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#685667 - 12/04/08 01:14 AM Isolated/Lonely glider.....
BindiAndScrubbie Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1837
Loc: Florida
One of my clients' teenage daughters bought a male glider about 8 weeks ago. She got him on impulse from a trade show. Well the girl assumed the glider came instantly friendly and became scared after being bitten. Her mother said she puts food in the cage and that is about all the interaction her daughter is willing to give now, out of fear. I am considering taking the glider, as I feel extremely sorry for the little guy. I am aware about the quarentine period and the initial vet exam. But my question is can a glider without any human interaction for 2 months even be able to trust and bond with my family? We have two babies already, a girl around 8 or so weeks (don't really know, she was pulled away from her mother too early) and a neutered boy about 12 weeks. My husband swears he would be unbondable but I just don't know. I can't stop thinking about this little guy roaming around in his cage for the rest of his life. Is three an odd number to have...would there be fighting?
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#685673 - 12/04/08 01:32 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I feel that with any glider there is hope. Some do take longer to 'trust', depending on how much attention, and what type of treatment was given. But there is always hope, and a good chance with patience, understanding, and lots of love this little fella will come around quickly.
If you were to get this little one, he will be 100% better off with you even if he were not to blend in with the rest of your little ones.
Three is not an odd number, you will want to take introductions slowly after the 30 day quarantine though.

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#685677 - 12/04/08 01:47 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: LSardou]
BindiAndScrubbie Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1837
Loc: Florida
So do you mean that if he should not get along with my other two...that he would be better off in a cage alone? No matter what, I am willing to give him the time...but would having a solo cage make him depressed? I am just trying to go through the possible outcome scenarios.
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#685680 - 12/04/08 02:07 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
ORsuggiemomma Offline
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Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 2071
Loc: home
I have 3 gliders...it's not an odd number to have, and if he doesn't get along with the other gliders, he can go into a cage by himself, and you could always get him a buddy. laugh
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#685682 - 12/04/08 02:15 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 4108
Loc: Phoenix AZ
Well, two of My gliders had NO interaction for almost 6 months. They had even forgotten to be fed a few times. The one is still a sweetie, but the other, eh. It really depends in my opinion, if you are willing to give that glider the time it needs to know what love really is. Through perseverance, you can break through that shell. Just takes time and someone with a heart and the will to do so. heart
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#685703 - 12/04/08 05:35 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
beezer
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There is always help for a lone scared glider - my Junior wouldn't let me take him out of his cage for over 2 yrs due to the fact that he was attacked by a mouse (don't ask) - I couldn't get near him I would just sit outside his cage and talk to him constantly - now he let's me pet him - hold him - put him in a bonding pouch - etc - yes it does take time but with constantly working with him and talking quietly to him - the glider should come around very nicely -

Keep us informed and good luck - you can do it

Sue

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#685704 - 12/04/08 05:49 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: ]
oakley Offline
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 2305
Loc: Florida, USA
There is always hope. This little guy sounds like my Pepito. Pepito was bought from a breeder in Miami by a girl who ended up feeding him every night... and that's it. When he came to me, he was physically healthy, but it took him a half-year to become comfortable with me and others. Now, he is a happy glider with his cage-mate Lola and lizz gets to take these guys home just after Christmas!

From rough beginnings to a forever home. I also believe that ALL gliders can come around and good news is that your little guy is young and just scared. It would be much harder if he had been mistreated or improperly fed.

Good luck! Let us know what you decide to do!
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#685749 - 12/04/08 08:50 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
bigmama549
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I would definately take him! Anything would be better than the poor little guy ending up alone for the rest of his life without ayt human contact. How old is this girl that has him? I bought my girls from a trade show impulsivley. I fortunately got right on line and found GC. I know how the girl feels that bought him. They tell you they are very friendly and bond quickly. Well thank god mine did. I was lucky. imagine how many of these precious little guys are out there with the same information. I'm sure there are some people that listen to the mill breeders and think they are getting this cute little animal (which they are) that only eats bread and apples! everytime I go to the store I come home with something for the suggies. My husband always comes back with "I thought these only cost $25.00 a month! We can't blame the girl that bought him. She was another one suckered in by these people. If you can take him and give him a life he deserves it would be great! I know it will take time but why not rescue another one of these sweeties! If lived closer
I would take him!

Michelle

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#685758 - 12/04/08 09:05 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: ]
glidernanny
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I think she has lots of hope in being a lovable/loving glider with the right care. I took in a glider who was 5 months oop and had never been touched by human hands-she was in the washing machine where she had been for 3 days when we got there to pick her up. It took a long time but now she is a sweetie and as of about 48 hours ago she is a member of a colony of 4. Its not easy but it definitely is possible and every glider deserves better than what that one currently gets. What are ya waiting for? Go get that baby! smile

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#685790 - 12/04/08 10:25 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: ]
BindiAndScrubbie Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1837
Loc: Florida
Thanks everyone for all of your help! I appreciate it so much. My last question is, should they all get along...would my 35" high, 32" inch wide, 21" in deep cage even be big enough for all three? My husband said he will not moan about the initial cost of the vet, but do to our unexpected home repairs, he refuses to get another cage since we litteraly just bought the cage we have. See post here for our current cage.

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/...pics#Post679717

Would this be sufficiant or cruel? I am sure I could talk him into getting a larger cage a year from now, but we just shelled out around $150 for this one and two unexpected vet bills.
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#685812 - 12/04/08 11:35 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: BindiAndScrubbie]
oakley Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 2305
Loc: Florida, USA
The cage will be fine for 3 suggies. Of course, the bigger the better, but as long as you make sure they get along (slow intros and all) then there is enough space in there. Don't worry, you've got the bug now... pretty soon they'll be living in an entire ROOM! (even if you have to sleep on the couch tounge )
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Suggies: Basil, Mausi, Bagheera/Baloo, & the Trio
Dogs : Pretzel/Snickers
Horse: Nugget
RIP: Gato, Pepito, Pepper, and Mowgli gangel


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#685815 - 12/04/08 11:42 AM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: oakley]
CandyOtte Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
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Let me know if you decide you cannot rehome this one.

Candy
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#685834 - 12/04/08 12:10 PM Re: Isolated/Lonely glider..... [Re: CandyOtte]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
I have a glider now that was alone for 8 years. She is my bra baby. We got her in August and within a week she was attached to me. smile

I have some that took many months to bond, others that bonded in 1 day..literally.

I also have a "lone" glider that will not accept another glider since losing Peanut. She has seizures if I even try to introduce her to another one. So far, it looks like she will always be a lone glider. She is very sweet and playful with me though..just doesn't want to be around another glider.

It depends on the glider...all are different. I say get the glider, at least the glider kid will have someone interacting with it and will have the best chance of bonding! Might just end up being your best buddy! smile
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