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Photos of sugar glider genitalia
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Jul 17 2007
08:18:14 PM
For educational purposes, here are a few photos of sugar glider genitalia. You will commonly come across this in sugars over 6 months old as they awake, when they are marking, when they are in heat and when they are fighting. This is normal.

It can extend out of the cloaca area and you can plainly see the remaining cloaca where the pee and poo comes from.





And here is the best I have been able to capture a full state in action. What you see is the base which is a sheath that surrounds the two shafts.

Keep in mind that the female does have two genitalia which matches the male bifurcated genitalia.




And here is a sugar glider mating video.

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Jul 17 2007
08:39:13 PM
nuthutdd1 Super Glider GliderMap Visit nuthutdd1's Photo Album OK, USA 253 Posts
How did you catch this Kazko?
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Jul 17 2007
08:54:21 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Wow - I have never really seen this before. No wonder people think they are worms.
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Jul 17 2007
09:22:09 PM
Kissed82 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Kissed82's Photo Album USA 1097 Posts
wow caught in the act.... nice shots. yeah and ummm yeah!

LOL
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Jul 17 2007
09:24:36 PM
mommycrippy Super Glider GliderMap Visit mommycrippy's Photo Album MI, USA 350 Posts
I am glad I have girls. I wouldn't want to see that everytime they wake up with "wood"!
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Jul 17 2007
09:41:00 PM
JenJen Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit JenJen's Photo Album USA 1259 Posts
is it me, or is there nothing there to look at? is it a picture or video?
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Jul 17 2007
10:02:19 PM
oberon2128 Joey GliderMap USA 41 Posts
Wow, never actually had a good look at male suggie anatomy before. I can't believe they let you photograph them in the act (the littel exhibitionists)
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Jul 18 2007
01:56:06 AM
Jett Face Hugger GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Jett's Photo Album Jett's Journal Australia 681 Posts
These are fantastic photo's. I would love to be able to show them when I do educational talks to adult groups. Perhaps not to the kid's..lol
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Jul 18 2007
02:42:57 AM
Mahdaioh Glider 87 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by mommycrippy

I am glad I have girls. I wouldn't want to see that everytime they wake up with "wood"!



Haha, i hear you there, i'm greatful having girls..i've never seen a Sugar Glider's....privates before...very,......interesting. haha, What does it look like when they're neutered?

NOW THOSE ARE SOME PICS I'D LIKE TO SEE!
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Jul 18 2007
07:44:43 AM
mel2mdl Face Hugger GliderMap 407 Posts
Hate to tell you - they look the same after neutering. And they still do the same thing! (at least one of my boys does!) Just shooting blanks, thank God!
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Jul 18 2007
08:35:30 AM
Domino_03 Joey GliderMap USA 10 Posts
I have seen mine like that... Ever. I have 2 boys & the most I've seen is a "cherry stem"
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Jul 18 2007
12:24:40 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
quote:
...interesting. haha, What does it look like when they're neutered?


This guy is neutered. All of my guys are neutered, now. Has no effect on their "hanging out". This guy in the top two photos was neutered way too early by the breeder due to his genetic condition and it has stunted his growth. I havent yet caught Buddy mating with Pican now that hes neutered.

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...I can't believe they let you photograph them in the act...


My sugar family is very trusting of me. I was able to grab them out of the cage and hold them while they were latched together and mating. I did get some very dark and low quality video with my still camera which I may have to take a look at again to see if there is anything useful. The thrusts are very deep and are basically as far as he can manage to move. He would do three thrusts then pause for a time and repeat. This would last a great deal of time into the night.

Another interesting thing to note is that Buddy has been neutered since 3/26 and Pican appears to be "with pouch" again. Looks like two. It is safe to say that she has either stored some sperm or fertilized eggs or that the removal of testicles took awhile to have the desired effect...

Fun stuff!

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Jul 18 2007
12:51:39 PM
LuckyGlider Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit LuckyGlider's Photo Album LuckyGlider's Journal TX, USA 5255 Posts
Hmm a five inch creature with a two inch... Put that in perspective...
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Jul 18 2007
01:29:09 PM
LuckyGlider Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit LuckyGlider's Photo Album LuckyGlider's Journal TX, USA 5255 Posts
They are not easily deterred if you happen to interrupt them when they are mating. Kazko, after you took that last picture, they kept right on going I bet...
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Jul 18 2007
01:48:49 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
I have an entire photo spread from that night. I just uploaded youtube's first sugar glider mating video as well. I'll add the link right here when it becomes active.
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Jul 18 2007
04:27:52 PM
LuckyGlider Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit LuckyGlider's Photo Album LuckyGlider's Journal TX, USA 5255 Posts
Yep, not easily deterred. Thank you for shedding light on this subject especially for new owners. It's so good to have all this knowledge here.
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Jul 18 2007
04:36:25 PM
Drakkie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Drakkie's Photo Album Drakkie's Journal USA 1116 Posts
You taking pictures of him turns him on XD
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Jul 18 2007
04:49:54 PM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
Here is the sugar glider mating video.


The video was captured using my Sony still camera which can capture 15 sec video segments but it isnt a video camera and it is pretty bad quality. It was also dark in there, so I had to gamma correct everything, so it looks crummy. The stills have the flash and are high quality so they look really good compared to this video.

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Jul 18 2007
06:40:48 PM
Drakkie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Drakkie's Photo Album Drakkie's Journal USA 1116 Posts
Lol, we're immature lmfao....well just silly! =) I understand why you did that tho lol, just to show and tell =)
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Jul 18 2007
06:49:28 PM
Sugarmomma2 Glider Visit Sugarmomma2's Photo Album USA 147 Posts
Very interesting...........
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Sep 29 2007
08:10:33 AM
sassygal Joey GliderMap Visit sassygal's Photo Album USA 20 Posts
Going through old posts and found this one interesting. We talked to a girl at Petco just before we got our two gliders and she said she once had a male and she experienced the same thing. She thought it was a string and called the vet. The vet told her to gently pull it out. She wasn't able to, obviously, but then when to an online chat and was told it was his genitalia! She felt so bad about it, wondering if she had hurt him, but then became grossed out knowing she was handling him that way...LOL. I guess that's why it's important to find a vet who has a knowledge of sugar gliders! Another lesson learned.
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Sep 29 2007
11:27:50 AM
kazko Little Bunny FooFoo GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kazko's Photo Album kazko's Journal TX, USA 6690 Posts
What really gets me now is the suggie testicle sac. They hang on tendons that the animal can apparently control. Some times they are in and sometimes they can hang way way way out. After waking from a neuter, the first thing the animal does is grab his sac and basically stretch it over his head so he can groom on it easily. It looks horrible and any male will cringe watching this. I dont let them do this because the pain meds might allow them to start chewing on the thing, id rather they can feel it first before they go to town, so I usually leave them in collars overnight.

They way these animals are sold to unknowing folks at flea markets and events, harping on the genitalia is very important so that people do not repeat accidental tortures to their new pet. The bifurcated male and female genitalia is certainly something for the FAQ.
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