Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Alaina, gr8pots, VegasGlider
Featured Member
Registered: 11/09/16
Posts: 241
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
Today at 10:10 AM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by KarenE
Today at 10:05 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by KarenE
Today at 09:51 AM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by Feather
10/14/17 06:43 PM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/14/17 04:37 PM
OK Tennessee/Georgia peeps! The time has come!!!
by cyndiekb
10/14/17 04:13 PM
Help! I don't know where my babies came from!
by bae
10/14/17 04:07 PM
One Year
by Ladymagyver
10/14/17 02:18 PM
by kidqwik
10/13/17 01:24 PM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Ladymagyver
10/13/17 02:01 AM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#4528 - 12/24/02 11:32 PM Be careful with sitters...

I had to go out of town a couple of days, and since I was sick and couldn't carry Kylie on me and there would be nowhere for her to play where we were staying, I decided to leave her at home, instead of putting her in the reptarium (which is smaller than her cage) and let my sister (who really LOVES animals) take care of her. I made everything SUPER easy. Made up paper plates with the food already on them, covered with foil and labeled with the date they were to be served. All that had to be done was to take the plate out of the freezer, uncover, put in the cage, and clean and fill the water bowl every night. I was assured that my sister would do this for Sunday and Monday night. Sunday night everything was fine, I called and checked to make sure that Kylie wasn't forgotten. When I got home today, the Monday night plates were still in the freezer... <img border="0" alt="upset" title="" src="graemlins/upset.gif" /> Apparently, my sister went to a friend's house and stayed the night, and either didn't tell my uncle to feed Kylie, or he forgot. So if she ate anything last night, it was over a day old...But I don't know whether she ate or not.... <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" />

She is fine now...I gave her a bunch of mealies and she is really happy to see me...but I was so family will NOT be babysitting anymore.

Just wanted to share this story and tell everyone to be super careful when securing a babysitter for their gliders...even if everything seems hunky might not be...and if you every night you're away to make sure everything is being done right. I wish I had but I had faith in my sister and didn't <img border="0" alt="shakehead" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

#4529 - 12/25/02 01:34 AM Re: Be careful with sitters... [Re: ]

I think this is a great opening to suggestions for baby sitters! What do you think is necessary to do, prepare, etc. for your sitter, or your sitter for when you are out of town?

My thoughts: A written list of what goes in the cage on what night,
Their normal schedule
Basic info about them, pregnant, not pregnant, friendly, not friendly, etc.
Prepare their food ahead of time, it puts your scent on it, so they won't miss you quite so much, it's a familiar scent and they will eat better than a strangers scent on their food.
Emergency contact numbers for both you and the vet.

The sitter: If Possible, have them over a couple of times when you feed them, then let them feed them a couple of times, to get used to it and see if they have any questions about what to do!

What can you add or correct to this?

#4530 - 12/25/02 02:02 AM Re: Be careful with sitters... [Re: ]

There was one time a couple years ago when I had to go out of town for 5 days. I had my roommate feed my gliders for me. He had no idea what he was doing and was kinda scared of gliders. He would jump if a glider walked on him. I was afraid at first, but it was my only option. What I did was prepare all the food and placed each night's serving in tubberware bowls in the freezer. So if there was one glider in the cage one serving went in the bowl, two gliders in the cage I put two servings in the bowl, and so on. I numbered the cages and the bowls so he knew which bowl went with which cage. And dated the bowls to know what night they went in there. So all he had to do was take the bowl out, look for the right date on the tubberware, and match the number on the bowl to the number on the cage. Since they usually woke up at 8PM I told him to leave the lights on for an hour before they woke so when he went to get the dishes they would still be asleep and not think it was play time and come running out! It worked out really well. Unfortunately I was so paranoid about the gliders that I didn't get as specific about the fish and he overfed them! I came home to a cloudy aquarium with acid levels through the roof! They were ok after I cleaned the tank. I hope Kylie is ok and didn't eat any of the old food. I have noticed that if I leave for a night my gliders don't eat as much as usual. So I have to put lots of their favorites in there so they can't resist. So maybe she was worried that you weren't there and didn't eat the old food. Just keep a close eye on her. I hope she's ok.


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
4 registered (Jen_faith, Nanina_Bryan, JanetGlider, Ladymagyver), 23 Guests and 51 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo, Jre2012, Shon_P
6379 Registered Users
Forum Stats
13 posts in the last 24hrs
6380 Members
134 Forums
8886 Topics
147780 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Beads wooden are they safe?
by tootles
10/14/17 06:20 PM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by Link
10/14/17 01:53 PM
One Year
by Stef333
10/14/17 09:16 AM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/13/17 08:23 PM
Fabric Softener Sheets
by Terry
10/11/17 08:53 PM
Still trying to bond with my gliders, almost a year
by April
10/11/17 07:57 PM
New Member!!!
by Luly
10/11/17 07:15 PM
by kidqwik
10/11/17 02:08 PM
New Mom..Bonding Questions
by Shon_P
10/10/17 06:29 PM
Second Thoughts
by Cherry
10/09/17 08:52 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202743
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464702
TEXAS 644439
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 586447
OHIO 503400
Member Titles 447397
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 340714
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!