I've had blood drawn on gliders a few times. My vet
and I try not to put gliders under unless absolutely necessary, that includes for blood draws. If your vet
is comfortable with it, have them try this:
- Wrap the glider in a towel, blanket, etc., leaving only the tail exposed.
- Firmly hold on to the tail, and soak it with alcohol. There is a vein in the underside of the tail that should become visible.
should then be easily able to draw blood and not have to knock out the glider. There is minimal irritation and the glider goes along it's merry little way once everything is done