|Posted by:|| Whisper|
|Subject:|| Sleeping Habits|
|When:|| 5:26 PM, 16 Sep 2000 |
|IP:|| 220.127.116.11 |
Subject: sleeping habits
Posted by <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">whisper</a> on September 13, 2000 at 17:33:29 from 18.104.22.168<p>
I purchased my glider about three months ago and because it was in the summer, I was able to stay up late to give him a lot of play time. He will usually wake up around midnight, and since I've started school again, I cant stay up that late to play with him. I've tried waking him up earlier in the evening, but all he does is find a hiding place and go right back to sleep. Any suggestions on how to change his sleeping hours? I feel so bad that I cant play with him anymore. Any suggestions are appreciated.
|Posted by:|| Mary|
|Subject:|| sleeping habits|
|When:|| 5:27 PM, 16 Sep 2000 |
|IP:|| 22.214.171.124 |
<title>Re: sleeping habits</title>
Subject: Re: sleeping habits
Posted by <a href="mailto:email@example.com">Mary</a> on September 14, 2000 at 16:24:22 from 126.96.36.199<p>
In Reply to: <a href="31286.htm">sleeping habits</a> posted by whisper on September 13, 2000 at 17:33:29:<p>
I have trained my glider to wake up between 8:30 and 9:00, it was very hard to do, took over threemonths, and I had to do it every single night....let them sleep late one night and you must start over. <p>
Now what time does your glider naturally wake up? Take that time and try to wake them up an hr earlier. Make sure the room is plenty dark, and have plenty of treats ready. If the glider just higes and goes abck to sleep, then wait another 20 minutes and try again using the same method. Every single night do this......you will find that over time the glider will wake up on its own an hr earlier, or however long. When you notice that the glider is getting better about being woken up...then you can wake them up about 15 minutes early the next night. Following the same process as before. It takes a very long time to train this wau, but it does work. When I got my glider he never got up before 11 or midnight and sometimes not before 2 am. Now ever single night he starts waking up between 8:30 and 9:00. It took me at least 3 months to do, and anytime soemthing happened and I couldn't wake him ip early then it was like starting over he wanted to sleep late again. Another thing that helps a lot is the lighting in the gliders room. Make sure the cage is close enough to a window with the shades open so that they will go to sleep when the sun rises. Often times people keep their gliders in rooms where a lot of sunlight doesn't get in. If you wnat them to wake up earlier then they have to go to bed earlier. They will go to bed when the sun rises, if they know its daytime. Without much sunlight they don't know when to go to bed.<p>Good luck.
|Posted by:|| Skyler, RoxyCLF|
|Subject:|| good idea mary ,but......|
|When:|| 12:51 PM, 17 Sep 2000 |
|IP:|| 188.8.131.52 |
Hi Mary,I Think that was a great idea. But I have a couple questions.... When you give them treats to wake them up at night does it interfere with their dinner? I would love to give Skyler treats all the time but I am afraid he will get fat And what kind of treats do you use to when you are waking them up at night? I love the idea and would like to try it
Courtney(me) & Skyler the glider
|Posted by:|| Mary, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|When:|| 1:18 PM, 17 Sep 2000 |
|IP:|| 184.108.40.206 |
Hehe well please remember that they are awake for many hrs in the night, and will keep eating throughout the night. I usually would use a type of baby food that Peep really liked, his favoriet is called Fruit Medly, but he likes a lot others. I don't give treats every night now, I just didi this to encourage him to wake up. Think about yourself and how hungry you are when you first wake up. Gliders need a little something to help with energy. Sometimes I would also use part of his diner. Like I would give him a piece of fruit, or some licks of the leadbeaters. Don't give so much that they can't eat diner...but give enough so they are able to wake up. As for the glider getting fat...as long as they are on a goiod diet, and get plenty of excerise I wouldn't worry too much about that. If you seeyour glider getting fat then deffinitly cut down on any faty treats. If a glider has some type of excercise wheel they normally get a ton of excercise each night.
If you do try this expect them to not wnat to get up the first few weeks. Don't force them into anything but encourage them with the treats, and with dark lighting. Try holding and petting them to wake them up. If you try to wake them up at the same time everynight they will start to wake up easier...just like us humans. When the alarm clock goes off most of us don't want to get up...but if it goes off at the same time everyday...lots of times we can wake up before the alarm even goes off...our bodies lets us know that its almost time to wake up. Gliders respond much the same way.
|Posted by:|| Skyler, RoxyCLF|
|Subject:|| mary, thanx!|
|When:|| 8:24 PM, 17 Sep 2000 |
|IP:|| 220.127.116.11 |
thanks for giving me the info,I am going to try it tonight and work with it for a for a while. thanks again!
Courtney(me) & my glider, Skyler:p