Posted by: osiearsh
Hello. I have had my sugar glider Toby for about 5 months now. I got him as a joey, and he has come a long way. Of course he is not fully trusting of me and in time will bond better, but he allows me to hold him, play with him, & we have tent time occasionally. I spend 2 to 3 hours at LEAST every day holding and playing, and carry him around a lot. He seems very playful and happy overall and gets new toys every 3 or 4 days to keep him entertained. Yes he is a single glider, & i plan to get him neutered and get a friend for him in June or July.
Anyways, a few days ago i noticed that the very tip of his tail had a little turd in it. I got it a little damp and got it out. No problems. He often drags his tail in his pee/poo and sometimes it gets sticky from his fruits. Well now the tip of the tail has thinner hair. Still has the lil fuzz but i can see the black of his skin. It isn't red or irritated, so i don't think he is digging. Could it just be due to it being sticky and he licked it too much? I have been monitoring it the past few days and it doesn't seem to be any worse.
Please let me know your thoughts and please no bashing on me for having a single glider :) thanks!