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Oct 07 2019
06:30:20 AM
I recently got 2 but today I went to give them a treat at the bottom of the cage and they came to investigate and ignored the treat no crabbing or noise and bit hard 1 on the back of my hand and the other my arm not enough to draw blood but i pulled my hand back and they followed I don't think they did it out of aggressiveness this is the first time they ignored this treat is this part of the bonding process?
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Oct 07 2019
08:51:08 AM
BYK_Chainsaw Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BYK_Chainsaw's Photo Album BYK_Chainsaw's Journal USA 1166 Posts
I would say NO.

first thought, you had a yummy smelling scent on you and they were tasting it.

my gliders will get on my arm sometimes and start hard grooming, hard nibbling
or hair pulling. I gently push them away if they do this, they won't stop grooming
until they are happy they have done a good job for me. If they are gentle I let
them continue.

they are young? and testing their surroundings. The alpha glider letting you
know they are boss?

I had separate colonies at one time, after feeding and touching one colony I went
to the other colony and the alpha smelled the other gliders and bit and jumped and
ran and bit again, freaking out. you have dog, cat scents?
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Oct 09 2019
03:58:50 AM
Aaleyha Starting Member 5 Posts
I think they're still young the mosaic male is o.o.p 2018 and the dark female o.o.p 2016 the male who I named kodo seems to like me more where the female podo constantly crabbs at me but is only day 5 since I got them
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Oct 09 2019
09:54:34 AM
BYK_Chainsaw Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BYK_Chainsaw's Photo Album BYK_Chainsaw's Journal USA 1166 Posts

crabbing is very normal and natural. Let them crab, dont worry about it.

I wouldnt worry to much about the small bites either. give them more time
for the new home and new giant human.
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Oct 11 2019
02:42:18 PM
Aaleyha Starting Member 5 Posts
She is getting more used to me she is not crabbing as bad as before and kodo started barking this morning around 4 I we told that it means they're lonely and want to play or that they're excited
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Oct 12 2019
01:22:42 AM
BYK_Chainsaw Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BYK_Chainsaw's Photo Album BYK_Chainsaw's Journal USA 1166 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by Aaleyha

She is getting more used to me she is not crabbing as bad as before and kodo started barking this morning around 4 I we told that it means they're lonely and want to play or that they're excited



I can only tell you from mine, when ONE barks the other 5, ALL OF THEM,
freeze and refuse to move.
I have read that most people are not sure why they bark.
I take it as an alarm, telling all the other glider to stop and don't move
until I stop barking when the danger has passed.

I could be wrong, but if they are excited why would they all freeze the
entire time one is barking. same with wanting to play, wouldn't they be
moving around like a dog does? moving, jumping, climbing and barking to play?

Edited by - BYK_Chainsaw on Oct 12 2019 01:23:28 AM
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