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HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!!

Posted By: Anonymous

HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/01/21 04:41 AM

I just noticed that my sugar gliders tail looked a little weird and when I looked closer it looks like it's been injured and that the bone might be sticking out! I didn't notice this yesterday and I'm freaking out! I'm gonna try to get her into the vet tomorrow but I don't know what I need to do in the meantime. One of her cage mates can get pretty aggressive with her over food so I don't want to put her back in the cage. But I'm also not sure if it's SM. Any advice on what I should do?!
Posted By: Feather

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/01/21 05:11 AM

Separating them is a start, if she is leaving it alone then keep an eye on her. Here is a link to make an e-collar.

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthr...-self-mutilate-bourbon-ecollar#Post69788

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Please keep us updated on your little one.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/01/21 05:42 AM

Thank you! I've got them separated and hopefully i can get her to the vet in the morning. Any alternatives to the moleskin? I don't have that and I don't know how quickly I can get it.

I tried to register but when i try to log in it says I need to verify my email but I never got a verification email..
Posted By: KarenE

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/01/21 01:30 PM

Check your spam folder for the verification e-mail. Be sure to fill out the registration form completely including checking the box to follow all forum rules. That one sometimes gets missed.

If you still have problems contact me, and I will try to help. KarenElfrank@hotmail.com
Posted By: Feather

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/01/21 06:55 PM

Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thank you! I've got them separated and hopefully i can get her to the vet in the morning. Any alternatives to the moleskin? I don't have that and I don't know how quickly I can get it.

I tried to register but when i try to log in it says I need to verify my email but I never got a verification email..


You can find the mole foam at any pharmacy, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart.....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/02/21 12:09 AM

I was able to get her to a vet and they were able to get her in for surgery today! She was lucky enough to only have a little bit amputated. I am so grateful that it wasn't very bad. My new problem is that they had to put a really long e collar on her cause she's tried to chew on her tail. She's going insane over the collar and I'm worried about how stressed she is about it. Any tips on how to handle this situation?
Posted By: Feather

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/02/21 01:05 AM

She is just going to have to deal with the e-collar for a while. I had one that was in an e-collar for months because he wouldn't leave his tail alone.
They adjust. You may want to use a bird silo for his staple and feed him on a cottage cheese container lid to make it easier for him to eat.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/02/21 01:14 AM

Oh my gosh, I really hope she doesn't have to do that!

Unfortunately they made the collar so long that I'll have to feed her by hand. But I appreciate the suggestions!
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/02/21 08:14 AM

To help her be able to snack while you're asleep, cut some vegs/fruits in long pieces and cut so they can be pushed into the cage wire. Make it where she can reach them if she aims toward them correctly. Apples, carrots, sweet potato, a sprig of kale or bok choy, a dandelion flower, daffodil.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/02/21 01:47 PM

I received your e-mail about registering and replied. Hopefully we can get you registered today.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/05/21 12:45 AM

Thanks for helping me register!

She got the straw off her tail and chewed the stitches off. You said you had a glider who had problems with not leaving their tail alone. What did you do to keep them away from their tail?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/05/21 06:26 AM

She's not eating very much mush. But when i give her yogurt treats she acts like she's starving. I don't think she eats very much normally but I'm worried that she's not eating any real food. Should I be worried?
Posted By: KarenE

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/05/21 01:33 PM

Now that you are registered, please remember to log in when you post. I need to move this thread to the appropriate forum. Thank you.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/05/21 02:40 PM

What does the mush consist of? Is this mush her regular diet?

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Posted By: JammyGoldfish

Re: HELP! I think my suggies tail bone is sticking out!! - 04/06/21 04:49 PM

They don't have a "regular" mush. I change the fruits and veggies everytime so they get a variety. She's barely even eating her favorite fruits at this point. Just the yogurt treats.

I had to take her back to the vet yesterday so they could put new stitches in. Now she won't stop trying to get her cone off. She's slept for maybe 5 min in the last 10 hours. I'm worried about how much energy she's expending with the lack of sleep and food.

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