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thinking about adopting a special needs glider

Posted By: Anonymous

thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 01:54 AM

ok so ive been looking to get a glider after christmas.and i foound a post on craigslist. now i know that getting a glider off craigslist isnt always the best way to go but my heart melted. its two males but one she said appears to be blide in both eyes and its tail looks short i sent her an email for pics and i will post them when i get them but i jus need advice on what its like to own a special needs glider and how to handle it before i make any decisions on them.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 03:58 AM

A shorter tail is not usually an issue. Blindness can be difficult. He will need a cagemate, to keep his hours regular. He can't see to know when the sun is up or down. He'll also need to have his cage items moved not at all or only very rarely, because he will not be able to see the addition of new toys or that the pouch moved to a new corner. You might put in more hammocks than normal, or place things a little lower. You'll know when you see how he interacts with his environment. You need to know how he's been handled as well. He won't be able to see you coming, so he could be a challenge as far as bonding. Normal pouch protective techniques won't mean anything to him - you can't open him up to a world he can't see.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 04:03 AM

he has a brother ill be getting with him his brother is healthy. and the lady said she handles them some but not alot and id have to work with them. she added that shes not sure if he is full or partly blind. I'll start making so hammocks now thank you.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 04:13 PM

got in contact with the lady this morning. she dosent have the gliders on any specific diet jus fruits and chick and vienna sausages and they dont handle them much. i worried about getting them because im not very experience. ive studied gliders for about 2 yrs. but at the same time i want to get them out of there. i wont be able to get them until after christmas. what do you think should i get them or am i not experienced enough for this?
Posted By: Kitkatt1216

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 04:51 PM

I think with a little support from people here, you'd be able to handle it! What that glider will need most is love, so I think as long as you have patience with him, as long as you are capable of loving him you'll be able to handle it.
Posted By: Rubym

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 07:22 PM

If you are willing to put in the time and give them lots of TLC, being with someone who wants to learn to me seems better then being where they are. It will probably be a challenge but in my opinion it would be a labor of love.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/11/10 08:30 PM

ok so ive decided to get them i told the lady that i want them and that i can t get them till after christmas she said its first come first serve but to keep in touch in case no one buys them. im so nervouse i hope i get them thank you every one im sure ill be posting many more questions ^-^
Posted By: Jackie_Chans_Mom

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/12/10 03:15 PM

You will do just fine with them. Blindness doesn't really slow a glider down. A few cage modifications and care when changing out items in the cage is really all that is needed.
The short tail will not be an issue at all.
You will be fine, they will be in a loving home - sounds like a win-win to me!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/12/10 10:37 PM

im so excited i cant wait. ^-^ now my only worry is that she will give them to someone else i told her that i dont get paid till the 17 but she said she cant hold them its first come first serve frown so im keeping in contact to be sure they re still there
Posted By: Kimberlyann

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/12/10 10:54 PM

Enoli, did you ask how old they are??

Good luck and keep us updated!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/12/10 11:44 PM

yes the older one is 6 months old and the younger is 3 months
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/14/10 07:47 PM

ok so im not getting them frown the lady is not willing to meet me half way to pick them up so i will just wait and get a glider from a breeder i guess
Posted By: Gizmogirl

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:34 AM

frown I'm sorry. hug2
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 07:47 PM

yeah saddly thats the risk you take when finding gliders on craigslist but its ok. thanks for the hug ^-^
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:00 PM

I'm really sorry you can't get them. Maybe tell her you are willing to give her the gas money if she comes halfway?? If that is an option for you.

Best of luck getting your gliders. I hope something ends up working out here and you are able to get them. hug2
Posted By: Rubym

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:02 PM

You never know, if she doesnt find it easy to find a home for a special needs baby, she may get back ahold of you. If not there are alot of great people on here that have babies that need homes.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:09 PM

i offered gas money i offered for her to pick the day to meet and she wouldnt budge and then she said that someone was willing to drive all the way down from virginia to get them and i cant beat that i have fam coming in frm germany the only day i have off and had time to get the gliders from her so i told her to just let those people have them. since shes not willing to work with me
Posted By: saturngirl

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:11 PM

Where are the gliders at??
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:20 PM

burlington nc its close to greensboro the only doy i have free to get the gliders is sunday and i cant leave till 12 cuz thats when my bf gets off and have to be back by 4 cuz thats when a family friend comes in frm germany.the trip there is bout 3 hrs for me i asked her if i could get them after the holidays and thats when she told me about the virginia family.
Posted By: saturngirl

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:24 PM

It's shows it's about 3 hrs from me too. Where are you located in NC?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:26 PM

fayetteville
Posted By: saturngirl

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:34 PM

I just PM'd a person up in NC to see where's she's located. See if we can come up with a plan for you to be able to get these suggies.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: thinking about adopting a special needs glider - 12/15/10 08:44 PM

oh thank you for the help but they are getting the gliders this weekend but its ok im talking with sherrie to see if i can adopt mickey and minnie.
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