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#1413115 - 11/27/17 04:06 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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So, when my lil turds decided to wake-up as noisily as possible while Skyping with a lovely lady, I knew it was going to be one of those nights. Well, as I was trying to put their food in, Gwyn came out. So, I decided she just must be interested in working on he jumps (hehehe).

She's getting fairly good in accuracy over distance. I can put her on a door sill, then move to stand about four feet away. I'll stand sideways to her & hold my arm out & slightly down from shoulder level. Doesn't matter, she can now land regularly on my shoulder! I haven't had to make a saving catch in a while & she just glides over my arm. Kind-of proud, this papa-tree is. She gets a yoggie or two as a reward per jump.

As I tried to put her back... EVERYONE decided it was time to come out. At once. Chaos much? Well, I was able to keep the girls on me somewhat successful while I got them all calm, but Arthur missed a leap for my wall clock & plopped to the floor... & took off rather than come back. As I was walking after him, I hear another 'plop' behind me & have only one thought: "Oh, crap... Merlin"

Sure enough, Merlin is on the floor seizing. (Even when he comes out all on his own frown ) I scoop him up, hold & pet him as I re-acquire Arthur. I continue to do so, working to keep the other on me so I have less to worry about; at least until he looked livelier. (Gwyn did not make that easy, she'd gone in to explore mode.) He still didn't want to leave the hand he was both clinging to & wrapped in. I gave him (& by necessity, the others) a few yoggies, then offered him their pouch. He did a slow clamber over to it & just hung there a while before going to the wheel.

The others were less cooperative about going back in, but I got them there & all four received a large piece of dried fruit for the night. Merlin was looking normal again smile Man, his seizures stress me out.
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#1413116 - 11/27/17 06:20 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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Yea, seizures can be very stressful. I have had a couple over the years that have had seizures.
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#1413242 - 12/05/17 04:52 AM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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It was all planned, I tell ya!

As is fairly common, as I'm straightening up the cage several of the gliders gather around to see what I'm up to. They'll frequently catch a ride was I withdrawal my arm to come out for a little evening play. Especially Gwyn (practically every night).

Not this time. All four just staring. I should have known something was up. I frequently leave the cage door open since I'm there to watch as I prepare their food, in case some change their mind or just want to crawl around on the cage. Tonight, as soon as I stepped away, Arthur & Morgana fly through the opening, plop on to the floor, then go running in opposite directions.

I look back in the cage as I head after them. Merlin is clinging to the edge watching everything (common) & Gwyn is just sitting in the wheel trying to look innocent. It doesn't take long to gather the other two back up, finish their dinner, & use it to bribe them to go back inside.

Sadly, no time for play, I go home quite late. Straight to bed for me.

Funny side note: It's not so uncommon for my furballs to bring little things in to their pouch with them, mostly nesting type items, but with this latest batch of toys they're trying to see how much they are able to cram in there & still fit themselves! It was hilarious looking in on them over the weekend to see Morgana with her head crammed inside a half-egg and Arthur clutching a well-chewed googly-eye both dead asleep.
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#1413244 - 12/05/17 11:05 AM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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Originally Posted By: Hutch

Funny side note: It's not so uncommon for my furballs to bring little things in to their pouch with them, mostly nesting type items, but with this latest batch of toys they're trying to see how much they are able to cram in there & still fit themselves! It was hilarious looking in on them over the weekend to see Morgana with her head crammed inside a half-egg and Arthur clutching a well-chewed googly-eye both dead asleep.


:haha: Dot never sleeps hard enough for me to peek. Would have been a Kodak moment though! smile
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#1413246 - 12/05/17 02:56 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
:haha: Dot never sleeps hard enough for me to peek. Would have been a Kodak moment though! smile


It is difficult, don't get me wrong. It only works on the days or evening I pull them out in their pouch, give them time to go back to sleep, then very slowly widen the open in dim light to see them... & even then its only 50% successful.

So... yeah, it does not happen very often shakehead rofl

But, yes... I keep trying to get a good picture of them sleeping, so [series of censored words] cute. You've seen my best results so far, is difficult & I only get one attempt any one time.


Edited by Hutch (12/05/17 02:57 PM)
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#1413252 - 12/05/17 04:16 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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I caught Tucker sleeping real hard at one of our educational events.

See the picture, he was drooling!


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#1413261 - 12/05/17 11:46 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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Awwww, that is a cute pic!
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#1413262 - 12/06/17 02:09 AM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Feather]
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Originally Posted By: Feather
I caught Tucker sleeping real hard at one of our educational events.

See the picture, he was drooling!
Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Awwww, that is a cute pic!

I agree with Dawn! Adorable & hilarious!


Edited by Hutch (12/06/17 02:09 AM)
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#1413266 - 12/06/17 12:00 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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I was asked to describe what a sugar glider is to someone. My answer: "A ridiculously cute, slightly crazy, & entertaining marsupial that has more personality in its tiny body that some full-grown people." It has turned in to a popular description among my friends.
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#1413267 - 12/06/17 01:21 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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Originally Posted By: Hutch
I was asked to describe what a sugar glider is to someone. My answer: "A ridiculously cute, slightly crazy, & entertaining marsupial that has more personality in its tiny body that some full-grown people." It has turned in to a popular description among my friends.


Well said!!!
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#1413368 - 12/12/17 03:51 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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Surgar Glider:
noun | sug·ar glid·er

A small, furry, omnivorous, nocturnal marsupial (which means NOT a rodent people) from Northern Australia & the island New Guinea whose body is about as long as an adult palm and whose tail is roughly the same length. It is composed of approximately 5% fluffy-ness, 8% eyes (equal parts stink & adoring), 10% bladder, 17% stomach, 20% cuteness, & 40% intestine.

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It has been a long time since all four furballs & I have had a long play session, especially someplace I can just let them roam. Afer cuddling through dinner & some homework, they began to wake & stir, so I took them to the upstairs bathroom & laid the pouch in the tub. While they began initial tentative forays from the pouch, I removed any hazards (such as my straight razor) or things that either would be difficult to clean (bath mats) or I would rather throw away than clean (toothbrush). By this time, most were out & doing their wake-up waste disposal routine. As always, I'm incredibly impressed how much of said waste they can produce.

They continued to impress me as they kept developing more throughout the 90 minutes of play time. I filled half my 5-gallon bathroom trash with kleenex from picking/cleaning it all up. I don't use that much paper for myself after bad Mexican food night!

An-y-ways... it was a lot of fun. It took a little bit for them to get started (& Merlin has to be encouraged to leave the pouch), they all began to move around, explore, jump, find trouble, & generally chose to spend quite a bit of their time on me. mlove They definitely showed me how well their memories work since they kept trying to get to where I put the yogurt drops out of reach. The number of leaps I intercepted *sigh*. Many of them loved scampering up & down & up & down my towel (time for a new one shakehead ). Gwyn love to use it as a leap platform with me as the destination... looking or not. Shoulder to the towel, climb towel, upper towel to shoulder (or head, or face shock ).

Even the boys kept coming back to me to clamber wherever they may. Arthur tried a couple times to climb my face (that didn't go over so well with me). He also kept marking me (Gwyn tried to mark over a couple of his marks). His aim for leaps is also still the worse, which make sense with how lazy he is. Took him a while to realize he couldn't just stare at something intently while popping & assume I'd bring him there.

Even Merlin was involved, once he warmed up to the situation some (& bribery). He started exploring, playing, & interacting with me last. Once he started, he actually spent a lot of time on me. Then he was the first to find a corner & just staring awkwardly at me & watching for any sudden movement. I tried to get his bro or sisters to bring him back in the games, but nope nope nope. Still, he wasn't ready to go in the new pouch yet, just wanted to chill there.

When it was getting late (for me), I showed the others to the new pouch to let them crawl on & in it, then placed Merlin inside with Arthur (the girls were half-in-half-out). In to the cage, add food, & bid them good night. Then I game & told all you awesome people about my fantastic play session smile

It has been a good night. Despite the impressive amount of poop. Best part: no Merlin-sezuires even with all the interactions (& occational lound noise as something was knocked over). YAY!

Time for sleep. Good night GC.
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#1413377 - 12/12/17 05:38 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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#1413393 - 12/12/17 10:50 PM Re: Gliders of the Round Table 5 [Re: Hutch]
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:thumb2: Wooooo Hoooo!!!! :lshower:
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