Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 2146
Last 10 Posts
Male Glider penis problem
by Ladymagyver
0 seconds ago
Is newspaper safe?
by KarenE
Today at 10:24 AM
Taking your glider to work
by Ladymagyver
Today at 03:53 AM
Fruits and Veggies
by Srlb
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 07:41 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
Yesterday at 01:09 PM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by the gliders angel
Yesterday at 05:43 AM
gr8pots
by Terry
10/16/17 09:21 PM
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
10/16/17 10:10 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#60635 - 10/01/05 06:06 PM Housing Questions
Anonymous
Unregistered


When I received my three gliders, they were living in a small cage with several accessories. They had a wooden birdhouse on the cage floor for sleeping, and a hanging house made of plastic and rope (or twine maybe?). They have been sleeping in the birdhouse with a plain white pillowcase. Here are my questions:

1) They have been digging in the birdhouse and have already broken through the bottom. The bottom was full of wood chips from the house, so I removed it. Should I keep it out of the cage? They love the birdhouse, but I don't know if it is safe.

2) They love their "blankey," a small white pillowcase, but I noticed that Dad got his nail stuck on it the other night. Are pillowcases a bad idea? The previous owners always had a pillowcase for them inside the cage and had no problems.

3) They also had a hanging contraption inside made of twine, and they sort of "stick" to it, as well. I need to have Mom and Dad's nails trimmed! Do you think this thing is safe?

4) And last, I have had my gliders for two weeks. Since yesterday, I have kept all of their original accessories in their cage: birdhouse, blankey, hanging house, and toys. Now, I have removed their birdhouse and hanging house and have replaced it with a "glider-safe" house from Petsmart. Do you think they will adjust all right? I plan to put their pillowcase blankey in the new house to retain their scent.

I know this is long. Any ideas, comments, suggestions are appreciated! Thank you! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

~Jon

Top
#60636 - 10/01/05 06:13 PM Re: Housing Questions [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
I would definately get rid of the bird house. It sounds like it has become less then safe. Also, instead of a pillow case, I would get some fleece (walmart or fabric store) and make them some blankets out of the fleece. Fleece doesn't unravel causing strings they can get tangled in and hurt. Most people provide pouches for their gliders to sleep in. There are some great vendor in Glider Things or you can get some fleece and make a "no sew pouch". There are step by step directions on here (do a search for +no +sew +pouches).
Their nails sound like they are in need of trimming. You can do this yourself. During the day when they are sleepy, wrap them in fleece and give them a treat to munch on. Then pull out one little foot at a time using the fleece to sheild you from their teeth. With regular nail clippers, just snip off the very tips of the nails. Have some flour handy just incase you get a little short and draw blood. Their back "grooming" nails (they are sort of fused together) don't need to be trimmed, or atleast shouldn't need to be. If they seem excessivly long, clip just the very tips.
_________________________
620-704-9109
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

Top
#60637 - 10/01/05 10:27 PM Re: Housing Questions [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Thanks, Dancing, for all your ideas! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />

I just replaced the pillowcase with fleece, and I have a set of pouches on the way! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Top
#60638 - 10/01/05 10:44 PM Re: Housing Questions [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I, too, had to remove my bird house for the same reason. The splinters can be ingested and hurt the lil' guys. I don't use it anymore and stick to pouches, hammocks, and they love sleeping in their pink fleece tunnel! But I know lots of other people who use wooden nest boxes, they just don't have gliders that chew on it. Shame mine do because they loved their little box.

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
3 registered (Ladymagyver, Mio, Jen_faith), 18 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
aalissa, Mio, Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo
6381 Registered Users
Forum Stats
24 posts in the last 24hrs
6382 Members
134 Forums
8894 Topics
147827 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Male Glider penis problem
by Jen_faith
21 minutes 19 seconds ago
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Amanda159
Yesterday at 05:08 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by Amanda159
Yesterday at 05:06 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/16/17 05:32 PM
gr8pots
by Feather
10/16/17 05:20 PM
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
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202924
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464923
TEXAS 645221
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 587796
OHIO 504135
Member Titles 448135
MISSOURI 382432
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 358854
OKLAHOMA 343444
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 341319
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017