Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Aubrey, Donetta, GangstersMom, JMM331, lso4jw, Maria
Member Spotlight
Ladymagyver
Ladymagyver
SW Missouri
Posts: 4,142
Joined: October 2014
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Glider Charm Bracelets
by Michelle_D. 02/26/21 10:13 PM
Swollen Cloaca
by Feather. 02/24/21 07:07 PM
reminder the SGGA2021 coming up
by mechnut450. 02/19/21 08:31 PM
Been a longtime and I'm ready
by Feather. 02/18/21 10:57 PM
Travel cage for chewers
by cuttlefish. 02/18/21 07:50 PM
2021 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw. 02/18/21 07:10 PM
Cage accessories
by CChipman. 02/16/21 07:26 AM
Our first babies
by CChipman. 02/15/21 09:14 AM
Freedom Wheel floor stand for Stealth Wheel?
by Ladymagyver. 02/14/21 12:24 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Practical Marsupial Medicine..... #780890
05/18/09 05:32 PM
05/18/09 05:32 PM

A
astronoc
Unregistered
astronoc
Unregistered
A



So I was reading around today and looking for research when I came across the fact that some gliders are used as models for seratonin-deficiency depression. They do this because its easy to induce depression by simply housing gliders by themselves.

If your interested in reading more, please PM me for the articles. Thank you.

Has anyone ever had their vet prescribe these types of meds to their gliders? My gliders do not have a need for this but it got me curious as to how normal this practice is.

On another note, this same paper clued me in to people possibly doing home made neuterings as recommended by this ISSG!!!

Book reference: Practical Marsupial Medicine
Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian) / Section #130 / "Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps)" / Pg 53 - 55.



People don't really do that do they? Just wondering what your thoughts are smile



Last edited by LSardou; 05/18/09 07:56 PM. Reason: added book reference
Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: ] #780973
05/18/09 07:37 PM
05/18/09 07:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 19,742
in my happy place
S
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
sugarlope  Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
S

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 19,742
in my happy place
I haven't heard of this before (the use of antidepressants for depression in gliders). I would think that in most cases it would be much easier to just correct the issue that caused it (diet, working to get the lonely glider a friend or spend more time with him/her). dunno

As far as the neutering - it was never considered a good idea or condoned, by any means, but I do remember (years ago) when there were a few breeders that did so. This is where the info came from for the ISGA. The ISGA website has not been updated since 2003 and has A LOT of outdated and even dangerous information on it at this point. I have tried contacting a webmaster several times and the e-mails always return. There is still a small e-mail group that is occasionally active and I wonder if that is the only reason the site is left up. But I wish there would be someone that would take the page down or at least take the bad info down. shakehead


~Gretchen

If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.
Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: sugarlope] #780993
05/18/09 07:58 PM
05/18/09 07:58 PM

W
Wiggly
Unregistered
Wiggly
Unregistered
W



They're claiming that prolonged exposure to sunlight kills gliders and that the best beddings are things like moss and wood shavings? Eeep. I'll say their stuff is outdated. That's like... the complete OPPOSITE of what everyone here says.

Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: ] #781000
05/18/09 08:01 PM
05/18/09 08:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 251
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
irie888 Offline
Glider Explorer
irie888  Offline
Glider Explorer

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 251
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
9 years ago I actually had a vet give me Prozac for my first glider. She had always been petite and a little sickly. I don't know if it worked with her because I didn't "ask her how she felt"...lol, but it didn't hurt her. We didn't necessarily give it to her for depressions. She was having other health issues and my guess is that it may have also been used to increase her appetite since at her heaviest she was only 60 grams.


Erin (Mom to)


:grey: Pixie, Bell, Otto, :leu: Helo, & :wfb: Skids, Kizmet :rtmo: Uqi

1 Crazy Dogs
Weim - Irie


:rbridge: Aspen at 20 years old was still too soon to leave me, Keto, Zucgar & Echo
Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: sugarlope] #781001
05/18/09 08:02 PM
05/18/09 08:02 PM

A
astronoc
Unregistered
astronoc
Unregistered
A



I think the intention was to use the meds for critical and extreme cases. I.e. when the animal will attack any other sugar gliders and can not be bonded to a group. The other one mentioned was for SM. The medication would be sort of like a crutch....

Glad to hear about ISGA... well, at least that its outdated and may not be intentional. It needs to be updated though because thats pretty bad info.

Would love to hear any stories on this one even if the topic comes up later on!

Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: ] #781333
05/19/09 05:09 PM
05/19/09 05:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 19,742
in my happy place
S
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
sugarlope  Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
S

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 19,742
in my happy place
I had forgotten about this thread, but there was a vet that discussed 5 HTP (which is a precursor to serotonin). dunno

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/..._HTP#Post736558


~Gretchen

If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.
Re: Practical Marsupial Medicine..... [Re: irie888] #781374
05/19/09 07:26 PM
05/19/09 07:26 PM

A
astronoc
Unregistered
astronoc
Unregistered
A



Originally Posted By: irie888
9 years ago I actually had a vet give me Prozac for my first glider. She had always been petite and a little sickly. I don't know if it worked with her because I didn't "ask her how she felt"...lol, but it didn't hurt her. We didn't necessarily give it to her for depressions. She was having other health issues and my guess is that it may have also been used to increase her appetite since at her heaviest she was only 60 grams.


Did the medication helped for whatever it was prescribed for? I take it this was a short term solution?

Originally Posted By: sugarlope
I had forgotten about this thread, but there was a vet that discussed 5 HTP (which is a precursor to serotonin). dunno

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/..._HTP#Post736558


I wonder how the glider in the mentioned thread turn out. It is very interesting that you should bring up the 5 HTP since that got me thinking about melatonins as well.

Anyways, this topic seems to be pretty new so I guess is a good idea to keep in mind in case a vet you havent worked with tries to prescribe any medications along this line. I do wonder what some of the more experience keepers and their vets would say regarding the topic.


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
0 registered members (), 37 guests, and 370 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
LuluLola, Ddgilbreath, Mushu_nala, cengland911, SouthernBelle
7209 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,195
Posts158,251
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,210
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
Glider Charm Bracelets
by Michelle_D. 02/26/21 10:13 PM
reminder the SGGA2021 coming up
by mechnut450. 02/19/21 08:31 PM
Travel cage for chewers
by cuttlefish. 02/18/21 07:50 PM
Been a longtime and I'm ready
by tammyangel. 02/18/21 12:43 PM
Cage accessories
by CChipman. 02/15/21 09:35 AM
Swollen Cloaca
by cookielover. 02/15/21 12:00 AM
Freedom Wheel floor stand for Stealth Wheel?
by mariad3. 02/13/21 04:28 PM
Our first babies
by CChipman. 02/12/21 09:20 PM
Are these humidifiers safe?
by cookielover. 02/09/21 05:50 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
814,527 TEXAS
647,984 OHIO
454,463 OKLAHOMA
403,346 UTAH
297,089 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: 0.030s Queries: 14 (0.014s) Memory: 1.2917 MB (Peak: 1.4558 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2021-03-02 01:07:06 UTC