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Feb 09 2020
07:57:57 PM
Im looking to get some new toys for my gliders to play with. Does anyone have any good suggestions? They have a ton of climbing toys, a foraging log, ball pit, monkeys, toy dinosaurs, and large beads (both hanging and in the ball pit). Theyre 10 months and 9 months old, and are just about big enough that they need a bigger cage, but unfortunately my husband was laid off recently and their new cage is on hold for a bit. Id like to make the one they have as enriching as possible until I can afford a cage with my jumping space. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!
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Feb 09 2020
10:10:36 PM
SillySuggies Joey 26 Posts
plastic bird toys, or maybe try to make your own. bells, beads, foraging bowls, baby toys, a stip of fabric just lain at the bottom of the cage, anything that makes noise, cork, things to climb on, c links, monkeys in a barrel.
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Feb 12 2020
03:01:52 PM
Rosenbaumn Starting Member 5 Posts
Id definitely recommend a wheel, the best one I could find was the medium sized silent runner from chewy.com paper towel or toilet paper tubes, whiffle balls or toothbrush covers with treats in them for foraging.
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Feb 13 2020
12:40:06 PM
devoted101 Glider Visit devoted101's Photo Album USA 97 Posts
My gliders and I are a fan of the Silent Runner Wheel (I do not know if Exotic Nutrition is the only maker/seller of that or not but it is where I got mine).

Personally the config I like is the wide autoclean track with the cage attachment. Needless to say they always prefer the wheel that is higher in the cage than the lower ones.

The pros: no middle bar, attaches to the side of the cage, the wide track gives a little extra room for leap-frogging gliders, the "autoclean" does not catch their toes nor does it allow waste to collect in the wheel*

The cons: it is more expensive than the other wheels. The wide track, autoclean, and cage attachment are sold separately (though there are some bundles with these options), it can at times take 2 people to attach the wheel to the cage depending on cage, location, human arm wingspan, and the "autoclean" needs to be cleaned as frequently as any other track BUT at least it does let some waste drop which makes it not as bad as a regular track. That said, keep on your usual cleaning schedule with it despite the misnomer.

Their color options are neither here nor there. The glow-in-the-dark wheel cover is a little cool but it is not like it will offer much glow as you can imagine.
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Feb 13 2020
12:44:18 PM
devoted101 Glider Visit devoted101's Photo Album USA 97 Posts
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Originally posted by SillySuggies

plastic bird toys, or maybe try to make your own. bells, beads, foraging bowls, baby toys, a stip of fabric just lain at the bottom of the cage, anything that makes noise, cork, things to climb on, c links, monkeys in a barrel.



SillySuggies, could you explain more in terms of "anything that makes noise," this is new info to me and I am very interested.

My gliders love foraging toys and cork logs. I have come to making my own toys once I saw the price tag on many on the known glider stores on the web and I recognized the raw materials used. I'm rather proud of a cork swing/forage toy I have recently made.

I get cork logs and make hollow "trees" with some treats at the bottom (once they climb down through some of my fleece "leaves" and pom-poms that is).
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Feb 16 2020
08:40:35 PM
SillySuggies Joey 26 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by devoted101

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Originally posted by SillySuggies

plastic bird toys, or maybe try to make your own. bells, beads, foraging bowls, baby toys, a stip of fabric just lain at the bottom of the cage, anything that makes noise, cork, things to climb on, c links, monkeys in a barrel.



SillySuggies, could you explain more in terms of "anything that makes noise," this is new info to me and I am very interested.

My gliders love foraging toys and cork logs. I have come to making my own toys once I saw the price tag on many on the known glider stores on the web and I recognized the raw materials used. I'm rather proud of a cork swing/forage toy I have recently made.

I get cork logs and make hollow "trees" with some treats at the bottom (once they climb down through some of my fleece "leaves" and pom-poms that is).



most gliders love things that make noise. i got a baby bottle and filled it with beads and they love to roll it around. i also got mini rattles, and bells are some of their favorite. some cat toys that jingle (but without catnip!) are also good. hope this helps
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Feb 18 2020
03:05:49 PM
devoted101 Glider Visit devoted101's Photo Album USA 97 Posts
Ive added some of the aforementioned cat toys and a couple of little rattles. Not sure if they played much with them last night or not but I'll keep trying new things with how those toys are presented in the cage to see which gets their interest best. thank you again
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Feb 18 2020
05:59:38 PM
SillySuggies Joey 26 Posts
sounds good! some cheap ones you can do are if you take the ring off of plastic water bottles and cut a slit in them. my gliders love rings and bring them in the pouch with them XD
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