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Jan 27 2012
09:42:18 AM
I know I asked this question a week or so ago but I need to know and average. Our Kai is 78 g. Candy I think said he was under weight. He is 1 1/2 years old. What is the normal weight for adult gliders? He looks just fine and eats well. Exercises a lot. Omi on the other hand is really chubby looking and very squishy. He's 133g. I've cut way back on treats for him.
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Jan 27 2012
09:46:23 AM
sierranevadaK Face Hugger Visit sierranevadaK's Photo Album sierranevadaK's Journal USA 804 Posts
I think normal weight is 80-120 grams. I believe that is what I've read on here before.

And I love his name! Someone I know named their baby Kai. It's Hawaiian for ocean.
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Jan 27 2012
09:58:13 AM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
My vet also says 80-120 but I've seen others say 100-150. Seems to be quite a range. Coincidentally, mine all fall between 80-120 though. My males all weigh more than my females too.
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Jan 27 2012
10:06:35 AM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5351 Posts
The average weight of a sugar glider is 115-160 grams for males, and 100-135 grams for females

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Jan 27 2012
10:10:04 AM
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by JazzNZoeysmom</i>
<br />The average weight of a sugar glider is 115-160 grams for males, and 100-135 grams for females

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Anyone can type and submit anything into wiki, true or not!
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Jan 27 2012
11:08:08 AM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
My daughter named him Kai because she said it means gently flight over the ocean or something like that in Japanese. <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by sierranevadaK</i>
<br />I think normal weight is 80-120 grams. I believe that is what I've read on here before.

And I love his name! Someone I know named their baby Kai. It's Hawaiian for ocean.
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Jan 27 2012
11:14:26 AM
Something_To_Believe_In Face Hugger Visit Something_To_Believe_In's Photo Album 647 Posts
The SUGAR Group has three years worth of weight data (thousands of weights) for captive bred gliders. Currently, here are the "norms"
2009 - Average weight of an adult glider = 107 grams

2010 - Average weight of an adult MALE glider = 114.6 grams
Range of "normal" = 85 - 139 grams

Average weight of an adult FEMALE glider = 99.6 grams
Range of "normal" = 63 - 133 grams

Average weight of a juvenile MALE glider (juvenile = 8 weeks - 9 months ) = 82.4 grams

Average weight of a juvenile FEMALE glider = 69.9 grams



2011 data is in, but I just don't have access to that database from this computer.
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Jan 27 2012
11:18:23 AM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5351 Posts
Awesome Val! Mine are "in range"
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Jan 27 2012
11:46:57 AM
BlackDrappa Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BlackDrappa's Photo Album BlackDrappa's Journal NY, USA 1876 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by JazzNZoeysmom</i>
<br />Awesome Val! Mine are "in range"
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Mine are on the lower end, but within range also!
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Jan 27 2012
11:50:13 AM
sjones5254 Goofy Gorillatoes Visit sjones5254's Photo Album SC, USA 2415 Posts
Clyde needs a diet :(
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Jan 27 2012
12:27:48 PM
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I found an article where some researchers in australia weighed sugar gliders living in the wild. the study was published in 1984. this is what they found for the average weight of sugar gliders in the wild:
male: <1 yr: <115g; 1 - 2 yrs: 100 - 150g; 2 - 3 yrs: 120 - 160g; >3 yrs: 120 - 160g
female: <1 yr: <100g; 1 - 2 yrs: 90 - 130g; 2 - 3 yrs: 100 - 140g; > 3 yrs: 100 - 140g
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Jan 27 2012
12:31:42 PM
BlackDrappa Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BlackDrappa's Photo Album BlackDrappa's Journal NY, USA 1876 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Magdals</i>
<br />I found an article where some researchers in australia weighed sugar gliders living in the wild. the study was published in 1984. this is what they found for the average weight of sugar gliders in the wild:
male: <1 yr: <115g; 1 - 2 yrs: 100 - 150g; 2 - 3 yrs: 120 - 160g; >3 yrs: 120 - 160g
female: <1 yr: <100g; 1 - 2 yrs: 90 - 130g; 2 - 3 yrs: 100 - 140g; > 3 yrs: 100 - 140g
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Aren't gliders here smaller than the ones in the wild though?
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Jan 27 2012
12:37:46 PM
Magdals Face Hugger Visit Magdals's Photo Album 453 Posts
I think so. I would trust Something_To_Believe_In 's post rather than mine
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Jan 27 2012
01:09:35 PM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
Where are we going wrong then? Omi is pretty squishy and Kai looks and feels fine but according to the Sugar Group, he is underweight. They are on the same diet.
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Jan 27 2012
01:34:52 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2901 Posts
Have you noticed and food aggression between the boys? Do you have multiple feeding stations? Would you say Omi is dominate? If you had to say do you think Omi has a bigger frame than Kai? Do they both have nice weights in proportion to their frames? What hobbies do each of the boys have [Example. My Luna loves to make nests and my Rory loves to run in her wheel]?

Magdals, thank you for the reference. It is a really fun reminder that American gliders were breed to fit in your pockets when you compare it with Val's data.
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Jan 27 2012
02:27:09 PM
Magdals Face Hugger Visit Magdals's Photo Album 453 Posts
is it possible that glider's who nursed in the pouch with a sibling will be smaller in adulthood than those who were born without a twin?
vicious, I like the question about omi and kai's hobbies. if one glider burns more calories on the wheel, it could help explain a lower weight
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Jan 27 2012
09:41:02 PM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
There is no food aggression except over yogies. Kai looks good for his frame. Omi however is really quite heavy for his frame. <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by viciousencounters</i>
<br />Have you noticed and food aggression between the boys? Do you have multiple feeding stations? Would you say Omi is dominate? If you had to say do you think Omi has a bigger frame than Kai? Do they both have nice weights in proportion to their frames? What hobbies do each of the boys have [Example. My Luna loves to make nests and my Rory loves to run in her wheel]?

Magdals, thank you for the reference. It is a really fun reminder that American gliders were breed to fit in your pockets when you compare it with Val's data.
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Jan 27 2012
09:56:03 PM
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Magdals</i>
<br />I found an article where some researchers in australia weighed sugar gliders living in the wild. the study was published in 1984. this is what they found for the average weight of sugar gliders in the wild:
male: <1 yr: <115g; 1 - 2 yrs: 100 - 150g; 2 - 3 yrs: 120 - 160g; >3 yrs: 120 - 160g
female: <1 yr: <100g; 1 - 2 yrs: 90 - 130g; 2 - 3 yrs: 100 - 140g; > 3 yrs: 100 - 140g
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but this is the wild glider, different from domesticated. I have four gliders and all four range from the smallest adult female to the largest adult male. they are all fed the same every day. each and everyone is different

i think gliders are like us, like dogs and every other animal. I am five foot 3 my BF is four foot nine, my other BF is sixt foot five. My great dane weighed in at 125 but was the smallest off all danes. the largest was 200 pounds. Everything animal comes in all shapes and sizes....that's my belief
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Jan 27 2012
10:41:12 PM
Ko Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Ko's Photo Album Australia 1156 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Magdals</i>
<br />I found an article where some researchers in australia weighed sugar gliders living in the wild. the study was published in 1984. this is what they found for the average weight of sugar gliders in the wild:
male: <1 yr: <115g; 1 - 2 yrs: 100 - 150g; 2 - 3 yrs: 120 - 160g; >3 yrs: 120 - 160g
female: <1 yr: <100g; 1 - 2 yrs: 90 - 130g; 2 - 3 yrs: 100 - 140g; > 3 yrs: 100 - 140g
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Ths all depends where in the wild the study was conducted. Gliders in the North of Australia are smaller (more like the ones in US) than those down south. I have <i>petaurus breviceps breviceps</i> which are the southern gliders and many of them exceed 200g at maturity. One of my females was over 300g and still didn't have the typical fat glider boobies.
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Jan 28 2012
02:07:05 AM
autotech1011 Super Glider GliderMap Visit autotech1011's Photo Album 248 Posts
Ba-ha-ha! All this time and I'm just now discovering that Kota is apparently a chubby-chaser! You GO boy!
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Jan 28 2012
07:18:31 AM
Helen88uk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Helen88uk's Photo Album United Kingdom 1708 Posts
My 2yr old male is a fine size and he weighs exactly 100g
My two 10month old female twins both weight 75g each, they also look fine.

Every glider is different. YOU should be able to tell if your glider is underweight or overweight. Don't worry too much about what is seen as 'normal'. I thought the ideal range can weigh between 80-150.

If your glider is underweight, you will probably notice. If it is overweight, you will notice. If it is a little chubby, then just cut down the treats for a few days... x
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Jan 28 2012
07:43:14 AM
jjmurph Face Hugger GliderMap Visit jjmurph's Photo Album USA 836 Posts
Guess Chewy is chubby he's 145
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Jan 28 2012
10:12:40 AM
Helen88uk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Helen88uk's Photo Album United Kingdom 1708 Posts
Does he look chubby? Every glider is different. I like mine to carry a LITTLE extra weight over winter to cope with the drop in temperature but chubbing them up is hard work! They get 3 cubes each of their mix (just inder 2 tablespoons) but they're all still on the low end of the weight scale. They're just too active lol x
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Jan 28 2012
03:04:19 PM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
Omi definitely looks and feels chubby. Kai looks a little chubby but is normal feeling. I'll have to get someone to hold them down so I can take pics of them.
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Jan 28 2012
03:52:39 PM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
Omi reading mommys first aid book

The boys side by side. Omi
on the right, Kai on the left.
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Jan 28 2012
05:02:28 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2901 Posts
My goodness. They surely look to have weight issues but I guess I am not a vet either. My Ky is a little big boned and Rory is small but it looks right on her frame. I think I will go get some pictures to compare.
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Jan 28 2012
05:15:00 PM
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Is there any way to tell their weight without bringing them to the vet? I'm going to be bringing Rou to get nuetured very soon [he is definitely warming up to me but it has been set back fro the past couple of days 'cause I have a bad cold :/]
but I want to make sure he is at a normal weight before I bring him.
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Jan 29 2012
12:39:20 AM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by itsKourtneyYo</i>
<br />Is there any way to tell their weight without bringing them to the vet? I'm going to be bringing Rou to get nuetured very soon [he is definitely warming up to me but it has been set back fro the past couple of days 'cause I have a bad cold :/]
but I want to make sure he is at a normal weight before I bring him.
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Jan 29 2012
02:44:17 AM
Kelly Thompson banned by Eric GliderMap Visit Kelly Thompson's Photo Album NC, USA 417 Posts
A scale that weighs in grams will work, my b/f has an old paint scale and it weighs in grams thats what we used, also one of our boys sat still long enough but the other two we put them in their pouch to weigh them, then weighed just the pouch and subtracted the pouch to figure out their real weight...
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