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#1395512 - 10/30/15 12:59 PM Neutered Males and Scent Glands?
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I'm new to gliders, but everything that I've seen seems to say that neutered males do not develop scent glands when they've been neutered young. We were told that our little boy is 12 oop and was neutered before we got him. In the last 3 days he has developed a yellow oily spot on his chest which I assume is his scent gland. He's also been happily rubbing his chest on our little girl who is less than thrilled with the process.

So my question is this: is it normal for a male to develop a chest scent gland after being neutered?
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#1395514 - 10/30/15 02:54 PM Re: Neutered Males and Scent Glands? [Re: Emiller]
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Originally Posted By: Emiller
I'm new to gliders, but everything that I've seen seems to say that neutered males do not develop scent glands when they've been neutered young. We were told that our little boy is 12 oop and was neutered before we got him. In the last 3 days he has developed a yellow oily spot on his chest which I assume is his scent gland. He's also been happily rubbing his chest on our little girl who is less than thrilled with the process.

So my question is this: is it normal for a male to develop a chest scent gland after being neutered?


Yes, the chest scent gland is normal.

The scent gland people are talking about for a neutered male is the one on the top of their head commonly referred to as their bald spot.

This is in fact not truly a bald spot but where the scent oils are produced making it appear bald. Sometimes so much of the musk oil is secreted it will become crusty somewhat like a scab and need to be gently cleaned by the owner, however, this is rare.

Hope this clears things up for you.
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#1395516 - 10/30/15 03:34 PM Re: Neutered Males and Scent Glands? [Re: Emiller]
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I knew about the one on their head. I just assumed that neutering affected both. Thanks for your help!
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#1395518 - 10/30/15 04:24 PM Re: Neutered Males and Scent Glands? [Re: Emiller]
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