Subject: Re: I'm suddenly the owner of a pregnant glider! Please help!
Posted by Thomas on July 11, 1999 at 15:35:09:

In Reply to: Re: I'm suddenly the owner of a pregnant glider! Please help! posted by Tim on July 11, 1999 at 11:17:23:


The mother will do fine without the father. Just help
her out a little by giving her at least a 50% insectivore
diet. A midafternoon snack of watermelon, a cricket, etc
will help her feel comfortable with you. Just reach your
hand in the box to give it to her, but give her plenty of
space to get adjusted to her new environment. Use your
instincts on what you believe she needs. Fear of the
mother eating the babies shouldn't even be a consideration.

You can give her suppliments, most people do. Just don't
overdo the suppliments. Once or twice a week is sufficient.
Don't suppliment her too much either. Natural is better
than vitamins.

If you treat the animal well, that will improve her
treatment of her babies.

Don't worry too much about her. Give her plenty of
attention, but also time to adjust to her surroundings.
Taking your clues from her is the best, she'll tell you
what she needs.

I don't rely on the Brisky's as a sole source, because I
haven't ever found which diet they based it on and what
it is made of. Using it should be OK, because it has
been time-tested by other glider owners. I still believe
more in fresh fruit and veggies ... and well-fed insects.


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