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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #974818
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Since I was a short notice wisit, I actually saw Dr Kamaka (who works with Dr Johnson Delaney at Eastside Avian & Exotic). It's actually very close -- closer than my rat vet Dr Dan at Seattle Avian & Exotic.

There is also an emergency 24 hour hospital in Kirkland that I have taken my dog to when she gulped down a dishtowel (whole). But I did not want to bring mama glider to a vet that was not experienced with exotics if the situation is not dire -- if I wasn't able to prevent her from chewing on her foot I most definitely would have brought her in to any 24 hour vet I could find, but she seemed stable enough to wait out the night for a glider-experienced vet.

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: kitsune] #974827
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Originally Posted By: kitsune
If you're using a syringe you could also pick up the required amount of meds and then pick up the fruit juice in the same syringe, which will mix it together.


This is what I do (or did with my other pets, since momma's first dose won't be until later tonight). With my rats I had to cut the doses based on weight, so suck the proper cc's into the syringe, then I sucked up some soy baby formula for a mouthful, and I had to pick up each rat, either let them lick it (yay) or, for the troublemakers, shove it into their mouth by their cheek and squeeze.

I'm hoping momma just licks it off the syringe if it's tasty. I fed her last night when she was all wrapped up in the slippery homemade ecollar with a syringe and she just lapped it up. I may do a first run without meds, then try and trick her into taking the one with meds before she notices that it's been laced. wink
If not, is it bad to just force feed it directly into her mouth if it's mouthful-sized? I think I read somewhere that it was bad, but that may have been in regards to hand raising joeys...

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #974838
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Momma glider just woke up and decided to have some food and water...





She is still in the travel cage with baby. I'm going to keep her there for a while, but the travel cage will be next to poppa glider so he doesn't get too upset.

Baby, a.k.a. Rabble (or "Warbler," as my fiance calls him), is his normal self and is always demanding to be carried by momma. I hope he doesn't exhaust her.

My brother's girlfriend has named momma glider "Stumpy," which may end up being her name if I can't think of anything better soon.

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #974872
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You could call her Captain. smile. Better than Stumpy! grin in regards to medicine, sometimes you just have to force them.


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Mel2mdl] #974874
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You can gently wrap her in a fleece blanket and force the medicine with care into the side of her mouth while holding her upright.


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Gizmogirl] #974876
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You've done a great job with these two, momma especially! Looks like she's not doing too badly with the wrapped foot...does it seem to bother her or does she leave it alone?

As far as the meds go...be careful forcing, you don't want her to get it in her nose and aspirate...but gently do it from the side as Gizmogirl said. The vet can sometimes add to the meds, too, to make them taste a little better. :-)

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: DCMuffin] #975011
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Bravo for being such a great suggie mom! She is very lucky to have you.

You could call her tri-pod since she only has 3 legs now smile


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: DCMuffin] #975014
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Bravo for being such a great suggie mom! She is very lucky to have you.

You could call her tri-pod since she only has 3 legs now smile


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Mastiff_Mama] #975024
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***Sorry for the double post. Darn work computer!


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Mastiff_Mama] #975055
07/14/10 12:28 PM
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Momma glider walks around just fine with the "peg leg" all wrapped up in a bandage, and she even climbs around upside down on the travel cage. I may end up moving her into a rat/guinea pig cage (one with small bar spacing) which will be large enough for some toys but still 1-level so that she cannot have any large falls.

She took the medicine just great mixed with a small bit of juice. So luckily, I don't have to force-feed! smile

She isn't entirely footless -- she still has her palm and half a "thumb"... So she's not entirely peg legged -- it's just a very large bandage. She hasn't messed with the bandage at all, not even any serious grooming, but I've got the ecollar ordered and my DIY one on standby if that changes.

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #975062
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I am glad that she is doing well after her partial amputation. But I would like to say that they wheel in the pictures is very dangerous for sugar gliders. They can get their tails caught in the cross member and that will either amputate the tail or they will have to have the injured tail amputated.

Stealth wheels are the safest and Wodent wheels are good provided they have the safety piece.


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #975064
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clap clap So glad mom is doing so great!


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Gizmogirl] #975067
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Great observations on the wheel Kimberley! I did not notice the wheel in the picture. I have seen gliders with broken legs due to similar wheels. Kimberley gave you great advice on the wheel


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Gizmogirl] #975071
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I think the top of the travel cage is just curved..

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #975077
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Jessie thanks for pointing that out, that could also be the case, it's hard to see.


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Feather] #975079
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Originally Posted By: Feather
I am glad that she is doing well after her partial amputation. But I would like to say that they wheel in the pictures is very dangerous for sugar gliders. They can get their tails caught in the cross member and that will either amputate the tail or they will have to have the injured tail amputated.

Stealth wheels are the safest and Wodent wheels are good provided they have the safety piece.


Oh! That's not a glider cage/wheel! I set the travel cage on my gerbil's aquarium to take the picture of momma, since the gerbil cage is on my computer desk. If you saw a yellow "hamster wheel", that's the gerbil's. The blue looking wire is the actual travel cage itself -- it's a curved top.

The gliders have a MUCH bigger cage with two wodent wheels. I can take a picture of it when my phone charges back up - but it looks a little drab since I removed some of the commercial pouches with windows out of the cage.

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Gizmogirl] #975080
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of course, better safe than sorry!

Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: ] #975082
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I can see now that the water bottle is attached where it looked like a wheel. Sorry, should put my glasses on. LOL


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Re: Momma's Foot Stuck, vet closed, what abut joey [Re: Gizmogirl] #979806
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I'm glad she is doing good so far! mlove


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