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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:50 pm
by Marcus
More $0.02 for you:
I am under the assumption that you have two adult gliders and they have bred.  Now you are about to have three.  I do not recommend handling these joeys until they are 7 weeks out of the pouch.  At that point, you should pull him/her from the mother and introduce it to a fruit diet and commercial diet.  It is also crucial that you make sure that the joey learns to drink from a bottle versus a bowl.  This is a difficult situation.  I feel that a glider should never be alone.  In saying that, you should get a joey is about eight weeks old that is already weened off of its mother and let them be together by themselves.  If you introduce another joey into the same cage that the adults are in, there is a good chance that the original mother may hurt or kill the joey that isn't her's.  I would not consider myself an expert at all.  This may be a question for the Administrator of this forum. 
Another note, I do not recommend breeding gliders unless you plan on not handling them very much anymore.  Gliders tend to get very aggressive once they begin to breed.  Also, due to USDA regulations, you may not sell, trade, or give the gliders away unless you are USDA licensed.
I hope this helps.  Good luck!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:48 pm
by Glider79
I am getting a sugar glider very soon i will love him

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:49 pm
by Glider79
and he will be 5 weeks old i cant wait
 

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:32 pm
by Tonia
I have a pair of gliders that just recently had joeys. The female was always crabbing at me and not wanting me to touch her (they were given to me by a friend when they were a little over a year old) The male will come to me and get on my hands and crawl up me but as soon as I pull away from the cage he runs down my legs and on the floor then its time to play catch....I am not sure how I can get him used to being on me and staying on me...Also they just had 2 joeys...Not sure when they were born since the female doesn't come to me or near me. Now I see the joeys and they are small and sometimes get away from her. I think they are about 50 days old according to things I have read. When will it be safe to handle them and take them away from the mother? I heard after they open up their eyes is this true?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:08 pm
by sugargliderdadd
I have 7 gliders right now, I have had my first pair for 2 years now.  They had their 2nd successful pair of joeys come OOP just over 6 weeks ago.  I have handled both pairs of joeys since the day they came OOP.  Their first pair of joeys came OOP on March 5th and are living happily in their new homes, I do not part the babies with their parents until they are 12 weeks OOP.  A lot of people will let them go at 8 weeks OOP, (some even earlier) but the joeys learn a lot from their parents during this time.
I have a trio that I put together recently, and should be bearing babies in the near future.  They consist of 2 twin sisters that I 'rescued' from a couple that kept them in a small cage in the bottom of their closet, and a young male that a friend gave to me.
In my opinion, a single glider is ok, as long as you have the time to devote to being it's buddy.  I know a lot of people that have a single glider and they seem to be just as happy as my gliders.
 
Tom, (sugargliderdaddy)
Rocky and Roxy
Sheila and Sharla   OOP 6/26/03
Lil' bit, Smackers and Squeeks
 

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 4:01 pm
by jonathan
2 of our gliders escaped from some sort of prison I think.
 
One is a Rapist and the other a murderer.