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Aug 14 2015
04:20:22 AM
Hi I'm gonna be a first time glider mom in about 10 days! I got the Brisbane cage a stealth wheel and a couple of cage sets and some toys, glass water bottles and I am getting a feeding station. Could someone please help with setting up the cage please? I'm getting three girls. They are joeys. They will be ready on 8/25. They are currently eating the blm diet. For 3 of them do they each get a cube ?
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Aug 14 2015
08:50:00 AM
Blue Nostalgic Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Blue Nostalgic's Photo Album 1422 Posts
In reply to your question on "cubes". The BML feeding plan is very specific and the amount of the frozen mixture to offer is one tablespoon per glider per night. Check the rest of the instructions to be sure you have them down pat. http://www.angelfire.com/nb/sugarglider/leadbeat.html

It sounds like you have the basic set up going along just fine. Other than your wheel, fleece set, water bottle and feeding station you may want to pick up some 'glider safe' toys. This would include anything that they can't get a nail caught in (rope, certain cloth, etc.) Wood is discouraged due to urine saturation. Small toddler toys are a favorite. Little army men or barrel full of monkeys type things to hang from the bars for them to knock down. "Reset" toys like that are a favorite. They tend to find a favorite toy...a little plastic bracelet or monkey and you'll find that they've taken it into the pouch with them. You can purchase toy sets online...but many people have a lot of fun rummaging through the dollar store for items that work. Plastic vines/flowers. Plastic shot glasses for foraging. A tupperware full of pom poms and fleece scraps as a foraging box. Put "toys" up in the search bar here and see what you come up with.

Have FUN with it and they will too. It's also good to change the cage up every once in awhile...get's boring in there, you know?
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Aug 14 2015
12:54:23 PM
Bossihamham Glider Visit Bossihamham's Photo Album Bossihamham's Journal 195 Posts
Congrats on your babies. For cage set up try placing the pouches and toys higher up in the cage. If you have a wheel you can attach to the side of the cage you can try putting it in the middle of the cage. As blue mentioned mix it up. Move stuff around after you wash the cage/pouches. Just make sure everything is higher than lower including the water bottle. As for your food 1 cube feeds 2 gliders so freezing them in cubes may not be the best for you since your getting 3. You can freeze the bml in a container and use a tablespoon to measure out 3 servings.
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Aug 14 2015
03:35:54 PM
Kel64 Starting Member 5 Posts
Could I use mini ice cube trays
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Aug 15 2015
12:20:59 AM
Candy Cuddle Bear Visit Candy's Photo Album FL, USA 8110 Posts
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As for your food 1 cube feeds 2 gliders so freezing them in cubes may not be the best for you since your getting 3.


Not all ice cube trays are created equal.

Use a standard kitchen 1 TBS measuring spoon and put 1 TBS water in your ice cube tray. Then add a second TBS to see if the cube space will hold a full 2 TBS for 2 Gliders. If the ice cube tray holds less than 2 TBS per cube - then fill each cube only to the level of 1 TBS - Then you would feed 3 cubes that are 1 TBS each.

If the cubes are a full 2 TBS - then feed 1 1/2 cube for 3 Gliders.
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