I see a joey tail!!!(pic!)

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For those that don't know, I have 2 breeding pairs of sugar gliders and both females have joeys in-pouch right now(they're marsupials, they carry their babies in their pouches). Well, Silvara, one of the females, is getting to that point where little joey-parts are starting to stick out of her pouch because they're getting too big, lol.

Today I had my 3rd sighting of "joey parts", but this is the first time I've been able to get a pic! So, as promised, I'm sharing it:



Do you see the teeny pink tail hanging out of the pouch?
 

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Adorable!

My glider girl has a baby who just came OOP.

No photos yet though.
 
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ROFLMAO! Yeah, I guess someone could definately get confused like that, lol.
 

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what a cute tail .. when shall we see the rest ??
 

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I have never heard of or seen a sugar glider, but gotta say that pic is sooo cute x
 
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Hopefully we'll see the rest in a week or 2.
More body parts and even joey butts will start to stick out soon.


Here's a cute pic I took of the mom, Silvara, yesterday:



She's a chubbie cutie pie!
 
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Gliders are not normally naturally sociable with humans. I'd say that it's safe to compare them to feral cats: they're wild by nature, but once you gain their trust then you become a member of their family.


Even when gliders are handled from the day they come out-of-pouch, although they trust the person that raised them, they normally don't automatically trust other people. 2 of my gliders bonded to me within just about 2 weeks. On the other hand, it took me almost 6 months to bond with Sugar and Spice.


Once you're bonded to them it's TOTALLY worth it!
As you can see by the pic...lol
 
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Well, today one of the joeys was almost entirely out of the pouch!
 
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Well, here's a new, less freaky-looking pic




The one in the pic is a female and is a mosiac. She's going to be SOOOOO beautiful!
 

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Awww, cute little pink boogers!
the one's tail looks like a little worm


BTW, that pic of Silvara sitting in your hand...so cute! She looks like a little Sugar- Glider Buddah

 
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They aren't quite as boogery-looking now, eh? Heehee. It's amazing how just 9 weeks can turn a tiny rice-sized, slimy booger into a cute, naked, wrinkly joey.


I think Silvara IS the Buddha of gliders cause she certainly expects to be worshipped!
 

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Originally Posted by TortieBaby

They aren't quite as boogery-looking now, eh? Heehee. It's amazing how just 9 weeks can turn a tiny rice-sized, slimy booger into a cute, naked, wrinkly joey.


I think Silvara IS the Buddha of gliders cause she certainly expects to be worshipped!
lol
bless


i can't wait till they get furry
How long does that usually take?
 
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I'm not exactly how sure it takes for them to fur up since this is my first time dealing with joeys, but I was told that they should have their fur should come in in a few days. After that it will continue to grow and fluff out.


I'm waiting VERY patiently cause I want to know whether or not the girl will be a platinum mosaic or a gray mosaic.
If she darkens up then she'll be a gray, if the color stays as light as it is right now then she'll be a platinum mosaic! Woot!
 
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