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#46123 - 05/17/05 09:58 PM flipping glider
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i recently bought 4 adult gliders from a couple who have neglected them for the last 6 month. one of them climbs on a bar and constantly does back flips from the bar to the top of the cage to the bar again. is this normal or might she have spent a lot of time in a tiny cage and had no other way to get exercise?

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#46124 - 05/17/05 10:06 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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[:"green"]From my experience, the type of flipping you're describing is from exactly what you guessed - lack of space. Even if you put a wheel in the cage, she may not figure out what it's for or how to use it at first. You may need to put her in it a few times to get her used to the idea. As she gets used to her new, bigger home, the flipping will gradually stop & she'll start leaping across the cage instead...
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#46125 - 05/17/05 10:09 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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LOL.. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />. i've HEARD that they do that when they are in a small cage.. but i've got my 2 girls in a ? 3X2 ? 6 FT tall with a wheel and ropes and branches and they still do that (though the lady i got them from said that for the first.. i think year.. they were in a tiny what looks like a 18X18X24 <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" />)

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#46126 - 05/17/05 10:16 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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thanks for the quick responses. i have only had them since sunday but im glad to hear that she may stop doing that.

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#46127 - 05/17/05 10:39 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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Mine are in a nice large cage and CiCi does flips. She also runs her wheel, rides the wheel while Dayla runs, plays with all the toys. Some are just acrobatic.
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#46128 - 05/18/05 06:00 AM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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My glider flips too - she has a wheel and toy and lots of space but for some reason she just like to flip!! She uses her wheel - have to admit she was scared of it for a while but she uses it now!! lol

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#46129 - 05/18/05 07:52 AM Re: flipping glider [Re: ozzi]
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One of mine flips at times -- check out my movie gallery for video footage of it. She has a big cage and lots of toys and lots of outside-of-the-cage time, and she lives with her life partner <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />. I think she does it for fun.

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#46130 - 05/18/05 10:28 AM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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I used to be quite concerned as it's been labelled as stress related, but I certainly don't think that's necessarily the case, especially after reading about other people's gliders doing it.


Edited by moorie999 (05/18/05 10:44 AM)

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#46131 - 05/18/05 01:45 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ozzi]
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I too have a flippy glider! Harley will flip and flip til the cows come home when we do tent time. Especially before she pounces on a newly released cricket! She crouches, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" /> wiggles her little booty, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> does a few flips, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />crouches and pounces. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" /> It seems like it is almost a game with her. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />I love watching her go through her paces it's a hoot! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />

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#46132 - 05/18/05 02:00 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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when i watch her do the flips i dont get the feeling that it is something she does for fun. she has been completely neglected for the last 6 months. she seems kind of stressed and it seems like more of a thing she does to kind of escape reality or something. kind of like...if i keep flipping i dont have to think about anything else. i know that sounds dumb. but its the feeling i get from watching her. i really hope she will come out of it and learn to trust again and be happy

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#46133 - 05/18/05 07:58 PM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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i'm with you moorie.. it deffinately makes me feel better knowing that other's babies do it too.. oh, Goodness.. I LOVE this site <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />!! LOL <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#46134 - 05/19/05 12:09 AM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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Mine do it too. sometimes superman and spiderman do it at the same time it looks like a glider flipping competition.

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#46135 - 05/21/05 09:35 AM Re: flipping glider [Re: ]
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ubulove, I'd trust your instincts. Although some gliders flip "for the fun of it", other gliders do flip because of stress.

I had a thought (surprise!), if she will take mealies from you, you might try interrupting the behavior by offering a mealie through the bars close to where she is flipping.

I've got a glider that whenever he gets scared, he runs in circles on the top of the cage -- if I offer a treat, he'll come to get it and stop his "circling."

~Lynn

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