Sugar Glider Bonding Mastery - Your First Step With New Babies
Sugar Glider Bonding Mastery: The First Step With New Babies
Today’s topic is the fastest and most effective way to “bond” with your new little darling(s) – and for the sake of saving time here, I’m going to assume that you have already read the Free Special Report that’s on the front page of our website entitled “Bonding”. If you haven’t here is the link to the bonding report.
Everything I’m about to cover in this email is “built” on the foundational information in that Special Report – so If you haven’t already done so, please take a couple minutes and review these things right now – and THEN continue reading this:-)
Ok, so assuming we’re all on the same page now, at this point it should be clear to you that your sugar glider baby(ies) are not mean and they don’t hate you. Instead, just like in the King Kong story – they are just very vulnerable and afraid of you & your family – simply because they just don’t KNOW you yet. :-)
Fortunately, this is usually a very easy problem to fix – and after having now helped over 50,000 babies bond with new moms & dads just like you – it’s safe to say we have developed a TIME TESTED bonding procedure that pretty much works 100% of the time IF you follow our instructions EXACTLY as they’re laid out for you in these emails – and in the Family Circle section of our website.
Now having said that, if you’ve decided to adopt a little Sugar Bear or two, you’re obviously an “animal person” – and it’s pretty common at this stage to even have your own personal ideas about what it takes to get an animal to trust you. Now, of course, you’re welcome to do whatever you feel is best for your little baby(ies) – but what I’m gonna do here is lay out a very detailed and specific plan for you that we KNOW – beyond a shadow of a doubt – works. :-)
Now, don’t get me wrong. I can’t promise it will work overnight, but what I can promise is that it WILL ultimately work over TIME. The important thing is that you stick with each step of the process – and do NOT give up even if you don’t think its working. Then, if you ever find yourself in a place where you’re following all our advice – and it’s still not working – just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org let us know EXACTLY what’s going on.
Again, remember that everyone who works with us has these little guys as our own PERSONAL pets – so we take our responsibility to help new moms & dads like you VERY seriously. The bottom line is you are not going to be alone in this process – and we are all here to help however we can! :-)
Now, that being said, please don’t just email us after a couple days saying: “HELP!, My baby is not bonded yet!..”. Again, this is going to be a “process” – not an “event” – and it will take a little time; so just make sure you do exactly what I’m about to lay out for you – and THEN email us whenever you have questions. As you can imagine, in training over 50,000 babies over the last decade or so, we have a huge bag of extra “tips & tricks” we can dip into if it becomes necessary; but for now all I really need you to do is TRUST that the process we’re going to lay out for you here is – by far and away – the BEST place to start. Don’t worry, I’m gonna break everything down step-by-step to make it very easy to follow, so just make sure you read ALL of this bonding Information SEVERAL times before you even TRY to do anything. :-)
Ok, so let’s get started!..
Right off the bat, it’s important for you to understand that there is two distinct “parts” of the sugar glider bonding process. The first part is the baby getting comfortable with YOU – and the second is you and your family getting comfortable with your baby(ies). Both parts require time and patience.
Two of the main goals in “bonding” are to get your baby(ies) to: 1) trust you, and 2) understand that you will protect them. Fortunately, this will pretty much happen automatically over time and eventually they’ll end up feeling safe and secure when you’re around. That being said, it’s very important to understand up front that all sugar gliders have their own unique personalities – just like us humans – and no two babies will ever bond at the same speed. In fact, the whole process can take anywhere from a few days – to a few months – and how long it’s going to take in your particular situation is largely going to depend on how much time you spend TRYING to bond with your little darling(s).
Now obviously, more time is better – and fortunately this is a pretty easy thing to do for most people. Probably the best way I can describe how all this works at this point is just to compare each baby’s “stubbornness” against bonding to “sand in an hourglass”. Some babies just have more “sand” (ie. stubbornness) than others – but one thing is for sure… In the end, TIME always wins! In other words, if you spend several hours a day passively “bonding” with your baby(ies), that “sand” will melt away a LOT faster than if you spend just a couple minutes a day – get it? :-)
Now don’t get discouraged. Obviously, very few people have 12 hours a day to spend bonding with their babies - nor do you need to – but I just want to use this “hour glass” comparison to clearly point out that the MORE time you can spend with your baby(ies), the faster they will bond. The good news here is that the majority of time you’re going to spend bonding is almost completely “passive” – and doesn’t require your undivided attention. In other words, just carrying the animals around with you in their pouch – where they can smell and hear you – counts as “quality time”, and really helps speed the process along. In fact, if I had to guess, I would say that the average bonding time for most people (given an average schedule) is about 4-6 weeks – but again it can be up to a few months in some cases before your little buddy is just hanging out on your shoulder and going with you everywhere. :-)
Now, like we just discussed, no two Sugar Bears are going to bond at the same rate, so if you adopted two, just know UP FRONT that inevitably one is going to bond faster than the other – and sometimes MUCH faster. :-)
Now, since this is most likely your first experience bonding with sugar gliders, when (not if) this happens, it’s VERY important that you don’t start to think there is something “wrong” with the sugar glider baby that’s bonding slower. In fact, like we just discussed – this is perfectly normal – so whatever happens, the important thing is not to “give up” on the “stubborn” baby just because the other one is already loving and affectionate. No matter what, you need to stay the course so you can reap a LIFETIME of love from BOTH animals.
With that in mind, I’m now going to explain two different “techniques” for bonding with your new addition(s). Each technique is covered in GREAT detail inside the Family Circle section of our website – and they are called “Plan A” and “Plan B.”
Now, we always recommend that every new mom & dad at least STARTS with Plan A - and then only switches to Plan B if absolutely necessary. You can go directly to Plan A by clicking here