I have a two year old male sugar glider and he has a lump on his lower chin and it is quite firm. (its not food) he has had it for the last three nights and won't come out of his cage. don't know what it is. very concerned. is it ok to give small dose of people antibiotic? just in case it is an infection.
Type of Animal: sugar glider
Name of Animal: Shugie
haven't tried anything yet
I am so sorry Shugie is not feeling well. Gliders cannot take take people Antibiotics and are very sensitive medications. This may be a tooth root issue or an infected Salivary gland which is common in Gliders. It is known as Lumpy Jaw and if that is the case you will need to get him into a Vet with glider experience. Giders can go down very quicky, so it is important to have him seen asap. You can use this link to find a Vet that can treat Shugie: http://www.aemv.org/vetlist.cfm You will need to put your State in the blank and it will brink up Vets with glider experience. Joan
Vet Tech for 30+yrs. Small Animals and Fish