Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
kristenfl, suggie_island
Featured Member
Registered: 11/10/15
Posts: 1050
Last 10 Posts
Round 3 the swelling starts
by mechnut450
02:10 PM
diet question for research
by Hutch
02:03 PM
Mycoplasma
by Hutch
11:21 AM
Another Prolapsed cloaca
by Feather
02:52 PM
Lost cage mate, need home
by Kennedy
02/19/18 06:59 PM
Thinking of a name...........
by Feather
02/19/18 06:09 PM
Vote For Feather's Joey Name
by Hutch
02/19/18 11:22 AM
Shelf life on freeze dried salad
by Ladymagyver
02/18/18 07:53 PM
Yogurt alternative? vegan alternative, soy or coconut
by AceM
02/18/18 07:51 PM
OREGON - PART 2
by PaisleyHalo
02/18/18 01:54 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1407129 - 02/05/17 10:05 PM Sibling biting
LoriJ Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/05/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Irving, Texas
Hello, I am new to the group and have searched many places looking for answers for my problem. We got girl sibling joeys about 6 months ago. They are in the same pouch and generally get along, but I have one sibling who continuously bites the end of the other's tail. The one who is getting bit keeps her tail curled up almost all of the time. I don't know if I should separate them or keep them together. I did try putting 2 pouches in the cage so that the one could escape from the other when she wanted some "alone time", but that doesn't seem to work either.
Thank you for any ideas or suggestions!
_________________________
Proud owner of 4 babies:
Mocha- 3 year old male
Cocoa- 3 year old female
Sugar & Spice- twin female joeys

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1407130 - 02/06/17 01:23 AM Re: Sibling biting [Re: LoriJ]
Feather Online   sleep
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12408
Loc: Wisconsin
Is this happening while they are eating?

What are they doing when the one starts biting the other one?
_________________________
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
#1407134 - 02/06/17 08:46 AM Re: Sibling biting [Re: Feather]
LoriJ Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/05/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Irving, Texas
Hi Kimberley,
No, it is all the time. She will just be sitting there and sister will grab the end of her tail and chomp. It is ongoing.


Edited by LoriJ (02/06/17 10:24 AM)
_________________________
Proud owner of 4 babies:
Mocha- 3 year old male
Cocoa- 3 year old female
Sugar & Spice- twin female joeys

Top
#1407136 - 02/06/17 11:28 AM Re: Sibling biting [Re: LoriJ]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41655
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Can you see any damage at this point?
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1407138 - 02/06/17 12:06 PM Re: Sibling biting [Re: KarenE]
LoriJ Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/05/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Irving, Texas
The very end of her tail is scabbed but she does not mess with it (grooming). If I could just get her sister to leave her alone, it could heal. I don't want to take her away from her sister, but I don't want her sister bullying her either.
_________________________
Proud owner of 4 babies:
Mocha- 3 year old male
Cocoa- 3 year old female
Sugar & Spice- twin female joeys

Top
#1407140 - 02/06/17 12:14 PM Re: Sibling biting [Re: LoriJ]
Feather Online   sleep
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12408
Loc: Wisconsin
Well if the one won't leave the other alone, you may have to separate them or you could end up with a tail amputation.

Hang another pouch in the cage and see if they sleep apart.

Keep us posted.
_________________________
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
#1407142 - 02/06/17 12:28 PM Re: Sibling biting [Re: LoriJ]
LoriJ Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/05/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Irving, Texas
I have thought about putting a piece of clear plexiglass in their cage so that they can see each other and hear each other but not touch each other.
_________________________
Proud owner of 4 babies:
Mocha- 3 year old male
Cocoa- 3 year old female
Sugar & Spice- twin female joeys

Top
#1407161 - 02/06/17 10:36 PM Re: Sibling biting [Re: LoriJ]
Feather Online   sleep
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12408
Loc: Wisconsin
You could try that.
_________________________
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




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 (), 22 Guests and 54 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
georgina, _Alice_, PaisleyHalo, LadyElease, eevee081717
6512 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15 posts in the last 24hrs
6513 Members
135 Forums
9163 Topics
150224 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
diet question for research
by georgina
06:54 AM
Mycoplasma
by Stef333
06:40 PM
Vote For Feather's Joey Name
by KarenE
02/19/18 09:20 AM
Shelf life on freeze dried salad
by darkmornings
02/18/18 02:00 PM
Thinking of a name...........
by Feather
02/17/18 06:40 PM
Lost cage mate, need home
by Kennedy
02/17/18 05:31 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
by Ladymagyver
02/14/18 06:17 PM
Post Poned Neutering Set For March
by Claralice
02/13/18 08:47 PM
Hey, New Here!
by eevee081717
02/13/18 03:53 PM
Yogurt alternative? vegan alternative, soy or coconut
by AceM
02/13/18 02:26 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20207829
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12472871
TEXAS 684252
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 639365
OHIO 547870
Member Titles 476983
MISSOURI 413685
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 390011
OKLAHOMA 373247
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 371271
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2018