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Jul 16 2017
01:25:37 PM
Why is my baby girl awake at 2:25pm when she suppose to be asleep???
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Jul 16 2017
05:17:09 PM
TaLuEl Starting Member 6 Posts
Thirsty, bathroom, woken up by cage mate. The possibilities are almost endless.

Enjoy the extra time with her. :)
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Jul 16 2017
08:28:11 PM
Joyful Starting Member Visit Joyful's Photo Album Joyful's Journal MD, USA 5 Posts
I got home from church and she was awake in the bottom of her cage. She was very moody
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Jul 16 2017
09:25:08 PM
TaLuEl Starting Member 6 Posts
It won't be the last time either. :)

As long as she's eating normally, I wouldn't worry.

Does she have a cage mate?
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Jul 17 2017
12:06:16 AM
Joyful Starting Member Visit Joyful's Photo Album Joyful's Journal MD, USA 5 Posts
Not yet. I wanted to start with one because I have horrible allergies. I can barely handle my dogs. They even have caused me to get sick. So I want to see how my allergies will do.
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Jul 17 2017
03:26:39 AM
Tiakristin3 Super Glider Visit Tiakristin3's Photo Album 352 Posts
Hi Joyful,

I understand your concern about your baby girl. Like you, I have a single, female glider. Since many people agree that sugar gliders do better with at least one companion, I've been keeping a close eye on her for depression, changes in appetite and/or behavior, over grooming, self mutilation, etc. that can sometimes occur with single gliders. I've seen my little one walking in circles at the top of the cage. Repetitive motions like this can be a sign of depression or boredom (although she only does this in her travel cage, never in her larger cage where she has more room to run around). Occasionally I find my little girl asleep on the bottom of her cage and moody as well. Even though it may mean nothing, it makes me nervous so I've taken her to the vet. One time everything checked out perfectly. Another time they suspected parasites. Scary sounding, I know. But after a course of antibiotics she is now doing great. A wellness exam by an exotic vet is always a good idea to make sure our little babies are healthy and doing well.

Although gliders are nocturnal, it's not uncommon for them to be awake in the middle of the afternoon, or asleep in the middle of the night. Their schedules can vary, for many reasons. Like TaLuEl mentioned, she many be thirsty, hungry, or needing a 'bathroom' break. Or she may be restless and need to stretch her legs, so to speak. Do you have an exercise wheel for her? Toys for entertainment and stimulation?

With single gliders, it's important that you spend extra time with them. In addition to giving my girl lots of attention at home, I try to bring her with me whenever I go out (in a safe, zippered bonding pouch). She's been to restaurants, movies, and even the dentist. .

I would continue doing what you're doing, keeping an eye on her and being vigilant. Make sure she's eating, drinking (you can check for dehydration by doing the tent test), pooping, and peeing. Have you had her very long? If not, she may just need time to adjust and get used to her surroundings. Enjoy your sweet baby girl!
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Jul 17 2017
11:08:01 AM
jdching Face Hugger 807 Posts
I got my first 2 gliders from PP, and they told me they were hypo-allergenic. In my case that turned out to be true. I can't hug my dog without paying for it, but my gliders have never caused me allergy problems. Rabbits and guinea pigs make me sneeze non stop.
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Jul 17 2017
06:53:39 PM
Joyful Starting Member Visit Joyful's Photo Album Joyful's Journal MD, USA 5 Posts
I think I'm allergic to her. I've been sick since I had you. Almost a week ago
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Jul 17 2017
07:41:23 PM
Joyful Starting Member Visit Joyful's Photo Album Joyful's Journal MD, USA 5 Posts
She's being pretty good today
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