My gliders and I want to say hi!
I've had two sugar gliders for about 2 years now. Mirrhi, the female, is a little mean. Uluru, the male (neutered, don't worry!), is a lot more outgoing and friendly. I got them really cheap from someone who had them dumped on her from her brother and she didn't have the time to take care of them. Unfortunately, these gliders weren't bonded to anyone or taken very good care of, so they aren't able to be hand-held at all. I take them out in one of their pouches when I can, but they never want to just sit in my hand--they'll just run away. I was wondering how I might be able to bond with them. And that's only the first question...
Second, I noticed Mirrhi has gotten really (really!) fat lately, I must've been feeding them too much fruit or something. So I've put them on a "diet" where I give them 1/2 Exotic Nutrition pellet food, mixed with different fruits, veggies and every other night, a little vienna chicken baby food. Every other night I also mix all of this with low fat yogurt, and I always add the vitamins. Other than this, they get nothing because Uluru is also a bit fat. Also, I'm starting to add exercise to this regimin so Mirrhi gets 1 hour every day (or every day I can let her) in the ball and Uluru a 1/2 hour.
Anything else you guys might want to recommend? Am I feeding them too much or the wrong food? I also have gotten them pellets mixed with dried fruits and sometimes give them that straight up. Tell me what you think!