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Joey growth up to 4 weeks OOP

Around this time you will see your joey's personality start to come through. Joeys can be held up to about a half hour at a time. The baby can very active at this point, so be prepared for little jumps or leaps from your hands at any time.

Stats

  • Size - Size and weight becomes difficult to break down into age categories as joeys mature. Captive sugar gliders vary greatly in size and build. The main concern with joey development is that the joey continues to gain weight and mature. The ranges given here are approximate.
    • 3 week OOP 16-26 grams
    • 4 weeks OOP 18-28 grams
  • Fur - Joey is completely furred on its underside, its tail and body fur will start to thicken and begin to fluff out
  • Development:
    • Vocally starts to explore different sounds it can make
    • The joey is still stimulated by the parents to eliminate waste
    • Ears are now up and consistently moving picking to hear new sounds
    • Teeth are developed
  • Mobility - Joey starts to make small jumps or hops when being held. The joey may ride around on mom or dad's back or start poking out of the nest

Photos of joeys up to four weeks out of pouch


Gray joey about 3 weeks out of pouch


Creamino mosaic joey about 3 weeks out of pouch


Gray joey about 3.5 weeks out of pouch


Male joey about 3.5 weeks out of pouch


Female joey about 3.5 weeks out of pouch

Last modified: July 24 2018