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Gliders of the Round Table 9

Posted By: Hutch

Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/13/19 03:35 AM

Well, with another 100 posts down it means it is time to begin another chapter. Sorry, no fun attempt at a funny or special introduction today. Picking up where my last thread left off, Gwynevere & Morgana have a problematic yoggie addiction, Merlin's anxiety-related medical issues return, & Arthur remains a royal pain in everyone's hiney.

The story continues...
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/13/19 06:12 AM

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Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/14/19 02:07 AM

Yesterday was quiet for the rest of the night & this morning they were all in the same pouch. Tonight, so far, they've been behaving... okay, yeah, they've been behaving FOR THEM (better?). It seems that Arthur got the message, at least for now.

Kimberley, you just have to get the last word(gif) in on the last thread, didn't ya? hahaha! Now if I could just remember what movie that was from... I tried asking Gwyn, but she just kept looking between me & the yoggies.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/16/19 01:27 AM

So, yeah, I may have become a little tired of "them" acting like butts to me the last few nights... so I made them work for dinner. I sliced a lengthwise slit along a banana & pulled it a little loose... & served it to them this way.

The fuzzbutts hopped right over to investigate. Lots of sniffing, noising, & pushing. A couple of glares. Then Arthur grabs the opening, raises it up like a child would lift the lid of his or her toy chest, & crams his head in with a happy chirp. Less than 1 minute.

Okay... maybe not the challenge I thought it would be... & it made them happy based on the chirps & squeaks. I doubt they got the message I was annoyed with them after all.

Today's Score:
Gliders: 4 / Hooman: 0
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/16/19 06:19 AM

You do realize you will never win this battle or war. Time to surrender now.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/17/19 02:56 AM

Code of Conduct Article II:
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/17/19 03:31 AM

When the military came up with that slogan they didn't know what sugar gliders are. You throw all that out the window when you are a slave to the Fuzz.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/18/19 06:07 AM

'Tisn't a slogan mad

Furthermore, sugar gliders ain't got nuttin' on a career military man's stubbornness.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/18/19 01:36 PM

Ain't that the truth!!! :funny: :roflmao2:
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/18/19 02:11 PM

Originally Posted by Hutch
'Tisn't a slogan mad

Furthermore, sugar gliders ain't got nuttin' on a career military man's stubbornness.


They just let you think that you are more stubborn than they are. Bahahahahahahaha
Posted By: Claralice

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/19/19 12:07 AM

I cannot help but laugh as I read this and keep up with the nonsense...I mean posts! smile
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/19/19 09:49 PM

:funny: :roflmao2:

Well Claralice, I think you were maybe closer than you think with the first half of your comment...

:rock: :lol:
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/26/19 05:44 AM

Arthur was in quite a mood. He was crabbing at me from the pouch at the mere sound of my voice. After almost a solid non-stop minute, I finally just raised my voice to speak over him: "If you don't stop for a breath so my ears could have a break, I'm going to skin you tail and rebrand you as an opossum."

It bought my ears three seconds of silence before he picked it back up.

Crazy thing was, I was bringing their nightly treats! The others were suitably welcoming. Pfft.
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/26/19 06:56 AM

Obviously you didn't get those treats there fast enough.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/26/19 02:47 PM

So good to see you back posting, Hutch smile
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/27/19 02:31 AM

Gwyn made me come back. According to her, and I quote: "HIss, pop, Hiss, crab, Bark, bark-bark, chirp, bark-bark, Eep, pop-pop-pop!!!" Which, as far as I can tell, translates to "You are letting my loyal fan-base down, hooman!!!"

Then again... it might have had something to do with yoggies. After she heismaned Merlin to get her bedtime treat, I'm wondering if there's a Yogurt Drop Anonymous in the area.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 02/27/19 11:43 AM

Good to hear from you!!! I hope you have a good supply of yoggies!
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/10/19 03:43 AM

This morning, right after breakfast, I bought the fuzzies down with me to chill & cuddle for the day. I figured the occasional butt-scratches, head pets, hand-cuddles, etc. would be good for all of us. Well, that was the plan anyway.

It has been a long week of late nights & early mornings. Today was very chilly, even in the basement, with thunderstorms outside, so bundled up with them against my chest in a nice comfy mink blanket. After doing a little computer work, I reclined back to watch the show. So, there we are, warm under blankets in a chilly room, the sound of heavy rain & gusty winds outside, the volume set low on a generic show, & the furballs popping away contently on my chest. Yeah, I totally fell asleep. I stayed that way until well past dinner.

I woke with them still happily popping away & not interested in moving other than the occasional shift of position or grooming, even though it was around the time they are getting ready to leave to pouch & 'hunt' for their dinner. I peak in & they're still dead to the world. I guess I wasn't the only one comfortable & content. It wasn't for another hour or so before Merlin & Morgana started to stir. I finally got my butt moving, got them back to their cage, & served dinner.

I may have missed most of it, but I think I'll label this as a good day.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/10/19 02:20 PM

Originally Posted by Hutch

I may have missed most of it, but I think I'll label this as a good day.


Nah, you didn't miss much... What you didn't miss was comfort and contentment... The fuzzbutz got to sleep most of the day listening to your heartbeat... They will want to do that again real soon. I'd be surprised if they didn't wait up for you this morning so they could snuggle with you.

Fiona loves 'her' mink blanket. It's a ratty but soft green throw I bought at a yard sale to make in to an alligator for one of the grandkids just before we got in to gliders... Now it's Fiona's hooman blankie.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/10/19 03:07 PM

Originally Posted by Hutch

It has been a long week of late nights & early mornings. Today was very chilly, even in the basement, with thunderstorms outside, so bundled up with them against my chest in a nice comfy mink blanket. After doing a little computer work, I reclined back to watch the show. So, there we are, warm under blankets in a chilly room, the sound of heavy rain & gusty winds outside, the volume set low on a generic show, & the furballs popping away contently on my chest. Yeah, I totally fell asleep. I stayed that way until well past dinner.

I may have missed most of it, but I think I'll label this as a good day.


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Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/10/19 06:05 PM

I miss doing that, but with two cats in the house now I can't risk it. Did it all the time with Tucker. Did it with Gizmo, Zoey and Widget and they would crab at me if I didn't take a long enough nap.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/11/19 03:01 AM

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
I'd be surprised if they didn't wait up for you this morning so they could snuggle with you.


Well, they didn't wait up, but they did get another day of snuggling when I brought them downstairs with me after breakfast. I had computer work to do, so no unintentional nap-time for me. Still, they again stayed dead asleep past the time they normally start scurrying around. It was another nice day.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/19/19 04:20 AM

This weekend I did some mixed time sitting by my quartet's cage reading and having their pouch inside my vest. I noticed something that amounts to proof of the whole bonding thing:

When next to their cage, but still close enough to hear whenever they moved, I heard the occasional popping, chirps, and shifting of the pile of bodies. Overall, they were very quiet.

When I had them in my vest against my chest, once they settled, I heard a lot of pops and they spread out more. The occasional face would peak out to give a little squeak before going back to sleep.

I've learned to equate glider popping to a feline's purring... so, I translate that as they were more content/happy against my chest. Bonding = FACT
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 03/19/19 02:25 PM

Yep, they do heart you agree
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/02/19 03:34 AM

I isolated Arthur twice this past weekend due to his bickering with others. He seemed to get a clue the second time, which was almost five hours (twice Saturday night's separation). He's been nice quite towards the others tonight, as he was after I returned him to his colony yesterday.

Part of me thinks I should take him back to the vet, the other part thinks he's just being Arthur.

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I did get to spend some cuddle/nap time with them, but since I spend quite a bit of time at the cleaning new guns, then at the range, which meant cleaning the guns AGAIN... I didn't want to subject them to the chemicals & lead involved. So, not as much time as I was hoping for or prefer, but I'll take the little we had. My sister pointed out the irony of being more than willing to kill myself slowly, but not even allowing them in the same room when I'm using such chemicals. I told her "they're cuter."

Now if I could just get them to stop barking so I could get some sleep. One of the few nights I get to try to sleep early & they keep calling for more treats *sigh*
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/02/19 02:45 PM

We understand the lead thing... Hubby reloads too... All cleaning AND reloading is done in another building. Not for fear of the babies being exposed, it just keeps that stuff out of harm's way. Out of my kitchen shakehead (That was his place of choice.) We have a range, so he cleans and reloads frequently.

I'm so glad you posted!!! I have a dumb question. Your crew eats bananas, right? How ripe are they when you offer them. I'll offer a range of 1-5. 1 being green, and 5 being ready to toss or bake in banana bread.

Mine won't touch them, but will eat strawberry banana yogurt. I haven't tried chips, but they don't like banana flavored yogurt drops...
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/02/19 02:47 PM

Poor Arthur with his time outs, however, I am one who thinks those are very effect with these little creatures. I do think they work ... most of the time.

Originally Posted by Hutch
Part of me thinks I should take him back to the vet, the other part thinks he's just being Arthur.


It never hurts to have a vet check just to be safe when they are acting out of sorts. Only you will know for sure. We all know how they can hide those illnesses. Better to spend the money unnecessarily than to have something go wrong. Sometimes it's hard to know.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/02/19 04:05 PM

Originally Posted by KarenE
Poor Arthur with his time outs, however, I am one who thinks those are very effect with these little creatures. I do think they work ... most of the time.

Originally Posted by Hutch
Part of me thinks I should take him back to the vet, the other part thinks he's just being Arthur.


It never hurts to have a vet check just to be safe when they are acting out of sorts. Only you will know for sure. We all know how they can hide those illnesses. Better to spend the money unnecessarily than to have something go wrong. Sometimes it's hard to know.



Oops! I forgot about Arthur... I am seeing a trend in aggressive behavior in the glider world (domestically). Stewie and Dot are at it nightly... Dot wants to nap and Stewie can't come to bed till he's ready to snuggle and nap). His shenanigans are really over the top some nights...

I'm not sure if it's because it's spring, weather's probably got something to do with it too... Temperatures just in one week can vary here from 25° to 75° in just a few days...

If Arthur hasn't been to the vet in a awhile, it never hurts for a check... All of mine went about 5 weeks ago.

But try this. Change up their sleeping pouch with a clean everything... Move it to another spot in the cage... The pouch may be over marked... I'm not saying it's not clean, or that it's stinky, but give it a try... It worked for Dot and Stewie for about 3 days. No excess fussing in the pouch... But Stewie is still not allowed in till he runs a mile on the wheel first... I've been changing their pouch about every 3- 4 days...
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/03/19 01:10 AM

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
We understand the lead thing... Hubby reloads too... All cleaning AND reloading is done in another building. Not for fear of the babies being exposed, it just keeps that stuff out of harm's way. Out of my kitchen shakehead (That was his place of choice.) We have a range, so he cleans and reloads frequently.

I'm so glad you posted!!! I have a dumb question. Your crew eats bananas, right? How ripe are they when you offer them. I'll offer a range of 1-5. 1 being green, and 5 being ready to toss or bake in banana bread.

Mine won't touch them, but will eat strawberry banana yogurt. I haven't tried chips, but they don't like banana flavored yogurt drops...


You have your own range!? So jealous. I just bought a $300 guns since it came with a $150/year indoor range membership free, and I'm still looking for a rifle range that offers competitions. It is insane how expensive shooting sports are here in IL. I miss Alaska frown

Any-who... yeah mine eat bananas. On a scale of 1 to 5, they'll eat 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. hehehe Seriously, they generally get the same things I'll eat (mostly 3/4) as I'll pick myself up a could for weekend cereal; two for me & one for them from the same bunch. That said, I have yet to have them turn their nose up for any banana I don't consider trash-worthy-only.

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As far as other comments, I appreciate the feedback & will comment more on that later. I was debating on doing a full cage reset anyways (hard scrub plus all freshly washed furniture), maybe it might not be a bad idea. We'll see, I need a weekend it doesn't rain on me so the cage will actually dry outside.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/05/19 10:13 PM

How to ell when the furfaces do not appreciate your choice for their dinner:

In the process of filling their tray, the girls came over to see what I was offering. I held a thin piece of carrot out to Gwynevere. After a quick sniff, she batted it rapidly until it fell from my fingertips (3-4 good wacks), then pushed it away from here before looking back up at me.

Brat.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/15/19 02:37 AM

My little (ahems) had still been bickering quite a bit lately... again! Since moving here, whenever I think they've gotten past whatever their issue is, it picks back up. I'm confident it is Arthur + whomever he's irritated at the moment, but they've become much better about stopping & looking innocent by the time I've made it to the cage.

It concerns me as I worry about it going beyond bickering & noise, but I'm not sure what to do about it. The last vet visit didn't find a problem with any of them. I've thought about separating Arthur for a longer period than just overnight, but they all act distressed when I take him out for more than a few hours.

Since Arthur still hisses when doing his business, the vet offered to try different antibiotics than we've used in the past for a little longer time period, even though the tests don't really show an infection. As he put it 'something is causing the hissing' and maybe that is making him such an, umm.... let's go with jerk.

I don't know at this point. I'd hate for both of us to go through the process of dosing him for two full weeks if it does nothing besides make both of us miserable.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/15/19 01:06 PM

Have you tried diluted cranapple juice yet?
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/15/19 09:43 PM

Ask your veterinarian about the Covenia injection. It is a long acting antibiotic. Then he will only be [censored] off for one day.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/22/19 02:12 AM

Spoiler: Arthur has become food-aggressive.

It took me a while to figure that out. I've heard frequent bickering mid-evening, which is after they've been up & about for a while. Many of the other fuzzbutts have already been nibbling their way through dinner by the time it picked up. I've been so busy with homework +housework +yardword... lots of 'work' hehe... that I wasn't able to just drop what I was doing. So, by the time I did look, they were no longer bickering. There have also been several times when I've NOT put the dish down before they wake (for whatever reason that night) & they've all face-dived into the dish together without complaint.

This evening I was determined to find out what's been going on since late winter. They followed their normal routine of waking, messing, a little wheel, then seeing what has been served tonight. The last few steps get repeated quite a bit. Eventually, Arthur worked his way down, ate some while others still nibbled away, then stood back hissing & eyeballing everyone else. Then it happened: he started jumping at the any of the others that came near the bottom of the cage, chasing them away, & crabbing the whole time. Yelled at him & he retreated to a corner, grabbing a bite of food as he hopped by. With a sinking feeling, I sat back to watch again. About 15 minutes later, Arthur resumed his post, tail twitching & mouth a-hissin', eyeballing his cagemates again. Once one came near, he went after them AGAIN.

This time I removed him. He's in the spare cage, with their second wheel, a little more of the dinner, & a bottle of water. Of course, I'm also frustrated at this new behavior. I'm kinda hoping it's medical (I'm going to talk to the vet about a Covenia injection as you suggested Kimberley) since that would be an easier 'fix' than undoing whatever caused this behavioral change.

I'm also debating on how long to leave Arthur separated. I think tonight he'll remain all on his own & maybe return him to the others after EVERYONE has had a chance to eat. Him coming out out the pouch only when he feels like it makes it hard to try & feed him separately; well, short of pulling him from the pouch when I go to feed them, anyways.

As crazy as everything has been, I feel like I've been neglecting them (playtime wise). I can't help but wonder if this is a sign of that, maybe Arthur being frustrated & venting. Then again, it has been a long time since seemed into our playtime. I don't know. Like I said, frustrated with this latest development.

Thoughts, suggestions, opinions are always welcomed. Glider prozac would not be refused tounge
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/22/19 11:36 AM

This is my least favorite issue... Since I am dealing with this too...

I know time out from the colony helps. Just watch Arthur for stress. It has to be at least a couple of days... If I had a 3rd adequate cage and wheel, I'd do this for a week...

I would like to come up with a feeding station device where each glider has their own locked door and their own combination lock... Once they go in and eat in peace, they can exit and play with their mates... wouldn't that be awesome?!?!? Lol! Ok, back to the real world...

Dot must visit all the dishes and find the choice foods first. And we go through this at least two or three different times a night after their nap. This makes me want to pull my hair out! Lol!

If I'm watching them eat, all is good. It's when I walk away things go a bit haywire... It does help when Dot is separated. I haven't done it for longer than 3 days. She has Stewie trained to just get out of her way... When Fiona was part of the mix, she waits in the pouch till Dot goes back to bed and is asleep, and then she sneaks out to eat. She's been conditioned to do this for so long, she still does it now... So, I'm not much help... Sorry...
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/22/19 10:58 PM

Hutch,

A simple fix for this would to give them at least three feeding stations located around the cage. He can't guard them all. Put them on different levels if you can.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/23/19 03:32 AM

I left Arthur on his own all night. In the morning before heading to work, I took him back out of the travel cage & returned him to the main cage to sleep with the colony. He accepted me taking him out of the pouch with no fuss & very little resistance, so I'm guessing he was quite lonely. After a quick sniff all around, the colony went inside the pouch together to sleep away the day.

They had to wait for me to prepare their dinner. I was out in the garage until the sun was almost down (getting too dark to work). Had to move some packages in & do a quick wash-up. They were all up when I retrieved their dishes & Morgana leaped aboard for the ride. Sliced up an apple, placed in the cage, provided the tag-a-long with a treat before returning her, then laundry... all with an ear for the cage.

Nothing. More laundry, restocked refrigerator, & still nothing. A little homework... still peaceful.

Until just about 30 minutes ago. By the time I get to the cage, I can't see what was going on. Twice now & in spite of placing their dishes as far apart as I could. I'll listen a bit longer & if it occurs again, I'll separate him for another full night.


Dawn, I've been following your posts about Dot's food aggression. Part of what me concerned is that is hasn't been going on long; this is new behavior. Still, I saw an uncomfortable amount of similarities with your most recent problems & it has me wondering with there is an exterior reason versus yet another veterinary visit. Mind you, I still plan on getting Arthur seen (again), but I can't help but wonder frown


Kimberley, I'll look at adding a third. I'm frustrated since I've never needed this before. I frequently use two, but it isn't uncommon for me to use only one & I've never hard this issue. I'll have to break-out the side-hooks to hang them on different levels. Four levels, I guess, since the dry food is already on another level.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/23/19 10:35 AM

When I have a moment today for research, I'm digging into the archives. If you remember Terry, she had Lulu, Skadoosh and Ollie. They had food aggression issues too. She ended up concealing each dish (3) from view of the other dishes. I believe it was Ollie who had issues with the other two. He also had an issue with the floor of the cage. It and all the toys on it were his.

Then I think he mellowed out about the floor....

Since Fiona is out of the big cage picture, Dot and Stewie still struggle with food aggression, just in a different way. As long as I'm present, all it well. Stewie can sit right next to her and eat. Dot will move to another dish and Stewie will follow, but keep his distance. When she's had enough, and goes back to her dish, he'll start in on his dish. I leave the room, and the bickering starts. But it's quick. I have yet to purchase a camera to observe what happens when I'm out of the room.... I'm still not sure of the most reasonable priced version with night vision. But I will have to get one soon.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/24/19 03:56 AM

Dawn, they make inexpensive baby monitors (night-cam-types) that should meet your needs. My sister has one that wasn't much (I forget, but low enough I was impressed) that provided a good enough picture you should be able to watch gliders... well, being gliders. Or being little !!!!s. Such as Arthur.

About 30min after I hear the wheel start to thump go (& go & go & go), I hear the loud crabbing. When I look, Gwyn is in the wheel (no longer spinning) looking very still, Merlin is in the top corner looking down, & Morgana is 3/4 up the wall also looking down. Arthur is on the bottom, centered between three dishes, & eyeballing the other three. Yup, out he came & into the travel cage. Pulled some food to leave in the cage with him, moved the spare water bottle back, & he'll spend the night alone again.

I still think I'll return in him the morning to keep the colony huddled together during the day. The way they all act, when I return him before heading to work, makes me -believe- they're all happier that way. I do keep the cages close enough they can see & hear each other. I don't know if that helps, hurts, or is indifferent :-/

Hindsight being what it is, I should've made more effort to figure out what was going on or to catch them at it when I was noticing all the extra bickering. Still, even knowing about it, I feel my options are limited. Still looking for my cage hooks for their dishes that I used in my older cages (pretty sure I kept them) & am looking at other ways to reorganize their cage. Maybe create more blind spots between the dishes like Dawn was talking about.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/24/19 12:56 PM

I did find one of the posts I was looking for:

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1385290/Searchpage/2/Main/140888/Words/%2BFood+%2Baggression/Search/true/re-the-ollie-lulu-skadoosh-diaries#Post1385290

When you search food aggression, I came up with about 18 pages listing posts and replies.

This one has pics that may help.

I'm comming to the conclusion I may need a bigger (taller) cage. I've been holding out till Stewie turned a year old. But he can still cover the entire cage, run on both the wheel and the treadmill, in less than 7.5 seconds... Then he'll do it again...

I do plan on reading through more food aggression posts to see what other suggestions, issues have been covered...
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/25/19 06:10 AM

Tonight Arthur was fine with the food dishes. Instead, he became protective of the pouch. Like, he wanted it all to himself. So, I let him have it... all to himself in his own cage. This is becoming so beyond frustrating, but it again leads me to believe it is internal, not a response to something external.

While I was moving him, each of the other three decided it would be a great time to go explore. Greedy Morgana was the easiest to gather since she went straight for where I store the treats. Gwyn was next, wishing to play follow the glider into the bedrooms before getting cornered. Once I offered my hand, she jumped up & went for my shoulder. I returned them to the cage before going after Merlin since I was confident as to how he would react.

I carefully placed a hand to each side of him where he'd stopped to watch me. Sure enough, after looking left then right, his anxiety seizures kicked in a couple of seconds later. A few violent twitches then he locked up. I scooped him up carefully (luckily he didn't have a death-grip on the carpet this time), put some treats under his head for once he recovered, then took Merlin to the bedroom with me. I sat there holding & petting him until he recovered. Then he ate the treats & I returned him.

It has been quieter since all that hurly-burly. I would like to put Arthur back in with them, but I'm trying to send a message. There is also a part of me that also feels I'm being unfair if he's sick or hurting (which is why I let him rejoin the colony in the morning), but I cannot/will not allow him to bully the other gliders.

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I don't feel it is an emergency & have 'work/life' to deal with, so earliest appoint is early-mid-ish May. Any of you who have gone through this feel that is too long of a time? I may have to burn some leave time & juggle a buch of hot items to have him seem sooner (while appointments last...)
Posted By: Xeno

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/25/19 04:23 PM

Do they not have a spare pouch? I keep two or three in my cage. While 90% of the time the gliders all sleep together in one occasionally one goes off to be alone or they split up into two groups of two to sleep.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/25/19 10:32 PM

They always have two or three sleeping pouches. My spoiled furballs are never shorted when it comes to options. One occasionally does splinter off to be on their own, but it is rare. They really like to choose a favorite & use it until I take it away. They've become very bad about switching to clean ones when I put them in, the lazy squatting buggers. They just don't want to move their 'stash.'

So, between being the current 'favorite' & where Arthur was, Morgana & Merlin were trying to join him (& not getting the message he was inappropriately trying to deliver). He even crabbed when I talked at them while seeing what was going on. Especially when he heard his name. He was being even worse than Merlin without his evening coffee.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/28/19 04:50 AM

It has suddenly been quieter the last couple of nights; makes me very suspicious... Maybe the separations have helped, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/28/19 01:20 PM

Yeah, I call it getting reaquainted. Figuring out where he fits in to the colony.

I did buy a wyse pancam (Amazon $36). I have it temporarily set up on a barstool in the bedroom. It's new to them and when it turns or I pan in on them it makes a noise a slight noise. It gets their attention. One morning I was having coffee and I heard Stewie barking. So I turned it on via an app on my phone and started talking to him. He quieted down, and went to bed with Dot. It may have creeped him out. Since setting up the camera, I haven't had any issues with them squabbling... I have yet to get an SD card so I can record... It's one of those things that is on my list, but don't read. shakehead. And, Walmarts photolab is in the front of the store and not near electronics, so in my rounds of shopping around, by the time I get to the front, I just head to a checkout line and want to get out of there... Next time, I'll pick it up on my way in! Lol!!! rofl
Posted By: Xeno

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/28/19 04:02 PM

Must be going around. Dobby has been crabbing a lot while in the pouch or house. Any time one of the other gliders crawls on the outside or makes noise he starts crabbing but is fine once they crawl in with him. Not sure what is up with him. He has been distant during playtime too. Not upset or angry, just aloof. Might just be a phase. He is still young.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 04/28/19 11:59 PM

I believe Jupiter has been showing well in the sky the last month... maybe it has a negative affect on Sugar Gliders? Ha!

Just kidding... well, mostly o.0
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 05/29/19 08:22 AM

The squeaky fur-faces do seem to be doing a little better, but there are still some nights...

Two weeks ago, Arthur had several evenings in a row had I separated him for the night but rejoined the colony before heading out for the day & I gave them all more pouch-cuddle time. Maybe it made the difference, maybe not, all I know it there seems to be less bickering.

Not to sound too superstitious, but I've been a little afraid to post that things are looking up in case I jinx myself!!
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 05/30/19 03:57 AM

Two questions...

I mailed an open environment pouch to your gang via Feather while you were enroute from Deutschland. It was Real tree print. Did you get it? It's a corner pouch that has a deep center.

How many dishes do you serve their food in, what type of dishes are they, and where are they all located in the cage?

Two questions, last one needing multiple answers. Lol!
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 05/30/19 06:45 AM

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
Two questions...

I mailed an open environment pouch to your gang via Feather while you were en route from Deutschland. It was Real tree print. Did you get it? It's a corner pouch that has a deep center.

Yup. They don't really use it as a pouch, more like a hammock they can peak out of during active periods.

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
How many dishes do you serve their food in, what type of dishes are they, and where are they all located in the cage?

1. Fresh: 1-2; Dry: 1-2
2. Fresh: Various; Dry: Stainless hanging bowls
3a. Fresh: Floor, opposite corners if more than 1 bowl
3b. Dry: Hanging: Near water sources

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
Two questions, last one needing multiple answers. Lol!

Yup, you cheated tounge
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 05/30/19 06:52 AM

Post-procedure recovery day. Tried cuddling with them for a bit, but they kept squirming about my fingers without settling down. Gwyn let me tickle her belly & behind her ear for a while before she claimed the finger & wouldn't let go. At least she thoroughly cleaned it before using it as a pillow for a short time. Merlin found a callus he was determined to 'fix' for me. Morgana seemed a little jealous as if the others were taking attention away from her. She kept sticking her head between my fingers & her colony mates. Arthur was just a grump with everyone moving about, so he came out of the pouch & peed on me.

Just another day in the 'Court.'
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 05/30/19 11:59 PM

:roflmao2:
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 06/01/19 01:55 AM

Ok, sounds like food dishes are good!

I need a few more days to figure out the OE pouch....
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 06/02/19 04:54 AM

Originally Posted by Ladymagyver
Ok, sounds like food dishes are good!
I need a few more days to figure out the OE pouch....

It could be Arthur is just a horse's patoot.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 06/25/19 11:05 PM

Okay, I know it has been a long time again, & that news, stories, & photos are looong overdue. Yeah, still don't have any of that wink

The furballs have settled down from all the bickering they were doing... who knows why. They still adorable, still turds, & still act like yoggies are their version of crack. Haven't been eating nearly as much as normal for them, but it may be all the thunderstorms that have been rolling over us lately. They seem to stay in their pouches more when the weather gets REAL bad.

Otherwise, been very busy with a lot of projects going on. Shooting Nationals next month, so I've been spending a lot of time prep'ing for that. Of course, the gov't still expects me to report for duty each day. Kill joys.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 07/21/19 04:51 PM

I'm not sure which, but one of these yoggie-for-brains has really gotten into pulling seams apart on the inside liner for the pouch. I just found that they did it again, the third pouch in two months. Both Gywnevere & Merlin like to crawl inside between the layers, so guessing one of those two are putting in the effort. I'm down to one summer-weight, though I still have a number of dual-layers.

I don't suppose the 'Up Till Dawn' suggie store is still taking orders?
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 07/22/19 04:57 AM

Sure she is! Lol! I haven't officially opened my store back up but I'm taking orders.....
Posted By: Hutch

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 08/09/19 02:20 AM

Dawn, I will probably email you a request in the early fall... after I figure out how broke I am following my attendance of a week-long family reunion. Thank you!!

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I've been sitting by the cage & typing tonight to answer emails, facebook, & GC posts. I occasionally mutter my ramblings aloud, mostly so the fuzzies don't think I am ignoring them since 'who else would the furless slave be talking to?' right? They would rotate who jumped on the portion of the cage closest to me, chirp, wait for me to chirp back (or continue muttering like a madman), then go back to play. I would think, 'at least they're happy with my level of engagement tonight because I am barely here.'

A moment ago, as I hit 'Post' and was about to close my computer to go to bed, I was pinged on the side of my head with a bit of their dinner. Now understand, I am not -right- next to their cage, it took effort by one of them to reach me. So, here I am with a piece of peach sitting on my shoulder & a thin damp streak down my cheek starting where it hit... & totally unsure whether I should be proud, annoyed, or chastised. At a minimum, I have been educated on the now fact they are not buying into the 'yes, I'm paying attention to you & not the computer' game... & reminded they are brats. Cute, but brats.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 08/09/19 03:20 PM

Originally Posted by Hutch
A moment ago, as I hit 'Post' and was about to close my computer to go to bed, I was pinged on the side of my head with a bit of their dinner. Now understand, I am not -right- next to their cage, it took effort by one of them to reach me. So, here I am with a piece of peach sitting on my shoulder & a thin damp streak down my cheek starting where it hit... & totally unsure whether I should be proud, annoyed, or chastised.


Well, someone has quite the arm, right :haha: Good thing it was food rofl
Posted By: Feather

Re: Gliders of the Round Table 9 - 08/10/19 12:58 AM

I would have giving anything to have witnessed that! Mahwahahahahahahahaha
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