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#617048 - 08/20/08 11:53 AM When To Feed A Glider
sugarcube17
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Hi I was wondering when is the best time to feed them, since their nocturnal, and how many times should they be fed in a day, thanks.


Edited by sugarcube17 (08/20/08 11:53 AM)

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#617052 - 08/20/08 11:56 AM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
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Most feed their gliders in the evening about the time they would normally be waking up for the night. Some feed later after they have had play time with their gliders.

I normally feed mine about 10pm....sometimes earlier, sometimes later but I try to be consistant.

I know some that feed as early as 6-7pm.

Gliders will often get up, eat a bit and then go back to bed for a nap before getting up to eat more and to play.

The best thing is to get into a routine and try to stick with it. That way the gliders will know what to expect and when and are more likely to learn trust easier. This goes with feeding, playing, bonding time, etc.
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#617056 - 08/20/08 11:59 AM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: Dancing]
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I usually feed mine about 10 or 10:30. They usually don't get up til 11 or so.

It will depend on what time your glider gets up. Most recommend to have their food in there before they wake up.

You feed them their meal once a day, at night. You may feed them treats during the day, too, but only a little so it doesn't spoil their appetite.

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#617076 - 08/20/08 12:18 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: glidergrl1513]
sugarcube17
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Ok, thanks, I'll ask the owner what time she feeds him, so he can stay on schedule.

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#617082 - 08/20/08 12:22 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
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Registered: 11/22/06
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My gliders get up around 7:30 to eat for about half an hour. Then they go back in their pouch for an hour to groom. Then they are up around 9:00 to play. I like to have their food in the cage when they wake.
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#617100 - 08/20/08 12:40 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: Gossamer]
sugarcube17
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So I just place the food in there dish, before they get up? Or can I feed them by hand when they are up? Thanks.

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#617103 - 08/20/08 12:43 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
mercedes1734
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either, but you should put the staple food (zookeepers secret etc.) in the bowl and leave it in there and discard any leftovers and put fresh food in it the next night.

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#617144 - 08/20/08 01:39 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
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but you should put the staple food (zookeepers secret etc.) in the bowl and leave it in there and discard any leftovers and put fresh food in it the next night.


That depends on what diet is being fed. Many diets like BML do not have a pelleted (like zookeepers) portion to the diet plan and you don't want to mix diets as it can throw off the ratios.
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#618282 - 08/21/08 09:33 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: Dancing]
sugarcube17
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Ok I'm gonna feed my the hpw, I just got the food in the mail today, so I just need to make it when I get the glider on saturday, I have happy chow, that I bought as pellets.

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#618285 - 08/21/08 09:37 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
Tasmina
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Happy chow? What is that? With HPW, you don't need a pellet staple. Just the HPW, and fruits and veggies. Adding to the diet will throw off the balance of the diet.

Oh, and the occassional treat of meal worms, or yogies. But, no dry pellet food with HPW.


Edited by Tasmina (08/21/08 09:38 PM)

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#618326 - 08/21/08 10:15 PM Re: When To Feed A Glider [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/23/06
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I feed our gliders at 9:pm in the summer then by fall edge to about 8:pm then 7:pm in the winter..back to 8:pm in the spring. They are so used to it they are all up by those times precisely. LOL
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