- My husband is a WIRES volunteer. He has been caring for a juvenile Feathertail Glider for a fortnight, with success feeding it from a dropper, on watered down maltose. It was 6 grams on rescue, with a battered tail and wounded left hind leg. Now it's 7 grams. For the first several days, when picked up, it would turn around in tight circles, which has since been described as stress behaviour by the WIRES "brains trust". The broad opinion when the animal first came in was that these creatures die easily and frequently in captivity. I'm commenting here in the hope of tapping any further resources and experience in the wider Museum community, including advice on where to go from here to plan release (WIRES have the address of the cat vs glider incident), and any clues as to more nutritious foods (no interest from the glider in grevillea and calistemon flowers atm. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Kind Regards.