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PostSubject: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi everyone! So after three failed intros between Bella and Lucy (Bella is in a Colony with three neutered boys) I gave up and decided to get Lucy a cage mate. She is a tiny girl and very developmentally delayed. She is about 6 months old. I ended getting a Joey from a well known breeder because I am honestly exhausted from the health issues that my other babies have had as they are all rescues. I come to find out the day after I got him that this Joey is only 7 weeks oop! I plan to keep him on the diet that he is on (Priscilla price diet). And put them together sooner rather than later.he has a clean bill of health. He seems to be acting and drinking and is doing fine. I'm just a bit nervous because I would have never willingly taken a Joey so young from its mother. I'm really sad and upset that this wasn't disclosed to me. Any advice is welcome, thank you!p
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Treat him just as you would any other Joey. Make sure he is eating well, get a fecal and wellness check and love him as you would any other glider. I would also weigh him at the same time everyday to make sure he is gaining weight.

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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:49 pm

Thanks Brenda! He's my first 'baby' age wise. Ooooo he's so darn cute! I'll weigh him tonight. He has a clean fecal and is healthy :)
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:01 pm

At 7 weeks, he is fine. Just treat him like a glider.

I would say, though, maybe not a very reputable breeder. I hope that you used the review sections of the forums and that you will consider leaving your own review.

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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Thanks very much Val!
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:46 pm

Something_To_Believe_In wrote:
At 7 weeks, he is fine.  Just treat him like a glider.

I would say, though, maybe not a very reputable breeder.  I hope that you used the review sections of the forums and that you will consider leaving your own review.

  
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:11 am

If a breeder sold you a 7 week old glider then I would not go on their word they did a wellness exam and a fecal check. Better to do it yourself and be sure it is done. Easier to treat one glider then all of them.

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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:33 am

Yes ma'am, I did a wellness exam at my vets. Clear fecal and clear exam. Dr Davis at Westgate is the best!
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:09 pm

Hey guys, im checking in...Glow Stick is 34 grams. At the vets he was 35 three days ago. Should i be concerned? Hes on vals green diet. I made him some glider crack because he is not eating well and he likes it.
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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:12 am

No, don't be worried. He is eating fine. VGV gives them more energy, and most gliders loose a little weight initially on it. Instead of the glider crack, you should give him larger portions of all of the components in the VGV.

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PostSubject: Re: A breeder sold me a Joey that was 7 weeks OOP   Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:38 am

Ok, thanks Val! He's just so teeny...
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