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Jun 3, 2018

 Not Bonding?

I have two sugar gliders;
One neutered male I've had for about 2 years now, and one not neutered male I got after the other boy's cage mate passed away.

My issue right now is that they're not bonding to eachother.

They're actually fine with eachother when their cages are side by side (about 3 inches of space in between). They don't get noisy, aggressive or anything. In fact they act super curious and interested in what the other is doing.

The two times I attempted a face to face introduction in the clean bathtub everything went well until the younger boy (not neutered) got a bit too clingy on my other boy's back and he crabbed him away after that. The next time I introduced it ended up the same way, except now my eldest will sometimes run up and pull his tail!

I got a little scared after seeing that and haven't attempted another introduction. I'm ready to buy another large cage if I absolutely can't get them to love eachother, but I'd like to avoid that if at all possible.

Does anyone have any suggestions or tips for me?

(Ps. They're bonded to me just fine)

Jul 3, 2017

 SugarGlider Died, One Left Alone, Please Help

My eldest sugar glider died recently, leaving his neutered cagemate, Emrys, alone. They tolerated each other well enough, but between the two Emrys bonded with me the least. I have no idea if he'd accept another cagemate at 4-5 years, now, and I can't afford to invest in a failed friendship. I have two obvious options at this point:

1) Pray Emrys will be comfortable enough on his own


2) Find Emrys a new home

I haven't the faintest clue on where I'd look to rehome him, and I feel incredibly guilty even considering it. But this is a difficult decision and I don't want Emrys to suffer based on my biased judgement.

What should I do? What are some tips for single gliders? Where would I look for a responsible rehoming? Please help, all suggestions are deeply appreciated.
Mar 11, 2016

 Introducing Two Male Gliders (Not Neutered)?

My male recently suffered the loss of his female companion, and unfortunately the only available suggie from my local breeder was a joey male. Now, I know better than to introduce them until the little guys buffs up. What I'm wondering is if it's possible to /eventually/ introduce them unneutered? The only local vet that has confirmed neutering is well over the price I'm paying for the new guy in the first place, so if I can save myself the golden nickel that'd be great...
My current boy, Ottoman, is a complete sweetheart and when the female was still here he wasn't really "dominant". He's kind of lonely now so I'm hoping that'll open his little furry brain to the new kid when he comes.
Should I try it out, and in the worst case scenario would it be alright to just neuter /one/ if I absolutely have to?
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