Subject: Re: oop baby
Posted by Maria on September 05, 1999 at 15:35:59:

In Reply to: oop baby posted by Tara on September 04, 1999 at 21:36:01:

It is perfectly normal for the baby to stay in the pouch while the parents eat. He will nurse for at least 6 weeks after coming oop, and will gradually start eating solid foods. Baby gliders tend to be shyer than the parents and won't come out of the nest until quite late. It is ok for her to handle him for brief periods of time while the parents leave him alone.


: My friend has a pair of sugargliders and they just had their first joey (Quiggley). Quiggley is oop but stays in the sleeping pouch and doesn't come out to eat. Her question (she is not on the net, so I'm sending this in for her) is - Shouldn't it be coming out to eat? Evidently it is still nursing, but only when the mother is in the sleeping pouch. Also, she has started taking it out and holding it for brief periods of time. She says it is OK, but I didn't think you were supposed to do this until they started coming out to eat solid food.
: It takes me a little while to reply. My friend lives in Reno, NV, and I have to call her to let her know the answer.

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