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Dominance bite
Dominance bite
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Jan 05 2020
11:55:03 AM
Hello all

So my 10 year old glider Phi-Phi had a dominance bite from one of her cage mates, both of which are a year old. It is not the male, Echo, who did that to her, but the other female, Ace.

Ive had the separated either in adjacent cages or a partitioned same cage for several months. Phi-Phi looks basically healed with the last of the new fur filling in where the bite/scratch on her shoulder was.

Shes older than the other two by an large amount and isnt as fast or nimble or energetic but generally speaking they all get along fine.

They had been all living together for 9 to 10 months before this had happened and Ive never dealt with this before in all my years as a glider parent.

Any advice?
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Jan 12 2020
04:02:03 PM
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Animals always have to establish a hierarchy system to let each other know who's in charge and who's at the bottom. If it was just one bite and they aren't being aggressive, it could just have been to show him who's boss. Keep a close eye on them and check Phi-Phi for bites every morning to make sure nighttime play didn't get too rough.
Dominance bite

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Dominance bite