Gliders have a beautiful grey coat with dark interesting
markings (shades of grey vary, from really light to really dark). Their fur is extremely soft and silky
feeling (comparible to a Chinchilla or a Bunny Rabbit.) Gliders come in a few different coat colors...
Standard Greys, Blondes, Cinnamons, Browns, Champagnes, Platinums, Albinos.... etc. (With some coat colors being VERY rare, and quite expensive.)
* Gliders do not need to be bathed. They usually do an excellent job of keeping themselves groomed
and clean. They really are interesting to watch groom. They can reach just about every spot on their bodies to groom,
and will sometimes appear as if their doing Yoga or playing a game of Twister...LOL.
Alot of people ask why their Glider is sneezing? And if that means their Glider is sick. If you catch them or hear them sneezing, look closely...
if its normal grooming, they will 'spit' in their hands and groom themselves...sounds a bit like sneezing. :-)
If for some reason however, your Glider has something in/on the fur that they dont seem
to be able to clean, or for some reason there is an accident and your Glider needs to be cleaned, or they need to be cleaned due to illness,
you can take a washcloth or q-tip dipped in comfortably warm water, and gently rub the areas that
need cleaning. When your done, make sure you bundle your little Furry friend up in a warm blankie/pouch
and pat/rub them dry a little. Keep them warm and cozy until dry!
Oh!... and a yummy treat afterwards never hurt either. ;-)
Creased fur? Seperated fur?: I have had people ask about this, and ask if it is normal or not.
Sometimes fur will crease and seperate around joints...
sometimes if a Glider is heavier set, or an older Glider, the fur may crease/seperate more in different areas. (see pic below... this is perfectly normal.)
Click on the photo to enlarge...
* If you notice a general unwell appearance about the fur, or notice they are not keeping themselves groomed/clean...
or, if you notice frequent sneezing with no grooming, its best to have an experienced Vet do a check up to make sure there is not a problem or illness.
Generally, their pretty clean little critters. :-)