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#33142 - 01/05/05 06:56 AM Taking them out?

I wouldn't say our gliders are fully bonded with us yet. They don't crab at us anymore, they take treats from us, and they play on us during bonding time. They also let us pet them and sometimes pick them up. I see that people on here write about taking them out to play and them gliding and all, but I have not taken them out in the house yet. When do you do that? And even so, how do you know they won't run off somewhere where you can't find them? What do you suggest? bonding in the cramped tent is hard, and we gliderproofed the bathroom and went in there which was better but when can we just play with them out in the open rooms? Or can we?

#33143 - 01/05/05 07:09 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

I let my completely bonded gliders run around in one glider proofed room.

#33144 - 01/05/05 07:13 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

Many glider owners, like myself, have a specific room that they use. This room is glider proofed and there isn't anywhere where a glider can hurt themselves. I don't know if anyone lets theirs roam free throughout the house, but I wouldn't think so. My Staples gets my bedroom to play in when I am reading or studying. It can be hard to catch him though when I want to go to sleep. And he hates going into his cage.
Someone else may know more about it. I am kind of curious myself to learn if anyone else gives their little ones the freedom to roam. Good luck.

#33145 - 01/06/05 06:34 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

I had posted this on another thread ( about pictures) but I thought it might be helpfull for you. I made Keeva a tree to play on with pouches and all kinds of toys. The way my house is made, my only bathroom ajoins to the laundry room so that wasn't an option, and with back problems the tent wasn't either. What I did is after Keeva was pretty bonded to me, where she would stay nearby me all the time, is I would pick up everything and put her on her tree in the living room for playtime. To get her back in, I stick a couple rasins or free dried crickets ( her all time favorite)in her pouch and coax her in. While she is eating them, I rush her back into her cage. Having more than 1, I don't know how well this would work, but this is the method I use. Here is an attatched pic of her tree.

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#33146 - 01/06/05 06:03 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

Well i do no of people who let their gliders have run of the house , I really don't suggest it .Gliders can get into the smallest space in your couch and you will end up having to tear the couch up to get him out. And there are lots of other dangers that you will not think of that your glider will show you. You can try getting a bigger tent ( a mod laughed at my tent today) it's so big. And also just letting them have the run of 1 room that is very glider safe should be good enough. While you are bonding keep telling them their name so that they will get used to hearing it. Eventually they will come to you when called.

#33147 - 01/06/05 06:14 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

So what about the ladys that have the bra babies? their whole house must be glider proofed? in case they were scared and jumped out?
am I wrong?

#33148 - 01/06/05 06:15 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]
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A well bonded bra baby doesnt jump *out* when scared...the jump *In*!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />
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#33149 - 01/06/05 06:42 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

Peggy's all too correct! lol.. I think I've created two monsters! They come out of the cage, jump on me and nose dive down my shirt into the bra. When I'm showing them off to people or friends, they never want to stay out, then just try to dive down the shirt to safety. Then you get to explain the whole "bra baby" thing to a non glider person. They don't usually get it, haha.

#33150 - 01/07/05 01:42 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

The whole outside thing wasn't really touched upon so I will give my suggestion... never do it. They do have harnesses small enough for them but most people believe these to be kinda cruel. While it probably doesn't hurt the glider it prohibits them from using their main feat. If your glider gets away from you outside you will most likely never see it again and there is a good chance it will die in the wild pretty quickly. Stick to glider proofed rooms like everyone said. I have heard of free roaming gliders but there are always dangers involved that most won't risk such as other pets or small crevices they can get stuck in.

#33151 - 01/07/05 07:11 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

They really will come when you call their names? I heard they didn't so I never really call them by their names. Should I start? How long does it take?

#33152 - 01/07/05 08:07 AM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

Hi 2sugargliders, my Sugi and Tink seem to know their names. Tink is about 3 mos oop, and is the "baby girl", so I think they learn kinda early. Sugi is about twice as old, and he knew his name pretty early on, too. I would just call them (with a funny little voice) and give them a treat, and eventually, they just started coming to me. Reese is my older glider (a rescue), and she couldn't care less... so it might depend on the glider?

#33153 - 01/07/05 12:53 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

You mean not all gliders come when you call thier name ?? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> I thought they all did. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> You all can't just redirect thier attention with you hand and tell them no if they are going where you don't want them to. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

#33154 - 01/07/05 01:28 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

I haven't been calling either of them by their names because I was told in the beginning they can't learn their names. I've had them for like 3 months now, do u think it is too late for them to learn their names?

#33155 - 01/07/05 03:11 PM Re: Taking them out? [Re: ]

I definatly wouldnt think so. What has worked for me with all my pets, not just gliders, is when its cuddling time, I will sing thier name to them over and over and over. After a few days when I say thier name, they know Im talking to them. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />


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