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#38442 - 03/01/05 03:23 AM Is This Normal? Kinda Gross...

Ok, this is pretty weird and kinda gross but here goes... my 2 gliders, Pickles and Peanut, are sisters. Pickles is the older sis (about 8-9 months old) and Peanut is younger. Anyway, Peanut has been very interested in Pickles' genital area lately - she's constantly sticking her head down there. Today, I noticed that she was actually licking that area...ewwww. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/worried2.gif" alt="" /> I have no idea why she might be doing this. They're both females...sisters in fact! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> Is this normal behavior?

#38443 - 03/01/05 03:33 AM Re: Is This Normal? Kinda Gross... [Re: ]

Im no expert but maybe she's just helping the one groom or clean herself. I'm fairly new in the glider world but that's my opinion. I have two girls and i haven't seen them do anythin of the sort but hopefully someone could help u out more.

#38444 - 03/01/05 05:49 AM Re: Is This Normal? Kinda Gross... [Re: ]

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Its normal..they are grooming each other. This is learned behavior from the parents. You have nothhing to be worried about. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#38445 - 03/01/05 05:52 AM Re: Is This Normal? Kinda Gross... [Re: ]
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[:"green"]Gliders instinctually keep the nest clean by eating the bm's & urine of each other. This is probably what you witnessed. Otherwise, it is possible that the one is in heat and the other is simply cleaning the discharge from her. Either way, it's an instinctual way of keeping the nest clean. To us, it seems gross. To them, it's perfectly natural & normal. It has nothing to do with sexuality, just with hygiene.
Don't worry, they're just being gliders.
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#38446 - 03/02/05 02:54 AM Re: Is This Normal? Kinda Gross... [Re: ]

Ok, whew - good to know!! I'd heard of gliders grooming each other before, but not in this particular manner. Thank you all for your help! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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