them. You need to rule out a medical/physical issue. Once you know he's ok, then you'll have to watch him. Hopefully, the right diet and a loving environment will help.
Here are some pics i took of Chance last night. I am warning you, they aren't great, but you can get an idea of how bad he is. I have a vet appointment set up for him tomorrow, and Dancing gave me some direction on how to supplement his dinner to help the fur grow back.