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PostSubject: Same Sex Mating   Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:29 am

I wanted to post pictures of this since it happens frequently in my house. I have all girl gliders but one girl in particular tries to regularly 'mock mate' (I call it) with my other girl, Bindi. Perhaps it's a dominance issue, maybe some hormonal confusion during cycle. It quite startled me when I first saw it happen and then I heard from many people that it's semi common and has put a scare in quite a few owners. Because of this, I thought I'd note it here for any new owners.

She even bites the neck as a male would do so if you've never seen this, it can be startling.

From tonight:

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PostSubject: Re: Same Sex Mating   Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:09 am

Davie, good post! It startled me, too, the first time I saw it. I do see this as a dominance thing. Just like with normal "mating" you'll have to watch for mating wounds, they bite down pretty hard sometimes. However, the behavior itself is perfectly normal.

Shawna--momma to lots of fur-kids, 2 skin-kids and a beautiful grandbaby! Plant your hope with good seeds, don't cover yourself with thistle and wees--Mumford and Sons--Thistle and Weeds

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PostSubject: Re: Same Sex Mating   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:06 pm

I've never had it here btw two girls, but I HAVE had a female 'mock mate' a male. It was only a few weeks after they were introduced so I'm nearly positive it was a dominance thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Same Sex Mating   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:08 pm

My WFB does or tries to mate with my other two girls. I am completely positive it is a dominance thing. The glider she most often tries to mount weighs 20 grams more than her on average.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Sex Mating   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:32 am

My alpha females do it to your male mate. So I know it has to be a dominance thing.
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