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Wake up times and feeding habits.... #1421430
10/03/19 01:01 PM
10/03/19 01:01 PM
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Hello fellow Glider lovers!

I apologize if I am posting too much. Things are coming up that I would love expert advice on.... thanks

Wake up times.... They seem to be waking up later and later every night. The room and the lighting is the same as the first night when they woke up at 9:30 pm. Each night since though they have been waking up later and later, last night they came out of the pouch at 11:20! They come out any later we'll be in bed already and won't be able to interact with them as much. frown Is there anything we can gently do to encourage an earlier wake up time? They are still awake when we go to work, they go to bed at about 8:30 am, so at least we get to see them in the morning for a little bit while we are getting ready for work. Would love a little extra time at night with them though. :hdance:

The other question I have is in regards to their eating. Each morning the staple is 100% gone and so is most of the salad. When we come by their house though they go to the almost empty plate and look at us like they're starving. I feel so bad but I know they can overeat, so I don't want to give them too much, you know. We have witnessed a little bit of food stealing, but not bad. They both seem hungry though, not just one. We give them the amount of staple and salad for babies. Not sure what to do. I have been giving them a tiny bit more of the veggies in the morning for now... and they do eat it.

So this weekend, starting Friday night, I am going to stay up the whole night and observe how much each eats and when. It is still a little difficult to tell them apart but we do our best. rofl

Thank you soooooooo much for reading... :ghug:


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Re: Wake up times and feeding habits.... [Re: CKC44] #1421433
10/04/19 10:43 PM
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What I did when judging their food was to keep increasing it a little at a time until there was consistently a little left each morning, but not much. Yes, there is an ideal, but it also depends on the glider and their activity much life there isn't a perfect answer for all humanity.

Even with that, mine are great at looking pathetically hungry in the hope of getting treats.


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Re: Wake up times and feeding habits.... [Re: CKC44] #1421438
10/05/19 10:42 AM
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They could be getting up later for several reasons.

#1, Lighting too bright in the room.

#2. They are waiting for you to go to bed. They may be a bit overwhelmed with all the new attention they're getting.

#3. They are just being shy and unsure.

#4. Season change. It stays darker later in the morning...

#5. They are very young and will sleep 17-20 hours a day.

Mine did this when they were young. Or at least my first two did. Sometimes not getting up till midnight, but would be awake till 9-10 am. With naps all night.

This time of year through winter, they want to be fed by 5-6 pm. They will then take a nap and get up to play about 10pm- 2am. Will nap off and on the rest of their time time 6am.

Their spring /summer hours are 6- 7:30 want to be fed and go nap, and in bed for the day by 7am usually.

Last night Stewie was barking at 6pm to be fed. I was late.. they were up about an hour and went back to bed for 2 hours... Then back up wanting treats barking their heads off...

Dot is still a single (temporarily till we get back home), and she sits in her pouch and stares at her food for an hour. Like it's supposed to sprout wings and fly to her pouch...


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Re: Wake up times and feeding habits.... [Re: CKC44] #1421461
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Thank you both for the comments. I LOVE reading your words of Glider wisdom. :lshower:

When they got older did they start to sleep less?

We tried tent time again (going for every other day so as not to overwhelm them) but I think it was too early because they just stayed in their sleeping pouch and slept. The whole time we were in there, not a cute little nose peeking out once. I think I heard some snoring though - Haha! :rofl2:

After we put them back in their house they didn't wake up until after we went to bed, so didn't get to see them at all last night. frown The good part however. . . No barking. The two nights before they barked between 4:30 - 5:30 am. So I left the radio on last night and no barking. Maybe that helped.... :yes:

They do seem to stay up late in the morning though and look they are foraging for food. I thought they both went to bed for good just before I left for work at almost 9:00 am. I look down and there is Tika, in the area that we keep her food dish.. although the dish was gone since we clean it all up in the morning. I had even put some kibble (not a lot) in their snack tray earlier in the morning. Between the two of them that was gone in less than five minutes. :hdance:

I want to leave some snacks in their house for during the day but they should be "healthy" ones, yes? If we just leave a bunch of kibble in there will it ruin their healthy diet? It is fun and interesting trying to figure out their habits, but a tiny bit frustrating too since we don't want to do the "wrong thing".

Thank you all for reading . . . . thanks


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Re: Wake up times and feeding habits.... [Re: CKC44] #1421464
10/08/19 09:06 PM
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You can leave bits and pieces of fruit and veggies they didn't eat the night before out for them. If the kibble is Pet-pro, it's balanced enough for them. Better to leave that than treats.

I will say mine stay up longer at a time. They eat, exercise, and play, eat some more, play, etc. It seems like hours when trying to sleep in the same room. They also like to just sit and catnap where they can watch their surroundings, both inside and outside of the cage. If they see moving shadows, they become very alert and twitchy. Their tails are high and on alert. It could be a branch outside the window moving... Sometimes they'll bark at it.


Dawn

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

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....




Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:

Stewie :rtmo:

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