Hello there, everyone! My boyfriend and I just brought home our first sugar gliders last night. I just wanted to join this forum because I'm a very curious person and will have lots of questions. I've already read books, articles, spoken with the breeder
quite a bit, but I'll still have questions along the way.
We brought home a neutered black beauty male, Batman, OOP 10/30/16, so he's a bit older and a lot bigger than the female! The female we brought home was a cremeino female, Winnie, OOP 1/31/17. These two are very different, I can tell already. Winnie was very nervous last night, just hanging out in one corner of the cage; she still took treats from me through the bars but seemed like she wanted someone to comfort her and I felt horrible! Batman, however, was running around the cage all night, loved his wheel, and ate all the treats I gave him!
My question is, will it take longer to bond
with Batman since he's quite a bit older? And what are the first steps I should take after letting them settle in for 48 hours and starting to handle them? And when I start tent time, what is the best sized tent, and what time is best for it? I'm assuming evening, when they wake up for the night, but just wanted to see what your guys' habits/schedules were!
Thanks everyone! I've attached a photo of the two. Batman is about twice Winnie's size right now!