Condition of Sugar glider at a pet store in Texas?
Category: Sugar Glider Cages
Question by mistress_seraphim_shadow: Condition of Sugar glider at a pet store in Texas?
I recently visited a pet store in Stephenville Texas to purchase mealworms for my sugar gliders. I noticed they had an adult glider for sale. She is being very poorly cared for, in a tiny cage, housed in the same room with birds. She was being fed peanuts and trailmix for a bag.
My first question is if it is even legal to sell sugar gliders in pet store in Texas. I know that some state ban the sale of these animals in stores, but I’m not sure about Texas. If it’s not legal, to whom do I report this.
If it is legal, is there a way to report the mistreatment of this animal?
Answer by LeAnne
I don’t know how it is in Texas, but in Maine each town has an animal control officer. There must be something like that where you live. Call the police station and ask to speak an to animal control officer. Explain to him what you have said here. That is terribly sad, sugar gliders are so adorable. If this pet store is treating this glider like that, how well do they care for the other animals? They should be out of business.
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