Hey everyone I need some help here. I would like to get a colony of gliders for my male glider who is by himself, I don't want him to be lonely when I bring him home. Here's my dilemma I've searched for months now for gliders all over New York and can't find any( even though there should be a lot around this time). The only place I can find is in Texas thepetglider.com website, even though they ship I don't want to do that to them I would love it if a couple of you guys could help me get them to me. I haven't bought them yet but I would reply like to get this really cute and friendly colony. Please guys help me out here!!!
kazkoLittle Bunny FooFooTX, USA6603 Posts
May 18 2012 : 08:39:52 AM
Hi Steph. I dont mean to be negative, but please know that introducing a single to an existing colony is difficult and can be deadly. Just be aware. You might be better off just finding one other for starters. There are two sanctuaries in North Texas who certainly have singles available and there are more second-hand sources much nearer to you.
Hi Steph. I dont mean to be negative, but please know that introducing a single to an existing colony is difficult and can be deadly.
I have a lone glider who is about 4months old. I've been trying to find a rescue to take in so she can have a friend. Most of the rescues I've found are bonded pairs. I'm not going to split up a pair. But would it be unwise to try to introduce Luna to a pair? If another lone glider is a much safer option, I'd like to know now.
JazzNZoeysmomZippy GlidershortsUSA5349 Posts
May 18 2012 : 11:43:49 AM
You can intro a lone glider to a pair. I intro'ed Jasper & Zoey who have been together since they were 8wks.... to my Kodah who had been alone since he was 8wks....I got him when he was 5mo.
Just do it one on one...don't keep the bonded pair together and try tossing a lone glider in with them or even do an intro with them together...they could gang up on the single glider.
I did Jasper & Kodah...let them sleep together in the pouch all day ON ME...so I could monitor. They went back to their prospective cages that night.
Next morning I did Zoey & Kodah, again letting them sleep on me for the day. Back to their own cages that night, then the next morning I took them all 3 into the tent. They dove into the pouch and slept together all day. I cleaned the cage they would share and put them into it for the night. I stayed up all night making sure no fighting broke out. They've been together since.
ResaJaneFace Hugger409 Posts
May 18 2012 : 12:59:05 PM
I did pretty much the same thing JazzNZoey did when I introduced the 2 year old I rescued to the two joeys I got for him as buddies. I did it a lot slower though b/c there was such a size difference between REmi and Taz (Taz was half Remi's size). I kept them in separate cages next to each other and switched out their pouches every night then I'd keep them all in the same pouch around me during the day for a few weeks. They are all happy cuddle bugs now and will be getting two new play mates in about 6 weeks :)
som3randomp3rsonFace Hugger942 Posts
May 19 2012 : 12:55:34 PM
Thanks ResaJane and JazzNZoeysmom. I've been looking at the gliders at LGRS. And there was another rescue in Texas I contacted. I think the woman who is in charge of it is named Val? Maybe I'm mistaken (I'm really bad with names), but I think that was it. I'm still waiting on a reply to that e-mail, and I haven't yet contacted LGRS. It just seems so much easier to find a rescued pair over a rescued single glider. Good to know that introductions between a pair and my Luna are just as possible. She really needs a friend or two her own size.