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Jan 02 2011
02:49:16 AM
Can I have 1 male(unaltered) with 3 females? Or do sugar gliders only mate in pairs? I've searched online and I have not found a clear answer.
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Jan 02 2011
02:56:44 AM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
I have heard that Trios hardly ever work out if they are to be breed, it is lucky when it does happen. I think a Quad would be pushing it.

The problems I know of are possessiveness, territorial, cannibalization, and so on.
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Jan 02 2011
03:03:00 AM
Chriss Glider 95 Posts
I thought so... Pretty much if one female has joeys, another one will get jealous and fight with the other and probably kill them? Or the mom will cannibalize her joeys as defense right?
So breeding only works in pairs?
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Jan 02 2011
03:04:31 AM
KuroNeko Fuzzy Wuzzy Gliderpedia Editor Visit KuroNeko's Photo Album USA 1617 Posts
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Originally posted by Chriss

I thought so... Pretty much if one female has joeys, another one will get jealous and fight with the other and probably kill them? Or the mom will cannibalize her joeys as defense right?
So breeding only works in pairs?



Exactly. May I ask why you are considering breeding? It's not something to be taken lightly. Especially in Cal.
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Jan 02 2011
03:23:12 AM
Chriss Glider 95 Posts
I'm not going to breed lol It was just something I was thinking of while I was researching sugar gliders more. I was just wondering if they had mates for life. Or just mated with any glider.
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Jan 02 2011
03:38:07 AM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
Gliders never like to be split up, so even if they are just two females, they are friends for life. No matter who they are with they will usually be life partners after that.

Gliders mourn painfully. A death of a friend will most likely always send them into a spiraling depression.


You should also know that the male plays a crucial part in the development of a joey. He must be their to care for it so they must not be split up.


The other female would cannibalize, or the father, or the own mother because of the stressful environment, for whatever reason any of the cage mates even the own mother would eat the child if they are stressed in anyway.
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Jan 02 2011
03:43:52 AM
Chriss Glider 95 Posts
Interesting... You learn so much about an animal by the way they breed, and deal with having a baby.
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Jan 02 2011
03:50:29 AM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
Heee, you should see how the dad carries the joey around when it is finally out of pouch. I think it is fascinating too.
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Jan 02 2011
08:34:35 AM
Chriss Glider 95 Posts
Omg yes!!! I've seen soon YouTube videos of it. It's soo cute.
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Jan 02 2011
01:02:03 PM
macawguy Face Hugger Visit macawguy's Photo Album macawguy's Journal 407 Posts
It might work like the boy has joeys with all of them then you have 6 new joeys on your hands!!!
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Jan 02 2011
01:06:18 PM
Kozi Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Kozi's Photo Album Kozi's Journal WI, USA 1278 Posts
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Originally posted by macawguy

It might work like the boy has joeys with all of them then you have 6 new joeys on your hands!!!


Why do you keep giving advice when you don't know about breeding? X_X


@ OP!
I'd say no.. some females are very crazy. They may not eat/hurt the other joeys but they are more than capable of hurting the other mom or reaching into her pouch and pulling them as SOON as they crawl in there. ):
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Jan 02 2011
01:23:31 PM
Essika Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Essika's Photo Album Essika's Journal ON, CA 581 Posts
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Originally posted by macawguy

It might work like the boy has joeys with all of them then you have 6 new joeys on your hands!!!



It wouldn't work, 3 females, and all of them pregnant... It's likely more than one would get rejected or killed.

Looking at the advice you've been giving, I don't think you are even close to being ready to breed. If you have a male, neuter him, and enjoy your pets as is.

Do you have lineage on ALL your gliders?
Do you have tonnes of time to spend hand rearing joeys that are rejected?
Have at least $500 stored up for vet bills?
Do you have a joey rejection kit on hand?
How about this, do you have the stomach to find a dead baby half eaten at the bottom of your cage, and not hate your gliders for it?

This forum in general isn't in support of "home" breeders with little experience throwing 2 gliders together and seeing what happens... Whether or not you are actually going to breed, I'm posting this so the next person who wants to breed sees this.
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Jan 02 2011
01:33:16 PM
dpatters28 Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit dpatters28's Photo Album USA 3134 Posts
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Originally posted by macawguy

It might work like the boy has joeys with all of them then you have 6 new joeys on your hands!!!



That's really poor advice. Please learn all your facts before doling out bad, dangerous advice.
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Jan 02 2011
02:26:44 PM
macawguy Face Hugger Visit macawguy's Photo Album macawguy's Journal 407 Posts
I was just kidding!!!!!!!!!! He said he is not going to do this!!!! It doesn't matter and thanks dpatters28 for atleast being a little nice about it wen thought u was joking. I guess I shouldnt have been joking considering this I serious buisness. Sorry world
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Jan 02 2011
02:39:39 PM
KneeLee Super Glider Visit KneeLee's Photo Album USA 333 Posts
Don't get offended, macawguy... just be careful how you post a joke on a very serious thread. It's not that we don't have a sence of humor... it's just that it's very hard to tell when someone's joking on the internet.
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Jan 02 2011
02:46:12 PM
macawguy Face Hugger Visit macawguy's Photo Album macawguy's Journal 407 Posts
Kneelee that's one thing I hate about the Internet. You can't feel emotions. But thnks for being nice about it!!!!
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Jan 02 2011
04:45:38 PM
graciedawn Super Glider GliderMap Visit graciedawn's Photo Album 222 Posts
I don't know about having 3 girls with 1 boy, but my group was 2 girls and 1 boy. I had 2 sets of babies before Sam (male) was neutered. There were 4 babies in the first group with one rejection, and 3 in the next group. Rocky was rejected a 2 weeks OOP. He is now a year and 3 months OOP and doing great. If this is something you are going to do, research and be willing to take the risks involved. I would have been very sad if we had lost Rocky, and it was very much like having a new born baby.
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Jan 02 2011
07:19:17 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
There should always be more females than males...just have the males neutered so you don't run into the issue of joeys.
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