Basics to Bonding
Below are a few very basic tips to bonding with your glider when he or she first comes home. If you would like to learn more please continue reading here.
- Speak softly.
- Move slowly.
- Have patiences.
- Give them a chance to adjust in their new home, about a week.
- After a week spend at least two hours per night with your new pet out of their cage in a glider proofed area.
- Follow a routine so they can adapt to their new home and you.
- Be prepared for crabbing, biting and lunging during the first few weeks or months.
- Never discipline. Instead encourage good behavior with treats.
- Whenever you open the pouch during the day hand out treats. Even if you are greeted with crabbing.
- Don't try to pick up or hold your gliders, they do not like this, it makes them very uncomfortable and slows the bonding process.
- It is best to get gliders in pairs or more because they are colony animals. Being together makes them feel more secure, comforted, and relaxed. Lone gliders will be more insecure, lonely, and anxious.