will a male sugar glider take care of a female sugar gliders baby even if he isnt the father?
Category: Sugar Glider Cages
Question by Marie: will a male sugar glider take care of a female sugar gliders baby even if he isnt the father?
I want to start breeding, and I have 1 fertile female and one neutered male, and I have access to fertile males, if I breed my female with a fertile male, and seperate the fertile male then put the neutered male back in the cage with her, will he take over as the role of the father, and help the mother with what the father would normaly do?
Answer by Sara
Usually gliders that breed are BONDED with one another. An unaltered male is not going to just go at it with a female because you want them to have joeys!
If, by some chance, they did breed, do you realize how stressful it would be to the gliders (who are, by the way, very prone to stress)?
As for your question of will the neutered male “take over” — there’s no way to answer that. It all depends on the individual glider.
In my own opinion, however, this is WRONG to do. Think of the animals — not what YOU want.
Do a bit of research to,
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