Subject: Re: Need some advice.
Posted by Cheri on July 26, 1999 at 16:16:35:
In Reply to: Need some advice. posted by Lisa on July 26, 1999 at 15:26:08:
Reply is in the body of your message:
: My two babies (Tarzan and Jane)are about two and a
: half years old. I have done a lot of research on
: bonding and stuff to get them tame. But nothing
: is written on how to tame older gliders such as my
: babies. I have gave them treats and talked to them.
: I have carried them around in a pouch I made. But
: Im afraid that they are to old. I have had them for
: a month or so*****LISA, THIS IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TIME FOR THE BONDING TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE. ARE THEY ANY FRIENDLIER WITH YOU NOW THEN WHEN YOU FIRST GOT THEM? IT TOOK MY BABY A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO REALLY WARM UP TO ME WHEN I GOT HIM, AND HE WAS ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS OOP. IT DOES TAKE MORE TIME WITH ADULT GLIDERS, BUT IT WILL HAPPEN. DON'T GIVE UP, THEY WILL COME AROUND EVENTUALLY. SPEND AT LEAST 2 - 4 HOURS/DAY WITH THEM (INCLUDES POUCH CARRYING TIME). CONTINUE FEEDING THEM GRAPES AND FRUITS FROM YOUR HAND. PUT A SHIRT OR SOMETHING THAT SMELLS LIKE YOU IN THEIR CAGE, LET THEM HAVE CONSISTANT ATTENTION FROM YOU. and I love them lots, it's just I don't
: want them to be afraid when I open the cage IF YOU WERE AS SMALL AS THEY ARE, IT WOULD TAKE YOU A LONG TIME TO TRUST THAT BIG THING (YOUR HAND) COMMING AT YOU TOO. My
: Tarzan is starting to get chubby. How many peanuts
: should I give him a day, GIVE HIM A PEANUT MAYBE ONCE A MONTH, THEY ARE VERY FATENING! How should I pick them up? VERY CAREFULLY, LET THEM SNIFF YOU AND COME TO YOU, REMEMBER, KEEP SOMETHING WITH YOUR SCENT ON IT IN THEIR CAGE SO THEY GET COMFORTABLE WITH WHO YOU ARE (THEY RECOGNIZE ONE ANOTHER BY SCENT).
: And I have read that you should never try to catch them
: in the cage (Like chase them around), is that true? YES I'm
: also afraid to take them out of the cage when they are
: on the side (clinging to the wire) because I know how
: fragile they are. Any thing you can help me out on is
: Thanks, Lisa