Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
BagelBaby, Daem, LalaPetush, shadow_
Featured Member
Registered: 03/18/17
Posts: 42
Last 10 Posts
Official Sugar Glider Safe & Unsafe Toys List
by Ladymagyver
On the right track?
by Ladymagyver
Enough of me talking about me...
by Terry
08:10 PM
Skunk smell for female?
by kidqwik
03:13 PM
Seeking Advice
by KarenE
11:21 PM
Custom Cage Liners-Reusable! Machine Wash & Dry.
by gr8pots
03:49 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
03:47 PM
May Photo of the Month Contest
by KarenE
02:18 PM
Hey kidqwik
by KarenE
10:11 AM
Hanging nail
by KarenE
10:11 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1406093 - 12/29/16 07:53 PM Introducing Males
Michelle_D Offline
Out of Pouch

Registered: 12/06/16
Posts: 71
Loc: MO
So I have my little guy, Mochi who is about 19 weeks OOP now, and am going to be getting another little boy from someone tomorrow afternoon.

I've done a lot of looking into the subject and have seen a variety of 'can/can't' as to the idea of introducing males together. Some people say it can be done if both are neutered, some say it can be done when they aren't- brothers are apparently good to go, and Joeys are easier to introduce.

Neither boy is neutered, as they are both too young to do so by my vet's standards. Mochi, as I said is about 19 weeks OOP, and ...sortof...? Has his bald spot? He's grown the fur back on it. His personality is very laid back and calm, he likes to cuddle, and I know he's looking for someone out there to play with him- he just seems uninterested in 'playing' with me. (Apparently, I am good for scritches, sleeping on, sitting on and getting treats from, but playing is not a thing he thinks I can do.)

The new boy is a young joey- just ready to leave mum & dad. I'm planning to take all the steps to introduce them, Two cages, pouch swapping, introduction in neutral territory, but was wondering if anyone else has experience with introducing -younger- male gliders together?

Has it worked for you? Anyone have any good suggestions for me?

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1406094 - 12/30/16 09:08 AM Re: Introducing Males [Re: Michelle_D]
KarenE Online   /gc/lgc
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40958
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Originally Posted By: Michelle_D
Mochi, as I said is about 19 weeks OOP, and ...sortof...? Has his bald spot


You need to take it slow and be very careful with the introduction face to face.

As you stated Mochi's age above in weeks, when you think another way, he is almost five months old as well as becoming sexually mature wink

He is definitely going to be the alpha male, so even though you take all precautions with introductions, you still have at least one male who knows for sure he is a male.

It may work, but eventually they are both going to mature. That is why it is suggested that at least one, if not both, be neutered.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1406096 - 12/30/16 11:23 AM Re: Introducing Males [Re: Michelle_D]
Michelle_D Offline
Out of Pouch

Registered: 12/06/16
Posts: 71
Loc: MO
My plan is to neuter one- if not both of them- but I have to wait until Feb to neuter Mochi (Our vet wants him at 28 weeks OOP, which is why I've been counting him in weeks so far. ;p)

I plan to take things slowly, and I'm ready to get bitten if the face-to-face becomes a glider-ball- I'm just hoping that I'm going to be extremely lucky, and even though he's older and will want to be alpha, his laid back persona will come into play and he'll be accepting of the new boy.

Of course, if he isn't, and we have to wait on trying again until he's been neutered, I'm prepared to do that too.

Top
#1406097 - 12/30/16 12:06 PM Re: Introducing Males [Re: Michelle_D]
KarenE Online   /gc/lgc
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40958
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
:thumb2:
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider 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
2 registered (Feather, KarenE), 21 Guests and 67 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Rina_n_Kizzy_Mom, KChy, Glowing, Lilith74, TiffanyxSTI
6221 Registered Users
Forum Stats
13 posts in the last 24hrs
6221 Members
134 Forums
8663 Topics
145599 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Seeking Advice
by TiffanyxSTI
09:37 PM
On the right track?
by Alan
01:56 PM
Skunk smell for female?
by kidqwik
12:50 PM
May Photo of the Month Contest Poll
by KarenE
05/23/17 01:36 PM
They loved me, now they hate me :(
by Glamper
05/23/17 01:19 PM
Hey kidqwik
by Feather
05/23/17 08:40 AM
Official Sugar Glider Safe & Unsafe Toys List
by drum
05/20/17 06:39 PM
Hanging nail
by kidqwik
05/20/17 03:21 PM
Enough of me talking about me...
by TwoDog
05/19/17 11:35 AM
First night together
by darkmornings
05/19/17 08:43 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20196316
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12455300
TEXAS 597306
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 519837
OHIO 456946
Member Titles 408290
MISSOURI 347516
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 319089
OKLAHOMA 309556
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 296094
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017