Posted: June 27, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT
Q: My sugar glider is very bloated. He was fine when I was playing with him last night. I haven't changed anything. What should I do?
A: This condition can be a cause for serious concern; see your veterinarian immediately or find an emergency hospital that will see sugar gliders.
If your glider was fine last night and is showing these signs now, there likely is a problem in the intestinal tract. This could be a blockage, which, if not treated immediately, will lead to death. This could be gas bloating, which is very painful. This could also be fluid in the abdomen, which is a sign of serious disease.
It’s impossible to know what is wrong with your sugar glider without a physical examination and possibly radiographs.
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