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Weird behavior??

Posted By: wvglidermomma

Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 02:18 AM

My leu male, Finn recently started this weird thing where he’ll lay on a surface (whether it be my back, the top of their hammock, etc), stretch himself out lengthwise as far as he can go, nosedive into the surface, and grab at whatever cloth is there with his teeth while clicking his teeth together like he’s cold. It’s not normal biting, and he makes the clicking sound other times too without the weird body language.

Any ideas what this may be?
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 02:41 AM

It is hard to picture this behavior. If you could possible get and post a video, it would be very helpful.
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 03:49 AM

I’ll see if I can. He basically did it right after tent time tonight when I put him back in the cage.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 01:54 PM

Originally Posted by wvglidermomma
I’ll see if I can. He basically did it right after tent time tonight when I put him back in the cage.


How many times has he done this? Could he possibly be simply pitching a little fit because he didn't want to go back in his cage dunno A video would still be helpful. Is he by chance an only glider?
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 05:06 PM

That is possible, hes a little dramatic at times crazy

He isn't, he's caged with his breeding partner.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/16/19 10:58 PM

It sounds like he may be having a seizure. A video would definitely help, but I can 'see' some of what happens to my Merlin in what you're describing.
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/17/19 04:37 AM

I’ve tried getting one, I can’t catch him doing it. I’ll keep trying.

Anyone else’s gliders make the chatter noise? He’s the only one of our 6 that does and it just started within the last month. Sounds like human teeth chattering when cold.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/17/19 01:25 PM

Originally Posted by wvglidermomma
I’ve tried getting one, I can’t catch him doing it. I’ll keep trying.

Anyone else’s gliders make the chatter noise? He’s the only one of our 6 that does and it just started within the last month. Sounds like human teeth chattering when cold.


Mine chatter a lot. Especially now that I have one separate from the other two. They are talking to each other, or to me. Usually it seems to mean happy or being content. The girls use it sometimes while in heat. Like they are flirting. They didn't start that until Stewie was mature. And Stewie seems to react by chattering back.

I understand how difficult it is to capture their behavior. Mine have two distinct behaviors that some people think I'm imagining... shakehead. It's frustrating because when I see them do this, I just stand there dumbfounded... dunno And my trio are camera shy... Too many flashes I suppose...

So you may want to know what mine are doing? They slap each other and pat things. I had Stewie slap something out of my hand once. He pats hubby's beard too. Their other behavior is what I'm gonna call the "Jailbird shuffle". Instead of raking a tin cup across the cage bars like a prisoner would to get attention, they climb up the side of the cage and rake their cloatia (their butt) back and forth. It's so comical! rofl
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/17/19 02:15 PM

Ladymagyver, how funny! These babies sure do some interesting things, that's for sure! lol

Finn's partner (Ivy) is carrying twins (I just found out on Sunday and am over the moon). The timing seems that he started the chattering around when the babies would have been born/moving into pouch, so I wonder if he's just an excited, happy soon to be daddy?
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/18/19 12:06 AM

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
[quote=wvglidermomma]So you may want to know what mine are doing? They slap each other and pat things. I had Stewie slap something out of my hand once. He pats hubby's beard too. Their other behavior is what I'm gonna call the "Jailbird shuffle". Instead of raking a tin cup across the cage bars like a prisoner would to get attention, they climb up the side of the cage and rake their cloatia (their butt) back and forth. It's so comical! rofl


Dawn, for each of those behaviors at least one of mine do them, so I fully believe what you're describing! Gwynevere will slap an offering from my hand if she doesn't want it & I offer the same thing twice. Arthur is the butt dragger (sometimes the girls too, but much less often). Merlin likes to pet things outside the cage before deciding to climb on them.

Both of you are right, though... they do not cooperate for video. Ever.

wvglidermomma, I really hope your fuzzbutt is just getting excited about the twins & that I am wrong! When he does the stretch/nosedive/chattering, does it seem like he's stiff or clutching really hard to the surface he lands on?
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/18/19 05:07 AM

Hutch, not really. When he does it to the back of my shirt I can’t really see how he’s positioned, but I know he does the weird nosedive/chatter/bite thing. When he did it on the hammock, he didn’t seem stiff. It was more like when a dog stretches and lays with all 4s in from and behind them.

As long as he’s okay, it was pretty comical. I’m hoping it’s just that, excitement about the new little ones. He does the chattering ALOT nowadays.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/18/19 12:09 PM

Does he have a bald spot on his chest? He may be marking his territory. If he knows he's gonna be a Daddy, he would be establishing his territory to keep others away. You belong to him too.
Posted By: wvglidermomma

Re: Weird behavior?? - 07/18/19 12:32 PM

Yes! Ah that would make sense, I didn't even think about that.
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