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Apr 29, 2020

 M sugar glider turned on me after 2 years! HELP

Posted by: Mels2508
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Hello all, I have a 2 year old male sugar glider named Freckles. He is on his own unfortunately as haven't been able to get another one. I've had him since 4 weeks old and he bonded very well with me. 2 months ago he bit me and has been aggressive with me ever since not letting me near his cage and crabbing. He is fine with my partner though and still loves him. I'm a female so not sure if it's because he's reached sexual maturity? CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE!!!! I JUST WANT MY BABY TO LOVE ME AGAIN #128557;

Apr 23, 2020

 Bonding with my suggies

Posted by: obiwanandanakin
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Hello friends! I have two wonderful babies, my boy Anakin and my girl Qira! (were a star wars family lol)
Ive been having a bit of trouble bonding with them and I was looking for any tips anyone has that might help!
Apr 15, 2020

 P A R A D I G M ____ SHIFT

Posted by: BatGirl
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I don't even know where to start - everything's changed and yet nothing's changed...
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FIRST - lots of edits to my photos and journals... postings too old to edit, so tailor them with this new paradigm information...

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The RE-NAMING


Been awhile, and been getting more familiar with my three wonderful little Sugar Gliders as time goes on. Finally able to handle them more as they've become more comfortable with me. Playing in the tents really helps ;-)

Seems I've been a bit confused - I assumed the two bigger Sugar Gliders were the mom and dad, and the smaller one the daughter - but apparently I was wrong... The two bigger ones are both females with pouches, and the smaller one is actually a neutered male.

The one I assumed to be the mom, 'Piper', seems to be the 'dominant' one who does all the initial 'growling' (aka 'crabbing') when disturbed. But, she only does this when she's in one of the beddings/nests, and these two female Sugar Gliders stop when I run them out of their bedding/nest. The other female who joins-in as support - and whom I've mistaken for the 'dad' and been calling 'Aerrow' - is the daughter? Why is she so big compared to the smaller male 'dad' that I've been calling 'Starling' - mature male Sugar Gliders can be much smaller than mature female Sugar Gliders? WOW! I guess I don't really know how old any of these three are anyway. I now presume the 'child' Sugar Glider is over a year or two old, so she's rather 'grown' and no longer a 'baby girl'... she's very mature, but not 'dominant' like mom. And the neutered male, the 'dad', never joins in when the 'growling' starts up by the two females... I had assumed he was the 'baby' and just more timid - wild!

SO, while 'Piper' will remain being called 'Piper' (ie "pipe-down Piper"), the other female I've been calling 'Aerrow', I'm re-naming 'Starling', but will not refer to her as the 'baby girl' since she's quite mature and an adolescent female - however I will retain the 'Darling Starling' nickname for her as she was always just so very friendly, which I assumed it was because of her being a neutered male, but it's actually because she was just younger than the other two (even been calling her my new boyfriend as she was so friendly - have to start calling her my new girlfriend!).

Then, the male will no longer be called a 'baby girl' (probably pissing him off without knowing it, but then again being neutered he's probably not that offended either, heh, heh...). He'll no longer be 'Starling', and so shall be re-named 'Aerrow' ... and change his nickname from 'Hello Aerrow' to 'My Lovely Aerrow'... he's just so little, cute, and adorable!

Paradigm shift to say the least!!!

....... I am standing beside myself :-O
Apr 7, 2020

 Twin Joeys Different Sizes

Posted by: Dbrown96
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I got my first sugar glider in January. I was told that she was about 4 month old. In late February early March I realized that she had 2 joeys in her pouch. She was taking care of both joeys up until last week. One is a lot smaller than the other and she wasnt letting him nurse. So now Im taking care of one 24/7 and she has the other. Should I be worried that the one Im taking care of is smaller than the one she has??
Apr 3, 2020

 relief

Posted by: spicearelly
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My recent post was about my female (spice) having a different color in poop. I am glad to say its all back to normal it was just the coloration of the baby food. Im going to go ahead and take a leap but if you have instagram and love gliders go follow @spice.and.the_gang for a shoutout! Also if you know what resin is and like it go follow @keeblers.kreations on instagram if you like resin rings and crafts. I also post how to make pouches and toys on those two accounts.
Toodles y'all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 2, 2020

 Concerned

Posted by: spicearelly
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Hey guys! So my female glider has always been healthy and doesn't smell very bad, but lately her stool has been yellow but still normal poop. its not squishy or runny (its normal) but she has never had yellow poop. I have been giving my glider yam baby food so it might be the color of the food making it that color. I wouldn't be as concerned in her pee also didn't smell. I can't describe it, but it is more strong than normal. Any suggestions??

Toodles
Mar 31, 2020

 Papaya Died Today

Posted by: Scoria
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It happened so fast. I noticed him out of the pouch and acting lethargic and less than an hour later he was gone. He refused food, even his favorites. He always loved food so much. He popped right up until the end. I put him back in the pouch with the other two and held them all. He stretched and yawned one last time and then he was gone. I feel so bad, like somehow if I had noticed sooner I could have helped him. I wasn't ready to lose him, yet. He was such a good boy. He loved being with me. Just the other night he was enjoying playtime. I miss him so much. He was one of the sweetest creatures I've met. I can't believe he's gone. My poor, poor baby. I miss him.
Mar 31, 2020

 Sugar glider roaming

Posted by: hellohello
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I had 2 sugar gliders for almost a year already.

Yesterday morning, my mum woke me up in the morning saying something about something knocking on the door. I was still blur with sleep, went outside of the house with my mum. I saw a sugar glider running on the floor. After much hardships, we finally caught the sugar glider, thinking one of my sugar glider escaped from the cage and ran out when my mum opened the door.

I tried to put it on my body but it jumped to the floor. This raise the first alarm as my sugar gliders will stay on my body if i'm standing, unless when i sit down, they will take it as a permission to go on the floor. I managed to catch it back and bring it to the cage asap. To my surprise, both my sugar gliders were sleeping soundly in their pouch.

[Before anything, I do recognized my sugar gliders. It just that I was in panic state thinking my 2nd sugar glider escaped and I couldn't see any sign of my 1st sugar glider. And as far as I know, I'm the only person who have sugar glider in my neighbourhood as I don't see signs of cages for sugar glider.]

The sugar glider isn't mine. I'm confused. We managed to find a box and tried to make holes with it. We planned to ask around my neighbourhood later. But it managed to escaped again. This time, it totally went somewhere I couldn't see and we missed it. I'm worried of her safety. I placed some yogurt drops in front of my house but it's there the whole day.

From what I seen, the sugar glider looks skinny. I don't know if she escaped herself or her owner let her out. I'm afraid that the stray dogs and cats might hurt her. I'll try to put some food outside tomorrow morning and see if she eats it.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but is there any ways that I can lure it back to my house?? I'm really worried for her safety. Hope to get a reply soon.
Mar 29, 2020

 Please help

Posted by: Tania249
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Hi, during this covid lockdown period its really hard to get proper help.My glider, Motti.I m having her past for 5 years, few days back i found her in cage walking with tilt head and so weak, unable to eat.Its seriously so hard to find a proper vet for exotic pets in my country especially during Covid lockdown period.However we manage to find one and rushed her, vet said it could be neuro prob and gave some vitamins but advised to bring her to another Vet as he is more to basic.I realised probably there was calcium deficiency in her.She never showed any signs of illness so i assumed all this while she was good.

But the place he suggested was close and it was so late evening already.
So we brought her back and she was so weak almost dying but some how manage to give her drink water with syringe.The whole 2 days she was suffering but she looked better whenever i placed her on my chest.So i kept her on my chest and hand most of the time.

3rd day she looked bit better,so we had some hopes and took her to another available Vet which was treating exotic pets but those vet handled her pretty bad.They fed her water and put her in oxygen repeatedly in air conditioned room.When they returened her to me she was soaking wet and shaking so badly.I was so shocked,they did not dry her nor clean her.She kept trembling in cold.

I had to wipe out in tissue and calm her.Now she became super stiff.Unable to move at all.

I dont think the vets were professional.They haven given me few medicines.I dont trust them after this.

I m feeding HPW,fruit juice,yogurt honey and water with stringe. She asking for water. Her eyes are open and tounge is in and out when she is hungry. The rest of her body is stiff. I have been trying to keep her warm as possible and massaging her.She is able to grab me once in awhile but mostly stiff.But her will power is really strong.She is trying her best.
Please advise.
Mar 27, 2020

 types of bites and covid

Posted by: spicearelly
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Hey y'all, I wanted to clarify types of aggression for the new glider owners. The first one I am going to start with it a bluff. A bluff is where the glider gets upset and acts like its going to bite, but never does. The second is a "tag". This is when the glider bites for a quick second then lets go; they do this out of fear, anxiety, aggression, or just to say they want to be let alone. The last is what I call the "bully". This is when the glider will bite and not let go. Sometimes it will even draw blood. This occurs when a glider will bully you around and not let you do the necessary actions. Hope this helped someone!!

Now on covid 19 I hope y'all are distancing yourself and washing hands. A quick tip; if you wear gloves you need to be sure not to touch your face with them one, don't eat food with them 2, and 3 don't wear them in your car if you wore them inside a store and didn't change them. You might think this will lower the chances of you getting the illness, your actually increasing it by bringing all the bacteria into your car or on your face. Does anyone know if a glider can get it? Ive tried to look it up but it doesn't say? stay safe!
Toodles!!!!!
Mar 24, 2020

 I have a Joey that is missing skin on the back of his neck

Posted by: Nicole08greene
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Hey guys! I have a Joey that is about 13 weeks out of pouch. I noticed last night that he is missing a pretty good size of fur from the back of his neck. Could this have been a dominant bite from his dad? I only have his parents and him in the cage currently. I am intergrating 3 more females that I resuced. But they have not been in the cage together yet. I am waiting on the vet to open back up to fix his dad and him. Is there anything I can do to help the healing process or do I just let it heal on its own
Mar 23, 2020

 Two rescue gliders

Posted by: spicearelly
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I just got two new gliders (male and female) from a family that no longer took care of them. I renamed them Chilli (male) and Tobasco (female). Chilli is great and he loves to play with my sugar baby Spice, but Tobasco is very aggressive. When I first got Spice she was more than the average aggressive so I thought I could help Tobasco in some way. After every time I failed in my attempt I started to realize that maybe she was so used to neglect that she doesn't feel safe anymore. No matter what I will keep trying and not give up. I will make sure to keep y'all informed!
Toodles!!
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