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PostSubject: Dry Skin on Rejected Joey   Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Ok, we're trying to help with some rejected joeys. Their skin is getting very dry, as if formula has dried up on it (but it's not forumla). These joeys are under vet care as well.

According to Suz' site, for younger joeys, it's better to use cotton rather than fleece:

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*I was recently advised by Lynda Stakes, a renowned marsupial wildlife rehabilitator in Australia, NOT to use fleece on a joey that does not have fur yet. The reason is that fleece will wick the oils away from the joey's skin. She recommends using t-shirt cotton instead for the layer directly against the joey. (12-23-09)

So, she has changed from fleece to cotton. At this time, we're trying to get an incubator set up to provide the proper heat and humidity.

We are hoping that these two things alone will start to moisturize the skin. But, if it doesn't, is there anything that can be applied externally? Maybe a percent mixture of something?

The concern I have with applying anything is that it could chill the glider.

Any suggestions? Anyone with experience with dry skin?
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PostSubject: Re: Dry Skin on Rejected Joey   Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:06 pm

Emu oil - it is fantastic for the skin, and it can be kept at room temperature. I have used it on rejected joeys before.

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