Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
AmandaLou, Camille, ScootersPet
Featured Member
Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 1932
Last 10 Posts
Dear Crabby
by Feather
by Feather
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
05:44 PM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
08:46 PM
Riding on back?
by Nejwig
10:52 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by sugarfluff
08:09 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Terry
08/17/17 07:45 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
08/17/17 08:05 AM
Joey or Full grown
by josefine
08/16/17 11:30 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
08/16/17 01:11 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#90583 - 03/25/06 07:16 PM Waterfalls and habitat enrichment.

Okay, I've ordered a e. cascea eucalyptus tree to place in my furbutts' cage. However, I've heard that eucalyptus is hard to grow indoors without the right humidity. Now, I contemplated simply using a humidifier, but I was wondering if something that would also possibly add to enviornmental enrichment would be safe to use. In particular the Exo Terra Waterfall.

I know gliders don't swim, but this seems shallow enough. Since sugar gliders' native habitiat is tropical canopys, I presume their humidity tolerance is considerably high. But what do you all think? Will having a fountain in their cage be helpful or harmful. I'm NOT considering using this for drinking water, BTW. I plan to keep their bottle quite full.

Also, in the future when I have the money, I'd like to build a greenhouse onto my house where my gliders could live and jump among glider-safe plants to their hearts content. Any recommendations on ways to make this a SAFE future habitat?


#90584 - 03/25/06 07:22 PM Re: Waterfalls and habitat enrichment. [Re: ]

I honestly dont' know, I hope someone comes along soon who does though. I am completely intrigued w/ your ideas! I've been thinking a lot this week about making a new cage set up that is more natural and outdoorsy looking! I LOVE the waterfall. What I'm wondering about is, does it have a cord? I know they could get injured if they chewed through the wire. I'm very interested to see where thsi goes!

#90585 - 03/25/06 07:39 PM Re: Waterfalls and habitat enrichment. [Re: ]

I have a friend who uses a fountain in her playroom all the time. She fills it with bottled water and fills the bottom with pretty rocks so the water can't pool, but the gliders can go get a drink whenever they want to while out playing. I think it's an awesome idea!!

#90586 - 03/25/06 07:42 PM Re: Waterfalls and habitat enrichment. [Re: ]

I like the bottled water idea, I was just thinking that you wouldn't really be able to keep them from drinking it... even with a full water bottle.

#90587 - 03/25/06 10:28 PM Re: Waterfalls and habitat enrichment. [Re: ]

As long as its safe water then I dont think it would be a problem if they drank it.

#90588 - 03/26/06 09:25 AM Re: Waterfalls and habitat enrichment. [Re: ]

Yes, it has a cord, but I was thinking I could put it against the back of the cage and run the cord directly out through the mesh so that they couldn't get to it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

The idea about having one in the playroom is interesting. I may go ahead and pick it up and set it up in a corner of the room until I get a "yay" or "nay" on placing it directly in the cage.


Edited by Epona (03/26/06 09:27 AM)


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

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
1 registered (sugarfluff), 23 Guests and 67 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun, Chrissy3, kinn2388
6304 Registered Users
Forum Stats
4 posts in the last 24hrs
6304 Members
134 Forums
8810 Topics
147028 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
by Feather
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
05:44 PM
Joey or Full grown
by kinn2388
08/16/17 09:43 AM
How could I help this glider?
by MomoShiva
08/15/17 05:21 PM
One day too late
by CrypticDelirium
08/15/17 03:06 PM
a strange Diabetic question
by mechnut450
08/15/17 11:37 AM
Glider in distress
by maycstay
08/15/17 12:11 AM
Dear Crabby
by TwoDog
08/14/17 06:10 AM
Let's see your cages!
by Nanina_Bryan
08/13/17 10:11 PM
Black Beauty Male
by Srlb
08/13/17 12:02 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200159
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12460931
TEXAS 625972
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 559896
OHIO 482587
Member Titles 430732
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 322037
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!