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Joey growth up to 2 weeks IP

It is possible to see the joey through the pouch as a dark spot or small lump. However, it depends on the build of the mother and the placement of the joey. The mother can still hide her little joey in the back of her pouch. As exciting as this time is, do not check the female every day for babies, as this can cause unnecessary stress and ultimately lead to joey rejection or cannibalization.

Stats

  • Size - Doubled since birth, Similar in size to a small shelled peanut
  • Fur - None, pink
  • Development:
    • Eyes remain closed
    • Ears and eyes remain closed
    • jaw under developed
    • Feet are beginning to become more defined
    • Tail is becoming more defined
  • Mobility - Does not leave the pouch

Photos of mother sugar glider with joeys up to two weeks in pouch

Last modified: July 24 2018