I will reply to some questions that I have not been able to answer during my 3 months of industrial training. Hopefully the readers who posted this would be able to read it soon.
Great! Glad u brought up this topic. So I guess I got to prepare myself ahead for the ‘big day’ i.e the day my boy get neutered.
My question are:-
1. What should the owner prepare before the surgery? What to expect?
2. Do we just send our sg to the vet and leave it there?
3. How long do we have to wait for the surgery to be over?
4. How long do we have to wait for our sg to wake up after surgery?
5. Can the owner watch the thier glider in the surgery room in the process?
6. When or sg wake up, whose face will they see first, owner or vet?
Thanks for yr guidance
Good that you have decided to neuter your glider. Well, there are a few things the owner should prepare and take note of.
1. The owner should have the cage cleaned up and disinfected. Take out the wheel coz running may injure the surgery area. The night before the surgery, the glider should not eat anything or drink any water to avoid complications during surgery.
2. Yes, just drop your glider at the clinic in the morning and you can take him back in the late afternoon or evening.
3. It depends. The surgery is fast, it depends on how stable your glider is before it can go home. It’s somewhere around 2 hours but it could be longer if there were complications.
4. The glider would wake quite fast if it was sedated using the gas…. but if it was an injection, then it would take longer, some gliders would vomit, chew and cry from the sudden pain…. so gas is the best. Normally the vet would hand back the glider to you once it wakes up.
5. People are not allowed into the surgery room coz it is a sterile environment.
6. Well, when a glider wakes up, it would be the vet or their assistant that they see first, and then only you because they have to make sure your glider is ok and healthy before handing back to you. But if your glider takes longer to wake up, they would let you accompany it till it awakes from the sedation but that depends on the vet.
hi…can i give my sg eat oat?.. tq
Yes, a glider can take oats but only rolled oats. Not instant oats, not porridge oats…. just plain old rolled oats and never too much coz oats can cause bloating if too much is consumed. Give as treats…. never as a staple.
Hello, i have a 3 month joey. He loves having mealworms. i would like to know how often should Ryo get his mealworms and how many for each meal?
You can give mealworms everyday but never exceed 10 a day. I normally give a few a day as treats coz mealworms are high in phosphorus and fats. We want our joeys to bulk up with proper food, not fatty food. I would suggest 5 to 6 a day for your Ryo.