I just sent these to their breeder, took her about a day to reply back. I love this lady...
"Great to hear from you .. well done on the pictures. really like the captions ... lol ..... they look terrific, but watch those calories, might be on the verge of getting a bit chubby ... yikes! I'm so glad things are going so well ... you great suggie mom!"
I've just replied
"lol, you must be talking about Nani my little piggie, she was the model for most of those pictures. I will have to start separating when feeding because she is such a beast when it comes to food! Like 2 x faster than Charlie boy and when she finds something she likes she really digs in. I'm relieved you said she was chubby because seeing them daily, I had begun to wonder if maybe Charlie wasn't too tiny!
Thanks, appreciate the feedback as always!"
I never hesitate to send people to this lady when they ask me about my kids, she is great in my book.
There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
Detecting pregnancy would be the same as in every species, you would notice the female gain weight. Eventually you would see the baby in her pouch. Usually a tail is spotted first... If you have a pair of gliders that are not altered, and you are concerned, I would take them to a vet that specializes in exotics because pregnant gliders demand a special diet, as do the joeys when they emerge from the pouch.
Sugar Gliders are marsupials native to Australia and Indonesia. They can live up to 12-14 yrs when cared for properly. In some states you are required to have an exotics permit to own them (such as a zoo etc.) and others won't allow them to be kept as pets at all. They do best when they are housed with other gliders because they are social. They are also nocturnal and they glide with flaps of skin attached from their wrists to their ankles like a flying squirrel, they do not "fly".
Anyone who would tell someone a glider is an easy pet to care for is not being honest with themselves or you. Gliders are very specialized pets who require special care. They must have a very exact balance of vitamins, protein, and other nutrients. Their diet must include mealworms, fresh fruits and veggies. And if not properly cared for will smell very badly. I know because I have 4. They are however wonderful pets!
I completely agree with you, but i wouldn't call it difficult care. If you do your research and get your into the routine, it's no big deal. With the right amount of vitamins and regular cage changes, I've never had a problem with odor.
Doxie, I thought you said you got rid of your pair because of the smell a while back? I remember having this exact discussion with you.