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Single Glider? #1049634
01/02/11 04:36 PM
01/02/11 04:36 PM

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I have only one sugar glider and I spend quality time with him every day and night. Can he develop poor health if he doesn't have a buddy? I really do everything I can to keep him happy and healthy. I know that they do much better in groups, but circumstances don't allow me to buy him a friend frown . This is my first sugar glider, I've had him only for two weeks now.

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1049645
01/02/11 04:57 PM
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Welcome to Glider Central!
It's awesome that you came here to learn about what is best for your glider!
I know we might like to think we can be all the companionship that our gliders need, but we really can't. Imagine you are in a strange land with other creatures who are very nice to you and spend lots of time with you, but they don't speak your language so you can never communicate in your own language. You try to communicate as best you can, but it just isn't quite right. The other creatures are very big and can't fit into your house (cage) or snuggle up with you in your bed (pouch). The big creatures try their best to give you everything you need, but you will always be a bit lonely for a friend like you, who could share your cage and be your buddy to snuggle up with and communicate with.
I know there are a few gliders out there who need to be a single glider, but that't pretty rare. It really would be best to give your glider a cagemate. There is a possibility that your glider will become depressed if he is kept alone.
I have 12 gliders and all of them enjoy having cagemates.

I don't klnow your situation, but there are always gliders in need of good homes and they are usually available to a good home for a reasonably low cost. Or you could start saving up your money to buy a cagemate.

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1049993
01/03/11 09:59 AM
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Hi KatieBodn! wave Welcome to GliderCentral.

I've had a lone glider ( my first) for over a year, he was really happy and healthy. I think with the amount of love he receives, he would have been happy for the rest of his life! He was with me all day and 3/4 of the night. Everywhere I went, he went with.

Having said this, it was only when I rescued my first glider, nourished him to good health, and introduced him to my lone glider (very difficult introduction), that I realized how they love a companion of their own species.


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Single Glider? [Re: Gizmogirl] #1050165
01/03/11 04:37 PM
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Thank you both smile. And my problem is not money.. it would be very easy to solve. I'll be doing my best taking care of my sweetie and later when I can, I'll definitely get him a little buddy =).

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050173
01/03/11 04:47 PM
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Awesome! For now, just continue spending as much time with him as you can.

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050184
01/03/11 05:20 PM
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Welcome to GC! Where in Michigan are you? I'm in the middle of the mitten! wave I would get a buddy as soon as you can. Only because you can only do so much with them and can't get in the cage to play or cuddle. Lone gliders can do well with alot of your attention, a good diet and lots of stimulating toys.


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Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050196
01/03/11 06:03 PM
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welcome to glidercentral.
i am also from michigan, detroit area.
when you are ready to get your little one a friend, check out our classifieds. there are alot of good breeders all over including mi.

regards,
nancy in detroit


regards,
nancy in roseville (formerly in detroit)
Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050719
01/04/11 06:39 PM
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I live in Rochester. I'm taking advise from all of you and I will get him a friend as soon as I can smile. Till then I really hope he'll be fine. I feed him balanced diet, he has a lot of interactive toys and tent we play in, and I clean his cage every day so he's nice and comfy laugh. He's with me almost all day long and he's most playful early in the morning so I wake up then and we play. Also during the night. Thank you all thanks

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050722
01/04/11 06:47 PM
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from what i can tell he seems happy im sure he will be fine until you get him a friend. just always keep a close eye out for signs of depression

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050847
01/04/11 11:37 PM
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sounds good except for the daily cleaning lol! Not necessary to clean every day and will cause him to "mark" his territory more. You should be able to do a good clean up every few days of the bottom tray and change every thing out weekly and he will be good!


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Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050859
01/05/11 12:23 AM
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Katie you are a great sugar mommy. Lol I really could't have found a better mommy for my spoiled little boy. mlove mlove mlove mlove


-Shannon-


If everyone put their problems in a pile, you just might want to grab yours back!

http://www.motowngliders.com/

Lots of Beautiful and Sweet Gliders

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Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050875
01/05/11 12:58 AM
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I think you need to post some pics of your beautiful little boy smile


-Shannon-


If everyone put their problems in a pile, you just might want to grab yours back!

http://www.motowngliders.com/

Lots of Beautiful and Sweet Gliders

Six Skin Kids: Jake, Alie, Nick, Samantha, Ben and Luci
Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1050918
01/05/11 04:04 AM
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sounds good, I think he should be fine until you can find him a friend. smile And YES! We would love to see you post some pics of him. You can show him off in the Glider Talk and Traveling forum. thumb


Casper & Liezl
:grey:Gizzy, Boesman, Muchu, Kiamon, Sky & Boog:grey:
A glider's eyes have the power to speak a great language

RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013
Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1051895
01/07/11 05:22 PM
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I posted some pictures of him in the Glider Talk and Traveling smile

Re: Single Glider? [Re: cryingoutloud37] #1051898
01/07/11 05:23 PM
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Yayy thank you Shannon mlove

Re: Single Glider? [Re: ] #1052078
01/08/11 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: katieBodn
I posted some pictures of him in the Glider Talk and Traveling smile


Will have to go look NOW! grin


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RIP Sugar 2009 & Kaida 2013

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