The Little Red School Bus ....
.... came to Camp Nappy.
Sounds innocent enough, doesn't it? But remember dear reader, things never *quite* turn out as they initially seem at Camp Nappy.
Someone gave me two Sugar Glider babies. OH how cute! We had a family of SGs 10-15 years ago and they were so much fun. We still had the huge cage that housed our SGs so we were all set! The lady gave me the two youngsters in a container they used as their nest. A little red school bus.
I brought them home and we set up their new home with some willow tree branches, parrot rope toys, an assortment of dishes that held mealworms, water, Glider-ade, jelly, baby food, chopped up fruits and avocado. OK! We're all set. We placed the sleeping SGs in their new enclosure still in their bed and left them alone. As night time came they woke up and started their familiar sound known as "crabbing." They are unfamiliar with their surroundings and call this alarm sound. They continue for a few minutes and curiosity over comes them and soon they are exploring.
They are running up the branches, swinging from the rope rings, playing with another toy that has a bell and grabbing the jelly with their tiny hands. They seem to be happy and we left them alone to continue their play at night.
About 1:30 AM someone is crabbing. Hmmmm. That's odd! It sounds very loud. Too loud, in fact! EEEEEKKKKK!!!!!
There's a baby SG in the hall! Three cats are watching this little one scamper across the floor and climb up the wood frame of the door. Oh yes. They DO glide!
How did you get out of the enclosure? How did you get out of the aviary!?!?
I scooped up the little one and placed her in the bathtub. I closed the glass door to the tub and went in search of the other SG. I turned on the lights to the aviary frightening all the inmates inside. Well, crap! The other baby is missing too! I looked in the living room and there's the other one running across the couch. Of course, where else would he be? ~SIGH~
I got this little one and was going to place him in the bath tub too ... OMG! How did YOU get out?
The first captive is running around in the bathroom! The cats and the dogs think this is great! They're just all sitting in a semi-circle watching the SG do her thing! LOL!
Hmmmm. Must have climbed up the shower massage hose. Stupid me for not thinking of that! OK. I took the hose and just tossed it out over the top rail that holds the glass doors. We moved their little dishes and their little bus into the bath tub. They'll be safe in the tub until we can figure out a more secure home for them. They must be still *just* small enough to get through the wires of the other enclosure. We closed the glass doors, turned out the lights. Good night little Sugar Gliders!
Ahhh. Everyone is safe. All is quiet.....
For about 15 minutes.
OK! NOW WHAT? The crabbing has started again! How did you get out?!?!? There's a SG running across the counter in the bathroom! There's three cats and the two dogs having the best time of their lives watching this fuzzy creature.
The SG was scooped up and placed back in the bathtub. We try to see how could he have gotten out. The willow branch that was placed in the tub for entertainment was removed. Maybe they're able to get to the hose still by leaping from the branch to it?
There will be no more escapes! Good night!
Mmmmmmmmm. Now we got it right. 113% guaranteed they can't get out now! Or at least until 5:30AM! Let the crabbing begin!
How in the heck are you getting out? I ask the little Sugar Glider as he clings to a bath towel...?!?!?!? No reply. As I am putting him back in the supposedly escape proof "lock-up" I see the partner in crime jump from the soap dish to the door rail and looking to jump up to the top rail. LOL! They DO glide!
OK. You kids have had enough adventure for your first night here! Back in bed!
They were escorted back to their little red school bus and the door was closed. They soon went to sleep as dawn was breaking and they had had a very exciting time.