Don't panic yet. Intact males can be a little stinky...like a ferret.
But they are still lovable and friendly and every other thing, just like their neutered counterparts.
Most of the problems involved in keeping a male intact revolve around their aggression to other gliders.
I think (and if I have this wrong, someone please correct me) most people neuter at about 4.5 months. But if he's the only one, and you aren't having any neuter-related drama with him you could wait a while on it.
But overall, IMHO, Gliders are much happier neutered.
And once they start having babies, its hard to shut off the flood.
But don't panic. He's still your little love sponge.
Well, ferrets are definitely STINKY so I probably don't want that. Mine's only a joey still but I think I'd rather have him neutered earlier than later.
Now the anxiety laden process of finding a vet and putting my expensive tiny fragile marsupial friend through surgery.
I have 6 intact male gliders in the apartment and they really aren't that stinky. I would have a house full of intact gliders before I would have a ferret.
The key is not to clean everything at once, it sends them into a marking frenzy.
To the fleece one day, couple days later do the wheel, couple days later any other toys
in the cage and then a few days after that take everything out and do the cage.
I try to scrub the cage 4 times a year, I do the cage pans weekly and the grates when they get sticky, just soak them in the tub.
I do not use anything in the cage pans, I just haul them out to the kitchen, put them on the counter behind the sink, then I plop myself down on a stool and wash them down the garbage disposal with some Dawn dish soap.
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Gadget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Flower & Pappy
T'Pol, Pandora, Elizabeth & Curzon
TY, TJ & T'Pring
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the