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#293566 - 05/22/07 12:33 AM When do gliders stop growing?

Does anyone know at about what age a glider stops growing? Mine are 5 or maybe 6 months oop and it seems like in the last month they had a major growth spurt! Their appetites have also dramatically increased in that time. At what age are gliders "mature," and how long/big do they usually get? I'm surprised at how big they've grown since I got them, I guess tounge

#293569 - 05/22/07 12:38 AM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: ]
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About 98% is done by 1 year OOP, however, they can still grow a tiny bit, and will do some filling out-most noticeable on males through the chest when unneutered, between 1 and 2. Technically, they are fully grown and fully mature by 2 years OOP. Most of what you'll really notice will be in that first year tho.
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#293575 - 05/22/07 12:47 AM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: Xfilefan]

I think usually by the age of one year they have reached their adult size....however,....I have a little boy who grew a LOT between the age of two and three years....up until the age of two he was very, very small and then between two and three years he had a growth spurt and turned into a big fellow...not fluffy...just big boned and heavily muscled.... dunno

#294157 - 05/22/07 04:03 PM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: ]

my little girl's a little less than a year old now: she's still rather small: and her tail's nearly twice her length... I think she's going through a "long and lanky" phase. It's just a little weird seeing her with my 1.5 year old male, who's been filling out a little lately: I suppose "big boned" would be a good way to put it: he's not fluffy, just very solid... I hope she grows a little... she really is quite small...

#294212 - 05/22/07 04:45 PM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: ]

My oldest glider is almost 8 yrs. old and she just recently put on a tiny bit more weight. She was always extremely thin and lanky and weighed in at about 64 grams. I just recently got a little boy and ever since he came into the picture she has started to gain weight. I think she is worried that he will eat all the food before she will. I'm glad she has put on a couple grams. I think the last time I took her to the vet a couple weeks ago she was actually hitting the 80 gram mark. It is easier to hold her now and not worry about squishing her.

#294376 - 05/22/07 07:34 PM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: ]
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Great question, I was wondering this as well!

#295239 - 05/23/07 02:28 PM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: nome63]

Oh boy well in that case my Ana is going to be HUGE! She's already bigger than her dad and fluffier than her mom... and she's only 5 months!

#295265 - 05/23/07 02:43 PM Re: When do gliders stop growing? [Re: ]

She does look pretty big from the picture> But she's beautiful!


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