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#1377987 - 09/14/14 11:19 PM Hoarding toys
Lisette Offline
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Just curious to know if this is typical behaviour. Every few days or so, I find I have to empty my girls' sleeping pouch. They clearly have a favourite toy (these plastic, butterfly shaped bracelets you get at the dollar store) and every couple of nights they drag one or two of them out of the toy pit and up into their pouch. Today I pulled 6 out after only 4 days! What's up with this? I didn't think they were hoarders dunno
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#1377992 - 09/15/14 02:36 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
JillMarie Offline
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My boy gliders do things like this too. I think it stems from nesting behavior. In the wild they will brings leaves and other similar materials to their nests to make them comfy. I think they do the same thing with toys because they like them for some reason and they feel like it makes their pouch more comfy.
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#1378001 - 09/15/14 07:40 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
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Mine's a hoarder!
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#1378016 - 09/15/14 10:08 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
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Absolutely! This is very typical behavior, and I agree with JillMarie's analogy. You most likely have tail carriers as well. Try to watch them at night to see how they get their toys around the cage. It's pretty cool to see!
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#1378035 - 09/15/14 12:58 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
Lisette Offline
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Tail carriers? I didn't think they could do that! I'm going to have to keep a look out for that :D
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#1378036 - 09/15/14 01:07 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
Kris_N_Zoe Offline
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I've never seen Zoey do it yet, but I've seen a picture of a glider carrying a ring, it's super cute!
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#1378049 - 09/15/14 04:50 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
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Yep! They will wrap their tail around something and carry it to their pouch.
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#1378066 - 09/16/14 05:36 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
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I have tried to get a video of mine doing it, but its always in the playroom, and its quite dark so the vids never come out frown
What mine do is not actually wrap their tail around an item. They curl their tail up real tight, then slip the ring on over their head or around their waste (depending if its an open ring or not) and then they push it down their body and onto the tail and down into the curl.

Quite funny to watch really. Especially a chubby one like my glider (Gizmo) when she does it with a ring that is "open" and it keeps falling off her chubby belly LOL she looks so confused and tries again.

I have never been able to watch them carry stuff like fleece strips or leaves. So am not sure how they do that type of stuff. They do carry that stuff, I just havent been able to catch them in the act, but the rings....funny stuff there!


Edited by JillMarie (09/16/14 05:37 AM)
Edit Reason: Arwenmade me add that Gizmo is the chubby one and not her!
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#1378070 - 09/16/14 07:18 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
Ela11 Offline
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Mine does the same, he slips the rings (milk rings that I cut open) over his head and then wiggles them down like a hula hoop. It's hard to take pictures or video though.
Does anybody have a good picture?
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#1378072 - 09/16/14 07:21 AM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: JillMarie]
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Originally Posted By: JillMarie
I have tried to get a video of mine doing it, but its always in the playroom, and its quite dark so the vids never come out frown

Mee too frown

Originally Posted By: JillMarie
What mine do is not actually wrap their tail around an item. They curl their tail up real tight, then slip the ring on over their head or around their waste (depending if its an open ring or not) and then they push it down their body and onto the tail and down into the curl.


Mine too smile


Oh!

And rofl at your edit reason
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#1378107 - 09/16/14 02:00 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: yiyo]
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Originally Posted By: yiyo



Oh!

And rofl at your edit reason


was wondering if anyone would catch that!
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#1378132 - 09/16/14 08:00 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
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One of my males had 27 milk rings and artificial greens in their pouch. Don't know how they slept in there!

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#1378197 - 09/17/14 02:34 PM Re: Hoarding toys [Re: Lisette]
Lisette Offline
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This must be a new trick for my girls. They've never done it before, but now I'm finding every bracelet they have right back in the pouch every morning lol I even caught Sugar in the act with TWO on her tail! Haha! I love it!
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