Undiagnosed problems - these are common, as sad as
it is. With gliders being so new to the veterinarians and so few knowing
how to diagnosed let alone treat the problems, many times the glider dies.
With that we have the adding, of people not wanting to let go after their
death for necropsy's, so we all could learn more. Gliders have a tendency
to hide their illnesses, in the wild, an ill glider is a dead one. So many
times the window between symptoms and death is very small, as little as
only a few hours. Seemingly healthy gliders, up playing , gliding, and
running, and only a few hours later finding them dead on the bottom of
the cage. We all can not stress enough how important it is to have a vet
you can call at any time day or night. Since gliders are nocturnal, you
may only see the onset of symptoms in the middle of the night when they
are up playing. If you notice a weight loss of any kind, please get them
to a vet..any signs of "not normal" have it checked out..
Lumps, Abacuses and growths under the skin
- these "bumps" should be treated by a vet. Always have anything that looks
suspicious, checked out by a glider knowledgeable vet.
Sydney - Lump on back the size of an advil
Roseanne - Abscess in jaw area
Lucky - pea sized bump under chin
Bear - swollen face
Dan - swelling on his face
Wolve - lump on back the size of a marble
Emmy - swelling under eye
Boy - Abcess in jaw
Hazards in and around the home - these are
problems that owners have encountered either during play time, or in the
cage, Many of these is through unsupervised playtime. Most of these could
have been avoided, but the people has chosen to submit their stories in
order to save another glider. Some of these gliders have made it. Others
were not as fortunate..