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I'm not sure if I have a female sugar glider, or not. Help!
I'm not sure if I have a female sugar glider, or not. Help!
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Apr 05 2012
01:03:04 AM
I have a glider that I got when they were 6 weeks out of pouch. I was told that they were a male, but they are now 2 years old, and never developed a bald spot, or a pom. The pet shop that I bought them from never mentioned anything about them being nuetered or anything, so I'm guessing that it was just an honest mistake (maybe).

My *main* concern is this: I have two *new* gliders that are a breeding pair, and I heard that if you introduce an *nuetered* male, to an un-nuetered male, and *especially* to a breeding pair, that this could be a very hostile situation. I *just* learned of this little tid-bit yesterday, by the way thru someone else.

Anyway, now I'm just overly concerned about my oldest glider, wondering, were they really nuetered, or are they really a girl??? Because I'm sort of paranoid now about putting them into a bad situation. How can you tell if a glider is s female, of if it's a male that has had the pom and all removed???? Someone please help?

My gliders are in two seperate cages, and I would love to have my first one sexed by a vet, I just don't have the money to at the time now, so any help or advice given would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Apr 05 2012
01:10:08 AM
karensink Face Hugger GliderMap Visit karensink's Photo Album 797 Posts
if they were 6 weeks OOP, they were too young to be neutered. do they have a slit in the middle of their belly where a belly button would be?
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Apr 05 2012
08:51:46 AM
petluv15 Fuzzy Wuzzy Gliderpedia Editor Visit petluv15's Photo Album petluv15's Journal 1500 Posts
Can you get a picture of their bellies?

I would recommend you plan on having two pairs until you decide to retire your breeding pair. Even if they turn out to be two females, introducing them will still be risky. Trios are tricky enough and breeding quads are even more difficult especially with the age difference. Many females will pull the joeys out from another female and kill them.
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Apr 05 2012
09:49:32 AM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Well here's a nice close up of Zoeys' pouch. My boys are nuetered so I don't have any of intact male parts but you should be seeing a significant POM on the belly of a non-nuetered male.


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Apr 05 2012
09:55:49 AM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I'm guessing if he's 2 and you aren't sure whether or not you have a male or female, he's never been to a vet? They could tell you instantly. I agree that if he was 6 weeks old, that's too young for a neuter...and to even be sold! I hope those people don't run a business!

http://bmxglider.tripod.com/maleorfemale.html
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Apr 05 2012
12:51:54 PM
clk666 Glider GliderMap 73 Posts
LOL my sally wont let me flip her over and look like that!!! she doesnt like me touching her belly lol shes wiggly!
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Apr 05 2012
12:57:56 PM
KritterCare Face Hugger Visit KritterCare's Photo Album KritterCare's Journal USA 633 Posts
Mine won't let me manhandle them like that either! I've tried, I just ended up with terribly scratched up hands and still didn't get a look.
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Apr 05 2012
01:25:28 PM
clk666 Glider GliderMap 73 Posts
she wont really scratch to get away or bite...but its kinda like she just keeps trying to wiggle away or flip over or lickl lick lick...then covers her lady parts like saying "hey......thats for my eyes only"
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Apr 05 2012
01:34:42 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Oh she wasn't manhandled in the least. She was out cold! I shimmied out of this sweatshirt without waking her and she just sparwled out and snoozed. We just took advantage of the opportunity (or hubby did) to check out her pouch.



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Apr 05 2012
01:36:29 PM
sjones5254 Goofy Gorillatoes Visit sjones5254's Photo Album SC, USA 2415 Posts
more Glider Porn these poor babies LOL
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Apr 05 2012
01:52:29 PM
lilangels Super Glider Visit lilangels's Photo Album 315 Posts
Oh my goodness Jazz that is the cutest pic ever.
Chosen if you have 2 girls you should be able to see the pouch on their belly just by picking them up to look at their tummies. Unnuetered males will have 2 small little poms hanging down. They are VERY obvious by 2 yrs old. If you need to pick them up with a piece of fleece so they won't get to your hand and take a look. I'll try to get a pic of my boy's poms later when hubby gets home to help. My slr camera doesn't allow me to be close enough to hold the glider and focus and take a pic at the same time.
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Apr 05 2012
04:52:31 PM
JeremyLexie Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit JeremyLexie's Photo Album USA 1190 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by petluv15</i>
<br />Can you get a picture of their bellies?

I would recommend you plan on having two pairs until you decide to retire your breeding pair. Even if they turn out to be two females, introducing them will still be risky. Trios are tricky enough and breeding quads are even more difficult especially with the age difference. Many females will pull the joeys out from another female and kill them.
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">I agree with above. Please keep your breeding pair separate until you neuter the male. Rejection, baby stealing, cannibalization. I have never heard of quad working well.
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Apr 05 2012
06:59:09 PM
Chosen12020 Super Glider 205 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Chosen12020</i>
<br />I have a glider that I got when they were 6 weeks out of pouch. I was told that they were a male, but they are now 2 years old, and never developed a bald spot, or a pom. The pet shop that I bought them from never mentioned anything about them being nuetered or anything, so I'm guessing that it was just an honest mistake (maybe).

My *main* concern is this: I have two *new* gliders that are a breeding pair, and I heard that if you introduce an *nuetered* male, to an un-nuetered male, and *especially* to a breeding pair, that this could be a very hostile situation. I *just* learned of this little tid-bit yesterday, by the way thru someone else.

Anyway, now I'm just overly concerned about my oldest glider, wondering, were they really nuetered, or are they really a girl??? Because I'm sort of paranoid now about putting them into a bad situation. How can you tell if a glider is s female, of if it's a male that has had the pom and all removed???? Someone please help?

My gliders are in two seperate cages, and I would love to have my first one sexed by a vet, I just don't have the money to at the time now, so any help or advice given would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Thanks to eveyone for the replies, and especially to "JazznZoeysMom for the pictures. They are cool! Okay thanks to you all's help, I now know for certain that I have a girl:) Thank you all! And I think I will do as suggested by some of you, and get my female glider another companion, but keep the two pairs separate until I decide to retire them from breeding. Thanks all!
I'm not sure if I have a female sugar glider, or not. Help!

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I'm not sure if I have a female sugar glider, or not. Help!