I was hoping other breeders
on here could help me out with a little survey... just answer a couple questions.
1) What diet
do you feed and how long have you been feeding it?
2) At approx. what age do your joeys reach sexual maturity?
This survey would mostly be for breeders
that have kept joeys they've bred or who got their joeys from breeders
that feed the same diet
as they do.
When I joined the glider community BML was the popular diet
and it was also the norm for males to mature around 6+ months and females around 9-12 months. However, nowadays gliders are maturing alot earlier and I wonder if perhaps it has to do with the diet
I previously had males reaching sexual maturity sometimes as early as 8 weeks(bald spots, flossing, etc...). However, since switching diets
I've got males maturing alot later. I know of another breeder
with a breeding pair consisting of a 1 year old female and a 6 month old male and the pair has yet to breed. The breeder
changed their diets
(to BML) around the same time as me as well.
Eggs, chicken, etc... have long been debated about their effect on a gliders' development so I thought I'd do a poll and see if any other breeders
are having similar experiences.