Subject: Re: For Jane
Posted by Jane on November 23, 1998 at 08:09:05:

In Reply to: For Jane posted by JessRoo on November 22, 1998 at 19:26:00:

You can easily hire a petsitter. I get the person to come in midday and remove the old food and add a container of mixed frozen fruit and vegetables every day. The glider is not awake and so does not escape and the glider is fed fresh fruit. It is easy to hire a petsitter and I urge every responsible owner to do jusat that if they must leave their glider for a while. I have done this once a year for three years now. As my gliders are in pairs they are fine for a short while on their own. They are a bit miffed when I return but frankly my chinchillas resent it more.
Responsible pet ownership is possible. This is actually more for anyone that may end up in a similar quandry as I am sure you will ignore most of this VERY reasonable advice.

: Excuse me, but I have no way of hiring a sitter because I do not trust anyone because they would either take her out to play and she would run away from the stranger or they would do something wrong. I am bringing her with me for 2 days. Then coming back once a day for 2 days to feed her at night. And she is staying alone for one night. She will have catfood that fills her up, a water bottle, dried fruit, some leftover Briskys and other odds and ends. This is an emergency and I have no other choice. I know she will not die because I have left her alone for more than that and she comes back to me barking and just as loveable as before. Actually, she is quite hardy and is fine alone in her huge cage with toys and such. I am sure she will be just fine and I am not worried. I had people email me and said that she would be fine too and that too many people over protect their gliders and think they are SOOO fragile, when they are not, well, mine isnt anyway. Good luck, and if anyone wants to email me please email me @
: Bye for now.
: -jessroo

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