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first time having Joeys for gliders and me.
first time having Joeys for gliders and me.
Joeys, birth, parenthood
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Mar 09 2012
12:16:46 PM
Hi everybody,i am new to this forum my glider looks like she is about to explode. She has 2 huge lumps but i am not sure if there is just one Joey or two. This is there first time having Joeys but everything seems to be going great. Sometimes the female will clean her hands and stand up and open her pouch to clean the Joeys it looks like. Is that normal? Or are they supposed to leave them alone while in the pouch? is there any way i can tell if the Joeys are about to come out? When she comes out i can see at least one in there when she moves just right. They moved from their normal pouch to a bigger one and sometimes if the female comes out the male freaks out and tertius to get her to go back in.he seems very territorial right now.I'm so anxious i just want to see them so bad. Is it bag for me to peek in their nest? Or am i supposed to leave them alone until o.o.p?
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Mar 09 2012
12:19:32 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Male freaks out and #TRIES#sorry for the typo
Joeys, birth, parenthood
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Mar 09 2012
12:30:06 PM
renee14150 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit renee14150's Photo Album 1850 Posts
Welcome to the site!! congrats!!
Yes, totally normal for mom to clean the babies in pouch. When you start seeing body parts (lets and tails) sticking out of the pouch it's only another week or two before they are actually "out".
If you are bonded with them, then it's fine to take them out as you normally would.
Since your new to the site and being a g-ma, do you mind if I ask what diet you feed? You wanna make sure mama gets extra protein, well extra everything so she can produce enough milk for the joeys.
Here's a great site - read everything on rejected joeys, and maybe start getting together a rejection kit just to be prepared. Also read up on breeding, it will tell you everything you need to know about joeys and their growth.
http://www.suzsugargliders.com/
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Mar 09 2012
12:58:23 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Thank you! They are currently on the bml diet (that's all i could get them to eat) but i don't use as much honey as it calls for i use a little bit of bee pollen. And organic fruits and veggies. I also give them meal worms and an egg (probably once every other week) thank you for the link it was very useful.do you have any suggestions for what i could give her for extra protein?
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Mar 09 2012
01:35:39 PM
renee14150 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit renee14150's Photo Album 1850 Posts
That's great!! I believe with BML you are fine:)
I feed HPW and I had to increase the powder - I would just make sure to give them plenty so you at least see a little leftovers in the morning:)
You have to keep us posted!!!
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Mar 09 2012
01:37:48 PM
Helen88uk Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Helen88uk's Photo Album United Kingdom 1746 Posts
Bee Pollen and Egg are great. You could maybe sprinkle a little oatmeal over the fruits and veg. But just increase the protein you normally give.

Sounds like she has twins in her pouch. You'll start seeing limbs poking out soon, then a week later they may come fully out of the pouch, even tho for a few days they will still be able to fit back in. Don't really change anything, jsut spend time with them liek you would normally do, just being careful when you handle her not to prod and poke her pouch.

Definately have a joey rejection kit ready. Will these be her first? And how old is the female by the way? I have 2 girls who'v each just had twins. I've lost 2 of the joeys within the last 3 days, as awful as it is it definately helps to be prepared for the worst in regards to getting a joey rejection kit.

Good luck and keep us updated!x
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Mar 09 2012
01:57:51 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Thank you all for your help! I really appreciate it : ) she is very young she just turned 12 months this month. The make is 15 monthsI will definitely start preparing a Joey rejection kit. I want to keep one of the babies so will i need to buy an extra cage to prevent breeding with the parents?
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Mar 09 2012
02:29:41 PM
amym_02 Super Glider Visit amym_02's Photo Album 242 Posts
PVC cages are great if you want to save some money. That's what I'm slowing building now even though I only have two gliders :) I really would love a colony of 4-6 some day :) If you google "How to build a sugar glider cage out of pvc pipe" it comes up with several suggestions and instructions. such as Error, missing URL. p
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Mar 09 2012
02:40:26 PM
renee14150 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit renee14150's Photo Album 1850 Posts
Awe, you should neuter dad and keep them all together:)
If you have twins and give one away, the other will be lonely. Baby boys should be neutered between 14-16 weeks. And yes, dad will try and mate with his daughters.
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Mar 09 2012
03:06:03 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
That's a good idea i never PVC was safe for sugar gliders . Does anybody have a good link on a Joey rejection kit?
Joeys, birth, parenthood
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Mar 09 2012
03:16:48 PM
TheHomermomma Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit TheHomermomma's Photo Album 1332 Posts
Welcome to the site!
There's a great kit in the products section of the link you were already given.
www.suzsugargliders.com
She sells the complete kit so that you can be ready with everything you might need.
It sounds like you are doing great with diet and all. You can give a little boiled chicken to them a couple of times a week...boil it with no seasonings or oil, but you can use some apple juice in the water. ALso the egg is a great protein and can be used 2-3 times a week while she has joeys in pouch or nursing.
Where did you get your gliders from? We love photos around these parts. We'd love to see some of your fuzzbutts.
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Mar 09 2012
04:17:28 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Thank you. I do give them boiled chicken sometimes but I never used apple juice that's agreat idea! I got the male first from a man in memphis that did not have enough time for him. Then a month later I got the female from a breeder that travels to tennessee from florida florida I've had them since they were joeys. I will take pictures when I get home and post : )
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Mar 09 2012
06:18:47 PM
StellaAnLuna Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit StellaAnLuna's Photo Album 1063 Posts
Welcome to the site! You will learn so much here.
Congrates on the new joeys! :)
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Mar 10 2012
05:22:19 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Thank you! I took a peak in the nest today and saw a baby all the way out except for his head!!!! : ) I'm so happy it still looks like there is another one in there. When i peaked later the Joey was almost all the way back in
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Mar 10 2012
06:13:30 PM
austinflory92 Starting Member 8 Posts
Peek #i will post pictures tonight
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