Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 11/09/16
Posts: 261
Last 10 Posts
New odor issue??
by AlyCatz
04:23 PM
Blindnedd in red eye gliders
by Srlb
10:54 AM
Lighter Gliders??
by AlyCatz
12/09/17 10:14 PM
Bing, bing, bing.... It's
by Terry
12/09/17 07:13 PM
Happy Birthday Nejwig
by KarenE
12/08/17 09:15 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Terry
12/08/17 07:45 AM
Another Prolapsed cloaca
by Terry
12/07/17 07:17 PM
Is a glider right for me?
by Terry
12/07/17 11:38 AM
Been Distracted...
by Stef333
12/07/17 08:13 AM
OM Gosh!!! Christmas Trees!
by Ladymagyver
12/06/17 06:21 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#114654 - 06/30/06 06:21 AM Chewing on pine shavings?

Hi there seems to be some controversy about pine shavings as bedding but what I'm concerned about is my glider chewing on it. He scoops it up from bottom of cage and chews on it and possibly swallows some...very very little amount but it worries me....please adivise thanks for comments ahead of time.

#114655 - 06/30/06 06:45 AM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

Pine and cedar shavings irritate the lungs, eyes, mouths, and noses of sugar gliders. I would definitely switch your bedding, especially if they are eating it!

I use newspaper, which is really cheap and very easy to remove from bottom of the cage. Most newspaper is made out of vegetable die, so it is safe.

I have heard many people on this site use puppy potty pads with good results. Some people also use paper towels or some even use fleece that they can stick in the washer to clean.

#114656 - 06/30/06 08:43 AM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

Eeeek! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> Good advice...

Mikey <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" />

#114657 - 06/30/06 08:54 AM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

Yes, cedar & pine shavings are a no-no. You can use many other things as bedding for the drop pan. Like said above: newspaper (black ink), kitchen paper towles, puppy pads, fleece & care fresh pet bedding. These are all safe hygenic options to use.

If your glider can reach into the drop pan you will need to have something in there that is in no way harmful to them. Fleece might be a good option for you. It is really easy to keep clean. You just take it out every morning and shake it off outside. I use mine for two nights and then put in a clean piece of fleece.

#114658 - 06/30/06 10:10 AM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]
aconrad Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 09/25/05
Posts: 432
Loc: Winfield, WV
Care Fresh is the BEST

#114659 - 06/30/06 10:26 AM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
When urine or other forms of moisture get on the pine shavings it releases the oils in the pine. These oils can cause respritory problems for gliders (and most small animals).

If you want to use a wood shaving for bedding, Aspen shavings is safe to use and last time I looked, about the same cost as the pine.

Respritory problems can be fatal or at best, costly to cure (vet visit, antibiotics, stress and worry). It would be wise to not risk it and go with a safe alternative.
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

#114660 - 06/30/06 08:59 PM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

OMG I had no idea, poor babies I will switch it now right away to some newspaper thanks so much to all who replied.

#114661 - 06/30/06 10:35 PM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

I have found carefresh ultra is the best for my gliders. They like to play in it also and its harmless.Its also easy to clean up when they throw it in the floor... good luck your on the right track now. I knew you werent suppose to use cedar and pine but didnt know exactly why.. good info

#114662 - 07/03/06 12:03 PM Re: Chewing on pine shavings? [Re: ]

aspen is the only safe type of shaving for gliders


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 10 Guests and 23 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
MRK, Ronin, shelby, nolan, jazzy82m
6445 Registered Users
Forum Stats
11 posts in the last 24hrs
6446 Members
134 Forums
8984 Topics
148603 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
New odor issue??
by AlyCatz
12/08/17 05:37 PM
Lighter Gliders??
by AlyCatz
12/08/17 05:25 PM
Bing, bing, bing.... It's
by Terry
12/08/17 09:33 AM
Blindnedd in red eye gliders
by mechnut450
12/08/17 06:28 AM
Happy Birthday Nejwig
by Feather
12/07/17 05:33 PM
Been Distracted...
by Ladymagyver
12/06/17 07:25 PM
Introductions - two male Joey's meeting 8 year old recently single
by 3dymondsgliders
12/05/17 03:57 PM
is the stuff critter love sells the same as the HPW mix??
by Athena26
12/05/17 03:48 PM
Where to get my boys neutered?
by Claralice
12/04/17 10:57 PM
Third set of Gliders but here to stay!
by Claralice
12/03/17 07:17 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20204824
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12468213
TEXAS 658156
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 606197
OHIO 518513
Member Titles 460370
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 351890
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!