Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Hutch
Featured Member
Registered: 09/03/12
Posts: 98
Last 10 Posts
Prolapsed cloaca
by JenK
11/18/17 05:14 AM
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by Hutch
11/17/17 04:40 PM
Pouch concerns
by Hutch
11/17/17 04:39 PM
New Cage for RV!
by Terry
11/16/17 07:44 PM
Swollen Cheek
by Feather
11/16/17 04:21 PM
Biting problems
by Feather
11/15/17 05:29 PM
Skunking
by Feather
11/15/17 05:27 PM
OM Gosh!!! Christmas Trees!
by Hutch
11/15/17 02:27 PM
New to the glider world. Looking for wisdom.
by Hutch
11/15/17 01:39 PM
wow the progams changed a lot these days
by Hutch
11/15/17 01:29 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1409405 - 04/30/17 01:52 PM First tent time ever
FunInTheSun Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/16/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Kansas, US
Last night my boyfriend and I attempted our first tent time with our two gliders. We've had them about 2 weeks now and thought it might be time. Batman, the older one (OOP in October) was extremely curious, jumping all around, climbing on us, etc. The only thing was when he came up to our hands, he always nipped at our fingers! It wasn't hard at all, but when we reprimanded him for it, he just backed up and then did it again right away! Is this just a curiosity thing? Because if we didn't reprimand him right away, he'd continue and do it a bit harder.

Winnie, the younger joey (OOP January) was very nervous. She explored a bit at the end, but mostly didn't want to do anything. She just stood there, looking for a place to hide and moving away from us if we pet her. She didn't bite at all, she's very docile and calm, but she didn't seem to enjoy tent time really.

Should I wait on tent time for her, or does she need it in order to continue bonding? Or should I keep using my bonding pouch and try tent time later on?

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1409415 - 04/30/17 10:30 PM Re: First tent time ever [Re: FunInTheSun]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41344
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
You might try taking her into the tent using a bonding pouch so she still has some security. Let her come out and explore when she is ready. She may start by exploring you rather than having the big ole tent all at once. Some gliders take a little more time while others just go for it.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1409423 - 05/01/17 12:00 AM Re: First tent time ever [Re: FunInTheSun]
Ladymagyver Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 2174
Loc: SW Missouri
I agree with Karen. Also, you might want to put a blanket on the floor of the tent. (I put mine on our bed so I don't have to climb to the floor with an old flannel sheet inside). Just something 2ashable. Oh and tissues for poo.

As for the nipping, have a toy handy or a feather. A "Sst or Tsk" helps too. It's glider talk for I don't like what you're doing. He is just curious where his treat is,, and what you taste like.


Edited by Ladymagyver (05/01/17 12:00 AM)
_________________________
Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Inhale the future...
Exhale the past...




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

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 (), 16 Guests and 57 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Doc, sugareyes, JazlynR, Kaylae, gwenhwyfar
6422 Registered Users
Forum Stats
0 posts in the last 24hrs
6422 Members
134 Forums
8944 Topics
148305 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
wow the progams changed a lot these days
by mechnut450
11/15/17 08:09 AM
Two neutered males mounting each other/fighting
by Bee
11/14/17 11:17 PM
TPG Diet
by kidqwik
11/14/17 11:06 AM
Skunking
by Kris
11/14/17 04:42 AM
New Cage for RV!
by Ladymagyver
11/14/17 03:28 AM
New to the glider world. Looking for wisdom.
by Indo253
11/14/17 01:35 AM
moving in with roommate who has a cat
by rinna
11/12/17 11:04 PM
To All Veterans
by KarenE
11/11/17 12:51 PM
Pouch concerns
by Ladymagyver
11/10/17 07:36 AM
My baby is missing!!!!!
by Charlies
11/10/17 01:52 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20204050
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12466847
TEXAS 652250
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 598096
OHIO 511914
Member Titles 455205
MISSOURI 388517
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 366027
OKLAHOMA 349321
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 346999
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017