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2 females one is unexpectedly pregnant. Need help
2 females one is unexpectedly pregnant. Need help
Joeys, birth, parenthood
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Oct 13 2017
07:47:57 AM
I have 2 female gliders (Lillie and Momo). Theyve only been introduced to each other for about 3 months now. They seem to get along for the most part (they sleep together at least) but they do bicker at each other from time to time. Ive had to separate them in two occasions for a night but aside from that they havent shown any reason theyre not good for each other. Momo is the wild child, shes playful, extremely social and loves to chase lily around while lily enjoys her alone time running on the wheel and just doing her thing. I thought that was the basis for that bickering I just felt that lily was annoyed with Momos high jinx. Thats until recently much to my surprise Ive realized that lily is pregnant! I noticed she was getting bigger with time but brushed it off as simply fat but it wasnt until a few days ago that I could see her belly moving around. She obviously got pregnant before I got her and now Im not sure which steps to take to ensure the safety and health of the joye or joyes. Should I separate the two females? Is there a risk that the other one will eat them or would she help in raising them? Seeing as Ive had her for 3 months these babys are about to pop any minute and Im freaking out !!! Lol
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Oct 16 2017
01:11:40 AM
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Are you sure that Lily is pregnant (or that both of your gliders are in fact female)? I really don't know a lot about pregnant sugar gliders or joeys since I've never had any experience. But I thought pregnancies were a lot quicker than 3 months. Hopefully someone with more experience will respond and be able to help out. Wishing you well!
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Oct 16 2017
07:58:18 AM
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Female gliders have the ability to freeze joey development untill they considere the conditions to be good enough to raise them, which is why a pair of females can sometimes have joeys while there haven't been a male around since up to a year.
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Oct 16 2017
09:59:21 AM
Leela Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit Leela's Photo Album Leela's Journal 2442 Posts
Sj is correct females can hold a pregnancy in stasis for up to a year, which is also why it was once thought that males sperm was still capable of producing joeys up to two weeks after a neuter.

IF the joeys aren't pulled by the mom, she will need the help of the other female since Dad is not there to play his role in raising the joeys. However, if the girls start having issues I would separate them but not until it was necessary to do so. They may do just fine, but the relationship is pretty new and things can change quickly even with long time cage mates.

There are many reasons joeys may be pulled or rejected and the potential for it with first time parents is high even in ideal conditions. So prepare yourself for worst case scenario which is losing the joeys.

If you are following one of the widely used diets give them an extra portion of the staple, Mom needs the extra nutrients while she's nursing, which they are already doing. Keep up with the extra portion even after the joeys come out of pouch, the girls will teach them where the food is and when mom no longer eats the extra, the babies will begin to.

Most people do not need it but get a joey rejection kit to have on hand in case you do.

Study up on signs of rejection, growth, ect... http://www.suzsugargliders.com/helpforrejectedjoeys.htm
This site has excellent information on joeys, rejection, weights, care etc...

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Nov 13 2017
07:19:34 PM
Opal2017 Starting Member 2 Posts
I have almost the same situation. Adopted two girls, one turned out to be a boy and girl is pregnant. My question is when can I get the boy fixed the won't effect him father g the baby or babies.
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2 females one is unexpectedly pregnant. Need help

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2 females one is unexpectedly pregnant. Need help