So today has been interesting with my two gliders. First off, I peeked in their pouch earlier to make sure everything okay. Rue was sleeping the way he usually does, on his back with his arms and legs sprawled out. I look at him for a minute, expecting him to wake up (he usually wakes up after just a few seconds after the light gets to him). He didn't. I nudged him a little. Still nothing. I said his name a few times and nudged him some more and he would still not wake up. At this point, I was losing my mind because I though that maybe he had died or something. After making a few kissy noises (his treat noise which is guaranteed to wake him up), he still would not move the slightest inch. So I scooped him up, with his arms and legs still sprawled out, him not even moving. I started crying and suddenly, one eye popped open. And then the other. I was SO happy and relieved that he got back to back treats for an hour. (: Cheerios are his favorites. Lively got a couple too! :D
Next....Liv. She's my little unpredictable one. I was setting up their food in the cage when all of a sudden, something landed on my head. The second she was on my head, she jumped off and was sprinting around our upstairs. This made me panic. I didn't want to lose her in my brother or sister's disasters of rooms, so as she was heading towards my brother's war zone, I dove down, slid across the wood floor, and caught Liv just in time! When I ran back into my room, I realized that in my panic, I left the cage door open. But like the good boy Rue is, he was patiently waiting for his food at the bottom of the cage.
Both gliders are COMPLETELY fine now and acting normal. Today was just an off day with them that ended in me having layers of skin ripped from my body. My knees are bleeding, but at least the babies are safe and eating right now!
okusandmanFace Hugger870 Posts
Aug 06 2012 : 11:18:57 PM
Oh Gosh. I've had moments like that. Once was with what used to be my vicious crabber J.D. (Junkyard Dog). My daughter was upset and told me she had died. I panicked at first, asked her why she said that? Apparently her cagemate Naomi had come out to eat but J.D. did not. And my daughter had poked the pouch she was in, and there was no corresponding lunging and crabbing. Uh-Oh. So I go in the cage, and take down the pouch. Not a sound. And usually if she even heard us near the cage she'd be crabbing - so I was sure she was dead too. I roll down the top of the pouch to look in the bottom and GOTCHA! Crab city. She was just really asleep.
sierranevadaKFace HuggerUSA804 Posts
Aug 06 2012 : 11:22:18 PM
It's a terrifying moment to think that one of your gliders has died. I was so ecstatic when he woke up!
StellaAnLunaFuzzy Wuzzy1063 Posts
Aug 07 2012 : 03:43:46 AM
I'm glad your babies are okay! <3
Zoe0206GliderFL, USA86 Posts
Aug 07 2012 : 11:13:23 AM
Oh wow I would have went into heart failure!!!! So glad every thing turned out well:)
Cora1Face HuggerTX, USA769 Posts
Aug 07 2012 : 11:18:42 AM
som3randomp3rsonFace Hugger970 Posts
Aug 08 2012 : 03:07:56 AM
Just wait until you see one of them dreaming. Soleil and Luna will both move and make noises in their dreams. The first couple of times it happened, I was CONVINCED Soleil was having a seizure. But then she'd wake up and look at me like I'm crazy.
Aug 08 2012 : 03:29:01 AM
My lil man would twitch his little pouch when he's sleeping in my lap and at first I though he was grooming but when I'd look his eyes were closed, now I know he's just dreaming! He chirps in his sleep too