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PostSubject: Sugar glider help...   9/29/2008, 7:41 am

I have 2 male gliders, one neutered the other not. The neutered one trims his nails on his own which is AMAZING! THe other... doesn't. There was an incident where his nails got too long and I had to cut him out of a pouch and tried to cut his nails. It was a terrible experience with lots of biting and I only got one foot done. He started to keep them down himself after that by scratching a huge branch in the cage but they've gotten really long again. He got one nail stuck in my shirt today and I want to try to do them again. He freaks out, even when I do the one foot out of a pouch approach and manages to bite me. I've trimmed every kind of animal nail from dogs to guinea pigs but never had an animal so slick they could get away so easily. Does anyone have any tips for me?
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   9/29/2008, 10:01 am

Can you get him to fall asleep while you're holding him? That's what some people recommend for cats.

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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   9/29/2008, 10:06 am

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Can you get him to fall asleep while you're holding him? That's what some people recommend for cats.

Maybe the old scorpion fridge trick. Wink I usually try when they are asleep (during the day) but I have to seperate them to be able to get to one. And gliders do NOT like being separated from eachother.
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 9:00 am

Are there any treats sugar gliders lick?

If so put something on their belly... if they can reach? So they can lick it off.

Its what I do for my Ferrets and you can imagine how they wriggle otherwise! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 11:17 am

How about some peanut butter? I have no idea about these but if i dog will lick forever with PB would a glider?
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 1:31 pm

best thing to do mate is scruff it
grab the skin from eitherside of its face with thumb and forefinger
this keeps them pretty still, you may need some help to do it


looks like that lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 1:33 pm

it keeps the head still but i think you will definetly need someone to hold its hands still so you can trim the nail, hope it helps a little
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 1:39 pm

do you have gliders, graham?
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 3:26 pm

im getting a pair on friday lol
but iv helped out witht hem at the shop and when the nails needed trimming thats what we had to do lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 3:42 pm

cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 5:05 pm

Hmm I'll give that a try. My mom will be over on Thursday so I'm sure she'll be able to help me too. He trimmed them a bit himself on a branch I have but they still need to be shortened a bit. Thanks man.
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 5:11 pm

Oh yeah, good luck with yours. They are such awesome animals.
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 5:44 pm

yea h i know, i wanted one a few years ago but couldnt get hold of them
now it is no longer the in thing to own one so they are easy to get hold off
sort of sad that animals go thru being fads
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 5:55 pm

aww cuteness! cant wait to see some more pics of these guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 6:06 pm

dont worry lisa im sure when i bring my two home i shall show you many many pics
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar glider help...   10/8/2008, 6:08 pm

I see a rather large glider thread about to happen!
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