How much should a baby sleep? I hardly ever see him up and I'm a night owl. I wake him up to eat around 11 pm the he goes back to bed. When I got him a week ago he was up aroung 10 or 11 and up till 6 am. Now he sleeps so much!! Is he depressed?? Or just use to his new home and sleeps more
Helen88ukFuzzy WuzzyUnited Kingdom1417 Posts
Jul 10 2012 : 04:33:30 AM
I got my two girls when they were 10wk and for the first few months they woke between 2-3am and were back in bed by around 7am. Joeys sleep a lot more than adults, do you have him in a bonding pouch during the day? If you are waking him to bond with and give treats (as we all probably do) then that will probably affect how much he sleeps at night.
He could be a little sad, leaving the parents for the first time is scary, he's never been alone before. That's why we always suggest getting two. Even in a pouch around your neck he is still alone inside.
The reason he was probably up early last week was because it's a new palce and he may have been settling in, but joeys do sleep a lot longer. It's not unusual.
Jul 10 2012 : 09:27:58 AM
I was going to make a different post but I saw that you guys were already talking about 8 week old sugar gliders and I am getting one sunday and want to make sure he really is 8 weeks old. What are some things I can look for to make sure?
Jul 10 2012 : 12:29:18 PM
The little guy should be about as long as the width of your hand, at least. He should also have some fluff on his tail, not hair that lays down. He should be eating solid foods as well. Im sure there are some other helpful tips. Are you getting yours from a breeder?
Jul 10 2012 : 03:38:10 PM
Yes :) I've seen posts where people have been given older sugar gliders and I want to be sure I am getting what I was promised! Thank you! This information should help out a lot!