They are also nocturnal, so they are active at night... and stay in a pouch during the day.
There are 5 Sugar Gliders in the cage, and during the night they run all over the cage, playing.
They are cute little animals.
The bunnies are a whole 'nother story. This is Binky. Until she had the babies in her cage on Monday when the class went to the lab, they had no idea she was pregnant.
In fact, I think Alli said they thought she was a he.
Well, Binky doesn't really know what to do with her babies I don't think. She was very mean to them. They were piled on top of each other and she would take her front paws and push them away - into the side of the cage. And she would walk (OK, hop) right over top of them.
I tried talking to her - telling her to be nice to her babies - but she didn't listen. When Alli came home from school on Thursday, one of the babies had died. I used google and went to a site to try to find out what we could do. We were afraid they weren't being fed, so we went to the pet store, bought little bottles and asked what we could feed them. Puppy milk is what we were told. It comes in 12 oz cans, same size as a soda, and costs almost $8 a can. So, we got it and took them home to feed them.
Their eyes are not yet open. They didn't care for the puppy mlk much - they drank less than a tablespoon. We kept them in a little basket in a towel to keep them warm.
On Friday, I tried to feed them again, and they wouldn't take it. I was growing increasingly concerned with their lives, so I put them back in with their mama and asked her to let them try to feed. Begged really. And she did! They got their little bellies full, and then they tried to cuddle for warmth. She's not much of a cuddler, and she again took her paws and shoved them into the side of the cage. So, I took them out again, and put them back in the basket. We are putting them in the cage to eat each day, she seems to allow that, but out of concern for them, we only leave them in there an hour or so at a time. They are still doing well, so we hope they survive Spring Break with us!