Sugar Glider Emergency Kit Checklist

Perishables

Make sure to keep a list of perishables and their expiration dates so you can replace expired components when needed!

Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin) - for topical use on non-emergency, small wounds.
Hand Sanitizer - sanitize hands before/after handling gliders, NOT to be used on glider.
Baby wipes, fragrance/alcohol/aloe free - clean hands before/after handling gliders; can also be used to clean off glider if glider is unable to groom self due to being in an e-collar or other issue
Personal Lubricant (KY jelly) - to keep male genitalia moist if not retracting.
Chicken baby food - can be used to force feed or as emergency/evacuation needs.
Mixed Veggies baby food - can be used to force feed or as emergency/evacuation needs.
Baby apple juice - can be used for minor dehydration (pushing fluids) or emergency/evacuation needs.
Pedialyte - can be used for minor dehydration (pushing fluids) or emergency/evacuation needs.

From the Vet


Saline Syringes - used to flush a wound, for topical use only.
1cc and 3cc sterile slip tip syringes - for use with oral medications and/or force feeding.
5cc sterile slip tip syringes - for oral use or sub-cutaneous fluids.
12cc sterile screw on syringes - for oral use or sub-cutaneous fluids.
Feeding Tip or #5 French Catheter - for use when force feeding if you cannot get the glider to open his/her mouth. Used with an oral/slip tip syringe.
Lactacted Ringers Solution - subcutaneous fluids. You can ONLY get this from a vet and must be trained on how to properly administer sub-Q fluids to a small animal. Sub-Q fluids are ONLY temporary supportive care until such time as you can get your glider to a vet (ASAP).
Needles to administer sub-Q fluids. You MUST speak with your veterinarians to determine the proper gauge of needle to use and how to properly administer sub-Q fluids. Sub-Q fluids are ONLY temporary supportive care until such time as you can get your glider to a vet (ASAP). You must be trained on how to properly administer sub-Q fluids to a small animal.
Emergency contact information (Veterinarian, Emergency vet, Animal Poison Control, Secondary Contact for glider care)
Veterinary records, any other health records and weight charts.

Other

Tissues - wipe waste
Large Drinking Straws - place over injured tail, secure with vet wrap to stabilize until vet care is obtained
Hospital Cage - Small, temporary cage for emergency situations
Satellite/snap e-collar - for use with heavier gliders and non-cloacal/tail SM.
Shot glass e-collar - for use with normal sized gliders and/or cloacal/tail SM.
E-Jacket - prevent glider from accessing wound, prevent SM
Cotton swabs - wound care, applying topical medications, stimulate joey to defecate & urinate
Cotton balls - ; checking cage for sharp areas that may cause wound
Sterile gauze pads - wound cover/wound care or for cleaning
Small waterproof adhesive tape (duct tape)- to secure e-collar, and/or secure a splint.
Vet Wrap (1" and 4" wide, or cut to size) - for use in bandaging/covering wounds, use with splint or protecting an injured tail; doesn’t stick to anything but itself.
Styptic powder or stick - to stop minor bleeding caused by toe nails trimmed too short.
Side edge cut clippers - nail trimming.
Small scissors - to clip loose threads cut bandages/vet wrap or free little feet/nails in an emergency.
Tweezers - pick an ingrown nail out of paw or to hold a stitch for removal
Bottle of water - for emergency/evacuation needs.
Hand Warmer/ Instant heat pack - in case of emergency travel in cold weather or to help warm a sick glider (always use a towel or fleece between the glider and hot pack).
Microwave Heating Pad - keep gliders warm; also used to warm up a hypothermic (cold) glider
Instant ice pack - in case of emergency travel in hot weather (always use a towel or fleece between the glider and the cold pack).
Large fleece blankets - for handling gliders in an emergency or to burrito a glider in case of SM/feeding medications/force feeding.
Plastic bowls - for isolation/separation or evacuation needs.
Bird feeder dispensers - for feeding/watering a glider in an e-collar.
Human heating pad with thermostat - for use with heating hospital cage.
Bonding Pouches with windows (one for each cage)
Emergency contact information (Veterinarian, Emergency vet, Animal Poison Control, Secondary Contact for glider care)