Ahhhh yes, I see where that could be misinterpreted. I have, so far, only spoken about the enclosure. This is only because I did not yet have the sugar gliders and it was all I could do to prepare. I was very excited. Still am. I've finally got 2 of them today, but I will post about that in another forum.
I do want to make the enclosure beautiful, as it is in my home, it's actually going in the very centre of my home where everyone spends the most time. I also want to stimulate their natural environment. I don't see them as pets, nor do I my cats, gecko, hedgehog etc. I see them as a living thing in which we build a mutual relationship of respect and caring while sharing each others habit. I do want to stimulate their natural habitat as it's the one they have evolved to. That does not mean that I don't want to share my home with them, or put them on display. I completely understand how my messages so far have been giving you that impression. lol But trust me, I just have a different mentality when it comes to environment. I don't think that makes other's ideas wrong either, just different. I have the idea of metal and industrially made products in general. I always try to make my own things, give them my touch. I just really really like making stuff
The idea of the ventilation, I understand but I think if you saw and felt it you would feel much better. I promise you it's not chilli or sucking the air hard. It's really just air flow.
Also the drip wall I am still doing research because I agree it is a bit concerning that they would get wet, and I've put it on the back burner for now. Even if I figure out a way to do it, it can be left to later on. Have more important things. I don't like the bottles though, they get their tongues stuck in them
and stagnant water promotes kidney stones. I have to keep doing research.
There is light during the daytime, what I meant was that the pot lights the enclosure was under was on it's own switch and dimmer. This way if I am up at night doing school work (as I typically am) I can turn on the lights without disturbing their light cycle.
The issue of putting having the front of the enclosure having it closed off is simply because, well several reasons really. It keep the cats away from the suggies, it keeps any poo from being dropped on my kitchen floor or table, and it helps me make sure that since the enclosure will be locked, no misbehaving children will be sneaking snacks to the gliders. Especially if they gave them something that was not within their diet
I too am concerned about the rods breaking, that would be incredibly dangerous. I spoke with the manufacturer and they said it would be fine but I am going there again tomorrow. I have a machine to pressure test things and I'm bringing it in to make sure it does take the weight they say it does. If it doesn't take the 40 lbs then I'm no risking it.
My home is kept at a minimum of 26 Celsius umm I think Fahrenheit that's 79? I'm not very familiar with that form but yes I am always cold
I get cold very easily (thyroid problems). I do not use air conditioning…. ever I love the warmth. And my home is a log home so it doesn't get too hot in the summer. But I do still have to have a thermometer in all my pets tanks to make sure it's within their temps. In terms of humidity everywhere I have searched says that gliders need 60-90% humidity? Which I suppose makes sense since they do live in rainforests. But again the trouble with gliders is not much information is known right, so trial and error I suppose.
would you have any other ideas for material if the rods are too week? I know I'm asking so many questions but the last thing I want is to use some sort of metal or plastic or something and poison them.