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Females - General Info


Weight- 3-5 oz  (Average adult weight, although some are lighter/heavier.)

Body Length- 6-8 in.

Tail Length- 6-8 in.

Sexual Maturity- 8-15 months (although it could be a little sooner or later) Females are 'seasonally polyestrous' in cycle. They remain in estrus (in heat), until they either breed, or the season ends. The seasons are governed by temperature and light changes. In captive Gliders, cycles can be very much different from that of wild Gliders. The uterus of a marsupial is divided and each side has its own vagina. The male's penis is bifurcated to match. There is a third tube that is for delivery and, in most species, develops just before birth and is reabsorbed after the birth. Marsupial eggs, unlike placentals, have a yolk. Nutrients are transferred across the yolksac wall and there is little contact with the uterine wall.

Heart Rate- 200-300 Beats per minute

Respiritory Rate- 16-40 Breaths per minute

Rectal Temperature- 97.2 F (not too far from some humans, so a good guess may be, if your too hot or cold, they may be too.)

Scent Glands- Paracloacal (alongside the cloaca), pouch, surface of the paws, corners of the mouth, inside surface of the external ear.

Life Span- 5-7 Years in the wild. Up to 15 Years in captivity.

Pouch - Female Gliders have a ventral abdominal pouch to carry/develop young.



* Both Males & Females have a Cloaca at the base of the tail, in which the reproductive, urinary, and
      gastrointestinal tracts open. (Meaning - (to put it bluntly :-) They use the same
     hole to urinate/deficate, have sex, and give birth.)
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The Cloaca...
The Cloaca.
Male or female... Do they act different? As far as behaviors (in my opinion)... I really believe it all depends on the individual Glider, their personality, and the Owner. They are all very unique, and can make wonderful little family members IF taken care of properly and understood. ;-)







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General Sugar Glider Anatomy

                      Ears - Oh my! What big ears you have! ~ "Better to hear you with my dear."

                      Eyes - Big eyes! ~ "Golly jeepers, where'd you get those peepers!"

                      Nose - Sniff...Sniff... ~ "Whats that smell?"

                      Teeth/Tongue - Oh my! ~ "What BIG teeth you have!" .... and alot of em'!

                      Lips & Smiles - Smile for the camera! ~ Love those little lippys! (just for fun ;-)

                      Fur - "What a beautiful coat daaahling!"

                      Tails - Tails are so cool!

                      Hands/Nails/Feet - "Love those tiny little hands and feet."

                      Patagium (gliding membrane) - "Look out below! Coming in for a landing!"



Male or Female?

                      What is it - Is it a boy or a girl? How to tell the difference.



Male Sugar Glider Anatomy

                      Head Scent Gland - That handsome balding look!

                      Chest Scent Gland - "To mark, or not to mark." ~ That is the question...

                      The Penis - "What the heck is that?! A worm? Intestines?"

                      General Male Info - Male Info IE: size, weight, sexual maturity, etc...



Female Sugar Glider Anatomy

                      The Pouch - Awwwwww! "Where babies come from..."

                      The Vagina - Its ok to say penis and vagina!

                      General Female Info - Female Info IE: size, weight, sexual maturity, etc...



Joey's (Sugar Glider babies)

                      Joeys - Some info on these precious wee little thumb monkeys, and how they get here. ;-)



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