Tonight--or rather, this early morning, about 30 min. ago--Batman got into a very playful mood. After not being on his Stealth Wheel in forever, he got it into his head that he should work out. Maybe he understood me when I said we were bringing Catwoman home later today? Who knows. Either way, he decided he was going to get in shape.
So, while he was playing, I managed to steal his pouch for a washing! Muahahaha! Trying to out-maneuver him in the past was a no-go. I simply do not, as a human, have better reflexes than a sugar glider. That & he's in a parrot cage until the new cage comes in (also scheduled for tomorrow) so the doors slide UP & really stinks. Or they unlatch from overlapping each other on top. Which is how I managed to finally take his pouch away.
EW...! For you veteran Suggie slaves out there, you know what a mess I found! Lots of meal worm husks, and a few blueberries he decided he was either saving for later, or he was using them for a pillow. I have no idea.
The progress? He usually dives for his pouch the moment I approach. Tonight, he ate his food while I was watching him, paying me no mind. Got on his wheel & likewise paid me no mind. When I opened the top of the cage, he didn't cower. He just keep playing. When I returned to see if he missed his pouch, he didn't really seem to bothered & left the one I made for him alone. He sat in it & swung in it for a bit, but other that that, no motions whatsoever that showed that he was afraid of me. At most, I think he had a healthy "keep away, don't get too close" sort of caution & so I respected his space. But this is leaps & bounds in progress! YAY!!
The best part of tonight is that we got to play a little with the feather teaser I got. He'd chase me all around his cage with that thing! LOL! I really wish I could take him out tonight but his pouch needs a washing & I don't think he'd appreciate me man handling him out of his cage for a little bathroom time. Not yet, anyway. All in due time. He hasn't even known me for a month yet. I can wait.
I should be in bed. We're supposed to wake up at 7 am to get ready to pick up Catwoman. Overall, it's not a bad drive: just an hour and a half away one way. And then a trip to the vet for her well check & fecal smear/float & hope everything turns out OK.
Then the quarantine begins & I have barking between the two all night long to look forward to. But hey, it beats Batman being all mopey & lethargic all night long, where I have to check on him & make sure he's eating & got enough toys to occupy him until the day his cage mate arrives.
I am really looking forward to the end of the quarantine, when everything checks out OK for them both & we can start the bedding swap, etc. And of course, when they become glued together like peanut butter & jelly. You have no idea how jealous I am of you with the photos of your bonded pairs, all cute & cuddly & happy looking. I want that for my Babies.
There's something about seeing other people's happiness that just increases your own happiness, I guess. :)