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Help!! My younger sugar glider is aggressive and I don't know what to do!!

Sep 29, 2019

 Help!! My younger sugar glider is aggressive and I don't know what to do!!

Hey, I'm brand new to this site and I REALLY need advice! I'm 14 and new to owning sugar gliders (I have two) and I'm sure I'm doing most things right, except that I can't figure out why my youngest sugar glider, Skittles, is so mean! Whenever I feed my sugar gliders, Skittles starts crabbing and biting my other sugar glider if she gets close to her. I've only ever seen her act like that about food. They still sleep soundly together in their pouch, so I don't know what's going on and I'm really panicking! My parents told me that giving up one and getting another is not an option, and that if I give up one, I give up both. They also told me that since the sugar gliders were expensive to get, if I have to give them up, they'll also give up all of the other pets that we have! (a dog and two cats) I really don't want to lose any of them, so advice is HIGHLY appreciated!!

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Oct 02 2019 : 04:00:04 PM
sjusovare
It sounds like food agression, and it basically occures when a glider is afraid to not have enough food (common among gliders who have been raised in large groups or underfed). You can try offering more feeding stations and increasing a little the quantity of food offered. What is their current diet?

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Oct 01 2019 : 08:50:06 PM
Sweef
Hi Aris, have you tried adding more feeding stations? Maybe add one higher in the cage and one lower? Try seperating the 2 at feeding time?

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