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are 10 month old gliders sexually matured?
are 10 month old gliders sexually matured?
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Aug 23 2015
04:17:06 PM
I'm talking to someone on Craigslist about adopting a 10 month old male glider.. I asked if he was neutered n they said they didn't know..I know un neutered male will have a bald spot on the top of his head, but would the 10 month old have that already or is it to early?
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Aug 24 2015
12:01:28 AM
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Male gliders begin to mature and develop their scent glands on their head and chest about 4 months of age.

Where did the gliders come from? If they were originally purchased from Pocket Pets - the male would have been neutered before it was sold.

If the male does NOT have a bald spot on his head and a yellow scent gland in the middle of his chest at 10 months - it is very likely that he has been neutered.
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Aug 24 2015
01:28:37 AM
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Can you get a picture of his belly? You'd be able to see the intact pom if he is intact, or either no pom or a deflated pom if he is neutered.

Usually a bald spot would be a good indicator, but some males have smaller bald spots naturally, especially if he isn't around any female gliders. I have one intact boy who is 10 months old and has only a tiny sliver of a bald spot on some days...other days he doesn't have one at all. He's not a big scent marker, and I never see him rub his head on his cage mate, so I don't think he stimulates it enough. He does have a chest scent gland, though
are 10 month old gliders sexually matured?

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are 10 month old gliders sexually matured?