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Jan 03 2018
07:10:56 PM
So Ive had sugar gliders for almost 3 years now. We started out with 2, Elysia and alexander, then they had two boys speedy, and arsenal, then they had another pair of twins, ivy and daredevil. Recently I rescued two more from a bad living situation. A neutered male and a female. Charlie and Sweet Dee. Ive been looking through many ways to introduce them and the timing of introductions but the move has stressed sweet dee and shes started over grooming causing bald spots above her eyes. Im not sure if shes always done this, Ive read that there are some gliders that do it no matter what. We have them in separate cages, and we gave sweet dee and Charlie the biggest one since before they were basically in a hamster cage. How long should I wait to make introductions? Until she isnt over grooming? Thanks in advance!

Edited by - Tabbie on Jan 03 2018 07:15:46 PM
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Jan 03 2018
07:12:05 PM
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Ps, Elysia only has 3 legs and daredevil is mostly blind. Will that effect how the new ones get along?
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Jan 04 2018
10:37:28 PM
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most of our introductions have gone well.
Is alexander still intact? putting another neutered male (charlie) in with him and his family may make it harder. putting the new gliders in with a family could make it more difficult. We haven't done anything like that. In our cases, 4 introductions, 3 when great, one had a partial failure - we put 3 in with 8 and one of the three was not accepted.
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Jan 07 2018
12:50:08 AM
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Alexander is still intact. We have their cages near each other now and they dont seem to be angry about it.
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Jan 07 2018
01:30:16 PM
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Originally posted by Tabbie

Alexander is still intact. We have their cages near each other now and they dont seem to be angry about it.



we have never done intact males, I do not know how they will react.
But my wife has done about 5 introductions and in general they seem to be really happy to have more friends after the first few introduction spats (not fights).
once their feeling out period is done, about 15 minutes they seem to be happy.
and this is after 2 to 4 weeks of scent training.
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Jan 07 2018
02:58:47 PM
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Alright! Thank you. We plan on getting all but Alexander neutered. Just waiting to get another cage for their recovery from that. And also, my boyfriend wants to separate them by gender, is that a good idea or would they prefer it mixed? I havent found much on that topic in our glider book.
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Jan 08 2018
09:05:11 PM
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So we introduced sweet dee and Charlie to our boys arsenal and speedy last night! It went amazing! They even decided to all sleep together! Not a single fight! Waiting to introduce them to the rest of the family, since Im still unsure how they will react to a three legged glider and a partially blind baby. Ive heard they often reject them. Fingers crossed it will all go well!
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