As of right now, I only have 1 glider. Next Sunday I'm going to get a little girl and start the 30 day quarantine. After that, I plan on doing some intros and if all goes well, I plan on letting them share the same cage. (:
I'm feeding HPW Instant, fruits and veggies, and mealies as treats. When they share a cage how should I set the food up each evening. Right now Rue is eating out of one of those white trays that come with most cages. It's pretty good sized and has two squares. I've got four of those trays. Right now I use one for food and one for water.
When they start sharing a cage should I set her up a different tray on the other side, should I let them eat out of the same tray, or should I put some sort of plate at the very bottom of the cage with all their food?
TJones09Fuzzy Wuzzy1990 Posts
May 04 2012 : 08:32:13 AM
It wouldn't hurt to start out with 2 separate feeding stations, and if they end up eating together from both, you can continue with separate (just to spread the food around some, keep them actively looking for it, or you can switch to a shared food station. I like the kitchen, (I place it on floor of cage), I always place f/v in there. I used to place 1/2 the serving of hpw in there and 1/2 in a cage mount feeder, but now I put all hpw in cage mount feeder & keep just f/v in kitchen, they're the messiest. It's really up to you once you know they'll eat together ok, how to serve the food. I personally like having it spread out a little, even though I place the stations in the same place each night, they travel from one to the other, and I think that's a good thing.
Twist-n-ShoutsMomFace HuggerUSA406 Posts
May 04 2012 : 08:35:59 AM
I have 5 and I only use one plate some times two if all of dinner doesn't fit, but they all get at the same time or take turns but that's just mine they all get along great. If they seem to be food aggressive I would do two. I always feed extra to make sure everyone has enough. I find that the toddler plates work the best for me. Congrats on your new baby!!
JazzNZoeysmomZippy GlidershortsUSA5349 Posts
May 04 2012 : 08:58:01 AM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Twist-n-ShoutsMom</i> <br />I have 5 and I only use one plate some times two if all of dinner doesn't fit, but they all get at the same time or take turns but that's just mine they all get along great. If they seem to be food aggressive I would do two. I always feed extra to make sure everyone has enough. I find that the toddler plates work the best for me. Congrats on your new baby!! <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
Exactly! 5 here also and everyone gets along great. I do scatter foraging treats in various areas of the cage. So while they may have carrots on their dinner tray, I will also take a few & hide them in a hidey hole. Their kibble gets sprinkled in various areas also...hidey holes, ball pit, ect.
So while one is in the kitchen, the others are scattered eating what they find. They will also go in the kitchen and get what they want then take it to somewhere else in the cage. They will aslo take turns napping. One will nap while the other eats a bit. They'll work it out. It'll be ok.