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#1397471 - 01/11/16 03:07 AM wake up little Stuart... wake up
sugiemom1408 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/16
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Loc: Arizona
:grey: Ok so maybe I panicked too soon,got up early too say hi to Stuart, came in at 1:00am, he was STILL asleep on his hot rock so Im thinking is he cold, sick tired??? Why isnt he up playing so, I go back to bed and come back at my normal time 2:00am and as I sit down and say something to him he is off the rock and climbing about as usual, can he just be set to this 2:00 visit cause at 3:00 when I leave he is still playing off and on till 6:00am Can I ask if any of you do anything like this in the middle of the night or do you know what time your little gliders wake up?
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#1397491 - 01/11/16 11:00 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
KarenE Offline
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First, Stuart is old enough to regulate his own body temp. All he needs is a pouch to sleep in and possibly a few small fleece blankies so PLEASE remove that heat rock. Gliders are mammals and do not need heat rocks shakehead That is something Pocket Pets tells their customers when they sell underage joeys mad

It is very possible he got up when you didn't see him to get a snack, play a bit and then back to bed. Gliders do that off and on all through the night.
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#1397504 - 01/11/16 04:03 PM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
Temulin Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Gliders sometimes cat nap at night. Mine has always gone in cycles - sometimes he gets up during the day for short periods to play with his rings, some nights he "sleeps in" and some nights he gets up earlier. As long as he isn't lethargic or showing signs of illness, I would not worry. I would second Karen's comment about the heat rock. They can fall asleep on them and burn themselves, kinda like if you were to fall asleep with a heating pad left on high.


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#1397515 - 01/12/16 04:52 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: Temulin]
sugiemom1408 Offline
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Wow sorry didnt know about the rock he made it clear since he was 10 weeks oop he needed some heat. Do I still need to remove even if its a little cooler in my home and he seems to use it occasionally or remove it all together? Thanks for the help.

sugiemom to Stuart :grey:

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#1397517 - 01/12/16 06:44 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
FurMom Offline
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Registered: 10/19/15
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Yes, you should remove the heating rock. What's the temp in your house?

Does Stuart have a fleece sleeping pouch? If not, he needs one asap. Double thickness. Then put some fleece blankets in it, about 4" square. Keep his cage covered (again, with fleece).
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#1397520 - 01/12/16 08:25 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
Ladymagyver Offline
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I did the same thing when I got Fiona, per a vet's recommendation, so many are misinformed.

I agree a double fleece lined pouch with blankies are the ticket. Gliders may come from where it is warmer than here but their metabolism while they sleep make some adjustments to climate.

Mine like to hang on to blankies while they sleep, or cover their peep hole with them.

Heat lamps or rocks are not recommended due to the fact that they tend to sleep deeply during the day.
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#1397523 - 01/12/16 09:06 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: Ladymagyver]
KarenE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/00
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Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
If the temperature is comfortable for you in the house, gliders will acclimate themselves, generally, to whatever that temp is.

What is the normal temp in your home winter/summer?
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#1397543 - 01/12/16 08:51 PM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: Ladymagyver]
sugiemom1408 Offline
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We keep the temp on 70 but we get cold it seems cooler in here. Dont have a thermometer to check. Yes he has a fleece pouch and fleece blankets as well. Took heat rock out. Thanks for the help and advice.
I also ordered him a 7 piece pouch,hammock set for his cage it will be here Sat.

Thanks sugiemom to Stuart

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#1397555 - 01/13/16 08:19 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
KarenE Offline
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He should be fine at that temperature, however, if you think it gets a little cooler at night, you might look into getting a small space heater for him.

I like something like this one which can be set at different levels plus has a tipping feature so it will turn off if tipped over. The outside also does not get hot to the touch. There is an additional Hi/Low setting. For the price, these are really nice little heaters.
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#1397559 - 01/13/16 09:47 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: KarenE]
Srlb Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
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Loc: St. Johns, Florida
Although I do not feel a glider needs a heat rock in their cage, a glider will not burn themselves on one. Just as humans, a glider will know when they are getting too warm and will remove themselves from it unless they are too sick to do so.

Also, Pocket Pets no longer sells underaged joeys, nor have they in several years. They learned after going to a SGGA that they had been mis-informed about the age of joeys. Now, they do not sell a joey that weighs less than 40 grams. They have the customer that is purchasing watch as the glider is weighed. The weight is marked on the contract and the customer is to initial it.

At this weight and age, the glider can self regulate their own body temperatures. I, along with everyone else, would recommend purchasing either a double sided fleece cage pouch or a nest box. Add extra blankets for additional warmth and be sure to have a cage cover on your cages to hold in additional heat.

I do think that the temperatures in a home should vary as this is what happens when they are outdoors. As long as your home stays in the 60's you really don't have to worry too much.
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#1397588 - 01/14/16 04:32 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: Srlb]
sugiemom1408 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/16
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Peggy, not sure what Stuart is they did not tell me, he sure isn't heavy lol He looks just right though not to skinny nor overweight.

sugiemom to Stuart :grey:

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#1397592 - 01/14/16 09:35 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: sugiemom1408]
Srlb Offline
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When did you purchase him?
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#1399078 - 02/16/16 03:19 AM Re: wake up little Stuart... wake up [Re: Srlb]
sugiemom1408 Offline
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Registered: 01/06/16
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I got him January 1st, sorry just saw this post.

sugiemom to Stuart :grey:

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