Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
affiebear, Nimue, sharit, TomNKole, Tuckersmommy
Featured Member
Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11942
Last 10 Posts
Dear Crabby
by Feather
Yesterday at 10:17 PM
by Feather
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
Yesterday at 05:44 PM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
08/18/17 08:46 PM
Riding on back?
by Nejwig
08/18/17 10:52 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by sugarfluff
08/18/17 08:09 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Terry
08/17/17 07:45 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
08/17/17 08:05 AM
Joey or Full grown
by josefine
08/16/17 11:30 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
08/16/17 01:11 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#21167 - 05/30/04 01:05 PM Surrogate Mothering????

Miss Gizmo has 2 healthy, albeit small, little boy joeys 5 days oop. Miss Shophie, Gizmo's little 6.5 mo OOP Girl has beem mothering them as much as Miss Gizmo; to our amazement both little joeys had their heads in "Miss Sophie's (Big sister's) pouch this morning.

Is there any way Sophie could have milk? The joeys seemed to be nursing with both heads shoved in her pouch. What a sight! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> Miss Gizmo is nursing them and continues to be a great mom...we are just perplexed with what's going on w/Sophie when Gizmo is out playing and eating. Cheetos, the daddy doesn't mind because it gets him out of babysitting.

Gizmos Mom

#21168 - 05/30/04 02:03 PM Re: Surrogate Mothering???? [Re: ]

When I first introduced Daisy to Starling she jammed her head strait into Starling's pouch. Daisy was, I think 8-9 weeks OOP at the time and Starling was a little over 6 months OOP. Starling didn't seem to mind and they are the best of friends now... It's it cute what the babies do?

#21169 - 05/30/04 02:10 PM Re: Surrogate Mothering???? [Re: ]

Hmm I thought the milk producation was due to the horomones of being pregnant... i wouldn't think the little girl would have any.

#21170 - 05/30/04 02:20 PM Re: Surrogate Mothering???? [Re: ]

Oh, I forget to finish the rest of my thought. I think it's a comfort thing... Joeys find comfort in suckling.

#21171 - 05/30/04 06:28 PM Re: Surrogate Mothering???? [Re: ]
Critter Creations Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 11/02/00
Posts: 3398
Loc: Rock Falls, IL, USA
Yeah the milk is produced from hormones during pregnancy, but I have read that in humans if a woman has had a baby before and then dried her milk glands up. If she had the baby continuously suck on there she may start producing milk again. I wonder if that could happen in gliders? Interesting topic. I don't think she is nursing on her though as she shouldn't have any milk.
owned by 4 dogs and 2 gliders really soon
Formerly known as K & D Exotics


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 17 Guests and 64 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun, Chrissy3, kinn2388
6304 Registered Users
Forum Stats
3 posts in the last 24hrs
6305 Members
134 Forums
8810 Topics
147028 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
by Feather
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
Yesterday at 05:44 PM
Joey or Full grown
by kinn2388
08/16/17 09:43 AM
How could I help this glider?
by MomoShiva
08/15/17 05:21 PM
One day too late
by CrypticDelirium
08/15/17 03:06 PM
a strange Diabetic question
by mechnut450
08/15/17 11:37 AM
Glider in distress
by maycstay
08/15/17 12:11 AM
Dear Crabby
by TwoDog
08/14/17 06:10 AM
Let's see your cages!
by Nanina_Bryan
08/13/17 10:11 PM
Black Beauty Male
by Srlb
08/13/17 12:02 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200159
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12460931
TEXAS 625972
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 559896
OHIO 482587
Member Titles 430732
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 322037
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!