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Jul 4, 2014

 Bonding milestone

Posted by: Toodles_Jennie
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Another night of tent time, noticed Jennie and Toodles might be jumping on me when scared so I put it to the test.... When I moved from one side of the tent to the other and when the kids startled them, mainly Jennie but sometimes Toodles would jump on me. Girls still are not fond of my palm but they're coming around slowly.

Jul 3, 2014

 Sudden aggression between my 2 males ..

Posted by: britty_s
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I am looking for some help and this is the story about my gliders.

I was introduced to my first male glider William. Before I had him he was in a cage with multiple other gliders and was not used to people. I got him free due to the fact he had a missing foot and half a tail and I taimed him myself he is now very sweet.


I got my second male glider Leo from a friend I know when her female got pregnant. I got him as a friend for my William. I housed them in seperate cages and got them used to eachother in all the right ways.



Now about 8 months later they are in the same cage and acting suddenly agressive. I am aware that one is trying to be alpha male but I think this problem is only with my youngest leo. I'm heavly considering neutering but I was wondering with maturidy if this problem could ever go away?
Jul 2, 2014

 I'm a newbie with a sick baby

Posted by: mrsgrant1104
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My family and I added a sugar glider to our family a few days ago. Peaches is such a sweetie and is already so calm and loving towards the three of us. Her eating habits have been terrible (I think due to adjustment and possibly being weaned too early). We bought her with absolutely no knowledge of sugar gliders (foolish, I know). The man who sold her to us assured us that sugar gliders are easy to maintain with very few needs (other than companionship). I am so ignorant. I have been researching everything I possibly can on diet and wellness. Tonight we found that our baby has a swollen spot between two toes, and a blister-like spot on another paw. My husband seems to think she also has a swollen spot under her eye and beneath her mouth (I can't say that I see those). I'm HOPING we are overreacting. Please don't judge us too harshly on our ignorance, we are eager to learn. Tomorrow morning I plan to find out how near we are to an exotic veternarian with sugar glider knowledge. I was just
hoping that maybe there are some night owls out there that can take a look at my attached picture and give an opinion.
Jul 2, 2014

 First bite

Posted by: Toodles_Jennie
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Received my first bite from the girls last night that actually drew blood. It was from Jennie but not from her being scared, they had treats throughout the tent and she gave me two "exploratory" bites then she bit down.... I think she thought my finger was a snack, I pulled back from reaction but not too concerned because it wasn't a defensive bite. Surely hope that was the last time lol.
Jul 1, 2014

 Help

Posted by: Bellabear
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I got my Bella on May 28,2014. She's about a year and a half years old! But here's the problem, whenever I try to grab her or pet her she bites me!i just really want her to like me. Please if you have any tips tell me!
Jul 1, 2014

 new owner

Posted by: charles adler
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I've got a new friend(from my uncle who didn't want anymore),he's bout year old. I'm overwhelmed with the conflicting info bout his diet,I need help on recommendations on keeping him healthy.I've been raising ferrets since '82 and I look forward on this challenge,he won't ever lack attention or love. Need Help!
Jun 26, 2014

 Apple sauce

Posted by: Catburg321
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So Izzy is doing good
But I herd apple sauce
Was good for them so
I'd like to know what
Brand of Apple sauce
To buy please comment. :)
Thank you.
Jun 26, 2014

 6/24/14

Posted by: Leela
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Bonding...Day 1 One nip on my finger in her pouch she went !! So far so good shes sleeping sound as long as i don't unzip my sweatshirt lol. She has been very good about taking applesauce off my finger tips and took some mango from my fingers using her hands today :)

Bonding Day 2! Made her a new pouch this morning, she seems to like much better and doesn't seem to mind my bad stitch work lol Much less fuss today to get her in the pouch not that there was much yesterday. And We decided on a name..... Leela. I did some youtube searching and found the easiest way for me to pick her up is flipping the bonding bag inside out and using it like an oven mit, gently picking her up and holding her kind of cupped then flipping the rest of the bag over her voillaaaaa she's in her bonding pouch no fuss no muss!! more importantly no biting or crabbing. She feels more secure an i feel more confident!

good morning Miss Leela !! Day 3 begins:) No crabbing at all! no nipping!! shes getting used to my hands and loving to be petted this morning she gets scrambled eggs for a treat and applesauce of course!!

Eggs were a huge success!!

Bonding Day 4 So far all is going according to plan! lol Today Leela and i are working on being held in my hands She doesn't seem to be afraid of our hands at all now, Even Darrins monster hands lol putting His tshirt on top of her house is helping her to bond with Him even though He hasn't been home to handle her very much. She's not afraid to take applesauce from his finger though she nibbles on his finger too lol not really a bite but like wheres the rest of it? kind of nibble.

Last night was the first time i saw her stretch out and show her "wings" i was so excited i forgot to take pics lol

yesterday and today i have noticed Leela is seeking out my hand under the pouch rather than avoiding my hand. She is also hanging out more at the top of the pouch now where the netting is and seems to like to snuggle into me if my hand isn't on the bottom of her pouch. Making pretty good progress!:)

Jun 25, 2014

 Loki...

Posted by: LianiK
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I let Loki run around the room again last night. Ive been attempting to make it a nightly ritual so he can get more use to me. Unfortunately he still runs away every time I get close to him. The most he allows me to do is pet him in his bonding pouch. I don't know if we will ever have a close relationship. i am starting to loose hope here. I feel like maybe it was a mistake in a way getting him at 2 years old. I hope one day I'll be able to hold him in my hands and have him feel comfortable enough to let me pick him up. sighhh....

Jun 20, 2014

 Day 16

Posted by: cygnis
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I've been stuffing my shirts into the sleeping pouch (without them inside, of course) so they can become more acclimated to my scent while they sleep, and I've noticed some progress.

Batman will come to me when I'm near the cage, but still tries to nibble any appendage that gets near enough to him--I really do wish that wouldn't happen, but I don't know what to do about it. He'll gnaw at my wrist bone if I try to hide my fingers. Recently, I've been touching the top of his head when he does it, and I believe it's turning into a sort of a game. I've read that it might be an attempt to groom me, but when I let him nibble, he'll keep going and scrape my skin off.

Robin allows me to pet him, despite he tends to be the shyest of the two.
Jun 20, 2014

 Day 2 tent time

Posted by: Toodles_Jennie
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Had tent time for second time. Went well, the girls loved the live crickets. Both Toodles and Jennie will crawl into my hand when they want to get down but they prefer palm down not up. Toodles sometimes "naws" on me but stops if I move or talk to her. Switched to BML diet, they love the premix, but started eating less fruits and veggies.
Jun 20, 2014

 recently neutered male

Posted by: jazzabell
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hello everyone my husband and I just had our boy neutered.. we have 3 all together and was wondering how long I should wait to pout him back in the cage with his sisters?? his surgery was on june 17 2014..... he isn't doing any SM so im happy about that im just worried his sisters will do it for him .....
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