I have a large german shepard. sometimes while on the floor he will put his
very large paw in my face, he means no harm by it, but it hits my face and hurts.
My problem is, if the cat does do something harmful, on purpose or accident
it will probably happen to fast for you to stop and the cat is big enough for it
to be very hurtful to the glider.
For me that thought is to much for me to risk the gliders safety, the gliders are in the cage most of their life, a cat will be fine locked in a bedroom for an
hour or so while the gliders are out. so I keep my dogs and gliders separate.