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Aug 1, 2018

 Seeking help with my glider introductions...

Posted by: Axlbabyglider
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Guys I'm really worried about introducing my two gliders!:(

So Axl was with other gliders before I got him and when he came to me he was on his own but it wasn't a problem as he comes everywhere with me such as varsity and even to the movies. So now I adopted another glider who is a young joey called Hutch and have had him for about 3 weeks and hes starting to get used to me (still crabs a bit) and I have been swapping fleece and things to get them used to each others smell and decided to try introduce them today. Well Hutch started crabbing when I took him out his cage and Axl who was on the bed near by ran over aggressively toward Hutch and I was too worried to let them meet! Please help any advice would be great :) do you guys think that there's still a chance for it all to work out? Or maybe Axl is jealous

Aug 1, 2018

 I'm worried about my suggie, please help !

Posted by: RaeeeeAnnaaaa
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I've had my baby since about December 20th of 2017 . Recently he has been very distant. He sleeps more than usual, barks and gets spooked a lot more && all around just doesn't seem like himself . He doesn't seem bonded with me like he used to be and I'm really worried about him, I just don't have the extra money to go to the vet (considering there in not one close by me able to see him) if there is nothing wrong with him ??
Jul 29, 2018

 Neutering

Posted by: ABwolf
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Hi all! So I have a male and female sugar glider and they are both 2 months old. I was wondering what age can I Neuter the male?
Jul 29, 2018

 Just Buried Sakura.

Posted by: powelltowel
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Just buried my little Sakura right next to her son who died a few months back. I'll miss them both!

R.I.P Sakura you are now with your son!
Jul 28, 2018

 What is the deal

Posted by: volleyballgal
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My gliders keep fighting I got a Joey a month ago and they are almost perfect they sleep in the same pouch together eat together all with out fighting but night they trade off but one will hisses and the other will attack each other they don't hurt each other like biting and leaving a mark but Chase and crab at each other they only don't at night too are they play fighting or just don't get along how don't change it
Jul 27, 2018

 Sakura Died

Posted by: powelltowel
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I walked in this morning to check on my Sugar babies, Sakura was in the cage and she wasnt moving I go and picked he up and she was missing her eye! Blood all over her dont know what happened, didnt hear any fighting from the group. I dont know what happened. I am very depressed.
Jul 25, 2018

 Introductions

Posted by: Axlbabyglider
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Hi guys,

So I recently adopted a joey as I felt the need to get Axl a friend as hes an only child and although he goes everywhere with me I feel like having a friend to be with would be nice! So Axl is 2 years old and is quite chubby while Hutch (the joey) is only about three months old and quite a bit smaller. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about introducing them as I have put the cages next to each other and am swapping their fleece so any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Also am I right in saying that I can only let the "meet" when the joey is older and a bit bigger so he can look after himself?
Jul 18, 2018

 Sugar glider diet

Posted by: ABwolf
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Hi all! I was just wondering - what is a good diet for sugar gliders because I heard that you can just put fruits, veggies and protein as a meal but I wasnt sure if that was correct.
Thank you so much!
Jul 13, 2018

 Two Female Leus Potentially Pregnant w/ Photos + Male is trying to mount and mate with females while I believe both have joeys IOP, is this normal & why?

Posted by: SammyKate
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Hello all,

I am new to this site and would greatly appreciate any feedback that I can get. I love my suggies unconditionally and am very educated just not so much when it comes to breeding/mating. I am spending hours and hours reading and educating myself to get ready for joeys if they come and have a rejection kit just in case.

So hear it is...

I have three gliders:

1. Misty - Leu Female Age: Just over 1 year OOP
*showed signs of pregnancy approx two weeks before my other female leu and I believe that she is with a baby or two that are approx 4-5 weeks IOP.




2. Boo - Leu Female Age: 1 year OOP *I believe she is with a baby or two that are approx 2-3 weeks IOP.




3. Kazoo - Intact Normie Male Age: believed to be around 5 months OOP he has developed large balls that drop at times and has developed his scent gland on his forehead.



All 3 gliders are housed together.

Mistys Story:
I first noticied very light pink flesh around Mistys pouch area which worried me at first. I have checked her every night now for the last 4-5 weeks and it has remained fleshy pink and normal. I was told she either got her pouch ready for when shes in heat next or that shes pregnant with babies IOP.


Here is a photo of what it first looked like when I first noticied:







These are photos of Mistys Pouch approximately 2 weeks after the above photos were taken. I personally think I can see one or two small pea sized shapes in her pouch area and it appears to have grown versus the above photos.







Now here are my most recent photos, taken just a couple days ago. If she does have babies in pouch they would be approx. 4-5 weeks IOP.









So my question is by looking at these photos can anyone who has breeding experience inform me on their opinion as to whether or not my Misty has a Joey or Joeys IOP.


Mistys Sister Boo is also showing very similar signs. She showed signs of joeys IOP approx two weeks after Misty.
Misty and Boo are approx. same age.

Here is some recent photos of Boos pouch and belly:
Note Boo is not as far along as Misty is (if they even have joeys IOP)











Now here is my second question and I have tried to do my research but cant seem to find an answer anywhere:

My intact male keeps trying to mount my girls and is trying to mate with them recently. I notice him smelling by there tails a lot and he will climb on top of their backs and try to mount them to initiate mating. The females usually crab at him or tisk at him to get off.

Now I believe both females have joeys IOP, so is it normal for an intact male to try to mate with the females even though they already have joeys in the pouch?
Is this a negative thing or is it normal and does anyone know why he is doing this?


I read somewhere that sugar glider females have two uteruses and they can have concurrent pregnancys I.e. having babies in the pouch while being pregnant with babies.

So basically will and can a male mate with a female sugar glider whom has joeys IOP. Is there any risks to the mom or joeys?

Any information provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone











Jul 12, 2018

 Hissing occasionally while peeing

Posted by: Axlbabyglider
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Hi guys!,

So I just wanted to get your advice on something as I'm still pretty new to having a sugar glider so want to be 100% sure :). First off if there is anyone from south Africa on this site that knows of any vets that treat sugar gliders in KZN would be great to know! Basically every once in a while Axl will make like a quiet hissing sound when he pees and I read up that it could be a urinary infection. Does anyone know of any ways to help cure that as i looked online and it said cranberry juice, I'm currently trying to find a vet in the area to take him to just in case but if anyone has any thoughts or experiences with this please let me know :)

Thanks
Guys

Jul 9, 2018

 Diet Questions (New user not yet a sugar glider owner)

Posted by: Kay719
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Hi, I am a new user on glider gossip. I found d this helpful with answering questions about bonding with a sugar glider and decided it would be worth while to join to get other peoples perspectives on sugar glider care. I am having trouble figuring out the best diet for two sugar gliders. I have looked at the Wombaroo diet, the BML diet and the different forms of the HPW diets. I was set on Wombaroo for a bit, but Im starting to think that Id rather have something that doesnt use pre made ingredients other than for nectar. I was hoping for some answers on that as well as this. When you have to blend a diet and put it in the freezer, I know you have to let it thaw a bit before giving it to your sugar gliders. What if I am in a rush and dont have time to let it thaw, could I potentially move it along a bit faster by microwaving it? Would that affect the mixture in a negative way at all? Im really interested to hear any and all answers!
Jul 6, 2018

 Complicated Introduction, Advice?

Posted by: mwlgliders
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Hello all, I'm new here- although I've visited a lot. I'm a suggie mom of 2, and now 3. Ive had my original 2, Maple & Willow, for close to 2 years now. They are both females and are bonded to my boyfriend and I. We love them dearly and spoil them lots! Maple is our dominant glider, but she is a sweetheart. Willow is super chill and easy going.
Maple is a forager, Willow is a athlete- loves her wheel lol!

A few months ago, my hairdressers told me that she had a close friend who is going through a lot of personal issues right now, and is looking to rehome her female glider, Luna. She has had Luna since she was 8 weeks old (from what I've heard, that is a bit early). Luna has been alone for her whole life since, and she is about 1 1/2 years old. I don't blame the her or think negatively about her for keeping Luna alone, as she was told that they do fine alone. However, she really did not have enough time to spend with her and she shortly after developed some health issues that caused even less time for her to bond with Luna. My boyfriend and I were very lucky to have had such a helpful/educated mentor when we first got Maple and Willow, but I know that is unfortunately not the case for everyone. So I do not cast judgements on Lunas previous owner, if anything I applaud her for taking Luna into consideration and realizing she could have a better life elsewhere. The owner did not spend more than 1 hour a day with her, and she left her alone on the weekends because she went out of town. So Luna was alone ALOT. She also told us that Luna would bark all night if she didn't leave a light on because she was "afraid of the dark". Which in my opinion, I knew that this was most likely because she did not want to be alone. Poor little thing.

When I first met Luna, she was crabby, overweight, and nippy. But we saw her living conditions and diet, and knew that we could provide a much better life for her. We waited a few weeks before we got her because we were in the middle of moving and wanted to have everything settled before she came to her new home. 3 short weeks later, we were all ready for her. We went and picked her up and when we brought her home we noticed major signs of over grooming above her eyes. So in that 3 short weeks, she had became even more unhappy and depressed. She also had dried up food between her nose, a place that no one could get unless she was in a colony. I also don't believe that she has ever had a nail trim. I do not think that she has ever had new toys either, so for her whole life she has been in the same cage (which thankfully is big) with the same boring few toys... all alone. Overall, I knew that we had our work cut out for us in many ways. Luna needs bonding, attention, a better diet, more exercise, more stimulation, social skills, etc.

I just hope that Maple & Willow eventually accept her into their colony.

We did a lot of pouch swapping, let them see each other through the cages (which Luna was Oh SO interested!!), and tub time, and eventually they all were snuggling into the same pouch. Maple & Willow were both grooming Luna (probably thinking.. WOW she is dirty!! lol) ALL was well!!!!

...WAS!

Maybe it was too soon, but we let Luna into Maple & Willows cage and thats were things started going downhill. We put multiple food dishes in, multiple pouches, etc. Maple and Willow didn't mind her eating at all, or playing with any toys, they were both ok with it. At one point, they all 3 were even on a wheel together. But I was watching Maple and she was scent marking all over, which wasn't too surprising since Maple is our dominant one. But then, Luna tried getting onto Maples back, and Maple didn't seem to like that. Willow didn't like it either when Luna was trying to get on her, but she didn't cause too much of a scene. But Luna KEPT trying with Maple. They started scuffling a bit and making noise. They weren't balled up, but I would clap and they would stop. I just didn't want anyone getting hurt. I haven't been able to find much info about this so hopefully I will get some insight. Eventually, it was happening so much that I figured we should separate them again because it was getting late and I had to be up at 5 AM. So I did, but I still put their cages close enough where they can see each other.

So we gave them space, and overall, Luna is still doing better and her hair is growing back from the previous over grooming. Her fur looks so much better, she is becoming more social, and she is getting lots of exercise and stimulation with her new toys.
This morning we decided to try some tub time, with no pouches around, and I was yet again saddened. Maple went straight towards Luna and bit her! Again and again, as Luna just went to hide. Willow was fine and accepting, but not Maple!

This is so frustrating for me because at first they were accepting her, letting her into their pouch, cuddling, and grooming her. But now Maple is being rude!! It sucks. It is discouraging. But I know that this could be a long process, so I don't want to stop trying. We put them back into their cages, but swapped pouches again to hopefully help out.

Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Similar situations? Anything Motivational to help me not be too sad?! I really thought it was going well, but I feel like we've taken a few steps backwards. Luna needs a colony and I feel like we were getting so close. What do you think?
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