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#575411 - 06/23/08 12:37 PM How to separate joeys from parents?
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Hi there! So I have two little ones that are about 6.5 weeks OOP, and I have luckily found a good home for them to go to. However, I was wondering the best way to split them from their family. I started with Bruce and Sandy, and they have since had Sprusal, and then Izma. So I have kept their other children, and I am worried that they may be expecting for these two to stay also. I don't want to freak out my gliders, and I definitely don't want to freak out the babies. Is there a good way to do this? Thanks so much!

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#575412 - 06/23/08 12:38 PM Re: How to separate joeys from parents? [Re: ]
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Oh yeah, and they won't be going like right now. They still have 2.5 weeks until they will need to be separated.

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#575421 - 06/23/08 12:46 PM Re: How to separate joeys from parents? [Re: ]
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That's a tricky one...first make sure the joeys are eating on their own, some mature faster than others in that aspect; I'd have whoever is taking them start coming over and spending time with them (if possible) so they start getting acclimated to their new slave (oops, I mean owner); I'm sure there's a bit of a grieving period for mom & dad, but having each other as well as the other two still in the cage may help. Keep an eye on them and make sure they are handling the transition well.
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#575430 - 06/23/08 01:03 PM Re: How to separate joeys from parents? [Re: hipbchik]
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Registered: 03/23/07
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Although I am knew to breeding, I learned this from Peggy Brewer (slrb). She told me to separate them from their parents a week or so before they go to their new homes. They were over 8wks oop. I set the cage up right beside each other. This way they still see each other. It also allows you to see that they are truly eating on their own. I think this really helped the transition to their new homes.
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#575607 - 06/23/08 06:40 PM Re: How to separate joeys from parents? [Re: reeny]
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I always kept track of weights (so I knew if they lost any when separated) and I would separate joeys with thier dad the first night and cages side by side. This way they still had the comfort of a parent, but couldn't nurse. If they lost a couple of grams of weight, they weren't ready. If they maintained their weight, then I would separate dad from them (dad back with mom) and check weights again. Then kept cages side by side until they went to their new home. I also had the new people send scent blankets or a worn t-shirt (to hang over the joeys cage) whenever possible, so they would be more used to their new people's smell.
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#575743 - 06/23/08 09:56 PM Re: How to separate joeys from parents? [Re: sugarlope]
mememomma2
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I don't have any thing to add as far as inof. Just wanted to say that this has helped me to separate bonnie & Clyde's Joeys from them.. although they are 12 weeks opp they will still have the stress of being apart. Thanks for the help and for someone asking the question frist.

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