I am a new Sugar Glider Mom I love my new family members, I have raed almost everything I can read on them but I still have unanswerd question so I am asking for help! Please !!!! My first question is do I need to have a USDA licensse to have them ?
My female has a Joey, she was playing in her cage and I seen it I dont think it is sopost to be oop yet just becouse I have not seen it agian since that day. Can I still hold her and let her play with me ? Is there any thing that I am sopost to do ? Is there any thing that she needs to help her take care if the joey? How long dose it usualy take for joey to come oop ? and when can I start holding the joey when it is oop?
I thank everyone so much for taking the time to help me!!!! I love my new babies and I want to be the best family member I can be to them !!!! Thanks agian....
prettyinpink5808Fuzzy WuzzyCT, USA1223 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 08:58:39 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Sunflower23</i> <br />My first question is do I need to have a USDA licensse to have them ?
<b>-Only if you are selling i believe and own multiple breeding mommas (could be wrong tho). But some states require a permit to own exotics such as gliders. What state are you in?</b>
Can I still hold her and let her play with me ?
<b>-Yes you can hold her and play with her but if she is a bit more irritable than normal don't be surprised.</b>
Is there any thing that I am sopost to do ?
<b>- Nope. gliders are great parents and nothing should be done other than good diet and lots of protein.</b>
Is there any thing that she needs to help her take care if the joey?
<b>- Make sure she is on a good diet and is getting lots of protein so she doesnt reject or cannibalize her babies. She needs good food for milk production. </b> How long dose it usualy take for joey to come oop ? and when can I start holding the joey when it is oop?
<b>- Read here (all of it!): It should answer any Q's you have. But usually once you start seeing parts of the joey sticking out he/she will be OOP in about a week or two</b>.
<b>Welcome to the forum!! Please post pics of your babies and ask as many Q's as you want!</b> <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
Edited by - prettyinpink5808 on Apr 28 2012 09:00:06 PM
lilangelsSuper Glider315 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 08:59:33 PM
You only need a usda license if you have 4 or more breeding females. So no with just the one mommy you don't need a license. Do you have the daddy too? If the mom just got seperated from the dad she may cannibalize the baby. That is just a warning because single moms don't do well on their own. She will need a lot of help from you if the daddy is not in the picture. You will often see the baby oop and go back in before they are officially detached. It will only be a few days now until the baby is out of pouch and detached from mom's nipple. At that point you can pick it up for a few seconds but immediately give it back to mom. By about a week old you can hold it for a few minutes. However this all changed if daddy is not involved. Then when joey is detached mom needs you to babysit for a bit a few times a day for her to go potty and eat and get some exercise. Mom can usually pack the joey with her for about a week then it is just to big for her to eat or run with. Mom needs to be on a very good diet. What diet are you feeding now? HPW is what I use for my pregnant and nursing moms with a bit of brisky's booster milk added to it to help with milk production. You need to also have a glider rejectio kit on hand. Hopefully someone will come along and have the link to suz's glider site for rejected joeys...You need to read it now and be prepared just in case. Now for the good stuff...congrats and enjoy that new baby because they are the most wonderful things EVER!!!
Sunflower23Starting Member6 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 09:35:48 PM
Frist off thank you all for the help... I am Living in the state of Georgia, I do have daddy too I got them as a pair about 3 days ago so they are very new to me and my family and we love them so much already. I am feeding them right now fresh fruits, and some veggies like carrits, I have boiled an egg and feed it to mom, dad I dont think has had any of it, I have found that they love strawberries, I was told by the person I got them from to feed them Trail Mix, but the more I have read the more I did not like that very much so I mix it with it and they seem to like the fresh stuff more...
Tigerlily88Face HuggerKY, USA539 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 09:43:46 PM
The only thing with having them in Georgia that I'm aware of is you do have to have proof that you purchased them from a breeder that has a USDA license. I would assume that would mean you would also need a license to continue breeding them, but you would have to check locally on that.
SkyfireFace HuggerAZ, USA456 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 10:16:23 PM
Trail mix! To much salt and stuff they don't need. Have you checked out the diet section on here? Go throught the diet list and pick one that will work for your family. All the diets require fruits and vegies but they need their "necter" part of the diet as well. I will post a like to it for you. http://www.sugarglider.com/gliderpedia/index.asp?Diet
These are all approved diets for gliders.
Congrats and welcome to the forum!
JeremyLexieFuzzy WuzzyUSA1190 Posts
Apr 28 2012 : 11:18:50 PM
Are you sure she didn't cannibalize the joey? The joey disappeared after she was playing with it?
Sunflower23Starting Member6 Posts
Apr 29 2012 : 09:54:35 AM
Skyfire, I have STOPED feeding them trail mix, I have been doing so much reading on them in the past few days that I have taken a little from this and a little from that on feeding them the only thing I have not seen is the "NECTER" any where that I have read, so what and where can I find the necter at ? I will look at the web sight that u sent me. Thank you so much for your HELP....
JeremyLexie, I am not 100% sure that she did not cannibalize the joey, But she dose have two lumps in here pouch still, so I was thinking when I was working on the bonding with them lastnight that maybe she was in the process have having them... I do now think I have TWO new babies just becouse of the two lumps in her pouch...
When I got them I did not know they where a breading par so I am new to it all.
I am very grate full for all the help everyone has given and will give thank you so much.....
CandyZippy GlidershortsUSA4525 Posts
Apr 29 2012 : 11:48:52 AM
Please look at the generally accepted glider diets and choose one to feed your gliders. Most of these recipes are the 'nectar' part of the glider diet and provide protein, appropriate amounts of calcium, fat, fiber and sugars for your glider. They are all fed with fruits and vegetables (fresh or frozen) daily. I have links on my web page to help you find the original instructions for these diets.
Momma needs to be well nourished to provide milk for the growing joeys.
You will soon be the proud owner of 4 sugar gliders. Please have your male neutered ASAP. You will quickly have more gliders than you can handle if he remains intact.
You will also need to have any male joeys neutered before they are 4 months old to prevent inbreeding with mom if you keep the joeys.
If you do choose to re-home the joeys, keep in mind that although you do not need a USDA License to have gliders in Georgia (and you do not qualify for a license with only one breeding female) you cannot legally sell the joeys to anyone living in Georgia. Georgia residents must only purchase gliders from a USDA Licensed Breeder or Broker. (a typical catch 22 law)
I hope you will keep them together as a family colony. Enjoy watching your joeys grow up. Just make sure to neuter all the boys and you will be fine.