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#947969 - 05/19/10 08:49 PM Barametric pressure?
victoriarose1982 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/09
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Loc: Seattle, Washginton, USA
Ok if this is in the wrong thread Im sorry I did not know where to put it.

I was wondering will gliders act different when the barametric pressure drops all of a sudden? Like in the summer when its 80+ degrees and then when a storm hits? Cause today they were acting really funny. Like trying to escape their cages and no one has ever escaped. They were all up about 2 hrs [censored] out and then seattled down finally and a storm hit. HUM?!?!?! I was just wondering if that made them act funny.
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#947990 - 05/19/10 09:20 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: victoriarose1982]
peachyglidergal
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Animals in general are more sensitive to barometric pressure. My parents dog always paces the floor before a storm, so we know its coming. People have noticed cats and birds doing this too. I wouldn't doubt they could tell.

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#948004 - 05/19/10 09:41 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: ]
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We should all take notes and see if it is common for gliders to react to approaching storms.

I have no doubt that they do react, but it would be interesting to have folks report how their gliders react to storms and see if there is a pattern many gliders have in common.
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#948012 - 05/19/10 09:54 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: CandyOtte]
GliderDave96
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My 2 got very shakey and nervous during a storm last week.

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#948015 - 05/19/10 09:55 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: CandyOtte]
Karen523
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We had storms today too. My gliders were grumpy most of the day and TicTic even bit me!

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#948020 - 05/19/10 10:05 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: ]
victoriarose1982 Offline
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Im just wondering if the change could also mess with their ears which would make them grumpy? Or Im just thinking to much which Im good at.
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#948026 - 05/19/10 10:13 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: victoriarose1982]
peachyglidergal
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I dont think it is to that extent. It takes a good amount of pressure change to mess with the inner ear. Its probably instinctual to find cover... I mean these guys are not supposed to get wet... Or like my parents dog they relate it to something bad (she was a rescue, found during a month filled with storms).


Edited by peachyglidergal (05/19/10 10:15 PM)

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#948028 - 05/19/10 10:13 PM Re: Barametric pressure? [Re: victoriarose1982]
tjlong Offline
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Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: Washington
Dr. Cathy (Rachel and I use the same vet) says that the barometric pressure here messes them up big time. frown It is frustrating but at least we know it does affect them.
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