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Glider Room #1421575
10/30/19 09:59 PM
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Hello everyone,

I would like to make my glider room into a free roaming room. I know this was posted years ago by someone else but I'm wondering if anyone has done this successfully yet or has suggestions. I have the floor options planned (laying down tarp or lining the floor with linoleum) and I have the plan to add a screen door so there would be double doors. The screen and the wood door. This would be so I can see if they are at the door before I open it and two doors means I won't have to worry about them escaping if they tear the screen. What I am struggling with is the walls. I do not want the walls to become covered in urine and absorb it to the point that we cannot use the room in the future. After my current gliders pass that will be it for me but that's still 10+ years away. Anyway, does anyone have any ideas for the walls? My hope is that they will focus on the branches and toys in the center of the room verses the bare walls but you never know with gliders.

Thank you for any ideas in advance! I've seen some pretty awesome looking rooms during my google search but the walls were left bare or lined with netting to hang toys.

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Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421577
10/31/19 09:48 AM
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The walls are a double edged sword so to speak. They do fling poo sometimes. I have had it on the ceiling of my RV from them and it's 6" above their cage. My advise would be two fold. Plan to paint the room once they no longer use it, or watch daily for flinging stuff.

You could also consider keeping their playthings as far from the walls as possible. Like a jungle gym in the middle of the floor. Keep any wheels on solid surfaces away from wall too. If you keep the play area in the center as much as possible, then you can clean around it and watch for stray "stuff " on all walls.

I hope this helps.


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Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421578
10/31/19 09:49 AM
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Giving your post some thought and will post later.


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Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421581
11/01/19 12:49 PM
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I have a whole room glider room. I used PVC and poultry plastic netting to make a second door inside room so I have a tiny foyer area so its safe to open door without
gliders getting hurt and them slipping out room with door open. I used baby safe AC wall outlet covers. and I have some PVC hiding the tv power wire so they cant chew
it. I use vacuum and carpet cleaner to keep carpet clean. the gliders are on the cage, cat tree, inside ball pit. I have window and closet covered with poultry netting they can
walk on this and it can be cleaned off if needed. The gliders really don't get on the walls, so they don't pee on the walls, I used to have some poo on the wall when they
stayed all night in the cage but now most is in bottom of cage and some outside on carpet. I have pictures on another website, but don't know if I can post the site name
here.
I am very happy with the glider room, the wife says it smells to much but after I clean its not bad at all to me. the door stays closed since someone just had to have cats
again. I get to sit in room at night, one to two hours and watch TV and spend some time with the gliders. Usually after snack time, some curl up and sleep on me and the
rest go to other nap time spots. usually one glider will keep running around the room.


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Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421649
11/17/19 08:02 PM
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So I ordered foam floor tiles to get the room started. I'm hoping to have all the gliders introduced to each other by the first week of January so they can all be free roaming together. I've decided to let the wall be bare for the time being. If it becomes an issue I'll research some ideas. I'll post photos once the room is complete. smile Thank you for the input.

Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421653
11/18/19 09:29 AM
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I know the gliders will love having their own glider safe room, however, I am a little concerned about the floor covering being foam floor tiles. I could be wrong, but won't these soak up urine and over time become extremely stinky? How do you clean them?

ETA: How To Clean Foam Floor Mats/Tiles


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Re: Glider Room [Re: dmay] #1421655
11/18/19 06:54 PM
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I have a glider room. It is carpeted and I vacuum and clean it regularly to keep the smell down. I may have to replace carpet when done. I child proofed all the electrical outlets. I set up the room with red lighting with a filter so I can see and they will still play. I echo what was said about the walls. They are unlikely to climb them and learn quickly they cannot. I set up some toys for them to play on. I have a cat tree they love to climb on and put it near cage so they can jump back and forth. I also usually leave my mosquito net tent set up and they will climb on the outside of it. They have an exercise wheel thing they can get in and out of that rolls around the room. It took me a while to figure out how they were getting up to the top shelf in the closet. Treats were up there so at least I knew why they worked so hard. There is a ball pit they climb into occasionally. I leave the cage open in the room so they can go grab food and take a nap.

Make sure to spend a few hours (preferably over a few days) in supervised play before leaving them unattended in the room so they have time to find any traps.

Make sure there are no vents they can get to and get something for the door to the room unless it is really close to floor. My gliders learned to climb under it and I came home one night to find one of my girls got out, came downstairs, and was sitting on the couch staring at me when I came in.


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