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Jul 7, 2014

 Please help

Posted by: Lewisa
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I am new to asking questions so anyone who could help me would be amazing. I have three gliders two females and one neutered male. Their names are meadow Lennon and Minnie. I first got meadow and she was very mean, it was obvious that she wasn't hand raised. I then got Lennon and Minnie months later they are both very sweet and very social. Meadow has been a completely different glider ever since I got them. She is very social with me and hardley crabs. I have had a friend who is a vet trim their nails for a while now. They hardley crab anymore because they have gotten used to it. Anyways I got a flower pouch from cozy flowers which they love so much and so do I ! However Minnie started crabbing and after a few nights I noticed her getting caught a little bit so I trimmed her nails that night. It went very smoothly actually just took a lot of time. So I thought that solved the problem. But she is still crabbing. She never has crabbed so much she is very shy but doesn't crab. I trimmed the other gliders nails as well and they were mad for a few hours then welcoming to me that night. Over the weekend I brought them to Vermont with me where there were some fireworks. She was crabbing quite a lot I assume from being so scared. Now we are back home and the crabbing has continued a little. She is in her castle and I am concerned about her. I am someone who worries and these little guys mean so much to me. Being a college student who's salary just got cut I do not have too much money so even though I know a vet she is not an exotic vet And I am not sure she's licensed to treat them. Bringing them to the vet is my last possible thing I want to do. But. I will if it means she'll feel better. My dad said maybe there are too many changes and I need to give it a week. I thought maybe she has become protective of her flower and scared of me. Either way it's breaking my heart and making me cry because I am so worried. If someone could please help me with suggestions I could use some. Thank you

Jul 7, 2014

 Concerned

Posted by: JamieL
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Just got two sugar gliders a few weeks ago, after a tragic loss of my Chuck escaping away from me at the camp ground- I had him almost a year, he ran up a tree, I cried and cried he wouldn't come down, I put his cage and pouch out with food had the whole camp ground informed to check it for me in hopes that he wld return. I cried and cried I still miss him very badly. My boyfriend must of felt my pain bc he prob won't admit it but he cried with me-He felt so bad that I now have a baby female about 8 weeks old, and a male that is 1yr old. I love them dearly, but Chuck was my baby, I can't believe he didn't come back or come when I cried for him. I feel terrible, and even worse that he didn't have a companion glider. I'm still learning everyday. It's amazing how diff each glider truly is. Please understand I'm very sensitive, and I never intentionally meant for my boy to run away from me.Anyways, I'm concerned about my new male glider "Dink" his tail is shorter than normal as the prev owner stated the mother glider caused the damage, however he's a runner when I give them free time out of the cage, he doesn't try to climb or jump on things where as my female and prev glider did. Shld I be concerned, or perhaps give him some time?
Jul 5, 2014

 7/5/2014

Posted by: Leela
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I put a new stuffed animal in Miss Leela's house, it was rather big but she loved it, however i moved it and had it to close to her running wheel causing her wheel to not move. She was not pleased!! and i couldn't tell why, she was doing laps around her house ending with jumping on her wheel to try to free it up but it wasn't working. Once i realized it wasn't moving i opened the door to move the stuffed animal and out Leela came!! i was a little worried she'd bolt but she didn't, she went around on the outside of her house... i didn't want to scare her so i offered her the bonding pouch and to my surprise she went right in!! i was so proud of her!! fortunately there were a few cheerios in her pouch which i had forgotten about, she found immediately lol so she got rewarded for being so good.

later on after i feel asleep she started doing laps in her house again Darrin couldn't figure out what was wrong, then he noticed her bonding pouch wasn't in her hammock (i usually put it in there for her in case she gets cold)so he put it up to the side and she started pulling it in between the bars lol. He finally got it put inside her cage and she was happier!

This morning she decided she didn't want to be in her pouch.. she discovered my sweatshirt sleeve!! Thank god she has gotten better about not biting lol she played in my sleeve for about a half hour then snuggled in next to my arm for a nap. guess i'm not doing dishes till later lol
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....

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