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Nose



Ahhhhh, the nose knows.... :-) Gliders have an extremely acute sense of smell, and smells are extremely important to a Glider! A glider will go around marking everything that he/she thinks belongs to them (even their Human)...so that any other Gliders nearby will realize whatevers marked is taken...so Stay Away, unless they smell the same!

* If you ever notice your Glider has a runny nose or is sneezing frequently (not grooming, but actually sneezing with no grooming) then you might want to get him/her to an experienced Vet, especially if their acting ANY differently, it is possible for a Glider to catch a cold, have respiratory infections, etc....

(Since were speaking of noses... we'd like to take this time to remind everyone to take time in life to stop and smell the roses. Life is short, hug someone and tell them how important they are! :-)


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Sniff sniff...
Noses are also good for being nosey. ;-)~
The Nose.       Mya being nosey.       Mya being nosey.


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Whiskers

Since were talking about noses, and are in the general area... lets talk about whiskers! What are they? And what are they good for? (besides being tickle-y :-) I never really payed much attention to their whiskers, untill I noticed in a photograph one day that Gliders had lots of little whiskers about their faces. If you look closely, there are groups of whiskers around the nose/cheek/chin area, as well as groups of 3 whiskers kind of behind each eye, on the cheek towards the bottom. There are a couple whiskers above the inside corner of each eye as well.

Why are they there?
Whiskers (or "Vibrissae"), serve as delicate sense organs of touch (and are equivalent to our fingertips). They can sense air flow/movements, vibrations, and act as 'feelers' in the dark. Whiskers are several times thicker than hair/fur, and rooted much deeper than regular hairs. There are tiny muscles that control each whisker and can move the whisker somewhat. (If you look in the first picture below, you can see the whiskers sort of flexed forward acting as 'feelers'.) Whiskers are arranged in patterns as individual, and unique, as our fingerprints. Neat huh?!


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Tickle-y Whiskers...
Whiskers       Whiskers






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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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