Just wanted to share a little incident that happened with me last night.
I had my 1 year old Pixie in a bonding
pouch with a screen built into it. I had her with me all day and later that evening went to take a bath so I left her in the glider room (with the door open) in the pouch. It quite awhile before she would normally get up so I assumed that she would just be sleeping. My husband was at work and I was alone. Thank god both of my large dogs were outside, because when I came back downstairs, Pixie came walking up to me from the completely other side of the house like "Hey mom, what's up?"
She had chewed through the screen and gotten out. She likes to play chase, so my guess that she finally just decided to come out when she realized no one was playing with her.
Normally, I would have freaked out because we have a 3000 sq ft house with two chimneys and multiple un-glider proofed rooms. If it would have been any other glider who wasn't as bonded
, I don't know if I would have found her. However, I didn't even know that she was missing.
Anyways, she is the only one of my six gliders who as has ever gotten out of a pouch in 9 years of having gliders. I actually like the pouches
with the screens but will not be using those for Pixie anymore and will use caution when I do use them for my other gliders.
I consider myself very lucky and wanted to share the lesson that I learned. Don't ever assume that your glider cannot get out of its pouch. Screen or no screen, zipper or velco don't underestimate them.
If you are going to leave your glider in a pouch unattended (for the purposes of cleaning it's cage, etc.) act like it could be running free at anytime. You may be suprised to find that he/she is.