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May 4, 2017

 Help please!!

I need help. Sorry this is a lot of information but I have done all the reading I can and need more direct answers. I have two neutered boys (owned for a year and a half), and two females (owned for about a month). I admit I was not a very good glider mom with the boys from for the time I've owned them. They were very difficult and almost aggressive. I attempted bonding in a pouch and was unsuccessful. So during the year and a half I upgraded their cage to a large one and was always buying them new additions for the cage to keep things fresh. They do know who I am will take treats from me even let me pet them but as soon as I try and pick them up they back away or if I'm letting them smell me they will begin to lick and eventually bite. I'm trying to not pull away but is difficult to stop that reaction. After getting the females we left them separate for the first week to acclimate along with switching items in both cages. When it came time to introduce I put them in a nuteral area and seemed to go fine. We combined the girls large cage with the boys larger cage and made glider mansion. After the first few days together my smaller male and female have been getting into fights where they crab and lunge at each other from across the cage. In the last couple weeks I have been making a valid effort to be using a bonding pouch and scarf along with taking them with me on small errands, doing chores and watching tv. I think that's enough for his entry but there is more......

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May 06 2017 : 06:16:05 PM
BYK_Chainsaw
almost sounds like you rushed the introductions, did you clean out BOTH cages before combining together, once introduced they should be put in a scentless cage. We have a 7 colony, one female sleeps well with all other, but awake she is a real ... meanie... and is very aggressive to SOME of the other gliders in colony some nights. other nights they are fine.

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May 06 2017 : 06:11:56 PM
BYK_Chainsaw
i love using live mealworms as ONE bonding trick, they will climb on me for the live ones. dried mealies work well, but not as much. I think you need to progress to get them to walk on you first, then more to picking up. and then with some I SCOOP up like trying to drink water. pick up is only good for very well bonded gliders that really trust you. so first, 1. they walk on you. 2. you scoop them up, 3. you pick them up (some may never like number 3)

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May 04 2017 : 08:16:10 PM
Blossom15
opps posted too soon lol let me know how this works im new to this site so dont know alot u can private message me or email me mandeemottola@yahoo.com

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May 04 2017 : 08:14:26 PM
Blossom15
Hey so I also have a male who isnt fully bonded to me yet, he is about 1 yr old and he doesnt like me holding him unless in the pouch he will let me pet him from the pouch and will take food/treats from me but he isnt tamed at all yet its a working progress i think males are more aggressive. they say to put a shirt in the cage with your sent on it. i havent done this yet. Far as your male & female not getting along few yrs ago i had 2 males & i female i had to keep my female separate from the male she didnt get along with one, what i would try keep them separate and i would switch their pouches so they have each others sent and give play time daily with them together see if that works and then try to put them together again. let me know how th

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