In Reply to: introducing new gliders posted by Thresa on October 10, 1997 at 22:45:41:
: Thanks, G.Koller for your response to my question. Since I
: wrote that message, I've figured out that I need to go ahead
: and separate the couples until I can "properly" introduce
: them and they act like they can tollerate eachother's
: company. These guys sure take alot of time and patience,
: I love them. The newly introduced female is very dominate
: and wants control of the whole cage. My original male has
: the same temperment therefor they constantly display their
: "bigger than you" attitude. My cage was originally used as
: an indoor aviary, 4x4x2, my gliders really seem to like it.
: I really would like to put them all together, but I know now
: that it can't happen over night. Do you have any suggestions
: regarding encouraging them to mate?
: Thanks again!
I don't have suggestions on mating them, I haven't reached
that stage yet. I'm hoping to read from the bulletin boards
and learn a lot about that stage before our little ones
I've found that the female glider -- at least ours -- is much
more touchy and gets irritated much more often. But, I guess
I shouldn't complain, she is taking food out of our hands
and crawling into the pouch, willingly.
These little creatures are sure a lot like humans! It's
interesting to see the different "character" in each one.
Our little male glider, "Teeko", loves to climb around, running
frantically all around the cage, our little female, "Bandi",
stays on the floor of the cage most of the time, running around
in the ferret wheel to get her exercise. I'm just glad the
two of them get along so well.