Well, my 2 adult gliders I got from a woman whose friend owned them, but no longer cared for them. They were already over 2 years old and mean as ever! lol. I've had them for about 7/8 months(lost count) now and they have FINALLY settled down. Every once in a while I'll get alittle nip when I reach into the pouch, but I think tehy only do it because they are asleep and I startle them, they don't do it to be mean.
I got the babies(Faith and Annie) in Novemeber and they only crabbed for about a week and a half before I could handle them without bites.
I was amazed by the difference! However, I think I can honestly say that I appreciate MORE all the effort that I had to put into the adults to get tehm to trust me. For that, they've become the sweetest things in the whole world! I even carry them around in my bra sometimes! lol.
Oooooo.....talking about the fleece backing reminded me of another thing to put on the "CONS" list, lol:
*They throw their food and it ends up sticking all over your wall and floor! Bwahahaha!
Warning: BML is the original superglue, ROFL!
You thought your RATS were bad, eh? What til you get your little gliding monkeys, heehee. They throw their food all over. :P I should put paper behind my cage and sell it as "glider art", haha!
A cage cover does pretty good to protec tthe walls, but don't forget, they'll throw the food out the FRONT of the cage too!
Have you decided what diet to feed your gliders?
I used to feed BML, but my gliders got sick of it, now they're on The Pet Glider Diet and LOVE it. My breeding gliders will be on HPW because after doing a short poll I found out that that's what the gliders with the most beautiful and fluffy-tailed gliders feed, lol. Also, it's REALLY cimple to add the extra vitamins needed for a preggers female.
I'm all about simplicity!
Ok, last thing, when you get your gliders, the #1 thing I can recommend to get them to like you is bribery! Laugh all ya'll want, but it really works! I started doing that with my gliders and now whenever I go to the cage they come running over because they know I have treats. :P
Alright, I've REALLY gotta go to bed! Can ya'll tell that I'm ruled by my gliders and the little buggers don't get up til midnight! Nighty-night!