Subject: Re: Unhealthy looking baby glider
Posted by Terry on October 10, 1997 at 21:18:06:

In Reply to: Unhealthy looking baby glider posted by George K. on October 03, 1997 at 16:23:53:

: I recently purchased two baby gliders (one male, one female).
: The male appears to be doing much better than the female.
: After one week, the eats well, runs and plays alot, has adjusted
: to my wife and I very well, and has a very well kept fur. The
: female does not appear to be doing as well. She seems to eat
: at least as much as the male, gets active at night (running around
: on the cage floor and on the wheel), but moves very lethargically
: when we are around and her fur is all matted on her tail and
: on the underside of her body.

: Is she not well? Is there anything we should/can do? Or is this
: a common "readjustment" symptom for a young glider in a new
: environment?

: The breeder informed us that they are about 7-8 weeks out of the
: pouch.

: Please respond so we can help our little glider.

My baby is 8 weeks or so out of pouch and she is still feeding from the mother. I can play with her, but you can tell all she wants is to go back to the nest or to the parents. I think it takes a bit of time before they want to really explore their surroundings. I am wondering if the breeder seperated your baby from the mother way too early. It sounds as if the baby is not yet old enough to take care of itself properly. If she feeds herself though, that is a good sign. Time will tell. Please let us know what happens with her.

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