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What does the "barking" really mean??
What does the "barking" really mean??
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Jan 22 2009
10:59:13 AM
Well, my sweetie barks at night and i was wondering what it really means?? I try to find an answer online but on some sides i found that it means they are "happy" and on other sides they say it means they are lonley....

What does it really mean??
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Jan 22 2009
11:05:02 AM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
I think they bark for different reasons - but if you have a lone glider, they are probably barking for attention. Or to see if another glider answers, which means they are lonely.

If you have only one glider, you should really consider getting him/her a cage mate.
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Jan 22 2009
11:09:21 AM
Anonymous - 4 Posts
Maybe a bit of both. ^_^
When mine bark...which by 'mine' I mean my little boy, my little girl is pretty solitary...If she wants attention she'll let you know...My little boy is an attention whore. Anyhow, when they first wake up, he barks. I've heard its to let you know they're up. Or mine do at least. And late at night if I haven't messed with them yet, he does it...but as soon as I let him out he stops. Or as soon as I give him a mealie. One weekend I was extra busy and 2 days had passed before I was able to let them out and they both barked nonstop until I did. So mostly, I believe its when they want attention. I know they make a kind of snickering sound when their happy. =PPP
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Jan 22 2009
11:26:19 AM
MESHAandGIZMO Glider Visit MESHAandGIZMO's Photo Album NC, USA 58 Posts
thanks, and also, whenever i rub his chin or belly he makes thouse "teeth-grinding" noises....
i know from my rabbit, that that means they enjoy it, does it mean the same with the sugar glider???
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Jan 22 2009
11:38:03 AM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts
I think it means lots of stuff too.If ours see a cat they bark faster than normal.I'm trying to tape the same glider barking in different situations but its almost impossible in the dark with a cheap camera to tell them apart.
This was last night.
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Jan 22 2009
12:35:57 PM
mccubbins7 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit mccubbins7's Photo Album USA 681 Posts
mine bark just to bark i think they use to bark and fight with one but not anymore..
i think they bark when they are happy and when they are hungry or just to CHAT =]
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Jan 22 2009
01:54:53 PM
GoddessKitty Super Glider Visit GoddessKitty's Photo Album USA 215 Posts
Honey (my only female) never makes any noise whatsoever. Knik is more the barking when he wants me to talk to him but if I come to play with him he tries to attack me. Knak makes a little noise but not much. He just waits for me to come and get him out. And Jester barks whenever he wants me to get him, talk to him, or feed him. I've been late feeding this week and he barks until food is in cage.
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Jan 22 2009
02:33:01 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I don't know why they do it either. I'll have all 6 out, running around like crazy, playing and then one will just stop out of nowhere and start barking. Sometimes the others stop what they're doing, but most times, they act like they don't hear anything and go about their business. I really don't hear barking all that often.
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Jan 22 2009
02:51:09 PM
valkyriemome Goofy Gorillatoes Visit valkyriemome's Photo Album USA 3478 Posts
There are different barks, too. There is the steady, rhythmic, "I'm barking to hear my self talk. Life is good." bark. Then there is the rapid, higher pitched, urgent, "What the heck was that sound?!" bark. Mine do both, any given night. They call from room to room with the happy "I'm in here! I'm happy! Are you happy?" barks, but then if some clutz falls to the floor of the cage, they can switch to the "I heard something scarey!" bark.

The joeys do a "I can't reach my mommy!" bark the first few nights that they are in their own cage away from the parents.

And, they all do a "Don't attack, it is just me" sort of yelp when they are heading into a pouch where another glider is already cozy.

And, every single morning at dawn, Razzle does her "I'm going to bed, Mommy! Come say goodnight to me!" bark.

To me, it is like a baby crying. If it isn't your baby, a cry is a cry. If it is your baby, you can tell the difference between a unhappy cry or a pain cry. Same with gliders barking. I can wake up out of a dead sleep for the alarm bark, but sleep right through the happy barks.
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Jan 22 2009
02:59:27 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
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Originally posted by valkyriemome


And, every single morning at dawn, Razzle does her "I'm going to bed, Mommy! Come say goodnight to me!" bark.






Ohhhh, the "I have you trained" bark!
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Jan 22 2009
03:10:55 PM
valkyriemome Goofy Gorillatoes Visit valkyriemome's Photo Album USA 3478 Posts


Mommy! Come do my bidding! And bring worms!!



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Jan 22 2009
03:35:15 PM
mccubbins7 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit mccubbins7's Photo Album USA 681 Posts
awww valkyriemome...
thats the cutest thing i have read today i love the way you said that and i was thinkin to myself that i have one that loves to bark to hear herself the other chrip sorta every once in a while... lol
i think they get sick of listin to her.. lol
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Jan 22 2009
03:37:57 PM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
I heard a realllly weird bark last night. It was the first time I've ever heard it, and I couldn't interpret what was going on. All of the colony was in the pouch, so I couldn't tell who the barker was. It was not at all rhythmic like normal barking...and it's lack of rhythm was really the most different thing about it. It was "all over the map" barking. * I stink at verbal expression - argh! * When I took the pouch out of the cage, it stopped. Does anyone recognize what the heck I'm describing?
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Jan 22 2009
03:45:30 PM
mccubbins7 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit mccubbins7's Photo Album USA 681 Posts
like one after another but from differnt fuzzys...
like they were all yelling..
mine use to do that tell i moved the loner out and now its just the lone barker who likes to hear her voice.. lol
is that what it sounds like??
lol sorry its hard to explain.. one cheerp after another but from different fuzzys..
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Jan 22 2009
03:52:32 PM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
Nope - One glider voice.
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Jan 22 2009
03:56:17 PM
mccubbins7 Face Hugger GliderMap Visit mccubbins7's Photo Album USA 681 Posts
intersting.. i dont know..
im sorry
What does the "barking" really mean??

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