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Male Glider Mounting other Male Glider

Sep 16, 2017

 Male Glider Mounting other Male Glider

My boyfriend and I have two male sugar gliders Creature and Casper. About a month or two Casper mounted Creature and injured him. Since then we have been keeping them in separate cages letting them have supervised playtime and we swap their cages every night so that both scents are in both of the cages. Creature and Casper have been doing really well with the supervised playtime and cuddling in the pouch together, so we made the decision to put them back in the same cage together on Thursday night. They did great Thursday night and all day Friday, however on Friday night early Saturday morning we heard them them crabbing at each other and my boyfriend went to check on them and found Casper trying to mount Creature. So to prevent another injury we separated them again. Casper and Creature have been cage mates for 3-4yrs and haven't had any issues like this before we have heard them crabbing at one another before but they usually stop and have never cause injury to one another. We are unsure what to do and we don't to have to keep them separated with the fear that they will get depressed and possibly die. We want to do what is best for our fur babies.

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Sep 17 2017 : 11:01:21 AM
VTglidergal88
Could it be the fact that Creature is now getting older (6-7 years) and Casper is now big enough to feel like it's his chance to be the dominant one? Casper is about 2-3 years old now. I've tried calling local vets for fecal smears and C&S bacterial tests - not a single local vet even knows what I'm talking about.. It's sad really. We are considering getting Casper nurtured to see if that will help with things and possibly let them be cage mates again.

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Sep 17 2017 : 04:01:54 AM
sjusovare
To me it sounds like a dominance issue, something has changed the group dynamic in the cage and casper is trying to assert dominance. It might be a good idea to have them both checked in order to make sure there isnt an underlying health problem which could be the cause of the change.

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