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Apr 28, 2016

 New Joey - Need Help!

Posted by: krod
I just got an 8 week out of pocket female joey to be buddies with my 10 week out of pocket. I have her in her own cage right now while she gets used to everything/everybody in our home. I had great success with my 10 week old, but I'm at a loss with her. She crabs constantly when she knows I'm approaching her cage and lunges at me through the cage with teeth bared when I get near. She came in a pouch that doesn't hang or zip, so I had to set it on the floor of the cage, hoping she might adjust to the freshly washed hanging pouch and relocate there. She comes out of her pouch to eat (she eats like a champ) and run on her wheel, but at this point I can't even get her into a bonding pouch to at least carry her around with me. I have clothing with my scent on/in her cage. When I purchased her she escaped the inadequate pouch despite my best efforts and was free in my parked car for about 30 minutes and it was a nightmare trying to catch her. Because of that I know that she is as fast as lightning, so I'm terrified that she will elude me when trying to get her out somehow and never be seen again. I realize everyone is different, but she has me stumped. I'm pretty sure all the circumstances are as they should be due to my recent success with my other joey. I'm just laying low and basically leaving her alone for now, but I'd love any suggestions.

Apr 24, 2016

 fionna and cake

Posted by: tabby
So i got two 4 year old female sugar gliders from a rescue they were abuse not bad but still abused the people i bought them from are super nice they feed them and all. but i think they don't like me i have had them for 4 months and i play with them for 2 hours a day at night so i don't wake them up in the middle of their sleeping time. their fur isn't shiny anymore and very dry looking i feed them a healthy diet. i live in Arizona .I need help. do you suggest any bonding exercises and diets for them?
Apr 24, 2016

 LGRS Suggie soup

Posted by: MacBella
Hi I currently have my sugar gliders on the LGRS diet and am looking for new things to feed a side the LGRS diet I am wondering what other people are feeding their gliders a side this diet?
Apr 20, 2016

 Went from 2 to 3 as happy as can be

Posted by: annafntnt
The other day i got a younger female. I kept her in a seperate cage for a few days with them being side by side and would sometimes put her in the bonding pouch inside the cage with the other 2 so they could really smell each other. Well last night i decided to introduce them. I got the female out first and introduced her to tge youngin and they did ok so i added the male.... And they were playing ALL NIGHT LONG!!! Im glad they took to each other.... There was no crabbing...a little chattering to each other which i think is cute. But i love how fast they took to one another!! Yay!!

Apr 12, 2016


Posted by: Minxies

So, Bathroom playtime didn't go over so well. Ithil took off running then curled up by my toilet and refused to move- crabbed at anything and everything.
I really don't think she enjoyed it. So we're gonna be investing in a tent and going a tad slower next time.

Also--thought I glider proofed my bathroom; turns out there's a slight crevice beneath my bathroom sink she can hang out in...Stuffed that full with a towel so next time she wont go under. Or, if she tries she'll have to burrow. Luckily; it's just a crevice and not an entire opening for her to actually go beneath/inside my sink.

I'm hoping we're on a sleep schedule now. Looks like she wakes up around 9pm, goes to bed around 3 and sleeps. This has been the pattern for the last couple days, I'm hoping to stick to it. Try to get her food in cage by 9/10pm at the latest.

We'll see, Going to be watching her today.

Debating on leaving her in her big cage tomorrow while I'm at work. (Knock on wood) Ithil's made no attempts to get out ever since she's gotten her wheel. Also, ever since I changed the siding; I'm a little more confident in the structural integrity.
However, I am going to be saving up to get a different cage.

Apr 10, 2016

 My lil stinky boy!!

Posted by: Gayle

This is my lil stinky boy, Jack!! Yay, i uploaded my first pic. Lol
Apr 10, 2016

 Bonding gliders

Posted by: LittleFoot
I am in search of a new friend for Littlefoot. He has had two mates in the past (both whom have passed away) but he was alone when I bought him. I just got him neutered almost two weeks ago and would like to get a female because that is what he is used to and I have a feeling he wouldn't like another male.

I am curious on the liklihood that they wouldn't bond. Or will they eventually just get used to each others presence and be fine.

I plan on having them in seperate cages but next to each other so that they can smell and see each other when they are awake.

Any suggestions or exerience anyone can share?
Apr 9, 2016

 .:Ithil's beginning:.

Posted by: Minxies
.:The Beginning:.

Before we begin- I will state I am god awful at keeping journals,diaries, etc. I oft-times forget and will procrastinate. So if you follow Ithil's journey, I apologize for any inconsistencies and time-lapses.

4/4/16-- A whole new world--

I had done my best to get the jump on bonding by sleeping with Ithil's new pouch and hammock a LOT so it was completely covered in my scent. Along with placing my clothes in there after working in the office, so my scent was all over.
Plus; she's directly beside my bed; so she's near me always. I had fondly begun calling her (and still do) "The baby."
Told my cowokers happily "My baby's coming home!"

Coming home went beyond smoothly. I had the cage set up; Toy's hung and patiently waiting, bedding down, pouches and hammocks ready. Food prepped for her, you name it~!

She hardly crabbed at all- such a great temperament. Only time she really crabbed was when I lifted her transport cage up to peek at her. (she decided to hide under her new pouch instead of in it)

Getting home; managed to get her into her new home and had a quiet day. Let her crawl into her new pouch and sleep; let her have the cage alone that night to investigate and snoop.
She did excellently!

4/5/16--Watch what I can do.--|

The next morning I woke up and watched her play (Every so often she'd come to my side of the cage and investigate me. I was probably snoring)
After I woke up and begun the process of removing her little "Kitchen" and food bowls, she began fussing at the bars of her cage closest to my bed.
It looked as if she was using the bars to scratch and itch at the top of her head.
Suddenly-- POP!
She was on my bed and looking around! She had squeezed THROUGH the bars of the cage! They're standard 1/2 inch bars! She managed to actually spread them open and squeeze through! I stared in horror at her as she looked up at me proudly.
Managing to lift her up and bring her back into her cage; and coax her to go ni-ni in her pouch; I was panicking.

I work 14 hour days... If she can do that, what if she does it when I'm not home?! My bedroom has LOTS of boxes, nooks, and crannies to hide in. Not to mention bodysprays, room sprays, computer wires, lamp wires, etc. She could chew on...

I called the breeder I got her from; she was floored like I was that she had managed to get out like so; told me to recheck the cage and keep a close eye on her... (Already doing that. D: )

So, thinking about it; I headed out to PetSmart and got her a finch-cage where the bars are somewhat smaller; and more support bars are across so the vertical bars can't be manipulated to bed so easily.
Just put her in that while I'm at work so she can settle and sleep; then check on her midday on my lunch break to make sure she didn't get out. Also place her in my Glider-proofed half-bath so if she DOES escape; there aren't as many nooks and crannies to hide in.
(I even went so far as to tape-off the crevice to get behind the toilet tank...)

Here's to hoping my plan works. What freaked me out even more is her schedule is WAY off- She sleeps in until 12am, and doesn't go to bed until 6/7am. (I have to leave my house for work by 7.)
Here's to hoping my plan works...

Also--I took her to visit her new vet today. I WAS gonna get her checked over, but the price for an examination was kind of steep; too steep for me at this time. (Next paychek we'll go. For now, she's eating, drinking, moving, and urinating/defecating alright and no signs of distress.) I got her nails trimmed; since she kept getting her toes caught on her hammck. I removed her hammock for the time being as well, but to be extra safe; got her toenails clipped.

The vet said she did very well; aside from a bunch of crabbing to express her great-dislike of being handled like so.

4/6/16 --Paranoia--

Not much happened- it was my work day, Placed baby in her holding cage & in my half bath so she'll be safe. Plugged the bottom of the door with a towel and left a note for my roomies asking them to keep to their own bathroom. (sometimes they'll come use mine when someone else is occupying the main bath)

Came home midday to check on baby; she was fast asleep in her pouch. Had the roomies check on her too at some points to make sure she was ok. Other than that; Came home and cuddled, then tried to play.
Still has little- to no interest in my half-bath. Moreso interested in hanging out in her pouch.

Also-- Got contacted by another breeder in my area; She'll have Joeys ready for adoption soon, I'll be looking in to a potential cage-mate for Ithil.

Also decided on the name. (I'm so dorky, I know) Looking into Tolkien's Evlish. I named her Ithil which is the Evlish word for "Moon" since she's nocturnal.
I was debating on Ithil, or Morwen (Means Daughter of Darkness). Due to popular vote, Ithil won lol.

4/7/16 --Lazy day--

Not much happened, Quiet and relaxed today. Being home; kept Ithil in her regular cage. She nosed at the bars as if she was trying to get out again; eventually stopped on her own and preoccupied herself with other things, then went into her pouch to sleep.
Took her with me in her traveling pouch to pick up my room-mate and go shopping at the large Asian Market near her job. Turns out Ithil does NOT like the sound of crinkling plastic bags. She crabs like crazy and gets upset.
Lesson learned; No plastic bags near Ithil.
Other than that; Got in to some pouch cuddling; she's going into her biting phase I think. Being an adolescent- not sure if this her biting phase I read about for some Gliders; or if she's testing me, or trying to groom me.

She's very good about listening when I 'Psst!' at her. Though, A few times I've jolted my hand back, I try not to; but it's a hard habit to break.

Managed to get her into the front hand-warmer of my hoodie... She peed there and curled up to sleep.

I've found, sugar glider pee isn't as stinky as some; like cat pee as a prime example. But the caught wafts of it aren't entirely pleasant either.

I realized as I was moving her toys around her cage to make it brand new again; That the siding to her cage was upside down!!! (I bought her cage off craiglist, the very same breeder who sold her to me, actually)
I had no assembly book; and there was no info provided on the internet for cage-assembly for her brand of cage. So while Ithil was asleep; I managed to flip that side over, readjust the cage and reinforce it with zipties so she can't get loose again.
That's probably why/how she managed to squeeze past the bars to begin with. Up near the top of the cage; the vertical bars are longer; and a little bit easier to manipulate. (I do not think Ithil will be physically capable of trying to push past those bars when she's hanging on them.I'll be watching just in case) whereas the bottom has more horizontal support bars; and are harder to push past/bend.
Let's see how that works.

My shipment from Exotic Nutrition came in! She now has her wheel, Monkey biscuits, and bee pollen for her feed!
I'm excited to see how she reacts to her wheel!

4/8/16 --WHEEL!--

Ithil's schedule is WAY off now... She didn't wake up until after 4am, I tried my best to stay awake; but I caved and fell asleep. She didn't go to bed until noon today! How backwards! I even turned on all my lights and opened the blinds to bring in more light.

I never did get to see her investigate her wheel last night...

When I woke up around 8:30 though, I saw some poops in there; So it's clear she's made it her's.
I got to watch her run in it this morning, It looks like fun! Only issue I have is I purchased the 12" wheel, and she tries to rip-roar in it, and gets lifted as if she'll ride out the full rotation, but loses balance and falls, landing on the open siding and clings there as it rotates.
She hits that siding pretty hard; hard enough it raises my concern for her feet, sides, and back.

I'd hate for her to get hurt. Calling the customer support number for ExoticNutrition, I inquired about Ithil's wheel.
The gentleman on the other line informed me the wheels are special designed so a Glider can jump and partially glide while in it. And that they will jump from 40-60 feet up, glide, and land hard to the ground, that she should be ok in her wheel.

I guess that IS true...But I'm pretty sure I'll be trying to keep an eye on her when she's playing...

Tonight; I plan on trying to get her to wake up around midnight (right after I post this journal) and see about trying to get her schedule back on some-track. She's more prone to hanging out in her pouch when she's out. While during pouch-cuddles, she'll nip, groom, and lick my fingers.
It's reassuring to know we're getting some form of relationship; and am thankful she has such a sweet, calm temperament since I'm such a new owner.

Here's to hoping I can get her to a better sleep schedule.


Apr 8, 2016

 Can adult gliders be potty trained? 1 y.o.)

Posted by: JessicaAmberHall
I just got 1 year old brothers from a wonderful family. They're quite social and friendly. They never bite strangers, but I'm having trouble getting them potty trained. I've seen the videos on how to potty train fresh OOP joeys, but they climb around so fast now, that I feel like it's impossible to train them. As far as our bonding goes, I take them with me to work 4 out of five days per week, and I bring multiple pouches during the day in case they go in the pouch. I have a feeling that once we are bonded, they will stay in my hands for potty training. I know they're clean little animals, and they like a clean pouch. Can someone help me with tips on how to care for them during potty training? How to potty train adult gliders?
Mar 30, 2016

 New owner of an 8 year old female Glider. Need help!!!!

Posted by: Miketuck12
I've looked at getting a Glider for a few years now just never went and got any. A friend of mine was over and had stated a friend of hers had one that she was looking to give to someone. I told her I would take it in. Her name is Fury and she is 8 years old. She has been feeding her "chicken flavored" baby food in the mornings, fruit yogurt in the evenings, with Vitakraft high protein formula in a bowl as well. Do I need to change her diet? All she had in her cage was a towel for her to corral in to sleep, a water bottle for a ferret, and a plain plast hamster wheel. What toys do they like the most? Going to get her a sleeping pouch this weekend. As well as, building her a new bigger cage that I found on this site of PVC pipe. Also she runs around in her cage a lot. Is this good? We have tried to let her out, she climbed around on us for a good bit, and loves crawling inside my Fiances hoodie and curling up. Should we handle her more with our hands and let her crawl around on us? Or keep her corralled up? I was told that she had two of them and the other one passed away. Do they mourn the loss of a friend? I am a brand new owner. Never had any before this one. I appreciate all the help. Thank you in advance.
Mar 29, 2016

 My Sugar Glider doesn't like me anymore?!

Posted by: dalekconnor12
I have had Maci and Eevee for awhile now about 2 weeks before Christmas and we have gotten along great. Maci was handelded more by her last owners tjan Eevee was. So Eevee was always a bit more skittish. One day Eevee was fine just sitting on my back. But the other day it was like she was seeing me for the first time. She was so skittish and wouldn't come out of her cage. I had to pull her out so sje would interact with me. What should I do? Did I do something wrong? Please help me.
Mar 24, 2016

 Lost glider please help

Posted by: Sunsation
Please help
My lil guy just when up a hole in the bathroom sink. We were doing bonding time and we checked everything except that. It just happen 30 minutes ago. I hear him but I can't see him. We put apples at the entrance To see if he comes out but nothing. Please help. Any suggestion. Would he come back or should I loose hope.
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