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Jan 04 2019
06:03:35 AM
I am needing to rehome my 5 sugar gliders. ( mom dad and babies) I took them in 4 years ago but my vet had not neutered before and Im scared of SM. They are not bonded to me as I dont hold them but do pet them . Im hoping to find someone with experience with them and that will take good care of them. I will be particular as I love animals and dont want to rehome and never have done this before . Just scared of them inbreeding. Please help AngelaHunt41@hotmail.com
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Jan 04 2019
11:01:42 AM
Paani Glider Visit Paani's Photo Album Paani's Journal 85 Posts
Hi, you asked in another thread if I could help. In theory, I have room for your 5 but getting them to Colorado would be the tricky part. Since you don't really want to rehome but want to take care of them, I would go ahead and try to keep them if I were you. You took them in 4 years ago so you have a decent amount of experience already.

First off, it's never too late to try to bond with them -- there are a number of tricks offered in this forum as well as at glidercentral.net but the first to start with would be cutting up little fleece blankets (maybe 2-3 inches across) and wear them against your skin all day then place inside their sleeping pouch. Start doing this immediately and replace the fleece with freshly odored (meaning YOUR body odor) ones every couple of days.

Next, make sure you briefly handle the joeys daily so they WILL bond with you.

Since you're afraid of inbreeding, I take it at least one of the "babies" is female. You're going to have to neuter Dad right now; how old are the "babies"? The males will need neutering as soon as they're old enough but I'm wondering why this hasn't been a problem over the past 4 years? Since your vet hasn't done this before, I would look at the vet database and seek out recommendations for an experienced vet to do the neuters.

If all else fails and you really need to rehome them, we can talk but we're going to have to work out shipment or a railroad to get them to Colorado. I don't have time to do a long road trip to/from Indiana.
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Jan 04 2019
11:20:36 AM
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Alternatively, if you do not trust your vet with neutering, you can have the males in one cage and the females in another. It's never ideal to separate bonded pairs but in this case the benefits would outweight the issue.
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