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#1406660 - 01/20/17 07:33 AM Fuzzy Aliens
Michelle_D Offline
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I figured I'd start a thread up to talk about cute things the boys have done and share pictures (when I get some more of the little buggers!)


The first thing to start with, is that I came in this morning to find that Mochi had control of the Flying Saucer (as we didn't yet have access to a sugar glider safe wheel, I bought the boys one of those open-faced dishes they have for Chinchillas- safe for their tails and no open slots for toes to catch in). Now usually Chance mans the controls of this particular ship- running/jumping happily with his tail flying out behind him.

Have any of you ever seen a suggie run on these? It's -hysterical-.

Chance will run, run, run, until he needs to 'hop' back into the middle of the dish because he's reached the edge. But Mochi... Oh no. This morning, he was flying, his tail held up STRAIGHT like a cat's, RUNA-RUNA-RUNA-LEAP-GRAB! And then he would hold on while the wheel spun him round and round of its own power. XD

It was like watching an excited five-year-old on one of those playground spinners.

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#1406662 - 01/20/17 07:47 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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I do have one of those! I made a fleece cover for mine. It has elastic in it so it can slip off for washing. And they can really get it going! And they are fun to watch!
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#1406665 - 01/20/17 08:23 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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sounds like they have figured out how to have so much fun on that wheel for sure.

Dawn, great idea to make a fleece cover for it :thumb2: Gives them something to grab/hold onto and makes cleaning much easier.
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#1406667 - 01/20/17 10:15 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Ooo, a fleece cover -does- sound like a great idea! I'll have to see if my husband is willing to break out his sewing machine again. (I can't go near it or the thing might catch fire. ;X)

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#1406674 - 01/20/17 07:15 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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There is a treadmill for sugar gliders that is kind of like that spinner your talking about. Here is the link: http://www.spinzoneglobal.com/Treadmill_c_12.html
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#1406675 - 01/20/17 07:16 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Mine do the same thing in their wheel. THey'll get it going at a good clip & then hang on for the ride. Tis hilarious!
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#1406684 - 01/21/17 12:09 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Hutch]
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That sounds like so much fun!!! I have often considered getting the tread mill from Spinzone to offer a different kind of exercise fun for my trio. I'll give it some more consideration now, lol. Maybe after I see how tax time goes I'll get one.
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#1406686 - 01/21/17 01:49 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Feather, I plan to get one of those treadmills too actually! ;P Once we have the 'Glider Room' ready downstairs, I'll be buying several of the spinzone products to litter the floor and cage walls with, as well as one of those ferret-ball-pits, because I think that will be a lot of fun. ;3

The little ones are going to be so spoiled when their room is finished.

Some new news from the home planet as well- I've just made my first payment on one of Peggy's gliders- a little ringtail girl whom I'm going to call 'Luna' -I can't wait to watch her progress and have her come home to us! ^___^

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#1406698 - 01/22/17 07:23 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Lastnight we had family time for quite a while, sitting and watching TV with my hand in the bonding pouch. Normally this has Mochi snuggled in my palm, but this time when I put my hand in - as expected, Chance crabbed- so I scooped him up into my fingers to pull him against my palm, and then he stopped! What's more, directly after this he apparently decided I needed to be groomed, and he spent quite a while just licking my hand. <3 <3

bonding time is always nice and quiet, but I think there has got to be something wrong with my boys' internal clocks!

Sure as can be, this morning at 5AM Mochi was barking- in his pouch, to let me know I needed to change out their food dishes in prep for their waking up. (This has gone on long enough that I've finally adjusted to feeding them in the morning so their food doesn't sit all night.)

That's normal enough, but then at 2PM today, both boys were still merrily hopping about in their cage like wild things, Chance climbing around, then dashing down to run in his saucer.

Mochi did 'snakey tail' for me today, which was a treat because I've never seen it before, but watching him wave around his tail like that- SO cute! Chance showed off that he had figured out his fleece rope was for climbing on, and both boys kept coming over to greet me while I was writing an email, letting me tickle their toes before they would hop away again.

Even Chance- who normally still crabs up a storm when I first get him up or open the bonding pouch, was happy to come over and very gently take a yogie from me.

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#1406702 - 01/23/17 02:11 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
Hutch Offline
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So happy for you :D
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#1406708 - 01/23/17 10:35 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Hutch]
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#1406923 - 01/29/17 06:22 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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This weekend will give me nightmares.

I'm in a distant galaxy (Alabama) for a convention. My husband watching the boys back home. I get a call today from the mothership, telling me that my dog is a hero.

Apparently my husband and his best friend were downstairs cleaning the basement when they heard the gliders throwing a fit- not the usual crabbing, but something different. They raced upstairs only to find Mochi in the living room, surrounded by our cats- our dog valiantly fending off the two younger ones, keeping them away from him. Seeing my husband's friend, Mochi raced up his leg and onto the safety of his back.

They found Chance hiding underneath the blanket that half covers the cage.

Mochi apparently was soaking wet, so the husband thinks the dog may have picked him up in her mouth to try and move/protect her 'tiny cage puppy', but he seems like he's uninjured. Husband has checked several times on him and all seems well- though I'm going to be worrying until I can get home.

The cage- now has padlocks.

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#1406935 - 01/30/17 02:10 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
Hutch Offline
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My heart just stopped reading that, I can only imagine what you experienced hearing it!!!

Arthur's proclamation: "For your valiant knightly deeds & being a living demonstration of the Round Table Code, Sir Puppy, an entire bag of Yoggies shall be yours, or a bag if bones if the Yoggies are too refined for your pallet!"

I hope your husband properly rewarded your dog!!
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#1406994 - 01/31/17 11:17 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Here's a picture of the Heroine of the Hour, now Knighted by the Gliders of the Round table.

I should probably talk a bit about Gypsy here... She's been fascinated by the Sugies since the day we brought Mochi home- her first instinct was to lick him through the bars of his travel cage and lean against it in a doggie 'hug'.

Since then, she is often found sitting patiently, watching the Gliders as they play- immediately answering Mochi when he calls her- (barking each night- he actually will literally sit on the cage wall and bark at the dog.) Neither Mochi nor Chance are afraid of her, but they seem quite curious to see what she'll do, and she is content to watch them.

EVERY time I take the boys out, she is at my side, wanting to see the 'tiny puppies' that live in the cage. She will whine for them, and always 'ask' to see them.

Last week, ironically, before I left for my convention my husband decided to do an official 'introduction' - I was apprehensive, not because our dog has a prey drive (she instead has a VERY high 'mothering' instinct, and wants to care for every animal) but because she is clumsy. Still, he took Mochi and Gypsy into the bathroom and let them 'meet & greet' face to face. It involved the dog licking Mochi until he was well slobbered upon, and Mochi crawling along her back. (She was unsure about this, but Daddy said it was okay.) My husband's wish was for Gypsy to know that the Gliders were to be handled gently and carefully, and that if they got onto her at all, it would be okay.

I didn't expect to find out how necessary it would be- or how thankful I would end up that our dog had that introduction.

Mochi seems none the worse for wear after his ordeal, and Chance is just as good- I'm home again and have them both with me, and Gypsy is right at my side as usual. <3

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#1406995 - 02/01/17 03:29 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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#1407286 - 02/13/17 10:39 PM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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So we've upgraded from the bathroom to my 'mostly' cleaned Office- and the boys are LOVING it. Mochi has a habit of getting behind things that he shouldn't (the dresser, the bookshelf) and just 'hiding out' until I come to find and call him. (I'm -exceedingly- lucky that he seems to always want to come back to me when I call him- I have GOT to find a way to block off all those little hide-a-spots!)

Chance meanwhile, is a champion explorer. He will do and find ALL THE THINGS. He loves to climb up my Archery Bag and sit at the top, hop through the empty cardboard box (getting trapped and trying to find the way out is apparently the most fun thing ever.) He loves to play 'chase' with my hand, bouncing back and forth along the carpet and then skittering forward and backwards again to try and 'get away' from the crawling hand.

Then there's the occasion that Mochi will decide to engage in play as well, and he and chance will run ALL OVER ME in a game of not-quite-tag.

Things have been going very well for the boys, even as Chance is growing up and so far neither are neutered. (They will be before they get introduced to the girls I'm planning on.)

There isn't any fighting, but a fair share of 'tshhh! Tsk! TCH!' during the day as they argue over who gets what spot- or if someone's foot is in the way of someones face in the pouch. Both boys are very affectionate to each other. ...Very affectionate. (We have reasons to suspect that Mochi may be batting for the same team as it were.)

The only time there's been a bit of a fuss that I've -seen-, is when Chance climbs on Mochi's back while they're out to play, and nips at his shoulders, and that's usually just Mo 'tsking' and reaching his head around to nip gently at Chance's hands to try and get him off.

Now if I could just figure out Mochi's barking issue, things would be fantastic! He does his normal 'Come play with us, Mum!' Bark, and that's just fine, but there are other times when he'll start barking and I'll come in to check on him, but find him still snuggled up in his pouch- with no intention of leaving it!

Does anyone else have one of these 'Pouch Barkers'?

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#1407298 - 02/14/17 11:23 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
Hutch Offline
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One of mine will occastionally bark from the pouch, but I'm not sure which. I'm use to Arthur & Gwyn's bark, so I know it is not one of those two. I usually reach in and tickle whomever I find until it stops.
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#1407324 - 02/15/17 05:53 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Michelle_D]
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Yes, ours will bark from inside the pouch. It will go on for awhile. They will do this for days. Then quit.

Fiona is our hider. She loves to be found. She just sits and waits. Then comes right to me when I find her. Otherwise, she just waits, might even make rustling sounds if I take too long. She knows her name and gets excited, but won't come out.
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#1407329 - 02/15/17 10:04 AM Re: Fuzzy Aliens [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Yes, ours will bark from inside the pouch. It will go on for awhile. They will do this for days. Then quit.

Fiona is our hider. She loves to be found. She just sits and waits. Then comes right to me when I find her. Otherwise, she just waits,
Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
might even make rustling sounds if I take too long. She knows her name and gets excited, but won't come out.



Mochi does that! I hadn't realized he was behind the shelf, and called him, then he rustled/scratched at the shelving until I came right to it and called him again sounding rather put out 'Momo-chi, Are you behind my bookshelf? How am I going to get you out of there?' - The answer for that apparently was that he came right out and peeked his head around the corner, then just crawled into my hand. XD

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