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Help!! Male and Female Gliders fighting!!!

Aug 5, 2018

 Help!! Male and Female Gliders fighting!!!

Okay so heres my issue, this may be a little lengthy. About two years ago I got a pair of female gliders (sisters) these two girls were my best friends, we had someone watch them about a year ago while we were on vacation, and unfortunately they did not listen to us and gave my girls tap water. This resulted in them getting toxicity and they ended up passing away. So me and my parents were looking around at sugar gliders for sale just a few days later, just looking. Just. Looking. However we found what we were told was a breeding pair of sugar gliders for sale and they were exotics, one of them a mosaic and the other a platinum blonde. They were a very good deal and so we went to go look at them. These two were being kept in a tiny tiny bird cage, just running around and doing circles. The lady had something like twenty pairs, some were threes, and something around fifty sugar gliders. My mom bought the gliders from her to get them out of this situation and they were taken immediately to the vet. We took them there to get them checked out and make sure they were okay. They both had infections on their tales and so they were put on a round of antibiotics and pain killers to make sure their tales healed properly and were, obviously, given a steady diet and big cage. The female ended up getting her tail amputated because the infection was too deep in the bone. She was given her medicine everyday and she has healed totally as well as the male. These gliders were fine together up until a few months ago they started crabbing at each other and fighting. We fed them separately and gave them multiple sleep options but ultimately it didnt stop. The female was being kept away from water and food and was in bad shape so we separated them. We have another male glider by himself that we keep by himself in the same room, so after we got the female healthy we tried introducing the female with our other male glider. This male glider is younger than this female but I read thats usually good. So we have these two in together and they did fine at first, sleeping apart but eating together and then they began to sleep together and everything seemed fine. Keep in mind neither of these gliders are fixed. So these last few weeks they have been crabbing something awful, they dont latch onto each other and fight but they crab a LOT. Every time I walk into the room they stop immediately and stare at me, sometimes theyre together other times apart. Theres not any marks on them, but we have only one small cage to separate them and thats no long term solution. Im just very worried about them and I really want them to work out, I just want my gliders to be healthy. If you can please offer any advice on whats happening or how to fix it please do, were all anxious to have this problem fixed.

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Aug 07 2018 : 08:53:10 PM
Allyc1239
Thank you Leela, we will look into a vet appointment as soon as possible, one of our dogs is being neutered tomorrow so we can speak to the vet then

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Aug 06 2018 : 11:28:19 PM
Leela
sounds like it might be time for another vet visit, and fecals done. There could be something off with the female that the males sense, a lot of times sick gliders will not show symptoms but other gliders know there is something off. Considering it's happened with both males and the female it'd be a good idea for them all to be checked out and fecals ran. Gliders don't always pair up for life, you did well trying her with the other male but since that hasn't resolved anything you need to look at other potential issues.

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