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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2002, 11:55 AM
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Unhappy they killed one joey-any ideas?

I found one of my twin joeys on the bottom of the cage torn to shreds this morning. The other one seems fine-so far. I am wondering if it could have been that the nest box was too small. They could have smothered it accidentally and then eaten it or could have just killed it. One of her babies got killed once by another mother (I bought two females and they turned out to be pregnant and I didn't know) so I haven't had the best luck with her. I am going to buy a bigger nestbox today, but I don't know if the other joey is safe with them or if I should take it out and hand-raise it. I would really appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2002, 04:55 PM
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My friend has gliders and she hand feeds them when they leave the pouch to avoid the parents killing it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2002, 08:49 PM
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Do you have two females in the same cage? This is something that happens , one female kills anothers joey. ( one of the problems with colony breeding) . Also they say to increase protein for females as lack of protein has led to canabalism. Is this her first babies as this is also a reason, new moms sometimes eat babes.
How old were the joeys. But yes seperate the mom out or the other female but seperate. It is nice for dad to remain as he does alot of the rearing of the joeys.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2002, 08:51 PM
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But unless you are sure that it was mom that did this don't seperate mom from babe.
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