So, last night I was getting Rue out of his bonding pouch and putting him into his cage. He leapt onto his perch, looked at me, and made these three little clicking noises, each of them followed by a click. It almost sounded like a wheezing noise.
Around 5am he started barking, which is strange because he rarely barks at this time. When I went over to his cage to pet him, he made the noise again when he saw me. It was so weird! Is this normal? It doesn't sound like he's sick because he only makes this noise when he sees me! And it doesn't sound aggressive. What do you think it means?
prettyinpink5808Fuzzy WuzzyCT, USA1223 Posts
Apr 11 2012 : 09:43:18 AM
Who knows lol, my glider Mika will sometimes hiss when she has a yummy treat and she doesn't want anyone to steal it. She runs around the cage hissing haha. And when any of my gliders click they are usually happy with a treat or im snuggling them in their pouch. So, im not sure what it would mean if they did those sounds at the same time. But any behavior that is not the usual for your glider should be addressed by a vet. Its very hard to tell what things mean with them, could mean anything :/
Apr 11 2012 : 11:33:34 AM
Edgar does that every time I go in to greet him. I take it as a hello. Its a hissing sound with a click at the end. He also does it when hes playing with his toys.
ang211Super Glider219 Posts
Apr 12 2012 : 02:59:20 PM
Sometimes they hiss when they are constipated
suppressedtearzFuzzy WuzzyUSA1066 Posts
Apr 12 2012 : 03:52:35 PM
Does he hiss when he's going to the bathroom? Usually hissing isn't tied to something cute, more times than not it's a sign of tummy trouble.
Apr 12 2012 : 08:37:17 PM
will they bark if they are upset?
Apr 14 2012 : 04:39:02 PM
Maybe he is excited to see u???????????????
josiecSuper GliderOR, USA226 Posts
Apr 14 2012 : 05:46:07 PM
My femalw will hiss if the male in the cage annoys her too bad lol
Apr 14 2012 : 11:04:12 PM
That noise is communication between gliders. If he's directing it toward you- congrats! you are a member of his colony. He's happy to see you and wants attention from you.
Apr 14 2012 : 11:08:21 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by suppressedtearz</i> <br />Does he hiss when he's going to the bathroom? Usually hissing isn't tied to something cute, more times than not it's a sign of tummy trouble. <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
This is not true. More times than not it is communication. Gliders will make a sharp hiss at each other when they want the other to stop something, or if they are annoyed. They make long-softer drawn out hisses preceded by or followed by a series of rapid clicks or a short bark when they are communicating with another member of their colony.
Gliders that 'hiss' with constipation or a UTI make terrible almost screaming like hisses. It's very very sad to listen to while they are going. That being said, I've a few gliders here that will hiss while they poo and there is nothing wrong with them- vet checked for UTI's and are not constipated.
It is always good to get checked out though, if you notice the hissing while they are urinating or defecating.