Glider ears...Like two little radar dishes perched on either side of the head. Gliders have amazing
hearing and can often hear things we can not. Dont be surprised if you hear your Glider barking at night, and think they must
be crazy because you cant find any good reason for such racket, they might be trying to tell/warn you all about a noise
they hear in the distance (or warning you of the weather - we have a little 'weather man' named Scooter...lol... he lets us know if storms are coming.
:-) Some barking reasons: wants attention, warnings, hungry,
Ears also tell alot about how the glider is feeling or what they may be thinking.
Ears up and alert could mean they are intently observing or
listening to something, whether it be something feared, something playful, or something of interest.
Ears folded back against the head could mean fear, or stealth.
They will fold their ears down over their ear holes while sleeping, to help block noise.
Ears folded down (drooped ears) can also mean interest in something, or could possibly mean illness
if they also have other symptoms of unwellness.
* If you notice your Glider/s pawing/itching their ears alot, or shaking their head alot, and you also notice tiny
white moving flecks in their ears/fur, they may have Mites.
A vet can easily diagnose and treat Mites.
Gliders ears should be alert, a healthy shiny pink, clean, no discharge, and no dry flaky skin.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please have an experienced Vet take a look to make sure there
are no parasites, infections, or any other possible problems. :-)
Click on a photo to enlarge...
Ears...inside, outside, awake, sleeping, etc... :-)