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Possible Bonding Technique??
Possible Bonding Technique??
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Apr 29 2019
06:44:43 AM
Hi everyone, had an interesting idea over the weekend. I noticed yesterday evening, walking by my gliders cage, they seem to get a little startled sometimes by my text message beeps and the phone ringing. So I wondered if I download some audio of sugar gliders (mom singing or maybe playful Joey's barking or something positive) and set those as my message and call alerts instead of the technical beep and boops we usually have, if maybe it might be a positive way for the gliders to recognize with us versus the complete opposite.

I know many people (I'm guilty) keep their phones on their person almost 24/7 and in many cases their gliders too (during their sleep time, not really 24/7) when we have them in our bonding pouches and they're going with us during the days, right along with our phones.

If anyone has experience or experimented with this situation, I would love to hear about their gliders reactions and how it went. Thanks everyone!
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Sep 07 2023
08:29:31 PM
kitsunedaemon Starting Member 5 Posts
I found that keeping my phone on vibrate works well. I realize this may not be a good fit for everyone but it works for me. My gliders are usually chilling in my bra or breast pocket or in my hood so I keep my phone in my back pocket or tucked into my boot.
It's also having it be normalized. It was unintentional (and I think pavloved) but when my phone rings it gives me anxiety and I usually relax by getting myself a treat (yogurt or applesauce in a squeeze pouch, yes I realize that's weird) and when I crack it open,my glider will pop her head out and get an offering for disturbing her. Now when she hears the ring she will come out and wait for the treat and I will chill with her while talking on the phone till it's over then we get a snack together. Idk if that answers your question but that's what's happened with me.
Just FYI, my phone won't ring unless it's work or family and it's a trigger from my youth that a ringing phone means that something bad is coming so I only have it ring in emergencies. Otherwise it's on vibrate.
Possible Bonding Technique??

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Possible Bonding Technique??