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#1407392 - 02/18/17 02:33 PM Death of a cage mate
Kendra Offline
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Yesterday I found my 11 month old female glider Pip dead, I rushed her and her cage mate chai to my exotic vet and she was gone but he passed with a clean bill of health. Chai is yelling for Pip and sniffing everywhere for her. I want to keep him healthy and happy. I have 2 other gliders Ginger and Wasabi, sadly Pip and Chai never got along with Ginger and Wasabi. Will he be lonely having those 2 next to him or should I get him a cage mate? Chai is 10 months old. Also any advice on keeping Chai happy after this horrible loss.

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#1407394 - 02/18/17 05:34 PM Re: Death of a cage mate [Re: Kendra]
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I am so sorry for your loss...

You could try intros again. I he neutered? How did you try to intro them before?
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#1407395 - 02/18/17 05:58 PM Re: Death of a cage mate [Re: Kendra]
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Towel between in the bathtub and eventually they go to each other and either fight or don't. I've been trying and eventually gave up.

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#1407396 - 02/18/17 06:19 PM Re: Death of a cage mate [Re: Kendra]
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Try swapping pouches first. That way they can smell each other. Do this for a few days.

Then in the morning, intro 1 of the females with a male in the tub with a clean sleeping pouch. If they go in together, let them sleep for the day and watch them at night. If all goes well, swap females and repeat. Be sure intros are done in a neutral territory. If it works out try all 3 in tub in morning. Then have a clean cage and bedding to put all 3 into so there isn't a territory issue.

Please keep us posted on the progress.

Im typing on my phone in a pickup. We are traveling down a very bumpy road . Hope this makes sense. Please ask any questions too.

Oh and welcome to Glider Central! :-)
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#1407401 - 02/19/17 09:36 AM Re: Death of a cage mate [Re: Ladymagyver]
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Registered: 04/29/12
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Loc: Maryland
I'm sorry for your loss.

I recommend cutting a 2 or 4 rectangles, 3" X 6" - 5" X 10" in size of fleece. Place one rectangle of fleece in your pairs sleeping pouch and one in your loner's pouch. After 1-2 days take out the rectangles, lay one on top of the other and cut into half. You should have a square size from each pouch layered. You can then place the squares from each in pairs sleeping pouch and one in the loner's sleeping pouch directly, or place them into a ziploc sandwich bag together, making sure no air inside, and do the 2nd set of rectangles if you made them the same as the first set.

Having the mingled scents from each glider's cage in the fleece squares will get them accustomed to their "mingled" scent, hopefully creating a "colonized" scent of the three of them.

After one week of the "mingled" scenting procedure, place the pair into one bonding bag (with a mesh window) and your loner in a separate bonding bag (with a mesh window). Wear them together, screen to screen as often and for as long as possible during the day. Try, if you can to do this at different times of the day example: early morning after just going to sleep, then about mid day, and then early evening before meal time. You can do this on different days if your schedule permits, but no worries if you only have a window of the same time daily. Do this for 1-2 weeks, watching and listening for reactions. In the meantime, keep the mingled scented fleece in their sleeping pouches.

If within the one or two week period, they seem to be relaxing or at best, no hostility towards one anther, try the intros again in neutral territory.

Use the bonding pouches they've been in (you can swap those back and forth as well, it shouldn't matter though). Have a neutral bonding pouch in between. If you don't have three bonding pouches, no worries, they may all end up in one or the others pouch anyway, as my mine did. This should be done early morning, when their sleepy. Then carry them all together in one bonding pouch to monitor them for a while, then place them in a cleaned, neutalized cage.

I recommend cleaning the cage real well that you intend to use for the trio (if intro is successful), place neutral fleece (laundered or new) in the cage, and then mix toys from both cages, if you swapped some, they would be best.

Good luck, if this doesn't work, then try looking for a cage mate.
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