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#1388479 - 03/30/15 10:41 AM Could my baby be a boy?
Raelea Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
So late last year I specifically requested and got two female gliders from a local breeder. At the time she seemed great but later I learned she had too many things going on and didn't have time for everything. As it turned out the gliders I got were not socialized with people pretty much at all and were a bit older than I was told (I was told 8-9 weeks and it turned out the were about 12 weeks).
According to what I was told they should be about 7 months oop so I figure they're closer to 8. It's not something I was really concerned with at the time.
This week I was spending some time with my girls in the bathroom (I regularly call them sisters, although they're not related I think of them as adoptive siblings) I noticed that Sparkles has a bit of a bald spot forming on her forehead. I'm trying to get a picture but she's not really hand tame and she doesn't like the camera. I'm trying to get a visit into the vet booked but other than emergencies the best/only exotic vet in the area is booked almost 4 weeks in advance.
I'm wondering if females can form these bald spots that occur predominately on males and, if my baby is a boy, how soon would I need to be worried about pregnancy? I'm still new to gliders and don't think I'm ready for joeys.
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#1388487 - 03/30/15 01:39 PM Re: Could my baby be a boy? [Re: Raelea]
Terry Offline
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Is the bald spot in the middle of the head, like in the photo?
Bald spot on males head
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#1388488 - 03/30/15 01:42 PM Re: Could my baby be a boy? [Re: Raelea]
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Yes, it's small and sort of a skinny straight line. But as far as I can tell there's no boy parts or ball in the stomach area.


Edited by Raelea (03/30/15 02:07 PM)

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#1388492 - 03/30/15 02:53 PM Re: Could my baby be a boy? [Re: Raelea]
Terry Offline
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Yeah, I'd get that vet appointment if you haven't already and hope for the best I guess. Maybe if you explain you need to determine the sex and how old they are, they can take a quick peek at her/him.

Also wouldn't hurt even after setting appointment, to call periodically to see if there has been a cancellation and get them in sooner.


Edited by Terry (03/30/15 02:54 PM)
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#1388525 - 03/31/15 04:44 PM Re: Could my baby be a boy? [Re: Raelea]
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is a bald spot supposed to look like that? that's what my males looks like and he is under a year and not fixed from what I been told there are little to no exotic vets here

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#1388529 - 03/31/15 05:44 PM Re: Could my baby be a boy? [Re: sassafras]
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Yes, if you're referring to the photos linked above, that is what the bald spot looks like. When they are neutered, the fur will grow back eventually.
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