Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Jesica89Reynold
Member Spotlight
theresaw
theresaw
United States
Posts: 359
Joined: July 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Older female SG passed away - male alone
by cindylouwho. 03/19/19 08:23 PM
Suggested research?
by Bella. 03/19/19 10:44 AM
Gliders of the Round Table 9
by KarenE. 03/19/19 10:25 AM
Dominance Wound
by KarenE. 03/19/19 10:16 AM
Hi all ~
by KarenE. 03/19/19 10:14 AM
alice33
by Ladymagyver. 03/17/19 09:08 PM
Happy St. Patty's Day!
by Ladymagyver. 03/17/19 09:06 PM
Heya folks! I get my first gliders on the 29th =)
by Ladymagyver. 03/17/19 08:46 PM
Critterlove salad question
by alicat. 03/16/19 02:47 PM
Hissing little girl
by alicat. 03/16/19 12:06 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
product safety and getting gliders to use a wheel #1391502
07/01/15 12:27 PM
07/01/15 12:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 57
Canada Ontario outside of the ...
alixdor Offline OP
Out of Pouch
alixdor  Offline OP
Out of Pouch

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 57
Canada Ontario outside of the ...
Hello all,

I have 2 questions/seeking advice.

Firstly I recently purchased some custom cruisers for both my cages since they had the wodent wheels and I heard they were dangerous. Cage 1 boys were crazy about running on their wheels, and I would hear them ALL NIGHT LONG. Now I haven't seen them touch the wheel once. It's possible they are using it since it's so silent I could never tell but I haven't seen them and they do not seem like themselves, a bit sad and less active I find. How can I get them to use their wheel? Cage 2 I only recently saw one use her wheel and now with the new one it's back to the beginning. What should I do to help them see how awesome it is?

secondly, I have started making some home made glider toys. My kids and I are having a lot of fun being creative. I was wondering if there was a place we could send the toys to, photos of, or contact for testing on toys safety for the gliders? Also same for cages. I'm looking at making a big cage and wanted to know if I could send it or the material somewhere to be tested for safety? I was thinking of getting some wire meshing in Canada (Since everything from the US is so costly to ship) and building the cage, then I found a company in ottawa that does powder coating. I was thinking of having them powered coat the entire cage for me after it is built. What do you all think? Anyone have experience with this? I don't want to make any final decisions or expose my babies to anything without knowing for sure they will be safe.

Thanks again everyone, this site has been a true blessing in so many ways <3


Mum to Eva & Brie
Bengals Nala & Simba
Gecko Galileo Galilee & 4 babies
Hedgehog Gandalf
Chihuahua Milou
Bettas Pablo Picasso & M.C. Escher
Cockatiel Charles Darwin
Suggies
:wfb: Tesla, Ollie & Akbar The Great :bb: Loki & Kaiya :leu: Grace Kelly :grey: Omeo :plat: Audrey Hepburn
Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: product safety and getting gliders to use a wheel [Re: alixdor] #1391509
07/01/15 03:08 PM
07/01/15 03:08 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 765
Darien, IL
Philwojo Offline
Tech Support
Philwojo  Offline
Tech Support

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 765
Darien, IL
I am no expert and I could be way off on this, but this is what I did when I recently went from the wodent wheel to a new wheel as well. I took some of their materials, like a pouch of fleece or anything with their scent on it and actually put it in the wheel for a time, but not in the cage. I figured since gliders can be so sensitive to smell that they might not like the smell of the new plastic and putting their scent on it might help.

Seems to have done the trick for our two girls at least, they seem to love their new wheel. Like you I had no idea if they were using it or not since it is pretty quiet compared to the wodent wheel. I have a web cam I have on their cage and I just looked at the footage of that from overnight a few days and saw they were both using it, so I am happy with that.

I can't help with your other question though.

Phil


Re-homed 2 females on 04/24/2015
Doll Face :wfb:     Sug :grey:

Re-homed From Stephyy24 on 11/06/2015
Bella :grey:           Luna :grey:

Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (cindylouwho, kiev44), 22 guests, and 220 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Anonymama, Chase, rumi, Elizabeathenb, Djlivid
6843 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums134
Topics9,710
Posts154,857
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members6,844
Most Online478
Jul 15th, 2007
Last 10 New Topics
Older female SG passed away - male alone
by cindylouwho. 03/18/19 10:39 PM
Suggested research?
by Bella. 03/18/19 09:55 PM
Hi all ~
by Anonymama. 03/18/19 11:12 AM
Happy St. Patty's Day!
by Feather. 03/17/19 08:33 PM
alice33
by Feather. 03/17/19 08:32 PM
Critterlove salad question
by alicat. 03/16/19 12:34 PM
Hissing little girl
by alicat. 03/15/19 11:20 PM
What to do when a glider is wet
by Sugakooky. 03/14/19 10:58 AM
Pets similar to sugar gliders?
by Anonymous. 03/13/19 03:38 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
768,898 TEXAS
618,493 OHIO
424,445 OKLAHOMA
374,731 UTAH
274,331 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2019
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.034s Queries: 14 (0.013s) Memory: 1.2533 MB (Peak: 1.3752 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-03-20 00:47:25 UTC