I take the night food out in the morning when they are sleeping in pouch. they
don't come out for me during day. by 9am they are sleeping, very awake at 730 am for their last run around before sleep. then at about 8 pm they can start waking up.
The best thing I can think of, really, is just to get bonded better with them.
You could have a piece of fleece on your hands so you can stop the male from escaping, or do what you have to do, to keep him in the cage, without getting hurt.
another Idea, we have a very small carry cage, put on a fleece glove, open the cage and be ready to grab the glider as soon as he leaves pouch, then put him in small cage, or even bonding pouch, then let him out when you are done.