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Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765196
04/14/09 03:11 PM
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Need to ask you guys something... I took my trax out of my steaths because I wasn't liking them and my babies nails are LONG! I got torn up today. I was wondering if I can clip them? ... Or will this mess everything up?

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765201
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Hm. This is hard for me, because I don't clip my glider's nails and Bourbon doesn't clip her glider's nails either. If you use rubbing alcohol on the scratches right after you get them, it helps a lot. I'd be kind of nervous to clip nails right now when you're doing so good with them. Maybe put your trax back in for a day or two just to get them worn down a little?


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Gliders: Nika, Ranger, and DeeGee

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Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: DeeDancer] #765211
04/14/09 03:48 PM
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Why don't you like the Trax? I homemade mine like the way Peggy taught me and no problems with nails at all. I have not been scratched ever? No take that back, I did with a face hug right under my eye, but that skin is thinner than paper!

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: DeeDancer] #765212
04/14/09 03:49 PM
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Ok. I'll do that. smile

I put some itch cream on it. I'm fine I was just curious if I could do it. Didn't want to use the alchol because of the smell...

Did you check my update??? grin

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765213
04/14/09 03:50 PM
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Homemade? I dont' like the trax because they get so dirrrty! Although I'm a clean freak for my pets.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765218
04/14/09 03:58 PM
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I made my own out of sand paper and the like knitting net kind of stuff. Its like plastic neted squares for like 24 cents at hobby lobby. And I just wash those and change the sand paper. I cut them to fit the wheel and the plastic net goes on the outside on top of the sand paper so the suggies can still run on the outside of the wheel. I do not know how to explain it. But, it does not cover the whole wheel. And I change it every week and it costs like nothing! I will take a picture of it and the stuff I use when I get home, but I think it will save your butt smile Yes I am at school between classes... I am addicted haha

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765220
04/14/09 04:00 PM
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LOL. I still have about 10 or so of them... But I usually throw them away because I think they are so gross that I don't want to wash them. I figured clipping their nails would be better... Tyler showed me how and did both of my babies in less than a few minutes.

I don't really know what you're decribing... LOL!

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765222
04/14/09 04:03 PM
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I had so much fun with her I just want them to still be up! LOL

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765223
04/14/09 04:04 PM
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I will definately post pictures for you erica! LOL Yes they do get nasty even with the way I do it, probably not as bad, but its super easy to change and cheap.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765230
04/14/09 04:13 PM
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Ok this is basically what the plastic thing is that youcut to go on the outside.
http://www.aquariaplants.com/riccia1.jpg
(the squares)
At hobby lobby though they have much bigger ones (the size of paper) and different colors. I will show you exactly though when I get home tonight. But I just thought I would give you an idea.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765234
04/14/09 04:21 PM
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Ok here is like the exact one I have http://www.craftsetc.com/store/item.aspx...=5&Search=Y

LOL sorry I want to go home so bad to take pictures to show you!!! I will still do that but I do not get out of school until 7:10 ew. so around 8 you should have some pictures!

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765275
04/14/09 05:46 PM
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LOL. Thanks monika! I'll have to try it.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765322
04/14/09 07:48 PM
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OK I AM HOME!!! LOL


This is my wheel...well the kids' wheel...




And these are the materials, I cut them the right width and just like you put in the trax, like one side at a time.




The green net is like 37 cents a sheet, you only really need one sheet because it makes two. The sand paper is like 3 bucks and I cut it and have like ten sheets or more depending on the pack you get. I never get the really rough kind or the really soft kind, I go for inbetween with the sand paper. I always put on two sections, but one would work too! And then it probably won't be as messy cus most of the time the mess would just fall through.

I hope it all makes sense now smile Peggy taught me this trick laugh

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765329
04/14/09 08:20 PM
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Haha. Looks cool! I'll have to try it when I'm all out wink

Hey Dee and Bourbon!!!
What do you think of Pixie? I played with them for THREE hours. I can't even believe that! LOL.

Just wondering how long we keep this up until the next step. smile I couldn't believe she jumped back onto me. She doesn't even jump on anything that isn't close to her. cloud9

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765378
04/14/09 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: prettyinpink
Haha. Looks cool! I'll have to try it when I'm all out wink

Hey Dee and Bourbon!!!
What do you think of Pixie? I played with them for THREE hours. I can't even believe that! LOL.

Just wondering how long we keep this up until the next step. smile I couldn't believe she jumped back onto me. She doesn't even jump on anything that isn't close to her. cloud9


wanted to add... do I do the same thing tonight? smile

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765428
04/14/09 10:37 PM
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Same thing tonight. You and Pixie are doing great! smile


~Deanna~
Chinchillas: Luke, Yoda, and Pronk
Gliders: Nika, Ranger, and DeeGee

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Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: DeeDancer] #765622
04/15/09 02:59 PM
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Same thing smile No bites... crawled onto me to come out and just played on me. smile She's my little buddy! LOL.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765647
04/15/09 04:49 PM
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You can probably cut your trax to where it doesn't cover the whole wheel? I don't remember how exactly the trax look, but you may be able too!

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765655
04/15/09 05:44 PM
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my trax don't cover the whole wheel... they are about 6inches long. LOL. And I usually put two in there.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765694
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Originally Posted By: Bourbon
how you would have reacted if you were the glider? think about what you will in the future will do differently under the same situations thinking of life through the gliders eyes. could they have been prevented how? How could you have made things easier for the glider?



With that post in mind...
Thinking back to the things you did with your gliders before you made this thread, how could you do those things differently so that Pixie would feel more comfortable? What do you think the next step should be, Erica?


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Gliders: Nika, Ranger, and DeeGee

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Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: DeeDancer] #765712
04/15/09 11:25 PM
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I think I responded to this post before... But I think I would've watched her eyes. I remember when I first got them I was told to look into the eyes of the gliders I thought I did that... but it wasn't until after this thread I ACTUALLY did. Then when I look back and realize when I was down stairs and had to put her back in the pouch I can't imagine how she would be feeling. Poor baby... I'm glad she bit me now. She should have because what I did was wrong. I knew it was wrong at the time but I never really realized it as much as I do now.

I think before I never really watched her. I thought I did but not until now I really am. I mean I'm not really doing anything at all that different. I'm just mostly watching her body seeing how she reacts to things and just by doing that ONE simple thing I've had drastic improvements.

What would I have done differently? I guess it just comes down to one answer... and that's actually watching her.

I've admitted that what I did with her when I was down stairs was bad but I didn't know what else to do. I guess I shouldn't of brought her down somewhere where she could've got hurt. If she wants to play I have to let her play because she doesn't understand what's right from wrong all she understands is that this big scary thing is being mean. Why should I trust her? She's scaring me by putting me in the pouch? I try to come out to play with her but she doesn't like it! Oh she's putting me back in now, but why? I want to play... now you're really scaring me. I'm going to bite if you don't stop.
That's probably what was going through her head. And now it makes me so sad... frown I was trying to protect her but she didn't see it.


I really don't know what the next step would be? I don't want to push it... but I'd love for it to be them staying on me. You'd know better than me. But I'd think that the next step would be hand trust which we have been working on but now actually doing it with the pouch and them being out? Am I right? OR... is that...

I'll be on for about a half an hour hopefully you'll respond by then. smile

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765724
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Erica, I know I have been having a problem getting on tonight, and it is very possible Deanna has as well. So in the meantime, tonight do the same thing, and as soon as Deanna can get on, she will let you know what to do tomorrow.

since the pouch is the next step and you are working on hand trust issues, what have you learned that will help you in the pouch? What kind of "exercises can you do in the pouch that will help you to build the hand trust issues in there. remember you won't be able to see her, so this must be based on what you have learned while playing with her.

I can think of 4 things, there may be more, but I can think of 4 that is very very important in your next step.

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: Bourbon] #765866
04/16/09 12:36 PM
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I was having issues getting on last night, so I gave up and went to bed. Looking forward to hearing your answer, Erica!


~Deanna~
Chinchillas: Luke, Yoda, and Pronk
Gliders: Nika, Ranger, and DeeGee

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Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: DeeDancer] #765937
04/16/09 03:05 PM
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Hey guys... sorry wasn't able to get on.

It went great! I put my hand near her and SHE LICKED IT!!!! Hehe. No biting!!!

What do you mean by I won't be able to see her?

Hmm... I'm not really sure. I can try to think of some things. Well I can do what I've been doing already by watching her and her letting me know when she's uncomfortable or not liking it. I can use lickily treats, NO bite treats until we're ready.
Hmm... Don't take her out. Let HER come out if she wants to snuggle with me.
Do the pet count and pet her gently.
Don't put my hand in constantly?

Did I do good? If we do go to the pouch step... when she would be out on me she usually likes to come out and snuggle up with me and she likes to curl up under my hand. If we do do this can I allow her to do that? Because sometimes I would make the wrong movements when she'd be curlled up in my hand and bite or she'd bite me to let me know she wanted to snuggle... at least I thought she did.

But we've been having no biting so I wonder if this will be a problem.

Can't wait to hear from you!!!

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #765998
04/16/09 04:28 PM
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Hey Erica I know this is off subject...but are you not getting that squirell anymmore?

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #766000
04/16/09 04:32 PM
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Nope frown I lost contact with her...
Here's the thread if you lost it. http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/744533/2

If all goes well I will be having a new arrival soon though... SHHHHH Don't tell. blush

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #766010
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Aww that sucks!

Is your new pet a mammal, reptile, marsupial, bug? lol

Can you tell me that? and when is it coming home?

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #766016
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Haha... I can't! It will give it away. I'll tell you it's nothing I have right now or tried to get. wink There might be a post soon. Hehe. You know what. I think I will post it.
And for the date... Hopefully next week (Thursday or Friday)

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YAY! haha

Re: Part 2: Biting - Need Suggestions Please [Re: ] #766044
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What Bourbon meant by "You won't be able to see her" is that in the pouch, you won't be able to see Pixie to read her body language. Therefore, you'll need to use what you've learned about her during playtime to interact with her in the pouch.

Usually you put the pouch on your lap and a blanket over it, right? And that's when she comes out and curls up on your lap?


~Deanna~
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Gliders: Nika, Ranger, and DeeGee

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