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New here need some advice

Posted By: Maanne

New here need some advice - 12/05/18 07:18 PM

Hi everyone i need advice
I have a male SG bought him when still a baby 2mos old june 22 2018 after few months september 16 2018 i bought a female sugar glider the owner said the age is 1 year and above after 2 weeks in a separate cage both scape and i found them inside the carrier bag sleeping together..now i just noticed there's a small bulge on the tommy of the female one im not sure if shes pregnant or not..if shes pregnant is it ok if the stay together with the male one..i pity her everytime i give food the male one eat most of it sometimes the male one dont give food his angry when the female will get food..so i decided to give bowl of food to the female but the one gaining weight is the male..im scared later if she give birth the male will eat the baby specially its a first time for my male..pls help i need advice..thank u in advance.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/05/18 07:28 PM

It does sound like she is definitely pregnant. For now try giving them two separate places to eat as far apart as possible to see if that fixes the problem.

If not, then feed the female outside the cage separately if possible. Let us know if the two feeding stations work.

Almost forgot :welcomegc:
Posted By: Feather

Re: New here need some advice - 12/05/18 11:38 PM

You do need to leave daddy in the cage as once the joeys are out of pouch he helps to take care of them. I agree with Karen about feeding them separately.

Try getting the food into the cage before they get up for the night.

Put it in different areas and if possible different levels in the cage.

Keep us posted on how things are going with them.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 10:43 AM

Food aggression is a problem with my gliders too...

I have one that can't stand to watch the others eat sometimes. So I place the dishes where they can't see each other's dish. I put up partitions to block their view. My dishes are also at different levels in the cage.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 03:42 PM

Thank u all for the advice very much appreciated..it is really ok to be together for the dad its a firstimer dad..
Ill try the 2 dish inform if its work..😊
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 03:48 PM

Thank u all for the advice very much appreciated..it is really safe to put a firstimer dad together with the pregnant sg..
Ill do the 2 dish for food
Ill inform later if its work
Thank u😊
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 03:50 PM

Forgot to log in sorry im that anonymous one πŸ˜…
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 03:53 PM

Yes it is. Dad helps raise the Joeys. He grooms and keeps them warm while Mom is out of the pouch, and as they get older, they take turns carrying them around on their back
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/06/18 04:06 PM

I am going to move this thread to Behavior & Anatomy since it relates to the feeding behavior rather than the actual 'diet'. While there was some mention of whether or not to leave dad with mom, when/if that becomes an issue with joeys, please post in Breeding & Babies Forum.

:gluck: with the multiple feeding stations. I really hope this solves your problem.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/07/18 07:15 PM

Ok karene thank you
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/12/18 06:03 AM

Hai everyone i did what u told me and provide 2 bowl for 2 glider(scarlet&loki) but i noticed scarlet not eating she just stay inside pouch. before im not sure if shes pregnant but now im sure she is. I give her apple inside the pouch and she eat it ..i dont know if i need to feed her inside pouch is pregnant sugar gliders like that...and loki is the one getting fat also i think his eating all food 😣..pls help..
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/12/18 02:29 PM

Some way you have got to make sure the female gets enough to eat, especially now that you are positive she is pregnant. If she doesn't, there is a good chance she will lose the joey/s.

Can you handle her? Will she let you? If so, then you may have to take her from the cage at night to some place safe to make sure she is getting her share of food. OR you may have to make dad wait in a bonding pouch until HE gets the idea he is not playing nice at the table agree

Whatever you do, you don't want to stress mom at this time.
Posted By: Feather

Re: New here need some advice - 12/13/18 02:15 AM

Have you tried putting the feeding stations on different levels in the cage?
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 12/13/18 12:07 PM

I have one that stays in the pouch at dinnertime too. I do give her a few pieces of vegetables in her pouch to encourage her to get out and eat. I have also removed the aggressive glider and put her in another cage to let them eat alone. But with joeys on the way, I'm not sure if it's a good idea.


I have also pushed her out of the pouch and encouraged her to her own dish, and watched them eat separately, when my aggressive one tries to move to the other plate, I keep her away with my hand. It won't help later in the night while I'm asleep, but at least I know she got something.


I'm not sure my advise is helpful in this situation. I have never had a pregnant glider.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/14/18 08:06 AM

Thank you ill try to do your advices..yesterday i fed her and she eats well but she stays in her pouch..yes i can handle her shes not bitting ill try to take her out the cage tonight and give her food hopefully she wont run..or ill put her inside tent and feed her there..thanknu everyone😘
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/14/18 04:41 PM

I tried putting the other bowl 2nd level of the cage they eat separately now but still the male sugar glider go and eat some of her food but now shes eating and i just saw the female licking her pouch and spread it open i saw have baby inside pouch already so excited its my first time but i dont know how many are there inside her pouch..
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/14/18 04:50 PM

Glad she is getting to eat inside the cage, but I would still give her as much extra outside as she wants. She needs extra now that she is pregnant agree
Posted By: Feather

Re: New here need some advice - 12/14/18 11:21 PM

I forgot to tell you, with her being pregnant you should be putting enough food in the cage for three gliders. You could try adding another feeding station in a third location in the cage.

Once the joey or joeys are out of pouch you will find that daddy will stay in the pouch with the joey (s) and babysit while momma goes out to eat and play.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/15/18 10:47 AM

Ok noted thank you very much..dinner later ill be putting extra food for them 😊
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/15/18 02:53 PM

How did it go last night with the third feeding station?
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/17/18 07:10 AM

Hai karen ive been watching them for 4 days already and the female is eating very well now they eat together in one bowl not fighting after they finished i put another one next to the hammock then i put extra food for the female glider..everything went well thank u..
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 12/17/18 11:21 AM

That is awesome!!!

It's a good idea still to offer at least 2 dishes. About the time you take one out, there may be the same issue again. Right when you least expect it.

Mine follow each other from dish to dish too, but having at least 2 of them gives options.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 12/17/18 02:59 PM

That is wonderful news indeed. Agree with Dawn, however, that third dish is okay to offer. Mom needs all the extra she can get. I wouldn't trust dad just yet to not go back to his old behavior. You know how men can be rofl
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 12/17/18 05:47 PM

Yah need to observe the man 🀣..thank you once again the dad is not aggressive now i might not giving enough food before but know i add food so maybe thats one of the reason why his aggressive before..after i had given more food both ok now but still im observing them..both happy and im happy too 😊
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: New here need some advice - 01/14/19 08:14 AM

I don't have any advice because I do not have any experience with joeys, but I wish you luck in raising all of the gliders hug2
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 01/14/19 10:29 AM

Originally Posted by Maanne
Yah need to observe the man 🀣..thank you once again the dad is not aggressive now i might not giving enough food before but know i add food so maybe thats one of the reason why his aggressive before..after i had given more food both ok now but still im observing them..both happy and im happy too 😊


Great news!!! clap

Thanks for the update!
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 01/14/19 02:45 PM

Agree, that is an excellent report.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 02/01/19 06:15 AM

Hai im here again for update for the joey of my sugar glider yesterday (january 31 2019)while the mother is sleeping i saw the joey out fr the pouch but the head still inside pouch(i saw 1 so it means 1 joey only i thought its 2)..but joey still go inside pouce when mothers awake and walking around..today i woke up i saw same the joey out but head inside pouch..can i consider it OOP..and mark the day as the birthday..sorry its my first time to care for joeys..thank u all in advance smile
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 02/01/19 01:23 PM

If he has actually unlatched from Mom that's his Oop date. Mom will take the Joey out while he is still latched and clean the pouch and air it out.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 02/01/19 07:18 PM

So if its fully out from pouch thats the OOP..thank you..i might be too excited 😊 ive never seen the joey totally out head always inside pouch..
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 02/01/19 11:05 PM

Originally Posted by Maanne
So if its fully out from pouch thats the OOP..thank you..i might be too excited 😊 ive never seen the joey totally out head always inside pouch..


If it we're me, I would be over the top excited too!!!!

Now the Joey will continue to nurse after he/she is unlatched.

I don't have experience personally with this but from what I understand, momma will begin to sing and shake the Joey to help with detachment. Just In case you have opportunity to witness this.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 02/02/19 03:22 PM

Oh if shes singing it means the baby is nearly to be detached fr the mother and that will be the 00P..thank u so much..i hope ill witness that..so excited..😊
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 02/02/19 03:23 PM

Oh if shes singing it means the baby is nearly to be detached fr the mother and that will be the 00P..thank u so much..i hope ill witness that..so excited..😊
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 02/28/19 03:31 PM

Hai every one i just notice my joey 23days oop have a clear color like on her eyes..her pupil to be exact i dont know if that's a problem or normal for growing joeys..sometimes dilated become big and small
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 02/28/19 04:39 PM

See if you can post a picture for us. That would be really helpful.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 02:25 AM

Here is a picture hope its clear

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Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 02:28 AM

Heres a closer one

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Posted By: Hutch

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 04:49 AM

That expression! :roflmao2:
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 12:08 PM

He definitely doesn't like his pic taken.

I'm not really sure. But I hope someone can help. Are both Iris this way?
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 02:00 PM

Yes both eyes just yesterday her eyes like that..
Posted By: KarenE

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 03:58 PM

She definitely needs to be seen by a vet to determine if there is vision impairment.
Posted By: Feather

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 05:24 PM

Yes, a vet exam is in order. It almost looks like cataracts to me.
Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 05:25 PM

Heres a clear one really looks like that..

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Posted By: Maanne

Re: New here need some advice - 03/01/19 05:36 PM

The pupil dilates during night time constrict during daytime..the size of her pupil changing..hopefully not a cataract..ill try to find a vet near our place..
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