hi.. i got two new glider home last month so im new with this...
3 days ago my cousin buy (rescue really but she said she been monitoring it for two week..she was so sad with the condition the shop put the glider in she just have to buy if in hoping she can provide a better environment for the glider) a sugar glider from a pet shop, but knowing next to nothing about sugar glider she give her (i named her Aera) to me.
now, i have been keeping my own two girls (Lyra n Elsa) for nearing two month and i like to think we're doing ok. and i did my research on sugar glider months before i get them.
Aera come to me with a bare midle tail (i dont see any blood on them), she's so small i thought she's been separated with her mother to early but..
here is the full detail that i know
1. at the pet shop.. she is keep in an aquarium display case better suit for hamster.. with no pouch or any place to rest or hide.. from what my cousin tell me..there was another glider with her before but she been alone for a bout a week in that display aquarium. she sleep burrow in the wood bedding.
2. the shop-owner say the tail will grow back if it break (got cut of?) and the way he handle it is harsh.. my cousin tell me all this when i ask her what did the shop-owner say about the tail while she purchase her.. and he said there no need to put water bottle for her because she eat fruits and can get the water from the apple he feed her with.. (Seriously!!?? i hate this guy =<)
so of course hearing this i have to 'educate' my cousin thus end up being the proud mama of this new baby glider.. i have her for 2 day from 22/10/17, Aera is like 2/3 size of my Lyra n Elsa.. and they are 6 month and 8 month each.. i don't know how old Aera is..
in the whole 3 day that i know her.. i see that the tail look a bit better.. there is patch of new fur at the bare spot (area?). but yesterday while playing/bonding
with her its just hit me.. did she did that to her self?
so i google a bit and successfully scared my self of the possibility.. (it was scary enough while reading it and knowing if might happen to my glider BEFORE i got any of them.. now that i might have one on my watch..
what should i do?