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My melanistic boy MJ <3 #1407252
02/12/17 03:07 AM
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I have kept up with updates on my lil melanistic glider MJ on fb, but was asked to share here as well

MJ
Was oop on or about sept 27tg weighing 15.1gs
I noticed he was different and what we call melanistic. Because the 1st 2 born in the us (from 2 different breeders had passed at about 1 week oop , i was very observant, weighing them every day 2x a day and I charted his weight. At about day 5 oop I noticed that he had not gained any weight in a few days. So I called my vet and he came out. He looked at momma and she had mill and no signs of mastitis but we watched the baby nurse and it seamed as if he just wasn't suckling well. So I began supplementing him. He was supplemented 4x a day and now gaining steadily at about a gram a day. Both the melanistics before him and the other twin melanistics all had the same thin, wiry looking but soft fur. And all have come from crossing bf x bf lines.
As he was growing supplementing went down to 3x a day to 2 times to 1x a day and when he was about 7-8 weeks he was fine and eating all on his own.
I had been in contact with specialists , geneticists and breeders about him throughout his journey. Dec 20 2016 we went to tufts university where he saw a team of doctors. He saw the exotic vet, interns, a dermatologist and a cardiologist was consulted. Everyone loves him as he is quite the ladies man smile
They did full body X-rays, a fur pull test, checked his nails, ran 2 skin tests and although we wanted a CBC their attempts to draw blood were not succesfull.

MJ seams to be doing quite well concidering all. He has kept most of his fur except his belly has always been false and his tail fur is thinning. He has had him manly lol bald spot since he has been about 3 weeks oop.

He will be going back to tufts I'm a few months for some more testing but for now he is ok. He weighs 91 gs and is quite attatched to me as I am to him. He has a neutered male cagemate for now till we have more testing done.

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Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: glidergalsglider] #1407253
02/12/17 12:07 PM
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Goodness but he is a pretty, pretty little boy! Very handsome, I'm glad he's got such a clean bill of health right now and hope he continues to be happy and healthy for you! ;3

Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: glidergalsglider] #1407258
02/12/17 01:24 PM
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He is so homely he is cute. I don't know if I would want one that color.


Kimberley
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Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: Michelle_D] #1407260
02/12/17 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Michelle_D
Goodness but he is a pretty, pretty little boy! Very handsome, I'm glad he's got such a clean bill of health right now and hope he continues to be happy and healthy for you! ;3
Originally Posted By: Michelle_D
Goodness but he is a pretty, pretty little boy! Very handsome, I'm glad he's got such a clean bill of health right now and hope he continues to be happy and healthy for you! ;3



He will have more testing in a few months. He is a lil piggy and 91 gs He is a luv bug

Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: Feather] #1407261
02/12/17 02:28 PM
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He is ugly but cute.
He is adorable to me and a very special boy. wink

Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: glidergalsglider] #1407281
02/13/17 10:16 PM
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I think he is a handsome fella, congrats!


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Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: glidergalsglider] #1407282
02/13/17 10:25 PM
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I love his uniqueness. I'm just glad he is good natured and healthy.

Thank you for sharing!


Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....



Dot :grey:
Stewie :rtmo:

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Re: My melanistic boy MJ <3 [Re: glidergalsglider] #1411735
08/29/17 01:55 PM
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your baby is gorgeous.


regards,
nancy in roseville (formerly in detroit)

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