Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 11/10/15
Posts: 852
Last 10 Posts
'injury' at bald spot?
by josefine
09:28 PM
by Terry
07:42 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by kidqwik
04:52 PM
Dear Crabby
by Hutch
10:27 AM
Hubby said yes!
by KarenE
10:10 AM
Joeys and parents long term?
by KarenE
10:04 AM
Double Critter Nation bedding ?
by Alan
09:19 AM
Melanistic Gliders
by Hutch
02:48 AM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by Kp3690
08/20/17 08:30 PM
by Terry
08/20/17 04:08 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1369119 - 04/29/14 11:04 PM A Bit of a Scare
MonkeyGirl Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Colorado, US
I walked downstairs earlier tonight to feed Gizmo to discover that the door was open. I could hear a noise which I am pretty sure was Gizmo barking. Which was kind of adorable sounding, but I knew she wasn't very happy about something since I've never heard her bark. Anyway, I walked in and turned the light on to discover my cat sitting in front of the cage watching Gizmo crawl all around the cage. I ended up spraying him with vinegar water because he ran under the cage trying to get her. Good thing he was outside when the door was left open and didn't get go back in the house until after I got home. Luckily I was downstairs shortly after he got in the room and she is ok. *whew*

Definitely finding a different place for the dog food. My husband accidentally left it open after feeding the dogs earlier that night before I was home. Gizmo quickly returned to her happily scurrying self and probably enjoyed watching Tiger (my cat) get sprayed out of the room. She looked like she was teasing him. LOL

Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1369120 - 04/29/14 11:05 PM Re: A Bit of a Scare [Re: MonkeyGirl]
MonkeyGirl Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Colorado, US
So be sure to double, triple check your doors to your glider room, cat owners. wink
~ Kayla ~
Soon-to-be home of little monkeys smile
2 Dogs - Duke & Chloe
1 Cat - Tiger
1 Glider - Gizmo :D

#1369121 - 04/29/14 11:24 PM Re: A Bit of a Scare [Re: MonkeyGirl]
kcanmllvr Offline
Joey Member

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 83
Loc: Miami Valley, Ohio
I read that since gliders are marsupials they do not smell like rodents. The only reason cats should attack is if they haven't been introduced via smell. You should still be extremely careful since accidents happen.
I definitely do not purposely have my gliders interact with my cats but they do not seem to mind each other. My gliders are in the finished basement and there is no door so my cats roam around. They sometimes go toward the cage but never do more than glance and walk away.
One of my gliders, if shes just climbing on me outside the cage, when my cat walks by, she will pounce onto my cat and ride her for a couple seconds until she falls off. The cat isn't too fond of that but never shows aggression and shes forgotten it in a couple seconds anyway, shes super laid back.
I would never let them be around each other unattended though. Any interaction is always initiated by my glider when she pounces lol.

But my dog however is just too hyper. Even if she met the gliders by scent first She would just be too excited like she is about every.thing. So I would not ever allow them to be in the same room.

My Monkeys:
My two kitties: Oreo and Spice
My SammyDog

#1369122 - 04/29/14 11:44 PM Re: A Bit of a Scare [Re: kcanmllvr]
JillMarie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 7748
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: kcanmllvr
I read that since gliders are marsupials they do not smell like rodents. The only reason cats should attack is if they haven't been introduced via smell.

I must correct you on this, cats do not attack by smell, their attack response is triggered by MOVEMENT. So even a glider they have been "introduced" to could be attacked and hurt accidentally. Once a cat swipes at a small glider and says "oops I didnt mean to do that" is too late for the glider. You need to take care with gliders and cats, because an accidental swipe, nip, scratch could be very bad for a glider.

Now I am not saying SOME cats cant have glider interaction. I have one cat who is so uninterested in hunting that the birds come and eat from his dish while he is eating from his dish. Neither could care less. I just dont want anyone to think that whole "doesnt smell like a rodent" thing will keep their cat from attacking, because it just is not true.
:grey: Bosom Buddy Creations:grey:
^website link wink

Remember that God Loves You!

#1369127 - 04/30/14 07:06 AM Re: A Bit of a Scare [Re: MonkeyGirl]
Feather Online   gc/lgc

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11945
Loc: Wisconsin
I agree with Jill Marie. This cat was fascinated by this little tasty morsel that it couldn't get to because of the cage.

I am so glad it turned out well.
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


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

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 17 Guests and 45 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Glidermike, BeardedGlider, saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun
6306 Registered Users
Forum Stats
14 posts in the last 24hrs
6306 Members
134 Forums
8815 Topics
147056 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
'injury' at bald spot?
by josefine
07:19 PM
Hubby said yes!
by Ladymagyver
10:02 AM
by Feather
08:37 PM
Joeys and parents long term?
by Pigbat
01:56 PM
Double Critter Nation bedding ?
by Kp3690
11:35 AM
by Feather
08/19/17 10:14 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
08/19/17 05:44 PM
Joey or Full grown
by kinn2388
08/16/17 09:43 AM
How could I help this glider?
by MomoShiva
08/15/17 05:21 PM
One day too late
by CrypticDelirium
08/15/17 03:06 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200284
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12461143
TEXAS 626441
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 561183
OHIO 483020
Member Titles 431453
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 322988
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!