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2 Leus w/ Potential Joeys IOP + Male is still mounting females HELP
2 Leus w/ Potential Joeys IOP + Male is still mounting females HELP
Joeys, birth, parenthood
Jul 13 2018
04:49:53 PM
Hello all,

I am new to this site and would greatly appreciate any feedback that I can get. I love my suggies unconditionally and am very educated just not so much when it comes to breeding/mating. I am spending hours and hours reading and educating myself to get ready for joeys if they come and have a rejection kit just in case.

So hear it is...

I have three gliders:

1. Misty - Leu Female Age: Just over 1 year OOP
*showed signs of pregnancy approx two weeks before my other female leu and I believe that she is with a baby or two that are approx 4-5 weeks IOP.

2. Boo - Leu Female Age: 1 year OOP *I believe she is with a baby or two that are approx 2-3 weeks IOP.

3. Kazoo - Intact Normie Male Age: believed to be around 5 months OOP he has developed large balls that drop at times and has developed his scent gland on his forehead.

All 3 gliders are housed together.

Mistys Story:
I first noticied very light pink flesh around Mistys pouch area which worried me at first. I have checked her every night now for the last 4-5 weeks and it has remained fleshy pink and normal. I was told she either got her pouch ready for when shes in heat next or that shes pregnant with babies IOP.

Here is a photo of what it first looked like when I first noticied:

These are photos of Mistys Pouch approximately 2 weeks after the above photos were taken. I personally think I can see one or two small pea sized shapes in her pouch area and it appears to have grown versus the above photos.

Now here are my most recent photos, taken just a couple days ago. If she does have babies in pouch they would be approx. 4-5 weeks IOP.

So my question is by looking at these photos can anyone who has breeding experience inform me on their opinion as to whether or not my Misty has a Joey or Joeys IOP.

Mistys Sister Boo is also showing very similar signs. She showed signs of joeys IOP approx two weeks after Misty.
Misty and Boo are approx. same age.

Here is some recent photos of Boos pouch and belly:
Note Boo is not as far along as Misty is (if they even have joeys IOP)

Now here is my second question and I have tried to do my research but cant seem to find an answer anywhere:

My intact male keeps trying to mount my girls and is trying to mate with them recently. I notice him smelling by there tails a lot and he will climb on top of their backs and try to mount them to initiate mating. The females usually crab at him or tisk at him to get off.

Now I believe both females have joeys IOP, so is it normal for an intact male to try to mate with the females even though they already have joeys in the pouch?
Is this a negative thing or is it normal and does anyone know why he is doing this?

I read somewhere that sugar glider females have two uteruses and they can have concurrent pregnancys I.e. having babies in the pouch while being pregnant with babies.

So basically will and can a male mate with a female sugar glider whom has joeys IOP. Is there any risks to the mom or joeys?

Any information provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone

Edited by - SammyKate on Jul 13 2018 04:55:30 PM
Joeys, birth, parenthood
Oct 20 2019
01:51:51 PM
aspatz5416 Starting Member 2 Posts
my biggest concern is that these are both young females with no experience with joeys. so the thing your going to have to watch out for is baby stealing and bad parenting. Not only are the moms going to not know what to do very well, but there is only one dad for two mother which could have up to 4 joeys . So the mothers are going to have a hard time taking breaks because dad might not be able to help as much. Also dad will have no idea what to do most likely. Baby stealing can result in joeys dying. I would just recommend to do more research on baby stealing and realize at this point, there may be nothing you can do to help the 3 of them. You can't separate one female because she will have a hard time raising the joey alone. Best of luck, and would recommend watching them carefully and figuring out whats best moving forward.
2 Leus w/ Potential Joeys IOP + Male is still mounting females HELP

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2 Leus w/ Potential Joeys IOP + Male is still mounting females HELP