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NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL #1414485
01/28/18 12:54 PM
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Hi,
I am new to this group and got a glider back in October. we I got him I was told he was a boy. He was about 16 weeks old at the time. I recently took to the vet to see about neutering and she could not locate the scotum said they may have not descended yet. he does not have a bald spot on his head and is very calm. I am beginning to wonder is he is not a she. I just look at belly today and can not see anything that resembles what the boy should have. I rub hair apart and it does look like there is some skin that is opening and I thinking that may be a pouch opening. is there anyway to know for sure. I got a buddy thinking I had a male so got another male and he has prominent bald spot is very crabby and sprays like a skunk smell when scared. my first one does not do any of those things. could everyone have been wrong including vet that he is actually a she. please if anyone has info on this get back to me right away because they will need separated.

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Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: bessa] #1414492
01/28/18 01:23 PM
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I am surprised the vet could not tell if your little one was a male or female, but let's not worry about that now. You are here, so we will figure this out. It does sound like you have a female from your description, but let's make sure.

Check out this link and see if it helps. If you do indeed have a little female, from your description of the fur parting on her belly, there should be a slit with a small opening when you gently apply pressure to each side of the slit.

With a male, even one this small, there should be something that looks like a tiny little pom pom on his belly about where you would expect a bell button to be. Chances are even if he is a male, he might not have even the beginnings of a bald spot just yet.

So check and let us know what you think. If you could get a picture, that would be wonderful.


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Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: KarenE] #1414495
01/28/18 01:48 PM
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I definitely think it is a girl just from rubbing that area looking this morning the slit if more prominent. I will be looking for another vet now since she couldn't tell the difference. she said the scotum didn't descend yet but from my research they all are born with obvious gender parts. there are not too many exotic vets around my area so this will be a tough one. I do not want her to get pregnant so now it looks like I will have to separate them for sure.

Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: KarenE] #1414496
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I am going to try to take picture in a while to upload so someone can see what I am talking about also

Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: bessa] #1414497
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Here is the list of Indiana Vets we have in our data base as well as a List of Vets who do Phone Consults with Other Vets .

Hopefully there will be one not too far from you or you will be able to find one willing to consult with a glider knowledgeable vet.


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Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: bessa] #1414515
01/28/18 09:43 PM
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If you can post a good picture of his or her belly it would definitely help us identify the sex of the glider.

Is it possible that he was already neutered before you got him?


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Re: NEED HELP ON RECENT GLIDER I GOT THOUGHT WAS BOY THINK IT IS GIRL [Re: bessa] #1414524
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:welcomegc: glad you found us!

I can't add to this, but I am curious to see what you have.


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