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2 male sugar gliders?
2 male sugar gliders?
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Feb 23 2010
07:46:15 AM
Is there any consequences on putting 2 unneutered male gilders (possible for them to be neutered at a later date) in a cage together? they have already been living with eachother for a while, and one thing that im not sure if its normal or not, is that i hear mouse-like squeaks in their cage, and when i look it it seems like they are fighting. neither of them even have a scratch on them, but i still try to stop them whenever i hear the squeaking. any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Feb 23 2010
01:39:03 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
It's possible that they're "mating". This is more a dominance issue than a sexual one. I adopted two brothers, both intact and five years old. They were neutered the day after I got them. They did this once after the neuter, and haven't done it since. Of course I don't know if either had ever suffered any injuries from the act before I got them, but there's a chance of injury any time gliders mate. I would have them neutered as soon as possible. Another benefit of neutering is, it eliminates the smell.
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Feb 23 2010
01:48:14 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6688 Posts
Sure two males can get along. They will, however, fight over a female, so keep em clear. I had four unrelated males living together before neuter.

Gliders fuss with each other, its normal. A real fuss will be very loud with lots of endless crabbing and even that isnt usually a tear down. With that said, gliders are creatures such that it only takes a second for a life-threatening wound to happen, but this may be true of most species really. In a real fight they will clamp together and roll around fiercely biting.

You just have to watch them, get a feel for them and make a call.

My males cage gets all in a fuss when I serve shrimp. I dunno why; I guess they like it so much. But most of them run around with shrimp in mouth and crabbing and crabbing probably trying to find a space away from the others to enjoy it. Its all crazy sound but harmless and normal for these four critters.

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Feb 23 2010
02:30:48 PM
fergline Super Glider Visit fergline's Photo Album USA 314 Posts
i have two unentered males and they're great together! Granted all gliders are different personality-wise, but mine were put together at a young enough age that they treat each other like brothers :) one is protective of the other...so cute!

but my point is: i dont plan on getting more gliders to add to their colony, and i dont mind the smell. so unless something changes, they'll remain uneutered. (and i'm aware i might catch some crap for this, but thats my choice!)
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Feb 25 2010
06:07:34 AM
fireflambe Joey 14 Posts
ok thanks. i have a new question though, is it wierd that one is sleeping on the cage wall???? i just noticed now, hes hanging off the side of the wall and seems to be asleep...
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Feb 25 2010
06:48:57 AM
fireflambe Joey 14 Posts
also, i just tried calling a vet to se if they neuter sugar gliders or not, and they refused to unless i had a boy and a girl because they say they wont do it "just because" they are more agressive and they have scent glands... which, by the way, do the scent glands realy smell THAT bad?
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Feb 25 2010
07:17:22 AM
Binkys mom Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Binkys mom's Photo Album AL, USA 779 Posts
my friend has an intact male and i have a neutered male i can tell a big difference in the smell
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Feb 26 2010
04:27:53 AM
fireflambe Joey 14 Posts
update- i found out that the reason why they dont want to neuter my sugar gliders is because they dont know very much about gliders and they say that they wont be held responsible if they accidentally killed my gliders... does anyone know anything about neutering and if you do, do you have any suggestions as to what i should do next? thanks.
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Feb 26 2010
03:22:21 PM
1scooby3 Glider Visit 1scooby3's Photo Album 64 Posts
You need to find a different vet. Find someone who is more knowledgeable about gliders. Under the resources tab you can find a list of vets. Also if you post where you are located I'm sure other members that might be near you could refer you to a vet.
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Jan 02 2011
02:06:15 PM
kholland Joey Visit kholland's Photo Album 10 Posts
Hey I was wondering how your sugar gliders are doing? I have a 4 month old male who is not neutered and am thinking about getting another boy who will be ready at the end of Jan. Lots of people are telling me that they will fight and one will kill the other?? Do you have any advice? I really dont want to get him neutered. Thanks
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Jan 02 2011
02:31:30 PM
KneeLee Super Glider Visit KneeLee's Photo Album USA 333 Posts
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Originally posted by kholland

Lots of people are telling me that they will fight and one will kill the other??

This is very true... Introducing a joey to an older glider has alot of risks. The older of the two may harm or kill the joey. Be it because of dominance, or just that they don't like each other- it is a possibility&& it would be a shame to lose a sweet little suggie. If possible try to get a little fuzzball around your current male's size/ age.
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