Subject: Re: new friend for lonely male?
Posted by FROGGER on November 03, 1997 at 01:16:38:

In Reply to: Re: new friend for lonely male? posted by Clara on November 02, 1997 at 15:36:25:

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: : : I've had a male glider for 3 months. He's almost full grown now. The pet store said
: : : he was younger than he was. We didn't bond as well as we could have. I try to play with him
: : : as much as possible, but he wakes up at 3 or 4 am and it is difficult
: : : for me to stay awake long enough for him to be satisfied. He gets very
: : : upset if I mess with him at all during the day. When I put him up at night
: : : he seems heartbroken and will peer at me through the cage until I leave.
: : : He also barks sometimes. I think he is lonely and I want to get another one.
: : : I don't really want another male, but I don't really want to breed them either.
: : : Would it be better to get a male or female? I would prefer a baby so that we could
: : : bond.

: : I would say it would be best if you get a male if you don't want them to breed!
: : As for the one that you have try to wake him around 10 or 11 pm. that is when mine wake up and want to come out to play.

: Okay, but is it okay if I get a baby? Since mine is an adult (just barely) would he accept a much younger male? Do you think
: they would fight? Mine plays aggressively with me, biting and wrestling. Do you think the new one would get picked on?
: I am getting a bigger cage (at least 3 ft tall) because the one I have now is just big enough for 1 glider (16x25x18).
: I hope that will help.

If you get a young glider friend put it in the old cage next to the new one with your other glider in it (New cage) after a few day's switch gilders and cages. That is what I did with mine when I first got them I went and put them in the same cage at first and I thought the older "male" was going to kill the young female. once I got them to turn loose of each other the steps that I told you to take worked fine for me and my gliders.
Did you try a bonding pouch with the glider that you have now?

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