So three weeks my fiance and I got a call from someone who had a glider and didnt know how to take care of her so she doesnt want her. So we took her in hopes to take her to vet on a healthy diet etc and find her a forever home.
As everyone knows we have 5 gliders three being adopted. But this one whos name is sugar mama(im changing it) we are having the hardest time. of course shes quarentined have vet appointment for next week. Shes allready been transitioned to BML diet from PP pellets. Nice big clean cage with tons of toys. She is so mean. I dont know what to do with her. We went in her cage to do daily cleanings and she attacks us. Then i washed my hands not realizing she peed on me a little. And went to my gliders cage to do there dailey cleaning and Sookie tried biting me and attacking me. Thank god she has no teeth cause she was mad. They are in complete different rooms and ends of the house. At this point we are at a complete loss. If anyone has suggestions or anything i would really appreciate it. I would love to keep her but i dont know what to do. I know its still early but we have tried everything we know to do.
Hmm, what have you been doing with her? Maybe their are some tips I could give you if I knew what you have been trying.
lilangelsSuper Glider315 Posts
Jun 09 2012 : 09:34:05 PM
She is just scared and needs to move much slower. I would guess she hasn't had much human conact.
TJones09Fuzzy Wuzzy1990 Posts
Jun 10 2012 : 12:13:39 PM
Just think of what she's been through and be patient.
There are ways to work inside the cage without her attacking you, see if you can get her out & into a bonding pouch using the inside-out trick, that way you can clean real good without interruption.
Then before you put her back in, try to see if she is less aggressive when outside the cage. In a safe, secured location open the pouch slowly and have a treat ready to bribe her when she pops out all crabby ('cause she most likely will).
You can try having a spoon of some licky treat ready, so your hands are not so close. I've noticed that my one glider that was that way behaved a little less aggressive when not in her cage but in her sleeping pouch, she didn't like the bonding pouch, so it still took time to work on that, it did help though.
You could also try the spoon trick from outside the cage & let her lick it off from between the bars.
Hang in there, consistency and patients are the winning combination.
Wish you best of luck!
kimbo6605Super GliderUSA274 Posts
Jun 10 2012 : 12:22:02 PM
When we got her she was sleeping in a little tiny plastic container with newspaper in it. So sad. We now have her in a cage with all open pouches. I have been giving her treats through the cage and shes not starting to come to us to get them. I will try the bonding pouch.