As I get used to our gliders, i use a scoop method, I put my hands around them then bring my hands together under them, to scoop them up like an ice cream scooper. I feel this leaves the top area above their heads open and they tend to not get as nervous, this also means if they really are freaked out instead of biting they can still just
jump out of my hands and run away. I can adjust the scoop to do quicker and pull them away from cage or stay in cage and see what they will do.
I think of a bite as really hurting or bleeding, I think of a nip as no blood and less pain, as the gliders get used to me picking them up the nips get less painful.
some of my gliders, my most bonded one gus, will still nip and groom and pull my hair on my head and arms and legs at times. A small bobo on the leg is something to
groom and eat into. the longer I stay in glider room with them, if they dont go back to sleep in pouch, and stay up with me, the more gus finds spots to clean and gloom and eat. so sometimes I have to really move him away, either just a push or I pick him up
and move him away.
I would use a piece of fleece on my hand if I handle a glider I think will bite hard.
I also get newer gliders I can't pick up to walk on my arm or hand by putting a treat, dried mealworm, just out of reach so they have to get on my hand to get their treat.
if moose is running around on you that is a good sign. he is getting used to you and your scent, keep it up as many nights as possible.