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When do joeys start grooming? #641894
09/23/08 12:02 AM
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Both my 2 week(and 1 day) old joeys were sitting in my hands grooming themselves today. It was SOOOOOO cute!

Anyways, I was wondering when the average age is for a joey to start grooming themselves? Is 2 weeks normal or is that a bit early?


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Re: When do joeys start grooming? [Re: Guerita135] #641946
09/23/08 01:03 AM
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I don't think its too early we had a joey that was around two weeks start grooming. She never over groomed so I think it is ok.

Re: When do joeys start grooming? [Re: ] #641959
09/23/08 01:44 AM
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I'm not worried about it, just curious. I think it's the most adorable thing ever, lol.

I remembered watching BeckiT's video of her little boy gromming while his eyes were still shut(SOOOO cute!) and it got me wondering what the normal "grooming age" was. tounge


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Re: When do joeys start grooming? [Re: Guerita135] #641993
09/23/08 05:05 AM
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We have a video of Sarah Ann grooming (and yawning!) when she was 6 days old. Her eyes weren't even open yet. It was the cutest thing! (she was handraised since 3 days OOP and is going on 2 years old now)


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Spread your wings and glide free of pain,
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Re: When do joeys start grooming? [Re: SugarBlossoms] #642009
09/23/08 06:42 AM
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Joeys can start grooming on their first day out of pouch. It really just depends on the joey heart Although I believe the average is between 1-2 weeks oop wink


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Re: When do joeys start grooming? [Re: sugarglidersuz] #642146
09/23/08 12:49 PM
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Thanks Suz! smile

That is so cute that they groom with their eyes shut, heehee. grin


~Nicole~

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