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February 26, 2009

Yay, We Saw a Joey in Pouch!

February 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm by Admin Misty

We finally got to see one of Rikku’s joeys last night.  We were so excited when we saw a little black tail poking out of the pouch last night.  We thought for sure we’d be seeing tails a week or more ago.  It seems like whenever we see Rikku though, she’s got the babies stuffed in there pretty good.  Anyway, we were so excited about that one little tail, that you can imagine our surprise when we got a peek inside her pouch and saw a joey!  Before it happened, we could see the babies moving around like crazy under her belly & she kept going to the side of the cage to hide & re-adjust them.  I finally pulled back our cage cover & got a really good view of the backside of a little grey joey.  Then Rikku came out to the front of the cage & had her pouch still pretty open & was kind of grooming & adjusting the babies & we got a few really good pictures.  Judging by the size of this little guy (or girl), it shouldn’t be long before those babies are out of pouch.  I thought for a brief instant that I might have seen a little white baby in there too, but that may have just been wishful thinking.  With the grey baby still being so light, it’s entirely possible that what I saw was another grey baby or a baby tummy.  Here’s a fun picture we call “Rikku Smash” because she looks like The Hulk ready to bust out of jail…haha:

Sugar glider with joey in pouch

Sugar glider with joey in pouch