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Nov 10 2019
10:06:40 AM
Okay so I have a 2 1/2 year old classic gray sugar glider and because she was lonely, I have adopted another one. I have been having tub time with them to introduce them + have their cages next to each other. Heres the problem: when I have the tub time thing w/ them, both gliders jump on me and sniff each other. Everythings going fine until Mocha, the new one, tries to go into my hoodie. Maisi (the older one) will start hissing at her and Mocha will scamper away. If they are going to be in the same cage I need them to be able to sleep together and be in the same area without fighting. Can someone tell me why Maisi is doing this and ways to correct it?
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Nov 10 2019
03:01:15 PM
BYK_Chainsaw Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BYK_Chainsaw's Photo Album BYK_Chainsaw's Journal USA 1171 Posts
not trying to be mean or anything, but according to the instructions
I have read that is not the correct way to do it.

1. you do scent training and keep them apart until you feel like they
have accepted the other scent, with pouch swapping and cages 8 inches apart.

2. Now you put them together in the neutral space tub, YOU are not a neutral
space if your glider is bonded to you, YOU are HIS SPACE. so now you have one
glider getting into the other gliders territory. so...

3. remove yourself from the tub, stay outside the tub, Let the gliders interact
with NO scented items or food. just give them 10 to 20 minutes or so, if they
can be with each other without a REAL FIGHT, (they might have a short spat while
the sort out who is who, alpha and so forth.) then take a well washed pouch that
is scent free and see if they will go into it together and NOT fight. again a
quick spat can happen and you have to make a judgement call to let them continue
or stop introductions after you stop the fight. When we stopped intros, it was a pretty violent fight we had to break up and after 2 of them, one I got bit hard separating them, we stopped the intro.

4. finally, if they get along, stop fighting, seem to be ok with each other
after some time has passed in tub, hopefully they are in pouch together not fighting, you are ready to move them to a clean cage that has been wiped down so it
as less scent on it, some have posted the cage doesnt need to be perfectly clean.
ONCE THEY ARE TOGETHER leave them together, don't separate unless they fight at
night, keep an eye on them if you can for the first few nights.

good luck.
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Nov 10 2019
04:48:10 PM
MaisiAndMochasDad Starting Member 4 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by BYK_Chainsaw

not trying to be mean or anything, but according to the instructions
I have read that is not the correct way to do it.

1. you do scent training and keep them apart until you feel like they
have accepted the other scent, with pouch swapping and cages 8 inches apart.

2. Now you put them together in the neutral space tub, YOU are not a neutral
space if your glider is bonded to you, YOU are HIS SPACE. so now you have one
glider getting into the other gliders territory. so...

3. remove yourself from the tub, stay outside the tub, Let the gliders interact
with NO scented items or food. just give them 10 to 20 minutes or so, if they
can be with each other without a REAL FIGHT, (they might have a short spat while
the sort out who is who, alpha and so forth.) then take a well washed pouch that
is scent free and see if they will go into it together and NOT fight. again a
quick spat can happen and you have to make a judgement call to let them continue
or stop introductions after you stop the fight. When we stopped intros, it was a pretty violent fight we had to break up and after 2 of them, one I got bit hard separating them, we stopped the intro.

4. finally, if they get along, stop fighting, seem to be ok with each other
after some time has passed in tub, hopefully they are in pouch together not fighting, you are ready to move them to a clean cage that has been wiped down so it
as less scent on it, some have posted the cage doesnt need to be perfectly clean.
ONCE THEY ARE TOGETHER leave them together, don't separate unless they fight at
night, keep an eye on them if you can for the first few nights.

good luck.


Thank you, Ill separate myself.
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