Last week we took in two sugar gliders. One was in poor health, he was sneezing and was severely dehydrated. His owner knew he was sick but was unable to take him to the vet. The other boy seemed to be doing okay.
We took the sick one to the vet and Dr. Card gave him and antibiotic to help him fight off his respiratory infection. She also gave him a good amount of IV fluids to try to get his system back on track. We gave him lots of good juicy fruits and veggies and watered down his delicious health food to keep him hydrated. Over the next 3-4 days he was so lethargic that I had to syringe feed him. Eventually he stopped taking in the food period and that night be passed. We are very upset that we lost him, he was very sweet and it would've been nice to get to know him better.
The older male is doing great! We've named him Kramer because he randomly spazzes out. I think it's because of his excitement over what he's doing. Most of the time it happens when he's eating his favorite foods, kingworms and banana! He is sneezing slightly but we're confident he'll clear up in no time. He's bright eyed and active and very spunky!
Kramer has just found his forever home though we will keep him until arrangements can be made in his new home. He would not work with the programs at Animal Wonders because he does not enjoy being handled and he will sometimes bite. Since we present our two sugar gliders, Gizmo and Nemo, with them free climbing on our bodies and sometimes ask a volunteer from the audience to join us, a sugar glider like Kramer would not be able to be presented. It's best to find him an appropriate home situation where he will be loved and spoiled. These are the stories that I like to share, not the ones like above, but the happy ones like Kramer!