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urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet #246447
03/28/07 07:23 PM
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My sister has a sugar glider that was a gift and about 30 min ago i went to look @ it, when it came out of pouch it was soaking wet! i have heard that when a sugar glider is wet they can be sick we are not sure if this needs attention tonight or can wait till morning our vet has not returned our call yet you can reach me:
the_evil_twin_87@yahoo.com thank you bekka

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: Anonymous] #246456
03/28/07 07:27 PM
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How did it get wet? Was it in the cage in the pouch, or was it in a bonding pouch? Do you mean soaking wet, or could it be sweat? Put the glider in a dry pouch - did it pee on itself?

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: Anonymous] #246459
03/28/07 07:28 PM
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I don't know much, but someone will be here soon to help you!

Is it water from a bottle?
How old is she?
Is it pee?

I would wrap her in a warm towel and dry her off gently. Hang in there, someone with more knowledge will be here soon!


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Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: ] #246461
03/28/07 07:30 PM
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kinda smells of pee but not sure could be sweat we live in La and its hot and very humid

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: Anonymous] #246468
03/28/07 07:37 PM
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Some gliders do pee in their pouch, unfortunately - also, sweat could be the issue. If she didn't FALL into liquid, then I think she'll be ok. But put her in a dry pouch & keep her warm until she drys thouroughly.

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she was in her pouch in the cage her water bottle was still full and her stools are very loose she is very wet

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: Anonymous] #246471
03/28/07 07:38 PM
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Ok, if she has diarhea and she's wet like that with no explination, I would take her to an emerg vet tonight.

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thank you

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Please let us know what happens at the vet!

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: ] #246487
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Please go to the vet because in a quick search on the subject I found that as a sugar glider ages they regulate their body temperature much like a dog, and that is through their feet by evaporation. With the diahrrea I think you should get to a vet as soon as possible.

Please keep us informed.


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Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: SpikenPea] #246506
03/28/07 08:06 PM
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Whenever we got my boy neutered he would pee on himself and be soaking wet. It may be that she is peeing on herself because of a new environment, because some of them do. Tell us what the vet says though. Whenever ours would pee on himself I was [censored] out. He would be soaked for no reason, and one day he just stopped. If the vet says it's normal and she continues doing it just dry her off as quickly as possible

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03/28/07 09:11 PM
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I just had a glider pass away recently, and one thing i seen was she would be soaking wet, with no real explanation. SShe was very lethargic, and also had runny stools.
I HIGHLY suggest bringing her to an ER vet, its better to be safe then sorry. I hope its just a little accident wink Good luck!!

Re: urgent!!!!! sugar glider is soaking wet [Re: ] #246782
03/29/07 12:19 AM
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Please take a few mins and register. I am gonna move this over to Health and Hygine... ALSO PLEASE keep us updated on how she is doing and how the vet visit went. Hoping for the best.


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