Good morning! I live in South Texas and purchased my first sugar glider on an impulse at a fair about 3 weeks ago. I rarely do things like that, but after seeing how cute they were, I couldn't resist. Brought her home and began doing all of my research. I have fallen deeply in love and want only the best for her. I am in outside sales and love to take her with me in her bonding
pouch during the day. I've always wondered if it's ok to do this with nothing to eat or drink throughout the day?
Also, after we go to bed, I occasionally hear her barking. What does that mean? Is she happy and having fun or looking for something?
After lots of patience and time, she is now climbing on my hand and will walk up my arm. This morning she walked up my arm and outside of her cage! I absolutely love watching the progress. She only does this in the morning, though. In the pouch, she is still very crabby and will lunge at me. I have have just started putting my fingers slightly in her pouch and taking the bites. She does a little better each time. I'm hoping this is normal progress. I have not held her in my hands yet. Just don't feel like the time is right just yet. Do you think she will get to the point where she will allow me to hold her or do I just start trying to do it myself? I can't hardly wait to be able to cuddle her and have her climb all over me out of her cage! But I don't want to rush anything and make bonding
Many times when I put my hand in the cage, she will come to me, put her hands on mine, smell me, then bite. She will bite several times and sometimes it really hurts (has never broke the skin, though). She is obviously not biting out of fear so I'm curious if this is just a stage she is going though or what?? I'd like to think it's love bites but she gets a little aggressive with them.
I look very forward to your comments and questions you have for me. I know as I travel this journey, I will have many more questions for you all. Thanks for all of your expert advise in advance!