Subject: Re: Vacation?!?!
Posted by Tara on June 30, 1998 at 00:45:09:

In Reply to: Vacation?!?! posted by Kristin on June 28, 1998 at 23:53:06:

: I am leaving for vacation in less then a month (July 18). I have no friends that would be able to care for my 2, 8 month old gliders. The only family member that could give any real care to my babies is my mom but she is coming with us. We will be gone for 7 days. My grandfather would be able to give them food and water but no real care. I can take them with me but the trip is 8 or 9 hours long, we are traveling by car. So my main question is will they be okay in the car that long and will they be sick with the smell of a new place. Or should i leave them home with food and water but no human contact for 7 days?

: Thanks SO MUCH for any advice or help,
: Kristin

Take your babies with you! I would suggest between now and then taking them in the car around town with you to get them used to driving. Both of my babies went on a road trip with me within two weeks of my getting them. Maybe that made the difference because I did it so early, but they are now both just fine with going on trips. I make sure that I take their favorite snack, especially the stuff they aren't supposed to have that they get only occasionally. If thier cage is reasonably portable, you might take that with you because they know it is theirs. I was also really worried about that when I got my first glider because everything I read said they are too fragile to be taken anywhere, but I don't think they're that bad.

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