Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Donna24, JustJessica
Featured Member
Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 586
Last 10 Posts
Male glider mangled female glider
by Luithicca
Yesterday at 10:42 PM
Somewhat new Sugar Glider Baby Mama
by Sandeewhispers
Yesterday at 07:27 AM
1daddyglider1
by 1daddyglider1
Yesterday at 01:19 AM
Lisa
by Ladymagyver
09/22/17 10:12 PM
Roxie is smaller than the others
by Ladymagyver
09/22/17 10:07 PM
New Freedom Stealth Wheel by Atticworx
by Terry
09/22/17 05:59 PM
Milk or juice jug as nesting box?
by Feather
09/21/17 05:26 PM
Male Glider Mounting Other Male Glider
by Feather
09/20/17 05:57 PM
Brisbane Cage for Sale in NJ
by kidqwik
09/20/17 11:55 AM
It is time to Party!
by Stef333
09/20/17 09:15 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1405489 - 11/28/16 11:31 PM Mating Wound
Rpsnow10 Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 6
Loc: Colorado
Hi all,

I have a question. I could not find the answer in the other threads related to mating wounds, so I apologize in advance if it has been addressed.
I acquired a male and female earlier in the year. Took them to the vet for wellness checks, and found out my female was pregnant. I waited for the baby to be oop to have the male neutered, and lo and behold she was pregnant again! Long story short, I now have 4 sugar gliders, mamma, daddy, and two healthy sweet boys. They are the best little family. I have had daddy and the two babies neutered.
However, a month or two ago I noticed a mating wound on mama. It was pretty bad, so I took her to a vet, got it cleaned, put her on antibiotics etc and separated her from the boys. It healed nicely. I supervised her around the bunch for a couple of nights and didn't see any problems. I finally put her back in the cage with them, and the next day the wound was re-opened. I went back and got more antibiotics per my vet's suggestion, and separated her again. I have supervised them together now, and it seems the babies go straight for where the wound was. Should I assume they will never leave it alone? Am I going to have to keep her separate from her family indefinitely, or do I just need to give it a bunch of time and hope they forget it was there? I really appreciate all the experience here.
Sincerely,
Rebekah
Rosie, Roo, Truffle and Theodore

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1405497 - 11/29/16 10:29 AM Re: Mating Wound [Re: Rpsnow10]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41228
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
So sad for mom.

It's possible IF you know for sure it is the boys causing the wound on mom, you will have to separate the youngsters from mom and dad for a while.

Although all males have been neutered now, the boys are still feeling their young oats and possibly being a little too rambunctious with mom. Maybe they are still trying to get those coveted piggy back rides and holding onto her neck with too much vigor dunno

Separation may be your only alternative. If that is what you decide, I would put dad with her. No need to punish her wink
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1405498 - 11/29/16 02:12 PM Re: Mating Wound [Re: Rpsnow10]
Rpsnow10 Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 6
Loc: Colorado
Thank you, Karen. That is what I was afraid of. I just tried to put daddy in with her for about an hour and came back catching him chewing it open again too. She is so sad without them all. She really misses cuddle time. I wish there was something I could cover it with short-term so she could cuddle for a few hours without more injury. I guess no one has invented that yet? The problem would be, you couldn't strap it around the neck, because that could be dangerous, and you don't want to put it around the gliding membrane either. Anything foul you put on it so they don't want to chew would end up digested anyway... sigh. So sad for her.

Rebekah

Top
#1405499 - 11/29/16 02:25 PM Re: Mating Wound [Re: Rpsnow10]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
When you are reintroducing them are you making sure the fur is completely back (covering the wound)? If not, that is one step to take. It may take a bit but if it's not completely healed they will just continue the perpetual cycle of opening it back up. If you haven't already invest in some vetericyn spray, it will really help the healing go by quicker wink
_________________________
~Becki & Crew~
Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

Top
#1405508 - 11/29/16 04:32 PM Re: Mating Wound [Re: Rpsnow10]
Feather Offline
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12006
Loc: Wisconsin
Karen and BeckiT have it right. It is important not to put her back with any of them until all the hair is grown back. They notice something different and they pick at it.
_________________________
Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


Top
#1405513 - 11/29/16 09:12 PM Re: Mating Wound [Re: BeckiT]
Rpsnow10 Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 6
Loc: Colorado
Thank you!!!! I think there was a little hair still missing. Must have been the problem. I appreciate the help!

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 (), 14 Guests and 58 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Terrylt7, Luithicca, Mbm, Luly, KRaines0731
6344 Registered Users
Forum Stats
11 posts in the last 24hrs
6345 Members
134 Forums
8879 Topics
147587 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Male glider mangled female glider
by Luithicca
09/22/17 10:20 PM
Lisa
by Feather
09/22/17 05:30 PM
Roxie is smaller than the others
by kidqwik
09/22/17 03:17 PM
1daddyglider1
by Feather
09/20/17 05:45 PM
Brisbane Cage for Sale in NJ
by kidqwik
09/20/17 11:55 AM
Milk or juice jug as nesting box?
by Belladonafire
09/20/17 11:08 AM
It is time to Party!
by Feather
09/19/17 07:02 PM
poor Kahless
by mechnut450
09/19/17 11:21 AM
Male Glider Mounting Other Male Glider
by VTglidergal88
09/18/17 06:16 PM
Happy Birthday, suggiemom1980!!
by Feather
09/17/17 07:18 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20201537
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12462962
TEXAS 635729
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 574747
OHIO 493685
Member Titles 440583
MISSOURI 375193
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 351144
OKLAHOMA 335992
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 333429
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017