So! I have done a lot of research for a while now and ended up getting a beautiful sugar glider named Nadia. She is still young, but extremely sweet. When I got her, the breeder
said that her mother had passed away so she has been hand fed her entire lifetime since. Anyway, I absolutely love her and just got her on Friday.
The cage I have for her is big enough for 2-3 gliders and she loves to run around it - I am also feeding her the HPW(REEPS wombaroo diet
) and she loves that too. I give her fruits and veggies along with yogurt every other day.
Here's my problem: We have been bonding
pretty well. She grooms me, runs on top of me, and loves taking treats for me. We do tent time for an hour-hour and a half each night and before that I spend quality time with her in my bra or in her pouch. She runs around a LOT and when we are in the tent she does laps which is very cute.
I don't always see her drink water and that slightly bothers me, but I know she knows how to use it. When I try to put it into a bowl she laps it up a little then continues to play. So tonight when I put her up from tent time, she was still super hyper and wouldn't stop jumping all over the place. Then as I walked away, she made this loud hissing sound or something that sounded almost like a cricket. Everything that is in her cage, she has become accustomed too. I did move around a couple of things but that was only to reach for a bowl to refill it. I also turned on the air conditioner a little bit after I put her up, but the air conditioner has been off and on for a while.
Afterwards I let her come onto me and she ran around me for a bit before starting to crab shortly. She then jumped all over me and went back into the cage and continued to run around.
I don't know if there is something wrong or if this is just her being a bit teenager-y.
She does like to nip at everything and she used to bite me hard(not blood drawing) but now she just nibbles when she either thinks there is something on my hand or just to taste me again.
Agh! This could all be nothing, but I wanted to at least ask to see what you guys thought.
Thanks for listening~