Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Alaina, gr8pots, VegasGlider
Featured Member
Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 4962
Last 10 Posts
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by Terry
Today at 09:25 PM
gr8pots
by Terry
Today at 09:21 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
Today at 05:32 PM
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
Today at 10:10 AM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by KarenE
Today at 10:05 AM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by Feather
10/14/17 06:43 PM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/14/17 04:37 PM
OK Tennessee/Georgia peeps! The time has come!!!
by cyndiekb
10/14/17 04:13 PM
Help! I don't know where my babies came from!
by bae
10/14/17 04:07 PM
One Year
by Ladymagyver
10/14/17 02:18 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1380275 - 10/18/14 02:17 AM female gliders fighting
MatracaD Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/15/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Georgia
I've had my two female glider together for a year and now all of a sudden one of my females chases the other one around the cage and picks fights with the other one and I don't know why can anyone give me some advice on what's going on and how I can fix this? They have a 3ft cage and 3 pouchs a wheel and toys.

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1380277 - 10/18/14 06:44 AM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
Feather Offline
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12054
Loc: Wisconsin
It could be several things, they could be deciding another dominant female in the group or fighting over food.

How many food stations do you offer? You can try multiple food stations and getting the food into the cage before they wake up. I would put three food stations in there, just divide their usual food into three stations and put them at different levels throughout the cage.

Are they only fighting at certain times of the month? Either one or the other could be in heat.

Try the different food stations and see if things let up a bit.
_________________________
Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


Top
#1387473 - 03/05/15 04:03 PM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
MatracaD Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/15/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Georgia
We tried that and they are still fighting she even tried separating them but they barked for each other so long so she put them back together. I've sat and watched then Coco can just be sitting there doing nothing when Nala decides to attack her for no reason. Nala fights Coco for everything she does for doesn't do but if you separate them they just bark for each other. She doesn't know what else to do.

Top
#1387504 - 03/06/15 12:41 AM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 2083
Loc: SW Missouri
Have you observed when they fight?

Do they fight when they are in the pouch together?

Is it a toy?

Have you changed out toys so they have something new to explore?

Have they bonded with you?

Have you changed anything in their diet?

Mine have issues if one stays on us and the other plays on it's own. But its just a matter of re marking. I was concerned at first, but they were fine after a few minutes.
_________________________
Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Inhale the future...
Exhale the past...




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

Top
#1387546 - 03/07/15 12:31 AM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
MatracaD Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/15/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Georgia
yes they have bonded to my friend she's had them for over a year now and the younger one Nala goes after Coco for everything food, water, Coco can just be sitting there doing nothing and from across the cage Nala will jump at her and fight. They do fight in the pouch too. Nala seems to be starting all the fights. its been like this for about a month or two now I what my friend says. She doesn't want to get rid of Nala she's so sweet so she wants to know what she can do to fix this. They have toys but she has not changed them out and the food is the same as always. Nala hordes food so she tried putting more food bowls but that didn't work they still fight. She said some nights she can't sleep because they wake her up fighting we can't seem to figure out way they fight.

Top
#1387550 - 03/07/15 07:37 AM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 2083
Loc: SW Missouri
Try putting their food where it is at different levels in the cage, and maybe set the dishes so they can't be seen from another dish.

Also try putting the food dishes in the cage before they wake up. This helps my girls a lot.

I offer my girls at least two sleeping pouches, sometimes 3 depending on how I set up their cage weekly.

Gliders love new experiences, and foraging toys are part of their enrichment.

I have a plastic easter egg I will put a treat in, and if they figure out how to open it, I replace it with a toothbrush cap with a hinged lid, I I also have a milk cap toy that treats or favorite fruit can be tucked away into.
_________________________
Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Inhale the future...
Exhale the past...




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

Top
#1387599 - 03/08/15 09:49 PM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
CLo1227 Offline
Out of Pouch

Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 72
Loc: Georgia
Changing up their cage may help as well. Give her something else to focus on instead of Coco.

Top
#1387601 - 03/09/15 07:36 AM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
suggiemom1980 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 13746
Loc: Vincennes, IN, USA
When was their last vet visit? A sudden change in behavior usually warrants a check up.
_________________________
Connie

812-890-9734, 24/7 Emergencies/Joey issues

SmallWorldSuggies

"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."

Top
#1387615 - 03/09/15 05:39 PM Re: female gliders fighting [Re: MatracaD]
MatracaD Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/15/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Georgia
Okay thanks and I'll let her know all this plus a vet check is probably due by now.

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
0 registered (), 26 Guests and 50 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo, Jre2012, Shon_P
6379 Registered Users
Forum Stats
20 posts in the last 24hrs
6380 Members
134 Forums
8888 Topics
147788 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
Today at 05:32 PM
gr8pots
by Feather
Today at 05:20 PM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by tootles
10/14/17 06:20 PM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by Link
10/14/17 01:53 PM
One Year
by Stef333
10/14/17 09:16 AM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/13/17 08:23 PM
Fabric Softener Sheets
by Terry
10/11/17 08:53 PM
Still trying to bond with my gliders, almost a year
by April
10/11/17 07:57 PM
New Member!!!
by Luly
10/11/17 07:15 PM
Butterworms
by kidqwik
10/11/17 02:08 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202814
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464794
TEXAS 644599
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 586869
OHIO 503582
Member Titles 447553
MISSOURI 381997
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 358409
OKLAHOMA 342996
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 340884
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017