Sugar Gliders/sugar gliders
Can you tell the age of a sugar glider by it's teeth? If so, what do you look for? I recently purchased a sugar glider for my 11 and 12 year old nephew and niece and specifically asked for a baby. However, omeone else who had recently bought one told me that the canine teeth of the one I bought were much too long for it to be a baby. The one he bought is much smaller in size and you can barely see it's teeth. I know some of them can be hard to bond with, but my glider's teeth are so long that she draws blood when she bites--and, she will bite if you try to handle her at all.
No sorry the age can not be told by the teeth, some people say this can be done but its always just a close guess. Never actually accurate, when a glider is weaned properly it already has its adult teeth so yours shoud have its teeth. Your baby may be a month or so older than your friends but not by much. Its normal for even a small baby with teeth to bite and draw blood, they will do this for a good couple of months until they are truly bonded.
Gliders are not simple pets, I have a very very strict selling policy and do not sell to anyone who does not fit in it. Mostly because I had people out the wood work buying gliders and would return them after a month due to them not knowing how hard and expensive they were to take care of..The glider WILL bite..for quite some time, If you cant ignore it and just let it bite you then it will never become bonded with you. It will just always bite.
You HAVE to carry it in its bonding pouch as much as possible, I reccomend keeping it in there for an hour about 2 times a day..everyday. And holding and rolling it as much as possible. Also is it kept alone or with another glider? Unless you are very familiar with gliders I do not advise keeping a glider alone. Especially if your having a hard time bonding with it, If it stresses (which they do very very easily) It can start self mutilation, where they chew off their tail and legs.
Some gliders are just harder to bond with than others, I have had gliders for years and years and was given a joey who was only about 4 months old, he was given up due to his owners not being able to bond with him at all. 2 years later I still can not get him to bond with me properly. Just to keep you from waisting money and ending up with a glider who chews limbs off, I would contact a breeder and have them help you bond with the glider, that or seriously dedicate time to it or find it another home with someone who is familiar with gliders. They are very fun pets but can be very expensive and they have a ton of problems, both mentally nd physically if their nutrition, living and mental needs are not properly met. Even so much as the cage size and amount of toys can cause them to go off the wall. Let me know if you need further help with anything.My email is email@example.com. If you can send me some pics and what he is eating and how much and I can tell you if you got a true joey or a sub adult