I have my gliders in a room with no window. I have a light on a timer that comes on at 7 am and goes off at 7 pm. I sthis going to be ok for them?
TJones09Fuzzy Wuzzy1992 Posts
Apr 15 2012 : 04:13:47 PM
I think that although they don't require direct sunlight, that it is still recommended that they have a window which daylight can shine through to help regulate their schedule.
Apr 15 2012 : 04:19:27 PM
From what I have read online, it is reccommended that their room have a window so they can stay on the same day-night cycle. And it seems like there is a debate on whether or not the sun provides certain essential vitamins for gliders just as it does for us. Some say no way, some say absolutely... so to be safe I would want them in a room with some sunlight just in case.
Helen88ukFuzzy WuzzyUnited Kingdom1420 Posts
Apr 15 2012 : 04:28:43 PM
Personally I don't think gliders benefit from sun in the sense of vitamins, as they are nocturnal. So even though mine are in a naturally well lit room suring the day, they are still hidden away in a pouch, so they won't come into contact with the sun in that sense.
BUT, I think it is important for them to have access to 'natural' light in the room as it does regulate their sleeping patterns. I'm not sure a lightbulb would substitute x
lilangelsSuper Glider315 Posts
Apr 15 2012 : 04:42:54 PM
I've read some about the sunlight helping them absorb the vitamin d better even though they don't spend time in the actual sunlight it still filters through tree branches in the wild or some of it filters in the top of the pouch. If you have no access to natural sunlight you can try the UV light bulbs to give them some uv light during the daytime.
funfairSuper GliderKS, USA345 Posts
Apr 15 2012 : 06:54:09 PM
I am using UV bulbs and it is on a timer so it comes on the same time everyday and off at the same time every night. they act and look healthy but I just noted to self that they are yellowing a little on there belly's. If not from not having sun what else could this be from.
suppressedtearzFuzzy WuzzyUSA1066 Posts
Apr 15 2012 : 07:21:16 PM
What diet are you feeding them? They could also be staining from urine or marking.