Toys for Sugar Gliders

Toys for Sugar Gliders

It is very obvious that you hold an animal captive by holding it as a pet in a cage. This means that the pet is limited in the number and type of activities it can perform in a cage compared to the unlimited number of activities it can naturally engage in while in the wild. Specialists in mammals’ behaviours state that playing is an activity that comes second after food gathering. For a sugar glider pet to grow naturally, several items like toys must be provided. This article will shed light into toys for sugar gliders.

When animals play, they able to enjoy a sense of independence. Playing is also associated with the development of good cerebral well-being. Providing sugar gliders with a natural looking environment to play is very healthy. Mostly, the young gliders are able to engage themselves in a natural process of learning where they are able to distinguish diverse forms of shapes and textures. Providing toys to sugar gliders is a way of facilitating the development of their dexterity and coordination. Therefore, it is very relevant to expose the gliders especially the young ones to different types of objects to make them less fearful and more confident.

Toys for Sugar Gliders

When toys are provided to sugar gliders, they help in providing them with a way of using their energy through vigorous exercises rather than converting all the energy to aggression and turning all of it towards the owner. Rather, they are able to use this energy in chewing, swinging and dangling on the toys or run around in the sugar glider wheel.

If you are the kind that likes to personally make toys for your glider pet, you should avoid woods that are pressure treated. This is because the arsenic chemical used to treat these woods is dangerous for your pet. If you prefer branches from the wild, ensure that the branches are insecticide free. It is also necessary to avoid collecting branches from places like near the roads or industries to avoid materials that have absorbed a lot of toxins from the vehicle and industrial fumes. However, you can clean such branches with dilute chlorine bleach to disinfect them. When cleaning wooden toys, make sure that you wipe them with dump piece of cloth and then drying them rather than soaking them to avoid bacterial growth which may be detrimental to your pet. Continue reading “Toys for Sugar Gliders”

Toys for Sugar Gliders

Good Litter for Hedgehog

Just like any other animal, hedgehogs produce litter form the remains of the food they eat, the toy they play with and their excretory materials. Most of the times, you will be dealing with a hedgehog poop. This requires you to know how to handle it in the most appropriate way possible and provide time for the pet to remain in a relaxed environment. Eliminating the litter keeps the hedge clean and healthy and allows for enough time to play with your pet. This article will analyze the issues surrounding hedgehog litter.

Hedgehog Litter

There are numerous ways in which you can deal with the best litter for hedgehogs. Since hedgehog poop is one of the most common litters that you have to deal with, it is very necessary to identify the pattern it follows before it poops. The most basic things to observe is the pet’s bathroom. This will always give you an insight into where you are allowed to locate the litter box to avoid the poop from being scattered in the entire cage. This is very necessary to observe during the first few days when you purchase the pet. During this time, it is not advisable to introduce a hedgehog wheel since it will turn to use this wheel as the litter box. Such an act makes the pet’s legs very untidy and disgusting to clean. Moreover, do not be scared if the animal poops all over the cage. This shows that the animal is just waiting for you to find the best place where you can place its potty. Moreover, there are those unfortunate instances when the hedgehog embarks on pooping on the wheel. At such instances, you should take it out for at least three of the first potty training days in order to have it used to the new system that you are introducing. Continue reading “Good Litter for Hedgehog”