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Roxie is smaller than the others #1412148
09/22/17 04:17 PM
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Kara and Lilo are sisters and I think they were 6 or 7 weeks OOP when I got them in February. In May we got Yuki and Roxie and I think Yuki was about 7 weeks and Roxie was probably 5 or 6. No one seemed to be quite sure their exact age. I've been weighing them all over the months and as babies when I got them they started out at 25g. Lilo, Kara, and Yuki are all now 80g and eat well. Roxie on the other hand is at 60g and is smaller than the others. She seems to eat well too but she takes her time eating while Yuki I swear eats things without chewing and is quick to take anyone's elses's mealie as soon as she swallows hers whole.

Roxie I've always considered "special". When we first got her her back legs didn't seem to be as agile as the others when climbing in the tent. Now though they are fine and she runs all over and climbs all over the cage and me. At first she was like a wild animal not wanting to be on us or near us and now she will be a little shy at first coming out of the cage at night and then will jump out onto me and loves to be petted. She used to crab allll the time and now she rarely does. She wakes up before the others and gets on the wheel around 9:30pm whereas the others start coming out around 11pm or so. She's really sweet and I put her back in the cage last so she can spend more time with us and trust us.

I'm a bit concerned that she's 20g lighter than the others. She has grown since we got her, but she is still noticeably smaller than the other three. She shows no signs of being sick and runs around and eats like the others. She eats her fruits, veggies, and drinks the CL. She eats her mealies. She eats her yogurt drops in the morning. She eats the different varieties of Happy Glider pellets(except the Chicken breeder.. None of them will touch them). I think she may be a runt of her litter. When we were to purchase Yuki, the pet store told us they'd give us Roxie for free if we got her. Anyone have any advice as to why she'd be smaller and lighter than the others? She seems just a smaller shyer version of the other three.


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Re: Roxie is smaller than the others [Re: kidqwik] #1412150
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Keep giving them plenty of food, I always feel bad when they clean their plates that maybe I didn't give them enough to eat.

You can also give her Avocado. She may just be a small glider.

Keep watching her weight.


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Re: Roxie is smaller than the others [Re: Feather] #1412153
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I agree with Kimberly, just add extra food just in case and keep an eye on her. It's not too uncommon for gliders to vary in size. If you find you're still growing in concern, have her checked out by vet for your peace of mind, but she's most like fine.

My Ollie boy has always been a little smaller than the girls, I don't know why he's small, just his build. When he was at the vets, she sais he looked find and his weight was okay, but it wouldn't hurt to put a little more on him. I think he's gained some in the past year. I'll be honest, my scale stopped working and I planned to replace the battery, but haven't yet.


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Re: Roxie is smaller than the others [Re: kidqwik] #1412155
09/22/17 11:07 PM
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My pair is like that.

We got Fiona from PP, and she was tiny at 8wks oop. We got Dot at 12wks oop. They are the same age.

Fiona is the last to rise and the last to bed. She eats 1 meal worm to Dot's 3.

She's shy but wants alone time with me from Dot occasionally. If she wants alone time on her own, she hides. When discovered, she'll just go back to her pouch.

Dot weighs in at 137gr, and Fiona at 104gr today. They are 3 years old. So this is normal for me.


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Re: Roxie is smaller than the others [Re: Feather] #1412233
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She loves the avocado. The others liked the little bit of it I gave them also. They all shaked their heads alot when eating it though except Roxie. Lol. Yuki even made noises when shaking her head.


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Re: Roxie is smaller than the others [Re: kidqwik] #1412239
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