Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
gliderma, kidqwik, SarahW
Featured Member
Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 3
Last 10 Posts
Enough of me talking about me...
by Feather
9 minutes 38 seconds ago
They loved me, now they hate me :(
by Terry
Today at 06:20 PM
Hey kidqwik
by Terry
Today at 06:02 PM
May Photo of the Month Contest Poll
by KarenE
Today at 01:36 PM
May Photo of the Month Contest
by KarenE
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
the second round
by mechnut450
Yesterday at 10:32 AM
Official Sugar Glider Safe & Unsafe Toys List
by KarenE
Yesterday at 10:11 AM
Hanging nail
by Feather
05/20/17 06:53 PM
WASHINGTON - Part 2
by BagelBaby
05/20/17 03:05 PM
We have a birthday to celebrate!
by Terry
05/20/17 08:55 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1408800 - 04/11/17 01:06 AM Should I separate my glider?
kikokid Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Malaysia
Hi guys.. I am new in this community.. grin
I have a question to ask about glider's joey..
I started petting last 2 years..
I got a pair of adult glider (adopted from my friend)..
So in last 2 years, my glider start to breed and now already have 6 gliders (including the parents)..
The problem started last November when the new mama glider giving birth (1 joey), and the next month when I wanted to clean their house (I uses wooden house like bird house for my glider) inside the cage (routine cleaning, once a month), I found that the baby glider already dead and was eaten by one of the glider (only bones left inside the house).. I dont know which glider did that..
And now the new mama giving birth to a new joey, I dont want the same thing happened again.. So what should I do? Should I separate them? dunno

(sorry for my grammar, I do not speak English well grin )

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1408803 - 04/11/17 08:52 AM Re: Should I separate my glider? [Re: kikokid]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40948
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Are you keeping all 6 gliders you have in one cage? This is very important question.

Are all the males not neutered? If non of them are neutered, then you will have inbreeding meaning all males are more than likely mating with mom and sisters. This is not good. Once the gene pool gets this close, you are bound to have joeys with defects which is why you may have found the dead joey.

If you have them in separate cages, how do you have them separated? They are still going to be related unless you have them separated by gender - males with males and females with females. But you have to have at least one male/female pair.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1408804 - 04/11/17 09:38 AM Re: Should I separate my glider? [Re: KarenE]
kikokid Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/11/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Malaysia
Yes, I keep all 6 in on cage, and the other males are not neutered. I do not know that male siblings gliders cannot be in the same cage if they are not neutered.

Since you are talking about joey with defects, is it the reason why the joey was killed by other gliders? or the joey was dead due to the defects? Still confuse. worried

Top
#1408805 - 04/11/17 10:45 AM Re: Should I separate my glider? [Re: kikokid]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40948
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Male sons should not be kept with mom and sisters because they will mate. This is not a good thing.

Might be a reason for dead joey but cannot be sure.

You need to have your males neutered/fixed so you will have no more joeys.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1408806 - 04/11/17 11:09 AM Re: Should I separate my glider? [Re: kikokid]
Feather Online   gc/lgc
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11742
Loc: Wisconsin
I agree with Karen, you can neuter the males and return them to Mom and Dad, but the daughters would have to be removed so the dad doesn't mate with them.

I suggest neutering all of your boys including the dad and then keeping them all together as a nice colony.
_________________________
Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Gadget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Flower & Pappy :bb: T'Pol, Pandora, 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
#1408808 - 04/11/17 11:39 AM Re: Should I separate my glider? [Re: Feather]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40948
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Originally Posted By: Feather
I agree with Karen, you can neuter the males and return them to Mom and Dad, but the daughters would have to be removed so the dad doesn't mate with them.

I suggest neutering all of your boys including the dad and then keeping them all together as a nice colony.


Keeping them all together will also depend on the size of the cage you have. You should never keep them all in a small wooden bird cage. What size cage do you have?
_________________________
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 (Nema69, Feather), 22 Guests and 61 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Lilith74, TiffanyxSTI, Fayelee_Darkclaw, TerriAguruso, Myrina
6218 Registered Users
Forum Stats
13 posts in the last 24hrs
6219 Members
134 Forums
8659 Topics
145564 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
May Photo of the Month Contest Poll
by KarenE
Today at 01:36 PM
They loved me, now they hate me :(
by Glamper
Today at 01:19 PM
Hey kidqwik
by Feather
Today at 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
Is my female pregnant!?
by Nikki07
05/16/17 06:03 PM
Night Barking happy or sad?
by Alan
05/16/17 02:07 PM
We have a birthday to celebrate!
by Feather
05/16/17 09:38 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20196262
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12455197
TEXAS 596798
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 518826
OHIO 456524
Member Titles 407840
MISSOURI 347232
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 318622
OKLAHOMA 309210
UTAH 295595
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017