Subject: Your new l'il friend
Posted by Jane2 on July 21, 1999 at 13:32:50:
In Reply to: A new glider! posted by sadie on July 21, 1999 at 09:59:30:
First I just want to commemorate you on finding a friend for Princess. I feel very strongly that gliders should be kept in groups.
Here are my "answers" to your questions:
1) When you see that the female has joeys in pouch, be sure to provide a calcium supplement and chicken or CRICKETS. Also, if you happen to see them mate or signs that they have been mating, I would suggest these additions to her diet. That way she has all the nutrients before the joeys even go to the pouch.
2) Just treat your new glider like you do your old glider. Be sure to provide him with some one-on-one time.
3) You don't need to worry about suffication.
4) Your male might become territorial of you or your female, but it shouldn't be a problem.
And in reply to your second post:
1) Your female is probably jealous of the time you spend with your male. However, it shouldn't, to my knowledge, effect anyone's bonding process.
2) Your new male will stop crabbing/biting in time.
Good luck and Best wishes,