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PostSubject: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:36 pm

I say neutered male but cannot say for 100% certainty. What do you think:

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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:02 pm

I wish I could blow the picture up on this computer.

But, it looks to me like a poorly done neuter at a young age. Sometimes, when they are neutered by methods that we would not condone on this forum, and when they are neutered very young (which those who do not use a vet for neuters will often do), then we are left with issues later on. This is particularly true if the glider happened to be a chryptorchid (meaning one or both testicles did not descend).

chryptorchid gliders will be sterile, but will also still have hormones. My Aramis still has one testicle somewhere up in his abdomen. He is sterile, but has an obvious bald spot and a mild smell when his cage mate goes into heat. He is also still amarous.

Since this one is young, it is not surprising that the chest scent gland is not noticable. It often is not in gliders neutered young.

That's my 2 cents.

I also know that there has been at least on person on the boards have a girl with a very, very small pouch. So, I guess that is a possibility.

I would take the glider to a vet. Or, at the very least, to someone in the area with a lot of experience. If the "next state" is VA , then maybe she is near Aimee (whom I think is in Arlington???) Or maybe she is near another community member with enough experience to feel that baby up and see what she has. LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:05 pm

There have been a few gliders that were hermaphrodites - both male and female parts. The bald spot sure does look like a maturing male but the belly shot is not really clear.

An examination by a knowledgeable glider vet is her best bet I would think.
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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:37 pm

That's another possibility.

Is she not able to FEEL the belly?

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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:01 pm

There are no testicles to feel though.

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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:49 pm

There would be a pouch to feel if she were a girl. With any female, you can feel the pouch and even open it a little if they are OK with that kind of touching. Also, if she watched closely, she would see her girl grooming her pouch on occasion.

And, if it is a boy (which I'm quite certain it is), then she will most likely see a penis sooner or later - esp. at his age.

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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:52 pm

I just posted in the thread. Jeez...I had apparently registered on GG a LONG time ago so I'm there as DCMuffin2007. Not sure where Let It Glide is in VA...but I offered any help I can give.
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PostSubject: Re: Male or Female?   Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:16 pm

I think it looks like a pom off neuter also.

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