Things to Watch for and Possible Solutions
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS/WIRES: Pay close attention! Each glider is different. Some chew and some don’t. It’s better to not take chances. Use child safety plugs in any unused outlets and some type of protection for any exposed cords, or cords they may be able to get to.
HEATING/AIR: Place aluminum screening or hardware cloth inside of each duct so all the holes are covered. Air can still escape but the gliders can't. This means your glider won’t get hurt.
CEILING FANS: Gliders seem to like ceiling fans. They like high places that allow them to glide. Keep the blades clean to avoid dust getting into their respiratory system.
PULLOUT BEDS AND RECLINERS: Block any point of entrance into them. If your glider gets in, DO NOT OPEN THEM! Instead, try coaching them out with their favorite treat.
FURNITURE: Try to block the undersides of any furniture with a gap underneath big enough for them to get into. It may also be wise to block top and side edges. Don’t leave sharp or pointy objects out where they may get hurt on them. Take down breakables. They will knock them over!
BATHROOMS: Bathrooms are great places to start the bonding process. Before taking your glider into the bathroom, make sure to unplug everything and put the child safety caps in. Make sure they can’t get into any drains or between the toilet seat and bowl. Make sure all water is drained and all chemicals are put away.
KITCHEN: I don’t recommend allowing your glider to play in a kitchen. There are often chemicals and possibly pesticides used to keep bugs away. If you decide to use your kitchen, make sure they can’t get into the refrigerator or cupboards. Also, be sure to close all windows. The last thing you want is your little glider lost out the window.
WALL DÉCOR: I recommend taking it down or using a room with nothing on the walls. They will knock them down if they get to them.
NO LAUNDRY ROOMS! TOO MANY HAZARDS AND ESCAPES CAN HAPPEN THERE.