Subject: Re: Good news & a couple of questions
Posted by Cynthia on September 03, 1999 at 07:15:10:

In Reply to: Good news & a couple of questions posted by Janice on September 02, 1999 at 21:30:02:

Im so happy! He was running around in his new room, I switched the rooms I didnt feel comfortable in the other one, and I went to go get him. I stuck out my hand so he might get on it, he came up to my hand, crabbed a little but I kept my cool and he licked my hand!!! My hands were clean-no honey or anything!!

That sounds so encouraging. I am glad that you are happy and it sounds as if he is too.

I also put on my people pouch after he climbed in it and he was sitting in there all comfy, not one crabb like he usually does!!

Again this sounds encouraging.

: How do you guys get your sugar glider in the people pouch when he wasnt tottaly used to you where you could put your hand in?

By hanging it in the cage as a nest and removing any other probable nests for it to use. The glider puts itself to bed in the hanging pouch and then you just remove the pouch during it's sleepest time and hang it around your neck.

: How did you get to that point?

By rubbing the glider through the pouch and talking to it with a soft comforting voice. Once the glider gets use to your touch through the pouch you can then move on to putting your hand into the pouch with it and caressing it and speaking to it.

: Do any of you know of a way I can seperate 2 rooms?

I am not sure what information you are looking for here. Are you seeking to partition off a section of a room and make one room into two?

: How did you get your sugar glider into its cage without it biting you or scaring it?

Same trick in reverse. Take the bonding pouch and put it glider and all back into it's cage while it is sleeping.

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