Subject: Re: Throwing Gliders???
Posted by Tiffany on August 20, 1998 at 23:49:13:
In Reply to: Re: Throwing Gliders??? posted by Kim on August 20, 1998 at 22:23:45:
I think it also says in Caroline's book that you can offer your
glider a treat to glider to you from a high place (seeds, nuts, etc.) We put a rope over the ceiling fan and E climbs up there, then glides off. She also glides off my husband's shoulder to the floor. I don't think they glide much til they are several months old, but they WILL do it on their own (you don't have to throw them to teach them.) Also, try giving your glider to someone it doesn't know, then standing away from them...Eos will glide pretty far to get back to me then, too.
: As I said in my first post I DON'T want to throw my gliders. They glide fine. I have Caroline's book. I just want to know how would someone throw their glider. They have sharp claws that cling to skin. There was a couple posts earlier on people throwing gliders 30 feet just to see them glide. I just want to know how that is possible. I'm not going to ever throw any glider. Kim
: : I'm unclear as to why you would throw your gliders?
: : I have read in a book by Caroline MacPherson that you can teach your gliders to glide. If they've been in captivity for a long time they "forget" how to glide. She suggests you and a friend place the glider on top of a rolled up towel. You each hold an end and swing the towel (gently, not rapidly)and encourage the glider to glide.