Subject: Lonely Glider
Posted by Donna on July 04, 1999 at 22:16:08:

Hi! If you don't recognize my name, it's because I'm new here. I have ONE male glider, named Flare.

He's a perfect angel, however he is showing signs of being a "lonely glider". (I just recently found that this could cause stress.) He is sexually mature, so I suppose getting a male roomie is out of the question. I am looking into getting a female, but she was previous breeding stock (that lost her mate), and hasn't been handled. I don't mind that, but I don't won't him to pick up her behavior. I also don't want babies, so should I fix Flare or the female? Will the procedure be 1) dangerous, or 2) effective on either's behavior? Will it cause either animal stress due to unsuccessful breeding? Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks SOOO much!

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