Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
anw22, Cheryl, DeeDancer
Member Spotlight
Feather
Feather
Wisconsin
Posts: 13,273
Joined: January 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 9
by Hutch. 04/21/19 10:12 PM
Overgrooming?
by glidersug. 04/21/19 09:05 PM
Change in behavior
by ZoeyandLucysMom. 04/21/19 09:03 PM
New mom -- baby food question
by glider323. 04/21/19 01:26 PM
Legal/Illegal States Map
by ScottH86. 04/20/19 11:03 AM
Gliders getting burned during a neuter.
by KarenE. 04/20/19 10:29 AM
new suggie daddy
by KarenE. 04/20/19 10:28 AM
Boog
by KarenE. 04/19/19 10:16 AM
Ziggy, Zelda, and Zoey
by Feather. 04/18/19 09:14 PM
round 4 the tie breaker
by Xeno. 04/18/19 08:43 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Should breeding pairs ever be separated? #1412619
10/22/17 05:53 AM
10/22/17 05:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 66
Illinois
A
AlyCatz Offline OP
Out of Pouch
AlyCatz  Offline OP
Out of Pouch
A

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 66
Illinois
I have not done this myself, but I am curious for future reference!

I'm asking because I'm curious about a certain situation some people may be in themselves but have not found the answer to..

Lets say you have a glider breeding pair. They have a baby or two. When they get old enough you separate them to a different cage to prevent inbreeding. But wait! Gliders can continue having babies if you keep the pair together! (about 2-4 per year, right?) Whether you decide to keep the babies as your own or sell them is your choice, but there will always be babies from the pair until they are too old. But what if you decide to keep the babies? If they have a max of 4 each year, the cages/upkeep can really put a toll on you; especially if you can't find them loving and experienced homes. Could you put that breeding pair in separate cages (close together) to prevent more baby making without stressing out the parents to the point they may take serious measures? I keep asking myself this and have yet to find the answer. Its driving me nuts!

In all seriousness, please think of the situation. Please don't say "well then, if you don't have the room for all those babies you shouldn't even become a breeder!" because think of it like this: maybe you are really trying to find lovely homes for these babies but are having a rough time finding proper parents. While your waiting, gliders can add up. Maybe it was thought they would sell quick so the upkeep would only be about 3-4 gliders. Maybe you knew but your running low on cash for some unknown personal reason. Could you "halt" production of your babies by separating the male and female? I've seen cages with removable dividers with plenty of space for each glider and they can still get up close and recognize each other.

I'm honestly curious but I don't want people thinking I'm a bad person for the way I say things or believe I'm a glider owner that would just breed for a quick buck. I'm nothing like that but its hard to word out what I'm trying to say without it sounding a little awful.

Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: AlyCatz] #1412621
10/22/17 10:09 AM
10/22/17 10:09 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 5,389
Maryland
T
Terry Offline
Serious Glideritis
Terry  Offline
Serious Glideritis
T

Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 5,389
Maryland
Could you then neuter the male to stop them from producing?


Lives with:
1 God
1 dog, (Willow)
1 Sugie, (Ollie)
R.I.P. Lulu (2/28/12-10/13/17)
R.I.P. Skadoosh (2/28/12-3/26/18)
Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: Terry] #1412626
10/22/17 11:53 AM
10/22/17 11:53 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 42,636
LittleRock, AR USA
KarenE Online /gc/lgc
Owner
KarenE  Online /Gc/Lgc
Owner

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 42,636
LittleRock, AR USA
Separating the original bonded pair is going to be stressful to them, and I agree about having that male neutered so they can stay together.

Let's look at this situation logically, okay.

If you are having difficulty finding suitable homes for the joeys when they are young, it is more than likely only going to get more difficult as they get older.

You could separate the male/female joeys but you could never allow them to breed shakehead UNLESS you could bring in gliders you were 100% positive were unrelated (assuming you had dad neutered because you definitely could not let him mate with his daughters).

In Illinois you are already competing with several established well know breeders which may or may not be why you are having difficulty dunno

I really don't know if separating breeding pairs to give them a break is done or not. I would certainly think each would need a cage mate depending on how long you intended to have them apart. That leaves you with another problem ... who to put with dad, the unneutered alpha male.

I'm afraid I haven't really helped you at all with your problem, but maybe I've given you some things to think about.


Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help


Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: AlyCatz] #1412627
10/22/17 12:54 PM
10/22/17 12:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 522
Pacific NW
TwoDog Offline
Glider Lover
TwoDog  Offline
Glider Lover

Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 522
Pacific NW
Neuter.
Think of SEPARATING Claire and Jamie! (/cry)
He won't miss his giblets and they can have their happily ever after...

Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: AlyCatz] #1412629
10/22/17 02:18 PM
10/22/17 02:18 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,273
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,273
Wisconsin
I agree with neutering daddy. If you neuter all the boys you can have a nice colony.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: AlyCatz] #1412630
10/22/17 11:24 PM
10/22/17 11:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 66
Illinois
A
AlyCatz Offline OP
Out of Pouch
AlyCatz  Offline OP
Out of Pouch
A

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 66
Illinois
Thanks for all the replies! I appreciate the quick feedback!

Re: Should breeding pairs ever be separated? [Re: AlyCatz] #1412634
10/23/17 10:48 AM
10/23/17 10:48 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 42,636
LittleRock, AR USA
KarenE Online /gc/lgc
Owner
KarenE  Online /Gc/Lgc
Owner

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 42,636
LittleRock, AR USA
:urwelcome:


Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (KarenE), 30 guests, and 315 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
glidersug, lspeedy, Alisonsara, Echo333, glider323
6868 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums134
Topics9,734
Posts155,214
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members6,869
Most Online478
Jul 15th, 2007
Last 10 New Topics
Change in behavior
by ZoeyandLucysMom. 04/21/19 08:32 PM
Overgrooming?
by glidersug. 04/21/19 11:18 AM
Boog
by Feather. 04/18/19 05:42 PM
Ziggy, Zelda, and Zoey
by Echo333. 04/18/19 03:50 PM
New mom -- baby food question
by glider323. 04/17/19 12:24 PM
Muffin has crossed the bridge
by mechnut450. 04/15/19 10:19 PM
Current tent options
by Luckey. 04/14/19 04:20 AM
Non Joey Bonding?
by Anonymous. 04/12/19 12:24 PM
Please Help with Introductions!
by mariad3. 04/11/19 06:00 PM
Yikes! Out of cage safely?
by Cuervosun. 04/11/19 01:08 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
771,614 TEXAS
620,127 OHIO
425,809 OKLAHOMA
376,529 UTAH
275,694 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2019
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.029s Queries: 14 (0.008s) Memory: 1.2970 MB (Peak: 1.4607 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-04-22 04:07:05 UTC