Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Mikaela, SGQ, SuggieMama4life
Featured Member
Registered: 08/08/16
Posts: 7
Last 10 Posts
My dog Willow
by Terry
Today at 06:36 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by KarenE
Today at 01:56 PM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Ladymagyver
Today at 05:44 AM
Twitchy tale movements
by Feather
Yesterday at 04:15 PM
Looking for vet recommendation, Atlanta
by Feather
Yesterday at 04:05 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Ladymagyver
Yesterday at 02:00 PM
First time glider owner looking for wisdom
by Ladymagyver
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Older Male/Joey Female or Older Female?
by KarenE
Yesterday at 08:47 AM
Cold snap!
by Terry
10/19/17 09:41 PM
Bedding
by Terry
10/19/17 09:31 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1391066 - 06/18/15 04:45 PM Outside cages
Rebecca Offline
Joey Member

Registered: 06/18/15
Posts: 98
Loc: Dallas, TX
What is the stance on outside cages for gliders? Clearly in the winter you want them inside, but what about during the summer?
_________________________
:grey: Mochi :grey: Nico :grey: Athena :grey: Aries :grey: Lenox (OOP 9.26.2015)

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1391067 - 06/18/15 05:56 PM Re: Outside cages [Re: Rebecca]
zanderfever Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 38
Loc: Western NY
I would just worry too much about an ambitious predator or them getting out.
_________________________
:grey: Gwaihir The Windlord :grey: Quinn :wfb: Sophie

Top
#1391068 - 06/18/15 06:03 PM Re: Outside cages [Re: zanderfever]
Terry Online   grin
Glider Addict

Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 4974
Loc: Maryland
I've personally never been comfortable with the idea of pets living outdoors, even in enclosures, though I'm sure some people do and may feel comfortable with it.
_________________________
Lives with:
1 God
1 dog, (Willow)
2 Sugies, (Ollie & Skadoosh)
R.I.P. Lulu (2/28/12-10/13/17)

Top
#1391090 - 06/19/15 09:59 AM Re: Outside cages [Re: Rebecca]
Kris_N_Zoe Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 08/25/14
Posts: 1816
Loc: Longview, Texas
Here in Texas it is going to get WAAAAAAAAAAY too hot for gliders to live outdoors. We usually need special pouches to take them outside the house because of the heat. They are from "Tropical" forests, but the average temperature of those forests is actually between 23C-33C, that's 70F-90F and that's not "Hot" like we know hot.

Source, bottom of the page:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_rainforest_climate

Dallas is easily around 115F on an average summer day in the heat of the day.... That's too hot for most humans for extended periods of time so I would NOT suggest having them in an outside cage year round.

Right now when the temperatures are fairly cool still and not too cold at night it might be cool to give them a "camping" like experience... But I would make sure there was NO possible way for them to get out and have a critter fence around the cage to keep predators away. At that point it's probably more trouble and worry than it's worth though, that's my opinion on the matter though.
_________________________
Pibble pup Jenson jump Glide free: Smoke (6/16/15) and Zoey (10/2/15) :rbridge:

Top
#1393302 - 08/25/15 09:23 PM Re: Outside cages [Re: Kris_N_Zoe]
Kesha Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Georgia
Does anyone know if indoor/outdoor carpet is safe for sugar gliders?

Top
#1393307 - 08/25/15 10:18 PM Re: Outside cages [Re: Rebecca]
CandyOtte Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
It would depend on the material.

If it is the plastic fake grass it is probably safe - but would be awful to try to keep clean as it would hold bits of food scraps and glider pee and poop would get stuck between the 'blades' and in the backing.

The fabric or woven type would most likely not be glider safe because the glider's nails could become snagged in the material causing an injury if the glider cannot free itself.
_________________________
Candy Otte
& the Glider Kids
Sassy, Corky, Mehitabel & Missy
Wacco, Yacco, & Dot
Mindy, Kanobles, Elmo, & Chipper

http://www.gliderkids-diet.com

CandyOtte@aol.com

Top




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



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
0 registered (), 23 Guests and 58 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
mandydarr, FinFiFuFe, Angelicat26, AbbyGlider, Klasha
6387 Registered Users
Forum Stats
11 posts in the last 24hrs
6387 Members
134 Forums
8900 Topics
147895 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Twitchy tale movements
by FinFiFuFe
Yesterday at 12:29 AM
Looking for vet recommendation, Atlanta
by Jen_faith
10/19/17 08:40 PM
First time glider owner looking for wisdom
by
10/19/17 03:36 PM
Older Male/Joey Female or Older Female?
by
10/19/17 10:01 AM
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
10/19/17 12:51 AM
Bringing Home Your Baby
by Amanda159
10/18/17 06:42 PM
Bedding
by Amanda159
10/18/17 05:53 PM
Male Glider penis problem
by Jen_faith
10/18/17 04:58 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
10/17/17 06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
10/17/17 06:39 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20203064
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12465110
TEXAS 646051
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 588762
OHIO 505038
Member Titles 448796
MISSOURI 383072
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 359633
OKLAHOMA 344116
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 342083
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017