Thank you so much! 😃
Tent time is going well. . . .
The first one went surprisingly well, as you already read about.
The next one they wanted to sleep in their pouch more than explore.
Taking advice from the breeder, we changed tactics a little bit for the next one and all future tent times. We woke them up and gently let them out of their pouch and then put the pouch (or the clothes they were sleeping in) outside of the tent. The first time we did that they climbed on us a tiny bit but were a bit skittish (understandably). The next day was a little better – they climbed on us and walked around a little longer, not seeming AS skittish. One even played with a couple of toys.
Last night was a small breakthrough, I think. One of the girls let Paul pet her while she sat on his leg for a while. 😊 She was not distracted by anything, just sitting there. I have an awesome picture of later where it looks like they are both watching tv. She is on his shoulder looking the same way as he is. Too sweet!
I was petting the other little girl but she wasn’t as brave as the one with Paul. That’s perfectly fine. She still allowed me to pet her while she was half hidden under my leg.
Our little girls may be the only Gliders (possibly) who do not mind the sound of the bottom of the actual tent. They walk around in the middle and on the edges, it doesn’t seem to bother them. So we have ditched the sheet we started with. It’s a lot easier without it.
We take them out at the same time every night (within a 20 minute window) – part of the original advice. They are usually done in about 30-45 minutes. At that point they stop climbing on us and start climbing the tent walls, looking for a way out. So at that time we bring the pouch back inside and one will crawl in, then the other. Although yesterday one crawled back out and onto Paul after she had already climbed into the pouch. Good sign? Perhaps. . . . 😃
I still consider every day baby steps. We realize that they can have their good days and their bad days, but for the most part they seem to have good days. They are still eating decent and finishing that staple 100%! Yay! I wish they would wake up a little earlier but I know they need their sleep, so . . .
**Please enjoy the pictures!**