Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
mataya_noseda, Sheila
Member Spotlight
Feather
Feather
Wisconsin
Posts: 13,832
Joined: January 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
WSSR has rescues available.
by Feather. 07/24/21 11:33 PM
reminder the SGGA2021 coming up
by mechnut450. 07/21/21 08:56 AM
still around all 10 of us
by mechnut450. 07/19/21 06:47 AM
A Little Bit of Tucker!!!
by KarenE. 07/12/21 09:10 AM
Cat Scratch/Bite! Help
by Ladymagyver. 07/11/21 11:20 PM
Gliders suddenly fighting?
by Ladymagyver. 07/07/21 09:59 PM
Nail trimming UGH!
by Feather. 07/05/21 01:34 PM
The Passing of a Member
by Feather. 07/02/21 07:56 PM
newbie but not
by Ladymagyver. 07/02/21 10:12 AM
How many toys?
by cookielover. 06/30/21 01:06 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Swollen Cloaca #1423270
02/15/21 01:00 AM
02/15/21 01:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
I am a paranoid person and you guys are so knowledgeable, which is why I'm always on here and asking questions.
So i noticed that my female's cloaca seemed very swollen. I'm really worried about her.

Attached Files
Capture.JPG (61 downloads)
Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423271
02/15/21 03:56 AM
02/15/21 03:56 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
It is possible that it is impacted anal glands. Try giving her a grape for a couple of days.

Usually this requires surgery. DO NOT let your vet express them.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423274
02/15/21 12:02 PM
02/15/21 12:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
Ok, I will try the grape.
If it comes to surgery, what should I expect?

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423275
02/15/21 02:40 PM
02/15/21 02:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
Also, what is the reason that they should not be expressed?

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423276
02/15/21 03:06 PM
02/15/21 03:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,228
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,228
SW Missouri
Originally Posted by cookielover
Also, what is the reason that they should not be expressed?

The anal glands are tiny and fragile. If they rupture them, well, let's say it's not a risk I would be willing to take.

Watch her go poop, see if they are having issues going. ( Making a hiss sound?) Make sure there are two different water sources as well .

Don't feed mealies for a few days.

Have you recently changed their diet? Or maybe put their fruits and vegs in a blender? I had to look back, you were feeding TPG. If still feeding TPG, have you recently changed their F/vegs?


Dawn

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423277
02/15/21 04:29 PM
02/15/21 04:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
Ah, I see, that definitely makes sense.
She is having trouble pooping - a lot of grunting and straining. She can go, but it's hard for her and takes her a long time.
I am planning on changing their diet, but haven't done so yet as I"m still waiting for components to come. Yes, I did blend their fruits/vegetables way more than normal. 🤦‍♀️ I haven't changed their fruits or veggies within the past month....
She definitely has more delicate health than my male. She had an upper respiratory infection in Oct.

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423278
02/15/21 06:02 PM
02/15/21 06:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
The anal glands of a sugar glider are like those of a ferret, lots of little canals in there. My vet won't do the surgery to small for him, I have to take them to a vet in IL.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423280
02/15/21 11:38 PM
02/15/21 11:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,228
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,228
SW Missouri
It's not a good idea to put their fruits and vegs in the blender. They cannot process insoluble fiber. When they eat their f/v, they chew it and spit that part out.


Dawn

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423283
02/16/21 11:18 AM
02/16/21 11:18 AM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
I def won't do that again. 🤦‍♀️

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423293
02/24/21 01:33 AM
02/24/21 01:33 AM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
Update:
I took her to the vet last week. They did an xray and ended up saying that she had a slight prolapse (just from all of the straining and stuff). Gave her meds for 5 days and changed her diet to OPHW. She was doing really well. Her cloaca went back to normal and wasn't red anymore. She didn't have trouble pooping and seemed great.
Until tonight. Her cloaca seems fine, but now there is this yellow, pussy...stuff on the right side of it. Any ideas what it is?? She also seems to be shaking...like not visibly, but when she's on me playing, it just feels like she's quivering. I don't think she's cold 'cause I have my room pretty warm. I'm so tired of her being sick and not knowing why...it;s been a bad year and I'm exhausted.....I just want her to be ok. I could totally cry right now....I'm a horrible owner...

Attached Files
Capture.JPG (19 downloads)
Captures.JPG (18 downloads)
Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423294
02/24/21 02:08 PM
02/24/21 02:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Does that pussy stuff smell? Is it possible that she skunked?

The shaking could be from her just waking up.

When in doubt call your vet and update him or her.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423295
02/24/21 06:53 PM
02/24/21 06:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
C
cookielover Offline OP
In Pouch
cookielover  Offline OP
In Pouch
C

Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 39
Georgia, USA
That could be. I'm not sure if it smelled or not.
I looked at her this morning and she seems normal.
Both of my gliders shake when they get up, but it goes away pretty quickly. She had already been up for two hours. The shaking was different from the kind when they just get up. It felt more fast? I have a hard time describing things...

Re: Swollen Cloaca [Re: cookielover] #1423296
02/24/21 08:07 PM
02/24/21 08:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,832
Wisconsin
Let your vet know what is going on. It is always best to keep them informed.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


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 (), 56 guests, and 398 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
cookie, Flo96, Mello, raccooncity, A00823
7259 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,262
Posts158,632
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,259
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
WSSR has rescues available.
by Feather. 07/24/21 11:33 PM
A Little Bit of Tucker!!!
by Feather. 07/11/21 12:17 AM
Gliders suddenly fighting?
by Mello. 07/06/21 05:17 AM
Nail trimming UGH!
by Ladymagyver. 07/05/21 08:31 AM
The Passing of a Member
by Feather. 07/02/21 07:56 PM
Cat Scratch/Bite! Help
by Shalena. 07/02/21 12:22 AM
newbie but not
by lilbitofsuga. 06/29/21 03:31 PM
How many toys?
by cookielover. 06/28/21 02:38 PM
Sleeping
by mraamohamed. 06/26/21 09:14 AM
Glider House
by mraamohamed. 06/25/21 01:01 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
821,228 TEXAS
653,427 OHIO
460,690 OKLAHOMA
409,392 UTAH
302,103 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: 0.035s Queries: 16 (0.014s) Memory: 1.3508 MB (Peak: 1.5716 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2021-07-26 22:41:04 UTC