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#415170 - 11/11/07 03:09 PM Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them?
NickieDo
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Dahlia's joeys are OOP as of 11/10, when can I start to touch/hold/bond etc?

Also, is it easy to tell the sex of a joey?

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#415175 - 11/11/07 03:29 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
phayzed
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A female has a slit on the bottom, and a male has a button looking thing.

You can handle the joeys as soon as you want -- I just made sure that I sat rght in front of their cage so that mom and dad could see that I had them and that I wasn't harming them and they were okay. I only held them for about 3-5 minutes.

Congratulations!! smile

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#415177 - 11/11/07 03:32 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
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I suppose every case is diff............Taz and Sadie (very tame and bonded) had 2 little boys OOP 11/5/07 and I have babysat for mom and dad 5- 10 min or so since day 1 at night. Yes it is easy to tell sex. the little boys have a pom above their chloaca and the little girls have a slit just below mid abdomen. Good luck with your little ones and congrats!!!!!! smile
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#415179 - 11/11/07 03:42 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: Cora]
phayzed
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Heh, my pair isn't tame and they hate me, but still allow me to hold their babies! smile I guess it just depends on whether or not your comfortable! smile

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#415180 - 11/11/07 03:46 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
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About 2/3 of the way to the bottom of this page, Suz has pictures of a newly oop male and female joey wink
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#415212 - 11/11/07 05:11 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: BeckiT]
NickieDo
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awesome! One is a boy, one is a girl!

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#415230 - 11/11/07 05:58 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
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clap CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see pics!

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#415232 - 11/11/07 06:05 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: LSardou]
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congrats smile
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#415286 - 11/11/07 07:15 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: BeckiT]
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Registered: 11/08/04
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When my gliders have joeys, I start holding them from the 2nd day I know they're OOP. Like Phayzed said, I keep those first visits VERY SHORT (no more than 5 minutes) and have a square of fleece so the babies don't get cold.

By starting early in their little lives, you're getting them used to your existence from the get-go.

Congrats on your new additions!
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#415305 - 11/11/07 07:51 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: minkasmom]
37creekview
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congrats

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#415308 - 11/11/07 07:55 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
kthiessen Offline
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Registered: 06/04/06
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Loc: Columbia, Missouri
Congrats! I held mine from day one oop for just a couple of minutes at a time.
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#415352 - 11/11/07 08:38 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: kthiessen]
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Congratulations! You have gotten some great advice. I agree, I held mine from day one also!
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#415482 - 11/12/07 12:18 AM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: sugarlope]
purplekat61
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Same here! Day one! Congrats!

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#415536 - 11/12/07 07:16 AM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
NickieDo
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Without further ado...
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/pwnedbxr/joeys1small.jpg
*edited to say: Look they are already fighting like brother and sister lol*


Edited by LSardou (11/12/07 01:30 PM)
Edit Reason: removed img tags

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#415539 - 11/12/07 07:22 AM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
samantha3212
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Awwwwwww! How sweet! Congrats! They are gorgeous!

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#415583 - 11/12/07 09:05 AM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: ]
Cora Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
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Loc: Kilgore, Texas
How Precious!!!!! smile
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#415994 - 11/12/07 06:38 PM Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? [Re: Cora]
sugarlope Offline
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So cute! Congratulations!
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