Pocket of marsupials.
My gliders don’t really like HPW Plus. They prefer the Complete. This is a problem because I accidentally ordered HPW Plus last time and they aren’t really having it, haha. I need to buy Complete but I don’t want to waste the Plus I have left (which is over half). I thought about selling it but idk. Any ideas?
Finals are next week. That means I’ll be making cage sets again soon!
Send me some inspiration! What kind of sets would you like to see me post? What colors/patterns? Take a trip to a fabric store’s website and send me links! I want to know what YOU want! :)
You’ll have to forgive me, as it’s the end of the semester and it has been CRAZY.
Every glider is different. Every glider bonds differently. Your past gliders may have been much tamer, but that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with your current gliders. You must be patient! They may have been abused, may have wilder genetics (if that’s possible, haha), or maybe they are inbred.
I suggest a bonding tent if you don’t already have one. Take them into the tent via pouch with the lights low or off (you can use a blue/red bulb so you can see them) and allow them to get out on their own. They may not decide to get out for a while. That is okay. Also, give them treats EVERY TIME you encounter them. EVERY TIME. They will associate you with positive feelings if you feed them yummy things:) Carry them EVERYWHERE possible in a bonding pouch so they get used to your presence but make sure you pay attention to any ques they may give you (hunger, thirst, potty time, stress). You can take small squares of fleece and carry them in your shirt/pocket/jeans whatever in order to get it to smell like you to get them used to your smell. It’s a bunch of little things that will help you if you use them all together.
Honestly, we’ve had Maddie for over a year and she is just now getting approachable. Gliders take their time. They don’t want to be with us; they want to be wild and outside (with the few exceptions). Maddie was ALWAYS wild. She lived with a large colony (10+) and never had any human contact. She bites harder than any other glider I’ve ever encounter and she crabs at the slightest disturbance. It’s just who she is. Pascal has been handled by humans since day 2 (or something) so he’s loving and rarely bites.
I hope this helps, but honestly, only time is going to help! It’s only been six months. That’s not too long in glider time;) I’m sure you’ll get there with a little hard work. More experience glider owners may have more insight at glidercentral.net if you would like to post your story there!
Eeeek! Yay! It won’t be long:)