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Excessive Head Biting
Excessive Head Biting
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Dec 26 2018
02:33:51 PM
Hello all!

I have a family of 3 male sugar gliders, brothers I've had for just over 6 months now. they are always friendly, never seem to be scared or crab, and can always hear them chirping away so them seem to be happy! however whenever i let them out to play, all 3 of them are absolutely obsessed with climbing on either mine or my partners head, and what feels like chewing at our heads! to begin with it felt like little nips, but the older they get the more it feels like they are trying to chew a hole in my skull! we've even had to resort to wearing hats when we let them out, which they just try to chew through instead.

can anybody help with advise on this one? is it normal? should i be doing something to combat this?

thanks
James.
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Dec 26 2018
04:21:37 PM
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my gliders will do some licking and grooming around the back lower part of
my hairline. BUT they tend to start to overgroom over time, they start slow
then start to, what feels like, pull out my hair.

my guess,
they are just trying to be good gliders doing their colony job of grooming
you well. guess 2... the scent of your shampoo is just overwhelmingly good,
and they just want a taste.

things to try... try a low scented shampoo. or what I tend to do is just
move them off of the spot. My gus loves to overgroom me in many spots, arm, head
and legs, so some times I really have to just keep moving him away again and again.




Edited by - BYK_Chainsaw on Dec 26 2018 04:23:24 PM
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Excessive Head Biting

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