Jun 16, 2017
Trouble with sugar glider bonding!!!
I have had one female and one male for more than one year now and I still can't seem to bond with the female. The male was nice from the first day and is now bonded. The only trouble I have with him is that he always gets mad and bites when I trim his nails. But when ever I even try to get near the female she starts to crab and bite. Then when ever I try to pick her up she bites me and my fingers start to bleed. Please can someone help me?!!!
Jul 03 2017 : 07:17:47 AMdiddlydots
One last thing, try putting a shirt or sock of yours in her cage so she can begin getting used to your scent!
Jul 03 2017 : 07:17:05 AMdiddlydots
Also, i've read that the best way to get a not yet bonded glider out of its cage, is to wait for it to be in its little pouch, take the pouch out, then I usually fold the pouch inside out, remember they're grumpy when they first wake up, during the day, i usually get Stitch out in his snuggle sack, and just let him lay in the sack in my lap while i watch TV.
Jul 03 2017 : 07:14:18 AMdiddlydots
When you go to pick her up, dip your fingers in apple sauce, or give her some other treat, in most cases, eventually she'll learn that your hands are a good thing.
Jun 17 2017 : 01:15:53 AMBYK_Chainsaw
also some really good videos on youtube about bonding.
Jun 17 2017 : 01:12:57 AMBYK_Chainsaw
many things you can do to start getting her to trust you. a few I would do. sit by cage at night when she is awake, open door, talk to her, and offer her live or freeze dried mealworms. making her come closers to get the treat as the weeks go bye.
another, sit in a small glider safe room, PUT them out of pouch, then hide pouch, making them roam room with me sitting with them, don't get all finger poky, just read a book for an hour and let them go around or not go around.
put her in pouch/bonding pouch, talk to her, try to pet her, NOT let her bite me. offer her a treat, and just let her be around me. about 1-2 hours, increasing time if she seems happy. don't forget apple slice for hydration or just offer her water from water bottle.
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