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How to teach my glider to drink from a bottle?
How to teach my glider to drink from a bottle?
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Jan 19 2014
05:29:36 PM
Hello my baby girl glider 5 months old doesnt pay any interest to drinking from the dispenser bottle. at first she made an attempt and ever since she`s only drinking from a little cup. i tried to leave only the bottle but she doesnt drink any water. its not a problem for me to put a small cup in the cage but the water gets dirty so please advise me
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Jan 19 2014
05:51:42 PM
gliderdude1996 Joey 22 Posts
Ok i dont really let my gliders drink from a bottle anymore but we used to and had the same problem and what we did was smear some honey on the bottle then showed are gliders then wipe it off later so it dosent grow bacteria
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Jan 19 2014
06:07:50 PM
MoMo MaMa Face Hugger GliderMap Visit MoMo MaMa's Photo Album TX, USA 914 Posts
Some gliders just prefer a bowl. You can take the bowl out, so she has no choice to drink from the bottle. Since she knows where and how to use it I doubt she will refuse to drink from it when she needs to. You can put a little bit of 100% apple or cranberry juice in the water to persuade her to drink it and slowly lower the amount each night. Some people put a little bit of yogurt or honey on the ball, so they want to drink from it. Once she gets in a habit of drinking from it, remove the honey.

By the way, people hardly ever see their Gliders drinking water, because they drink such a small amount. Gliders get most of their fluids from fruits, so they don't drink water that often. Maybe you just don't see her drinking when she really is. To make sure she isn't dehydrated, pinch the fur on the back of her neck. If her fur stays up like a tent, she is dehydrated.
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Jan 19 2014
07:18:12 PM
shannonlcorum Face Hugger Visit shannonlcorum's Photo Album 538 Posts
You can do a few things here, try adding a little bit of apple juice to the water bottle. Just be sure to change it at least once a day. I've also seen covered bowls which will keep anything from falling inside and contaminating the water. I would be too worried about removing the bowl all together, not until you see her drink from the bottle some.

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Jan 19 2014
07:51:51 PM
Terri1967 Glider Visit Terri1967's Photo Album USA 101 Posts
I wouldn't remove the bowl from her cage. If she is happy drinking from the bowl there are other alternatives. Mine don't drink from a bottle. We have had too many problems with water bottles in the past with other animals and I don't trust them.

We have a dish that attaches to the side of the cage and I change the water daily and I actually see them drinking from the dish. I'm sure petsmart sells them or some other pet stores. They just clip to the side of the cage.

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How to teach my glider to drink from a bottle?

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How to teach my glider to drink from a bottle?