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Jun 20 2011
03:35:38 PM
There is a local animal shelter that has Jerry the sugar glider available for adoption. He is 1 year old. He has been on petfinder for awhile now, and well, I feel sorry for him. I have Gizmo in a cage the size of a door now. I already put down $100 non refundable deposit on a glider at the breeder before I knew of Jerry. I also have a smaller cage now that is empty. I put the $100 down for a female. If I was going to get him. Is it possible that 2 males and a female could coexist or if I got jerry, I should get him his own friend?
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Jun 20 2011
03:36:56 PM
jjmurph Face Hugger GliderMap Visit jjmurph's Photo Album USA 836 Posts
2 males would fight over the female even if one is neutered
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Jun 20 2011
03:37:58 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
Also, he is $125, are adoption fees from rescues negotiable? I'd rather pay less for Jerry and spend more for toys, bedding , food, ect.
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Jun 20 2011
03:39:49 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
What if you had 2 males 2 females in 1 large cage?
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Jun 20 2011
03:41:02 PM
luvmybbyrollo Glider Visit luvmybbyrollo's Photo Album 165 Posts
I was talking to one the the breeders I know and they said that they have had a few males come in to his home that have come from rescues and they now live with his 2 females and 5 males all in one really big cage. I dont know if they would get along but you could try very slowly to interduce them together. Dont take my word for it that is just what i was told by a breeder that has had them for 13 years. THey should both also be fixed

Edited by - luvmybbyrollo on Jun 20 2011 03:50:32 PM
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Jun 20 2011
03:43:01 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
Also, can bonded pairs live in the same colony cage?
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Jun 20 2011
03:47:21 PM
renee14150 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit renee14150's Photo Album 1850 Posts
To avoid issues you would want to make sure the males are neutered.
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Jun 20 2011
04:05:29 PM
Faerie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Faerie's Photo Album 1833 Posts
The issue with more males than females in a cage is that when the females go into heat the males will sometimes fight over her. Even if they are neutered. With everything, there are exceptions, but that is what you need to watch. As long as the males are neutered I don't see a problem with 2 males and 2 females in a cage together.

As far as negotiating price, if he isn't neutered there is the cost of that, you could use that to try and talk the price down.

~Michelle~
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Jun 20 2011
05:05:28 PM
WintersSong Fuzzy Wuzzy 1417 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jjmurph</i>
<br />2 males would fight over the female even if one is neutered
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Not always.
I have 3 neutered males, and 1 female.. They don't fight over the female AT ALL.
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Jun 20 2011
06:00:31 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
I just don't know what to do, i know if I go there, i will end up bringing him home. Then i would have 3 gliders and I may have to find a fourth. I love them and spend time with them. But I am unsure how big of a handful this would be to take on. 2 I am confident in. But I don't want to see him stay there, I don't know how much experience they have with them. What if he is being fed dog food? What would you do?
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Jun 20 2011
06:07:56 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
How long does it take for you to know weather or not your 2 males and 1 female will live peacefully together? What signs do you look for that it won't work.
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Jun 20 2011
06:25:47 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
I know you wan to rescue Jerry and also get your female but the problem
Is if he's not neutered the price of neutering! Then what of they refuse each other then you need to keep up two cages and find Jerry a friend I'm not trying to discourage you just make sure you can afford it! I personally got a female so that my male would take to her and when the time comes I hope he does! Because Id feel horrible if he didn't. I'm not again not trying to get you to forget it but these are things that need to be thought of he is deff a cutie! I'm sure if they know hes going to an experienced owner they might lower the price bc the amount of money it takes them to keep him there is far more than 125!
I think id be a good idea bc than you'd have three happy gliders! If they all take to each other also you have to keep all of them in separate cages for the 30 days and get three fecal samples change your clothes three times and bond with three gliders all in the same day!
If you can do this I give you credit and I honestly think you can!
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Jun 20 2011
06:25:56 PM
renee14150 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit renee14150's Photo Album 1850 Posts
Yeah, i was worried it would be a lot to take on. Quarantine for 3 gliders at one time, 3 separate cages, 3 different rooms in the house, changing clothing and washing up before playing with each one - it certainly sounds like a lot.
Since intros go slowly (swapping toys, pouches, then cages) I don't know that there is a sign that they will get along until they actually meet.
I'm sure someone else can comment on what they've actually observed.
Give it a lot of thought - you can't save them all - as much as i know you wish you could:)
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Jun 20 2011
06:27:57 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
I just basically said the same thing and we posted at the same time how funny!
I really hope you don't take us saying this as a no no you can't that's not what were are saying at alll
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Jun 20 2011
06:45:09 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
Thanks guys. I understand what you are all saying. I left a message on the answering machine for her to call me back. I wanted to go see him and his living conditions. I have a lot to think about.
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Jun 20 2011
07:14:30 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2906 Posts
When I doubled my amount of sugar gliders I didn't realize how much food they could go through. It really helped to changed to LGRS because of the cheaper ingredients. So think about things like that. Also nail clipping time lasts very long, treats run out faster, the drop pan needs to be cleaned more often, and more pouches and the like are needed for nights that they want to sleep alone.
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Jun 20 2011
07:38:31 PM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7524 Posts
Not so. Yes, you are correct about about the diet and treats and maybe the drop pan but I can't see why you'd need more pouches as they'll all cram themselves into one once they get together. There are people here that have 3 and 4 gliders that say it isn't more work really than having 2 or three. It would be triple the fun and love. If both boys are neutered they shouldn't fight for the female. Nail clippings don't take too long here. Once you gety used to clipping. My daughter will put both boys in the pouch and get her clippers and reach in to grab a foot and go to town and keep reaching in until all hands and feet that come out are clipped. You just have to get used to it.
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Jun 21 2011
10:09:28 PM
DoubleBogey Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit DoubleBogey's Photo Album USA 1244 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jjmurph</i>
<br />2 males would fight over the female even if one is neutered
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I STRONGLY disagree. We have males and females together harmoniously. And, I know many other owners with the same. I do suggest neutering because it does help...even though I have never had this problem. I am sure it's possible...but it's not a hard and fast rule.

For the fee, ask them about it. They probably didn't have much intake costs with the glider. There aren't as many "preventative necessities" so the cost to rehome shouldn't be too too high. The might negotiate with you. Tell them that you are going to have to use X dollars to neuter him and you want to put that to good use.

For volume - it's doable and you might find that they all get along fabulously and you don't need a fourth. I do agree that the jump from 2 to 4 was noticeable for me. The dynamic changes but not in a bad way. There is more to "do" but it's not noticeable unless you add more cages. Then you see a little more work. They do have full out PARTIES with 4 as opposed to 2 though. I mean...they SET IT OFF in their room at night. It's nothing short of hilarious.

Edited by - DoubleBogey on Jun 21 2011 10:17:08 PM
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Jun 21 2011
10:23:15 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
Any news?
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Jun 21 2011
10:38:19 PM
ilovegizmo Face Hugger Visit ilovegizmo's Photo Album 610 Posts
I left a message, but she never called me back.
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Jun 21 2011
10:39:49 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
Call her back be persistent and explain you have a glider that could use an awesome friend! On the add it says he's awesome
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Jun 24 2011
12:07:53 AM
Rebday24@hotmail.com Joey Visit Rebday24@hotmail.com's Photo Album Rebday24@hotmail.com's Journal USA 17 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ilovegizmo</i>
<br />I left a message, but she never called me back.
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Hey.

It's funny you should mention Jerry because i just emailed the lady 2-3 days ago. She sent me over the paper work for adoption. I live in the Zion area of Illinois. We were looking for a friend for our girl however the big reason we were going to adopt specifically him was that we felt sorry for him as well and wanted to give him a good home. If you do decide on adopting, please let me know.
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Jun 24 2011
02:31:40 AM
Rebday24@hotmail.com Joey Visit Rebday24@hotmail.com's Photo Album Rebday24@hotmail.com's Journal USA 17 Posts
Haha! I didn't realize you sent me a message about Jerry. I thought it was a big coincidence that another person was looking to re-home him with the similar name! =P
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