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Intact male mounting neutered male
Intact male mounting neutered male
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Aug 23 2015
08:48:34 PM
Hi, i have two male gliders. They have been together for almost a month now. They still get into little squabbles, but they break up fast on their usually. Neither has ever been injured from this. But recently ive noticed the intact male chasing and mounting the neutered male. He gets on top and starts biting on his head and neck repeatedly, as if it were a female. Im not sure if this is a dominance issue or not but i am worried that they will end up hurting each other eventually. The neutered male is almost afraid of the intact male now. I do not know how soon i could get the other male neutered, what should i do? Is this normal?
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Aug 24 2015
01:20:41 AM
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It is a dominance thing, it may settle down a bit once he feels he has established his place as the alpha male, but at the same time, it might not. Hard to say, every glider is different.

He can also produce dominance wounds on the neutered boy, especially if the neutered male is trying to resist or get away. Be sure to check him over daily for wounds on his neck or shoulder areas. If he opens him up, you'll have to separate until he heals.

Your best bet is to get the intact boy neutered ASAP. Once he is neutered, his testosterone will lower and he will not be as aggressive. He may still engage in the dominant behaviours as he will be neutered after being fully mature, but it most likely won't be as vicious about it.

If the fighting gets worse, make sure you have a hospital cage ready to separate them if there is a dominance wound or other injury. But you won't be out of the woods until he gets the big snip.
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Intact male mounting neutered male

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