Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be adopting two gliders tomorrow night! I have been researching them for quite some time, and have a cage and toys and pouch, etc. So I am left with lots of conflicting information and wanted the experts to weigh in!
FOOD: I'm now trying to decide on a diet. They are in a unique position, as they were OOP Sept. 1st, but their mom rejected them 2 weeks later and so the couple has been syringe feeding them since (bless them! I rescue squirrels, so I can relate! :)) This week they started meal worms, and area also eating green beans and applesauce. I really like the sound of the Pet Glider diet (http://www.thepetglider.com/glider-care-info/nutrition-system
), but didn't see it listed on the diet page here...Other than that I hear a lot of folks feed the HPW and the BML... what is the general feeling?
WHEEL: I read that you should ONLY use the Wodent wheel, then I read somewhere that you should NEVER use it.
I see some "cage starter kits" coming packaged with the 12" Silent Runner Wheel, and the Eco-Raptor Wheel. ALSO, on wheels, I thought it was brilliant to have a removable pad to file their nails as they run, until I read a comment from someone in a review saying that it could hurt the pads of their feet!? Opnions?
CAGE: I am planning on having them in a Brisbane from Exotic Nutrition.... ok?
TOYS: I'm kind of surprised that so many toys made for gliders have little tiny plastic pieces. They don't chew or swallow them? Also, is there anything you have to look out for with plastic stuff? Because a lot of the toys look like they're made with dollar store or oriental trading post stuff... thanks!
Finally (!) What color do you think they would be called? I'm thinking the boy is a white faced (?) standard and the girl is a white faced platinum?? I'll try to attach more pictures in the comments since it will only let me attach one image....
Thanks! Can't wait to meet my little babies!