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Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? #1088507
03/22/11 02:04 AM
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We have an older rescue glider (I think he's about 2-3 years old) who we're having a little trouble with introducing to our younger male. The younger boy is about 8 months old. Tonight I heard the older boy barking and making a "pssst" sound from his cage. Could he be calling out to our other boy? Is this a good sign, or is it just noise? The older male hardly ever makes sounds; he has always been very quiet. He has never crabbed, and I haven't heard him bark since before his prior cage mate passed. I have seen the younger boy make the same "pssst" sound in attempt to engage with the older boy. Any thoughts? Thanks for any input you might have.

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Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Stacey] #1088514
03/22/11 02:12 AM
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My first glider intro, I had the cages next to each other, and they would bark and make a noise similar to sucking through a small straw at each other. They went together easily and have for two years now, so, I'd say it is a good sign!

Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Stacey] #1088523
03/22/11 02:29 AM
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Agreeable. Mine barked, hissed, and copy-cat eachother everynight until intros. They love eachother smile And our Stitch was never vocal until button came along. I would say it is normal.


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Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: ] #1088528
03/22/11 02:34 AM
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Thank you to both of you. It's good to know there may be some hope yet! The description of sucking through a small straw is the exact sound I was trying to describe. We'll continue with the pouch switching and hopefully be able to do a real intro in the near future.
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Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Stacey] #1088533
03/22/11 02:39 AM
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Just make sure both are neutered before intros. thumb

Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Stacey] #1088556
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Hey Stacey, sounds good. smile

Does it sound anything like this?

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Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Gizmogirl] #1088642
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Yup, those are the sounds! It's the first indication of any acceptance by the older male. I am happy to hear him make any sounds because he's been so quiet!


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Re: Is barking etc a good sign for an introduction? [Re: Stacey] #1088648
03/22/11 11:25 AM
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That is just wonderful! clap


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