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Oct 19, 2018

 New girls!

Posted by: Mwalker758
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Hey guys! I got two girls from a friend a few weeks ago because he could no longer care for them. Theyre named crackers (11) and barbie (12). So theyre getting older, but i love them so much. The smell is not great and Im curious if any of you have tips for a diet to help with the diet? Im not sure where to start, but I think theyre doing good right now with the diet they have.

Oct 15, 2018

 Glider Joey Help???

Posted by: Cowboysangels19
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So my white face, Magnum now has twins oop as of 2 days ago. Theyre both adorable and they were fully developed, all five little fingers and toes. And then I woke up this morning to find that one has his left back toes chewed off and the other has half of her tail missing.... I had a case of this with my other female awhile ago, but the joey survived with his 3 feet. I just dont know what to do. I took them all to the vet yesterday for a check up and they told me that the joeys and the mother were in good condition and all were healthy. My gliders are all on the BML diet. I just feel so lost... :/ Should I remove the joeys and hand raise them to avoid canablism? But theyre still clinging to her to nurse. Or should I remove the father, Glock, from the cage? But I think that would cause her to become too stressed with him missing. Gaaaa! Help...?
Oct 14, 2018

 Im stressing out!!!!

Posted by: IzzyBear
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Guys, I went on a getaway with my boyfriend leaving my sweet Izzy with my mom for the first time since Ive had her. Shes very familiar with my mom. Well my mom just called to tell me how she was but she says oh. She comes right to me with pellets in my hand well the funny thing is, it hasnt been pellets at all because she will only go to strangers with treats. ITS BEEN YOGIS. She has been putting 15-20 yogis in her food bowl since Ive been gone and no pellets at all. I sent her a picture of the bowl with all of her food to refer too and also wrote down step my step instructions and the name of things and she still didnt get it right. Izzy has been eating these yogis for 2 nights. Im scared she is going to be thrown off of her eating habits when I put her back on the pellets tomorrow night. Should i be worried or will she be okay?
Oct 8, 2018

 New Sugar Gliders, Bonding help

Posted by: TheDistinctiveDog
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Hi there everyone I just picked up my first Sugar Gliders this past Friday, a male and female with a female joey that is roughly 4-5 week oop?? The female (Petra) is curious of me and has hopped on me a few times for treats and lets me pet her in their pouch, the male (Arwyn) is a little more skittish he takes treats from me and has hopped on me twice but i think more to escape back to the cage ( this happens when i pull their pouch out of the cage) and he will let me pet him in the pouch. The joey is terrified of me, understandably I dont push it with her she has come out of the pouch once that ive seen closely following mom but as soon as she saw me she went back in her pouch. I tried the bonding pouch out yesterday with all three inside during the day while i was watching tv. They seemed to do fine. Its only day three so im pretty pleased with the progress we have made together, the adults have never crabbed at me since i brough them home not once and no bites only the joey crabs, so i think ive lucked out with them as far as friendliness but they are still skittish is there anything I can do to make them trust me more or just keep doing what ive been doing? Ive been feeding them around 8pm at night and will give them a few yogurt drops then leave them alone so they will come out and eat, i will go back around 9 and leave the cage door open they havent explored outside if the cage yet i just like to leave it open in case they want to but they usually go back in their pouch after getting a few yogurt drops and wait for me to leave to come back out. I usually pop in 3-5 times for 10-15 min until midnight when i go to bed and give them treats and once they go hide i leave them alone. I worry if i dont handle the joey that she wont come around and not be used to being held but i also dont want to push her and make her not trust me and fear me more. Any advice or criticism is wanted to please let me know what you all think!
Oct 1, 2018

 Another set of girls for the colony

Posted by: Stuckinmotherhood
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So far it's been an even number of boys and girls in the pins.. trying to get them all to get along has been A NIGHTMARE... So I wound up with 2 more females to throw in the bunch (so to speak). After the quarantine period im hoping the girls will take right to Dillon and flutter and at least one set of these lil critters will get together and start a colony instead of having a bunch of pairs. To many cages to keep up on. Hopefully when Allium and Finnley will see how much fun the are having they will want to join in... I'm pretty sure the old folks (punkin and Henry) are not willing to let anymore into Thier cage, they like it the way it is. Always been just them for 6 years and they are not trying to share Thier pin with a bunch of teenagers lol.
Sep 28, 2018

 Picky picky picky...

Posted by: Stuckinmotherhood
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Welp!!

I most certainly have the most picky 6 pack of gliders in the history of gliders.... won't eat this or that.. but really WILL eat it just as long as you DONT cut it up, freeze it, freeze dry it, let it get to warm, let it touch any of the other food on the plate and add some yogurt...
REALLY??
Is like having a house full of 5 OZ. TWO YEAR OLDS at dinner time around here... :-)
One day they won't touch the food because the juice from the raspberries touched the peas and the next night they won't eat anything BUT the raspberries, it's GREAT!!
These guys find a new way to crack me up every single night and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
Sep 19, 2018

 Suggie moving around in his bonding pouch

Posted by: LillysGliders
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I have had my suggie for 4 days now and he seems to be scared of me still which is completely understandable. He isn't scared enough to crab while I'm petting him and putting my hand near him but if I pick him up he tries to run. If I put him in the bonding pouch he is extremely upset and he WILL start to crab like he wants to be left alone. I came to the conclusion that I should put the bonding pouch inside the cage so he would fall asleep in it and I could just zip it up in the later afternoon so we can have bonding time. I gently took his pouch out and zipped it and he started crabbing for about 2 minutes but then it seemed like he fell asleep. The only thing i'm worried about it he wakes up and crabs for a few seconds and positions himself differently. Am I going to affect his sleeping schedule? Am I doing this wrong? Some times it almost feels like hes kicking the side of the pouch. :( Please help and tell me if I'm doing this whole bonding process wrong.
Sep 19, 2018

 DIY cage questions

Posted by: TheDistinctiveDog
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Hi there everyone!! Im getting a pair of male Sugar Gliders next week and im preparing their cage now! Im makes a 21w 42l 50h cage for them. I am making it from untreated wood heres the link to the wood i bought, www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-3-in-x-8-ft-Pet-96-in-SPF-Kiln-Dried-HT-2-PREM-PW-Untreated-Lumber-77700043/300714413 and im putting a polyurethane coating over it so it wont soak up the pee and smell gross. This is what im using to coat the wood, m.lowes.com/pd/Minwax-Polycrylic-8-fl-oz-Satin-Water-based-Polyurethane/999914423?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-Paint-_-InteriorStains-_-999914423:Minwax&CAWELAID=&kpid=999914423&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=265&k_clickID=2c2480f0-9bc0-4ac0-94db-d7bedb12a08e&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr63NktHH3QIVgiZpCh1I6AFBEAQYAiABEgLzCfD_BwE im not sure if this is safe for Gliders or not i saw a few recommendations for this stuff for glider cages but im still wary. And finally the mesh im using www.homedepot.com/p/Tenax-3-ft-x-25-ft-Black-Poultry-Hex-Fence-206866/100384028?MERCH=REC-_-irg_aic-2-_-100384025-_-100384028-_-N I couldnt find anything with smallers holes what are your thoughts on this mesh?? Any other recommendations?
Sep 18, 2018

 Questions About Sugar Glider Diet

Posted by: I AM THE BANANA FISH
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Hey I am about to get a suggie and have a question, I think I know the answer... but can I feed a sugar glider chicken and/or egg (or any other protein food) instead of grubs or crickets. I do not have a phobia but just think it would be easier if I didn't have to feed them insects. If I do need to feed them insects that is doable.

Also I will be using sugar glider pellets (as well as fruits and vegetables) will that provide them with the protein they need, or do I still need insects (or other protein foods?)?
Sep 18, 2018

 About to get a glider

Posted by: I AM THE BANANA FISH
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Hi I am about to get a sugar glider and would like to know all the tips, tricks and vital information. I have done a lot of research and am confident in getting one, I am an experienced pet owner.
I will also be making my own toys, is there any toy making equipment to avoid. Also is there any foods or anything else that should also be avoided.

Thanks!

Sep 17, 2018

 None of them are what I would call friends

Posted by: Stuckinmotherhood
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SO...
I Have a total of 6 gliders now. All rescues. Got a pair then 1 then another then another pair.. I have successfully gotten the 2 single gliders together as a pair pretty easily, male and female, only a few months apart in age. So I have been trying for about 5 months now to get them all into one single colony because we built a huge, walk in cage into my house for them all to be in. THIS IS NOT WORKING OUT. I have 2 cages inside the walk in cage and I rotate who's running in the big enclosure and who's in witch cage BUT... They all seem to hate each other. The oldest pair are 5ish (Punkin and Henry), they seem to be VICIOUS twords all of the others, will attack thru the cage bars weather they are in the cage or on it, they will chase the others down even in unfamiliar territory and start a fight to the point that I have to physically seperate them from balling up... now, I have discovered that if I only put the male (Henry) with the others it goes way smoother but if I only put the female in she attacks so that tells me that SHE is the aggressor...
Now if I put the other pair in (2 years old Finnley and allium), it's usually the male (Finnley) that is the aggressor, but they both will be ok if everyone is sleeping..... once they are awake the fight is on..
The youngest pair (1 & 1/12 Dillon and Flutter) are the only ones that actually want to play with everyone. Poor Dillon has a chunk of fur missing from his head because he was asleep in the banana pouch and punkin (Henrys wife) reached thru the cage and grabbed him up and tried to rip him thru the cage bars. Im Glad I was there because I'm afraid she would have killed him that day. I have thought about separating one pair at a time and seeing if they will just miss each other so bad that they'll be willing to deal with the others out of sheer loneliness.... anyone tried this and have you had any luck if so..?
Sep 14, 2018

 dried fruit..... what's on it?

Posted by: Stuckinmotherhood
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So I buy the dried fruits from various well known and trusted online vendors. It is expensive and I still have to buy all of this fresh fruit all the time to feed my 6 fuzzbutts, so I decided to buy a dehydrator and "save" the soon to be bad fruits and veggies, thinking that I might be able to save myself some money..
Well, this has HAS NOT worked out in my favor at all. My babes wont TOUCH any of it. Sniff it and turn thier little noses up at it.
So I am sitting here studying the visual differences in "THIERS" and "MINE" and I am seeing this sugary coating of some sort on the outside of them. I also am noticing that theirs are a different texture , more of a GUMMY BEAR feel then dried fruit... so now I am 2ondering if I just really suck at dehydrating food or if what I am buying is modified in some way..
I also thi k this about YOGURT DROPS.. I am pretty sure they are flavored vanilla chips because I have tried every recipe I can find and mine still AREN'T shaped like a chocolate chip AT ALL...
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