Category Archives: Fluffies & Warm-blooded

12 baby hedgehogs from 3 mothers born right before September

New lives born here before summer officially ends.

Day 2 – September 1st – Amy listening to ABC song while nursing her hoglets. At the moment in here we have 3 mothers with newborn babies. What a lovely start of September having 3 new arrays of hedgehogs!

 

Day 3 – Sneak peek into this albino mother’s nesting box. She made herself dirty which is a natural behavior to mix scents and avoid predators. We cannot give her a bath in the coming 6 weeks… But it’s all good. Housekeeping by us still on!

 

Sugar gliders mating

For humans the season of love might has passed. But for our animals the season of love has just begun.

Tonight we heard noises from the small mammals room and luckily found a pair of sugar gliders getting to mate. After a long rest since last year, two of the young adult males are mature now and started fighting for a girl. This is the dominant male who won the battle and then could not wait to start a vigorous mating, successfully.

Sugar gliders might look like rodent but they are just not as productive. They are actually marsupials from Australian forests. Litter size is usually only 1, or sometimes 2. Baby gliders are called joeys, like kangaroos and other marsupials. Joeys will stay in mothers pouch living and growing until they are completely weaned at 16 weeks.