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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411016
07/18/17 10:51 AM
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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: KarenE] #1411021
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Originally Posted By: KarenE
Now who is this breeder? Three hour ride, huh? Are you traveling North wink Hummm, could we make this a guessing game rofl

ETA:Maybe more NW ish dunno


That's so accurate it's scary, lol. Here is the link to her page and Mishka:

http://www.mygliders.com/female-cream-280/


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411023
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Good reviews, but actually not who I thought it was.

Cannot wait to hear how the introduction goes with Daisy.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411092
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Big update:

The new baby is home and in her temporary cage next to Daisy. She is as cute as can be (many more pics soon to come) and so far she is a pure angel. Mishka makes Daisy seem like a wild animal, as we were able to hold her in a calm state the moment we met her (Daisy is a crazy jumper and only hangs out on us when she's tired out) We couldn't be happier with our new child, but you know the drill...

Our experience today left us with a few questions/concerns. Don't get me wrong, the breeder is amazing. Her and her daughter are extremely nice and knowledgeable. And now looking at both experiences, it seems Daisy's breeder may have been a bit sketchy. Mishka is so much more tame, making me think she was handled much better since her birth. She is also being fed a much better diet and was actually with her parents when he got her (so sad I almost couldn't do it)

Here's the biggest concern we have now though: the size of Daisy. She is tiny. This was our first experience seeing multiple gliders, including adults. Mishka herself is supposed to be a month younger, but is clearly bigger. And we were shown another that is three months old, and she was at least twice the size of Daisy. The breeder seemed a little concerned but said as long as she is eating/drinking/pottying regularly then she should be fine. So, either we were lied to and Daisy is only a month or two old or she is just...small. We're taking them both for check-ups next week so hopefully the vet can shed some light and confirm that Daisy is as healthy as she acts.

However, like I said, Mishka is wonderful and we're very happy with our new family. We can't wait to introduce them and watch them grow together.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411093
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Fiona is still petite. Dot was double Fiona's size and weight when they were both 12wks oop.

We got Fiona first(at a fair), and 30 days later we got Dot (from an individual who split up their colony and sold them . We suspect abuse too).

Since there is a size difference, you may want to purchase a digital scale that measures grams in order to keep track of their weight. It helped me out a lot when they were sick a year ago, and when dot grew which made Fiona look like she was losing weight.

breeders make a difference. Some handle them as soon as they are oop, while others feel they will form a bond to them and not their new family. It's all in opinion. But I feel if they are handled oop they are more tame.

The opinions on diet are as varied as colors of socks. Some are great, some are not so great IMO.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411102
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It might just be genetics. Arthur is MUCH bigger than Merlin (my smallest). It wasn't quite as bad when they were babys, but it was still very noticable back then.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Hutch] #1411180
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Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Fiona is still petite. Dot was double Fiona's size and weight when they were both 12wks oop.

Since there is a size difference, you may want to purchase a digital scale that measures grams in order to keep track of their weight.


Thanks for the input. We're definitely gonna get a scale.

Originally Posted By: Hutch
It might just be genetics. Arthur is MUCH bigger than Merlin (my smallest). It wasn't quite as bad when they were babys, but it was still very noticable back then.


Thanks for the input, hoping we're having a similar issue.


New concern:
Mishka seems to be settling in well and the first two nights she ate her full meal, veggies and all. However, last night Mishka barely touched her food. I have read that it's common for newly rehomed joeys to not eat regularly for the first week or so, I just find it odd that she waited until night three to do it. Should we be really concerned? She drank all of her water so I doubt she's dehydrated. Thanks as always.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411181
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Mine rarely eat all their food and they are 3yrs.

Because I'm dealing with some food aggression, I haven't cut their portions back. Sometimes it's the weather, moon phase, in heat, or they just aren't as active. I do cut back on treats(or eliminate them) when I feel they should eat more. It usually works.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Ladymagyver] #1411184
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Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Mine rarely eat all their food and they are 3yrs


I'm mainly concerned because it didn't look like she ate any of it.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411185
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Is she pooping?


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Ladymagyver] #1411189
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Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Is she pooping?


Yes, she went last night when we took her out for playtime, before putting her food out.

She also went this morning.

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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411196
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You will find as your life with gliders go on that gliders will not eat everything some nights and clean their dishes the next.

You may also see that when there is a full moon they may not eat every thing or may not eat at all.


Kimberley
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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411197
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My four gliders vary heavily from cleaning the plate to looking like they skipped dinner. With four sharing the same plate. The best I am able to to guess is, much like humans, gliders may skip meals is they're not feeling it.

For whatever it may be worth.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411211
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Originally Posted By: Feather
You will find as your life with gliders go on that gliders will not eat everything some nights and clean their dishes the next


Originally Posted By: Hutch
The best I am able to to guess is, much like humans, gliders may skip meals is they're not feeling it.


I appreciate the positive responses. I'm going to assume it was just a fluke, as she proceeded to clean her plate last night.

Very exciting news: the babies were introduced this morning. I regret not getting a video (it wasn't very exciting anyway, and we were both very nervous) but they hit it off immediately. No crabbing, just a bark or two and some purring. The meeting got them so hyped up that we had a short play session with them. Now they are both snuggling in the same pouch that Alyssa is wearing. We're so happy that they're happy. I'll post pics of them together after bathroom time tonight.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411212
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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411225
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Awwww.... How sweet!

I'm glad they hit it off so well!


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Haven't posted in a while, hope the thread is still considered active.

Just a quick update and question:
Things are still going great. The girls are getting along very well and we even experienced seeing Daisy physically "ride" Mishka like a horse, which was just ridiculously cute. However, despite feeding them a highly recommended diet (Wombaroo) we are still noticing loose stool. Mishka had particularly runny poo (not quite diarrhea) and it made me concerned. I think it may be due to us feeding them watery fruits and veggies (apple, melon, cucumber) and not enough fiber.

So, I went and got an artichoke, broccoli, raspberries, and bananas. But can anyone explain how to prepare the artichoke for them? And if I should cook the broccoli first? Everything is certified organic so no worries there.

As a side note, we've also been giving them bok choy, carrots, green pepper, and peaches (I've been giving them an assortment of two veggies and two fruits every night and switch it up every couple days)

If there's something wrong with the diet I'm giving them let me know, although I've confirmed all these things are safe through research. We're going to have checkups for them next week in case there is something we're not seeing.


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Originally Posted By: Procrastib8or
Haven't posted in a while, hope the thread is still considered active.

Just a quick update and question:
Things are still going great. The girls are getting along very well and we even experienced seeing Daisy physically "ride" Mishka like a horse, which was just ridiculously cute. However, despite feeding them a highly recommended diet (Wombaroo) we are still noticing loose stool. Mishka had particularly runny poo (not quite diarrhea) and it made me concerned. I think it may be due to us feeding them watery fruits and veggies (apple, melon, cucumber) and not enough fiber.

So, I went and got an artichoke, broccoli, raspberries, and bananas. But can anyone explain how to prepare the artichoke for them? And if I should cook the broccoli first? Everything is certified organic so no worries there.

As a side note, we've also been giving them bok choy, carrots, green pepper, and peaches (I've been giving them an assortment of two veggies and two fruits every night and switch it up every couple days)

If there's something wrong with the diet I'm giving them let me know, although I've confirmed all these things are safe through research. We're going to have checkups for them next week in case there is something we're not seeing.


I suggest going to the vet with them and have the vet run a fecal, make sure they check for Giardia.


Kimberley
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Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411399
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I agree with Feather.

Gliders only needs soluble fiber, they spit out the insoluble fiber. Their digestive tract won't handle it.

Always chop their fruits and veggies, never blend them.


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Re: New Sugar Glider Parents [Re: Procrastib8or] #1411410
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Originally Posted By: Procrastib8or
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Too much cuteness, never mind, no such thing as too much when it's these guys! They're so cute!!!!!!


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Awesome pic ! They are adorable!


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