Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Jyna, Sugar_Mama, tacasper
Member Spotlight
Srlb
Srlb
St. Johns, Florida
Posts: 16,771
Joined: October 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Weight loss
by Srlb. 01/17/19 10:11 AM
Lost a Glider, Advice on Finding a New Cage Mate
by Feather. 01/16/19 10:47 PM
Joey/breast milk???????
by suggiemom1980. 01/16/19 06:32 PM
Not Eating
by Ladymagyver. 01/15/19 06:33 PM
Happy Birthday, terri !
by Ladymagyver. 01/15/19 01:11 PM
Trying to introduce cagemates
by Ladymagyver. 01/15/19 09:08 AM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots. 01/15/19 08:15 AM
Freedom Wheel Concern from AtticWorx
by Paani. 01/15/19 12:37 AM
Vet Recommendation
by Feather. 01/14/19 08:47 PM
New here need some advice
by KarenE. 01/14/19 09:45 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Lessons I've Learned... #1404959
10/30/16 01:04 PM
10/30/16 01:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,274
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline OP
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline OP
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,274
SW Missouri
Hello!

I would like some help here... Please...

I'm stalling to wake the girls up for their dreaded nail clipping. I have my slanted nail clippers, check. My tiny bowl of corn starch, check. a large fleece blanket, check. MY extra pouch in case "burrito style" doesn't work out, check. A small bowl with mealies, check. Backup bowl of yoggies in case the mealies don't work, check check...

I remember back awhile ago to all the useful advice I got right here on this forum about nail clipping and many other bits of advise on everything from bonding, intros, cages, cleaning, etc...
:comppunch:
And here are two lessons that ring in my head that I would like to share in the order I learned them:

Lesson #1: Keep cornstarch handy no matter how good you are or how many times you've done it when clipping nails.

THe first time you "quick" them, you may panic. By the time you run around the kitchen to find it, pour out a pile on the table, your hands will be shaking so bad and glider in question will be frightened more and joggled around so much they are awake and out of the mood to tolerate this. :tant2:

Lesson #2: When someone suggests trying something, it doesn't mean it will never ever never work. It just means it didn't work "this time". (Example:I was advised to "distract" the glider with a yoggie or mealie while clipping their nails... I tried it, it didn't work the next 3 times I clipped their nails. But 6 months later, it did...) :yes:

So, here is what I need help with (from newbies to seasoned glider people). I would love to hear "The lessons you've learned" from trial and error, or advise you've been given about caring for your glider that sticks in your mind...

This is meant to be fun (and keep me from nail clipping as I type more and more)and constructive. Maybe even new ideas we haven't thought about...

So please help thanks in advance!


Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

Stewie :rtmo:
Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: Lessons I've Learned... [Re: Ladymagyver] #1404964
10/30/16 08:32 PM
10/30/16 08:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,087
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,087
Wisconsin
That is a good one. What comes to mind here is that if I have an escapee, I am not going to find that glider until it is ready to be found.

Little Gremlins like to have fun first.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Lessons I've Learned... [Re: Ladymagyver] #1404965
10/31/16 07:37 AM
10/31/16 07:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 522
Pacific NW
TwoDog Offline
Glider Lover
TwoDog  Offline
Glider Lover

Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 522
Pacific NW
No chase no grab...makes for a happy house.

Re: Lessons I've Learned... [Re: Ladymagyver] #1404972
10/31/16 10:30 AM
10/31/16 10:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,323
Belleville, IL
Hutch Offline
Glider Slave
Hutch  Offline
Glider Slave

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,323
Belleville, IL
1. Patience & stubbornness will win them over.
2. If rule one fails, bribe them with treats.
3. When the rules 1 & 2 work, know that no matter how you try to prevent it, you are their favorite bathroom.

Last edited by Hutch; 10/31/16 10:34 AM.

- Hutch

:plat: Arthur :wfb: Gwynevere :bb: Merlin :grey: Morgana

The epic saga begins here!
Re: Lessons I've Learned... [Re: Ladymagyver] #1404983
10/31/16 06:02 PM
10/31/16 06:02 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,274
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline OP
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline OP
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,274
SW Missouri
:roflmao2:


Dawn

https://www.facebook.com/uptilldawngliders/

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

Stewie :rtmo:
Re: Lessons I've Learned... [Re: Ladymagyver] #1404987
11/01/16 01:04 AM
11/01/16 01:04 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 26
Texas
Pixel Offline
In Pouch
Pixel  Offline
In Pouch

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 26
Texas
One of the most important things I've learned in animal care, not just with gliders, is how to say no. I like to put a lot on my plate and have trouble walking away from animals in need. Unless you limit yourself, you can quickly find that people come pouring in with needy animals and you can become overwhelmed.

Right now we're at a point where we have no "rescue" or "foster" animals. All of our animals - regardless of their backgrounds, ranging from responsible breeders to terrible situations - were planned and are permanent residents. I'm able to give everyone proper care and lots of special attention/enrichment without taking away from other aspects of my life.

But I know in the future (as always) I'll be challenged to take in animals in need, and it will be hard to say no. We have a constant stream of stray dogs, orphaned kittens, unwanted exotics and orphaned wildlife brought to us. I don't know why these people gravitate towards me, but I always offer advice, resources and transportation when I can.

It seems like we've always had one or two animals "in transit" from a bad situation to their forever homes. A few examples...bottle baby kittens, a box of guinea pigs left by a dumpster, wildlife needing transport to licensed rehabilitators, countless stray dogs. But we will no longer be open to taking in rescues. We can't save them all, we simply have to focus on giving our own animals the best possible quality of life.

I know it's a more serious topic, but saying no is one of the most important things you can learn as an animal lover.


Pixel, Aurora & Gaia :leu: Link :rtmo:

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
0 registered members (), 32 guests, and 224 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Sarnold, zoeyandaspen15, ginnyfromGAblock, Tommyp413, gingersnap
6794 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums134
Topics9,624
Posts154,177
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members6,795
Most Online478
Jul 15th, 2007
Last 10 New Topics
Weight loss
by Kris. 01/17/19 05:44 AM
Lost a Glider, Advice on Finding a New Cage Mate
by zoeyandaspen15. 01/16/19 06:59 PM
Not Eating
by Cuervosun. 01/15/19 02:42 PM
Happy Birthday, terri !
by Feather. 01/15/19 11:21 AM
Joey/breast milk???????
by suggiemom1980. 01/15/19 01:20 AM
Vet Recommendation
by Vona. 01/14/19 06:26 PM
Trying to introduce cagemates
by ArcherMylin. 01/14/19 03:05 AM
Question about bonding/pouch time with 2 gliders
by justsayjulie. 01/11/19 02:14 PM
It's AubreyDenise's Birthday
by Feather. 01/11/19 02:05 PM
pouch options
by waguy82. 01/11/19 03:41 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
756,697 TEXAS
611,953 OHIO
419,377 OKLAHOMA
368,492 UTAH
269,429 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: 0.059s Queries: 14 (0.037s) Memory: 1.2945 MB (Peak: 1.4484 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-01-17 17:11:18 UTC