The SUGAR Group - The Sugar Glider Advanced Research Group
Enrichment Survey
 
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Thank you for your participation!
 
The enrichment survey helps to develop norms and to identify trends in enrichment for sugar gliders.
Your Name
Your Screen Name
Date Survey is completed
How many cages/families of gliders do you currently have?
How many play areas do you currently have?
Do you spend time playing with your gliders every day?
Yes
No
On average, how long do you spend with your gliders in a play area each evening that you play with them?
Do you ever allow your gliders to play in a play area unsupervised?
Yes
No
Which of the following do you use for play time?
Tent
Play Cage
Glider-Proofed bedroom
Glider-Proofed bathroom
Screen Room
Glider-Proofed Closet
Aviary
Home-made walk in cage
Other
Do your gliders regularly play with toys?
Yes
No
How would you characterize your gliders' activity level(s) during waking hours?
Extremely active
Moderately active
Low activity level
Do you insist upon hidden stitching on pouches?
Yes
No
Will you use a pouch that has top stitching?
Yes
No
Will you use a pouch that has very small stitching visible on the inside?
Yes
No
Do you regularly provide fleece blankets in all pouches/sleeping areas?
Yes
No
Will you use hammocks or tunnels that are top stitched?
Yes
No
Do you believe that size of stitch is important with any exposed stitching?
Yes
No
Will you use a cage item that has embroidery or decorative stitching?
Yes
No
Will you use a bonding pouch that has embroidery or decorative stitching?
Yes
No
Do you think that single layer pouches can be made safely?
Yes
No
Do you believe that jingle bells are safe on glider products?
Yes
No
Will you utilize cage items that include elastic as a component?
Yes
No
Will you utilize cage items that include Velcro as a component?
Yes
No
When considering safety of sleeping pouches/spaces, which is most important to you?
Stitching Size
Quality of fabric used
Size of opening(s)
Double layer
Other
Will you utilize cage items that are made with cotton?
Yes
No
Will you utilize cage items made with flannel?
Yes
No
Do you believe that cotton and flannel must be surged or zig-zag stitched inside to be safe?
Yes
No
How often do you inspect toys and cage items for safety?
Will you use a wheel that has a cross bar (Wodent wheel, etc)?
Yes
No
How many wheels do you believe are necessary for a cage of 2-3 gliders?
How many wheels do you believe are necessary for a cage of 4-6 gliders?
How many wheels do you believe are necessary for a cage of 6-10 gliders?
Do you have at least one wheel in every cage?
Yes
No
Do you provide a wheel in your play area?
Yes
No
Will you allow play items in your supervised play area that you will NOT allow in your cages?
Yes
No
Have you ever had a glider injured in/on a pouch or sewn item?
Yes
No
If yes, please describe
Have you ever had a glider injured in/on a toy?
Yes
No
If yes, please describe
Have you ever had a glider injured in, on or by a wheel?
Yes
No
If yes, which of these wheels contributed to the injury?
Wodent Wheel
Stealth wheel
TGI wheel
Custom Choice Cruiser Wheel
Comfort Wheel
Silent Spinner
Wire hamster wheel
Other
Please describe the injury and how it occurred.
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