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Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them?

Posted By: Anonymous

Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 09:09 PM

Dahlia's joeys are OOP as of 11/10, when can I start to touch/hold/bond etc?

Also, is it easy to tell the sex of a joey?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 09:29 PM

A female has a slit on the bottom, and a male has a button looking thing.

You can handle the joeys as soon as you want -- I just made sure that I sat rght in front of their cage so that mom and dad could see that I had them and that I wasn't harming them and they were okay. I only held them for about 3-5 minutes.

Congratulations!! smile
Posted By: Cora

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 09:32 PM

I suppose every case is diff............Taz and Sadie (very tame and bonded) had 2 little boys OOP 11/5/07 and I have babysat for mom and dad 5- 10 min or so since day 1 at night. Yes it is easy to tell sex. the little boys have a pom above their chloaca and the little girls have a slit just below mid abdomen. Good luck with your little ones and congrats!!!!!! smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 09:42 PM

Heh, my pair isn't tame and they hate me, but still allow me to hold their babies! smile I guess it just depends on whether or not your comfortable! smile
Posted By: BeckiT

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 09:46 PM

About 2/3 of the way to the bottom of this page, Suz has pictures of a newly oop male and female joey wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 11:11 PM

awesome! One is a boy, one is a girl!
Posted By: LSardou

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/11/07 11:58 PM

clap CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see pics!
Posted By: BeckiT

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 12:05 AM

congrats smile
Posted By: minkasmom

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 01:15 AM

When my gliders have joeys, I start holding them from the 2nd day I know they're OOP. Like Phayzed said, I keep those first visits VERY SHORT (no more than 5 minutes) and have a square of fleece so the babies don't get cold.

By starting early in their little lives, you're getting them used to your existence from the get-go.

Congrats on your new additions!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 01:51 AM

congrats
Posted By: kthiessen

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 01:55 AM

Congrats! I held mine from day one oop for just a couple of minutes at a time.
Posted By: sugarlope

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 02:38 AM

Congratulations! You have gotten some great advice. I agree, I held mine from day one also!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 06:18 AM

Same here! Day one! Congrats!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 01:16 PM

Without further ado...
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r171/pwnedbxr/joeys1small.jpg
*edited to say: Look they are already fighting like brother and sister lol*
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 01:22 PM

Awwwwwww! How sweet! Congrats! They are gorgeous!
Posted By: Cora

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/12/07 03:05 PM

How Precious!!!!! smile
Posted By: sugarlope

Re: Joeys are OOP now, when can I handle them? - 11/13/07 12:38 AM

So cute! Congratulations!
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