Subject: Re: glider's claws
Posted by Brandi on September 25, 1999 at 16:06:58 from

In Reply to: glider's claws posted by Aimee on September 24, 1999 at 14:49:57:

: I am planning to get a sugar glider and have been reading
: some articles on the web about the pros and cons
: to having a glider.
: One of the articles, I forgot who wrote it, mentions that
: sugar gliders like to jump onto your face and their claws could
: scratch your cornea/eyes leading to blindness. I would like
: to find out from sugar glider owners based on their experience
: how probable this kind of accident is. If this kind of accident
: is quite probable,
: how do you deal with the claws without hurting the glider itself ?
: I read that some owner had his glider's claws clipped by a vet
: and then the glider became crippled or developed some
: sort of leg problem. Someone suggested that the claws might
: be filed naturally by providing a hanging instrument/beam
: with a rough surface in the cage, on which the glider may hang.
: Anybody has experience with this? Thank you for your information.

I have gotten a lot of face hugs from my glider, Fivel, but
the worst thing that has happened is he grabbed my lip. It was sore
for a couple of days because he really got a grip on my lower lip.
I can see how an eye injury could happen, but I wouldn't let
that stop me from getting a glider. If you really want one it is
a chance you have to take.


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