Pet Sugar Gliders

A question for sugar glider owners?

Question by LoveLikeThis: A question for sugar glider owners?
I’m looking into getting one :) Can you answer these questions?

1. How much did yours cost?
2. How much space does your cage take up?
3. Are sugar gliders people pets? Like, are they sweet and friendly..\
4. How much a week do you spend on your glider?
5. Would you recommend them as a pet for a 13 year old?

ANY other random info you can give me if greatly appreciated. :) Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Prodigy556
Sugar gliders are very high maintenance pets. They are expensive to purchase and even more money to keep. They range from $ 150 and up, depending on colors. The average start up cost for a glider is around $ 1000-$ 1500(cage, toys, food, etc)

Temperament:
Sugar gliders are extremely active and very social animals and do not like to live alone. If you would like to own a sugar glider, plan on having more than one. A lonely sugar glider who is deprived of social interaction, will not thrive. They will become depressed and lonely, which can cause them to die. They need interaction with their owners to be happy.

Remember that they are nocturnal and are up all night and sleep all day. My gliders used to wake up at about 11pm and were up until about 7am. During the day they didn’t like being bothered, imagine someone wanting you to get up and play at 3 in the morning. I am an insomniac and was up all night anyway, so I didn’t mind. When I did want to sleep it was difficult, they are very noisy at night, jumping around and barking and chirping. I used to get woken up several times.

Gliders should be purchased when they are young. Older gliders are hard to tame and may never enjoy being with you.

Bonding
Gliders must be able to be carried by you during the day in order to bond. I was lucky enough to have a job that didn’t mind that I had them with me. You cannot sneak them around with you, as occasionally they will crab, or bark. They are loud barkers.

It you are not able to carry them for at least a few your a day in a bonding pouch then they may not take to you. It does not matter when, I could be while watching t.v. or making lunch, but it does have to be done.

Even as a bonded pet, they are still not cuddly. A friendly glider is pretty much one that will not bite you and will jump from the cage to you. You’re pretty much a bridge for them to get to where they really want :) They do not like being pet or held, I used to just have them jump from the cage to me and back.

Feeding
The feeding requirements of a sugar glider are somewhat controversial. It is only recently they have been kept as pets, and needs are somewhat of a mystery. As time goes on people will learn more about the needs of these little creatures. Sugar gliders are omnivorous, meaning they will eat plant material and meat. In the wild they feed from nectar, fruit, insects and even small birds, eggs or rodents. This diet is pretty hard to replicate in captivity. People feed them a variety of foods trying to mimic their natural diet as best they can. Some people feed insects such as crickets, meal worms, wax worms, moths and spiders. The insects should be fed high quality food such as commercial cricket food, and dusted with a complete vitamin/mineral supplement. Hence their name, the sugar glider loves the taste of sugar. They like fruit cocktail. The fruit should be fed in small amounts, chopped together so the gliders can not just pick out their favorites. There are many different diets that can be fed. These diets cannot be mixed and match and must be fed according to directions. Incorrect diet can cause serious health issues. Some diets you may want to research:
BML, Taronga Zoo Diet, Chicago Zoological Park Alternative Diet , Darcy’s Sugar Glider Diet , Elwin’s Fresh Food Diet, Priscilla Price’s Sugar Glider Diet, Suncoast Glider Diet Plan, etc(there are a few more to this list)

Cage:
A large cage, the bigger the better, should be provided with plenty of things to jump and leap off of (a minimum of 24 x 24 inches, by 36 inches high). For a sugar glider, height is more valuable than floor space. A wire cage, wire should be no more than ½ inch wide, is best to allow the cage to breathe. A plastic tub can be placed under the cage to catch any debris that may fall out of the cage. Lots of toys should be provided as well as an exercise wheel, nest box and/or glider pouch. Branches, ropes and ladders will provide lots of opportunity for climbing and exercise. Large cage is a must, if you do not have the space or $ $ $ to buy an appropriate cage then do not get a glider.

Vet care
Since gliders are exotic their veterinary care will cost more. You will need to find a sugar glider knowledgeable vet before you purchase a glider.

Other info
Male sugar gliders have a unique smell that some people find unbearable. I used to have to clean mine daily(scrubbing cage, washing bedding, cleaning toys) to keep the smell down. The males have scent glands and they mark their territory. Females do not have as bad a smell as males. The cage will need to be cleaned frequently, weather keeping males of females as urine has a strong odor. They usually urinate on the side of the cage, so you need to wash the entire cage, not just the bottom tray.

Also check for legality in your state. Gliders are illegal in some states and cities.

Please do as much research as possible on these guys. They are not easy to keep and require very specific.

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is my sugar glider ok?

Question by chey: is my sugar glider ok?
I recieved two sugar gliders over a year ago, one male one female. The person who has given them to me did not care for them at all she didnt know their names or how old they were just that she had them for over 3 months. when i had gotten them home i the female was unable to walk she pretty much dragged her back legs when she moved. Shortly after she died leaving the male with no companion. i have no money to purchase another sugar glider so i try to spend as much time with him as i can but i noticed he has been overly grooming himself causing bald spots behind his ears. he has bonded to me but is not hand tame to where i can just pick him up any time but i do carry him around with me in a bonding pouch or the hood of my jacket. is there anyway i can help him out?

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Answer by Spiritasaur
I’m sorry about the death of your female ): I have a male sugar glider myself!

Good news for you, he’s supposed to have bald spots on his head :) It’s how they identify female/male easier. I’m sure he’s doing fine, and they seem to be quite independent, so contact with him isn’t a huge issue.

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So my Sugar glider just had two joey’s!!?

Question by : So my Sugar glider just had two joey’s!!?
I was wondering if anyone knew about raising Sugar gliders when they are young. Such as when can we handle them, when will they eat normal food etc…. They just came out of the pouch a day or so ago. I want a GOod website… Help anyone??

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Answer by &hearts !Jacqueline! &hearts
Here you are!
http://www.glidersanonymous.com/handraise.html

And that’s just too adorable.. if I didn’t have too many pets already I’d totally want one lol
:]

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my sugar glider just had a baby!! help!!?

Question by sizezeroasian: my sugar glider just had a baby!! help!!?
I have two sugar gliders, Gucci and Buckeye. Gucci just had a baby and I have no idea what I should be doing/not doing or paying attention to. My gliders sleep in a flece pouch that hangs on their cage and last night when Buckeye and Gucci came out to eat there was no baby in her pouch. I heard little squeeks/crabbing and saw their sleeping pouch moving around so i peeked in and found the little baby in the bottom of the pouch all alone while Gucci and Buckeye were jumping around and eating. Gucci and Buckeye never took the baby out of the pouch the whole time I was watching and I never saw them bring the baby food or anything so I’m a little worried. Not really sure how this works so I just need advice. This is the first baby they’ve ever had, I heard sometimes they’ll abandon the baby and I want to know how I can tell if that is happening? If you guys have any info for me about this subject it would help a bunch cuz I have no idea whats normal or not! THANKS A TON!!!

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Answer by suzieq_64093
I’m not sure, but you should be able to call any pet store or vet and ask what should be done.

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Sugar Glider taming, and barking?

Question by Erin: Sugar Glider taming, and barking?
I just bought a little sugar glider about 2 weeks ago. She would crab, and bite me. Now she is coming around, and only crabs when I disturb her sleep which I was told would happen. But I was wondering how I could tame her more, and a lot quicker. She lets me pet her in the cage but when I try to hold her she freaks out. I know it takes some time for that but she is so adorable, and I just want to love her up. I also heard her barking this morning? Which I was told it’s her way of calling me. I bought her a bonding pouch, leash, and sleeping pouch for her cage. Should I just stick to this method until she is more trusting of me. I speak very softly to her, and constantly call her name so she learns it. I would just like some advice from current, or previous sugar glider owners. She is definitely a good pet so far. Also should I buy her a companion now while she is only about 16 weeks old? Thanks in advance, and rude comments should just be kept to yourself!!!!

Best answer:

Answer by Mykaela
Put her in your pouch each day & let her sleep there for a few hours. This should help you two bond. Also, try feeding her some treats by hand (mealworms, crickets, marshmellows, bananas).
Hope this helps!
xxx

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Where can I get a sugar glider in Long Island New York?

Question by Brooke: Where can I get a sugar glider in Long Island New York?
My little guy needs a cage mate asap because he’s alone and over-grooming himself. I keep looking for ads but no luck, and I can’t be wasting all of this time.

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Answer by stuff (:
You may have to get one shipped (it usually costs about $ 150 though-but def worth it if you want your pet to stay healthy)
http://www.hoobly.com/12026/2477/0/ that is ads for alll of new york

http://longisland.craigslist.org/search/pet?query=sugar+gliders&srchType=A

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Can I carry my Sugar Gliders outside of my house in a purse or bag?

Question by Madison: Can I carry my Sugar Gliders outside of my house in a purse or bag?
I got my sugar gliders just a couple days ago and their bonding pouches have not arrived yet. I was wondering if I could put them in a zip up purse with their sleeping pouch and food and carry them around to places with me.

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Answer by Lorrie
I don’t think it would be a good idea, as if they do get loose somehow (they are very smart)…………Then you might not see them again………….

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How do i get my sugar glider in its bonding pouch?

Question by Brianna Spieldenner: How do i get my sugar glider in its bonding pouch?
We’ve tried leaving it in there, putting treats in it, etc. Etc.. keep in mind, our Joey is extremely unbonded / unsociable. He will bitevto draw blood just from sticking my hand in the cage. I’m getting tired of him biting us, but I don’t just wanna give up!

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Answer by German shepherd :)
You shouldn’t have bought an un-tame joey, its going to be very hard to tame it. What does it sleep in? If it sleeps in a pouch, just put the whole pouch with him in it, in the bonding pouch. If you must, wear gloves to pick him up.

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Considering Buying a 1 Year Old Sugar Glider?

Question by Yechi: Considering Buying a 1 Year Old Sugar Glider?
I have researched Sugar Gliders for about 6 months, and I am confident that I will be able to keep one and give a prospective Sugar Glider a happy home. I was looking into the differences between adopting and purchasing, when I came across a 1 year old female Sugar Glider that I am told is great with her family, but they don’t have enough time to play with her as needed. She has been offered to me along with accessories, and I am tempted to go for it.

I asked the basic questions (was the breeder USDA, vet visits etc) but now I’m wondering about the disadvantages of bringing home a 1 year old as opposed to a baby. Will my experience be different from what I have read? Will there be bonding issues? Conversely, what are the advantages?

Please refrain from hearsay. Experienced owners of Sugar Gliders only please.

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Answer by clendent
There is no difference with glider age as far as bonding goes. How easily a glider bonds to you all depends on the gliders personality, how tame they are, and how much YOU put into the relationship.

You should however have another glider to go with her. If you have done research like you said, then you should already know this.

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would this cage be good for SUGAR GLIDERS!!!?

Question by Stephanie G: would this cage be good for SUGAR GLIDERS!!!?
Would this cage be alright for a large colony of suggies? (right now I have 7 gliders but im planning on getting more :D)
http://www.cagesunder500dollars.com/products/tabid/72/p-508-cfds-1502-safety-door-for-cfds-1802.aspx

theres a “safe” door entry and I thought I could maby put sugar gliders in there for when I intruduce it with the others?

how many suggies could go in this cage? (if I used teh “safe” door as an additional cage but it wouild lead into the bigger area?)
by the way, im planning on putting live trees in there (apple trees) and theres going to be everything in there that you could imagine for a sugar glider :D

let me know what you think of it!

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Answer by allison s
I would say about 5-6 MAYBE all 7 suggies could fit in that cage. As long as you give them alot of ramps/ and platforms to jump around on. They’ll be perfectly contented. Also, you may want to check their aggression levels with one another before housing them all together (just incase you hadn’t yet.) And make sure theres about… I’d say 5 food bowls and 5 water bottles for them. As they know there will be plenty of food and water sources available. You seem like a very devoted suggie owner! Nice to see =] Hope the best for you and your suggies ^_^ They should be very happy! [=

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would this cage be good for SUGAR GLIDERS!!!?

Question by Stephanie G: would this cage be good for SUGAR GLIDERS!!!?
Would this cage be alright for a large colony of suggies? (right now I have 7 gliders but im planning on getting more :D)
http://www.cagesunder500dollars.com/products/tabid/72/p-508-cfds-1502-safety-door-for-cfds-1802.aspx

theres a “safe” door entry and I thought I could maby put sugar gliders in there for when I intruduce it with the others?

how many suggies could go in this cage? (if I used teh “safe” door as an additional cage but it wouild lead into the bigger area?)
by the way, im planning on putting live trees in there (apple trees) and theres going to be everything in there that you could imagine for a sugar glider :D

let me know what you think of it!

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Answer by allison s
I would say about 5-6 MAYBE all 7 suggies could fit in that cage. As long as you give them alot of ramps/ and platforms to jump around on. They’ll be perfectly contented. Also, you may want to check their aggression levels with one another before housing them all together (just incase you hadn’t yet.) And make sure theres about… I’d say 5 food bowls and 5 water bottles for them. As they know there will be plenty of food and water sources available. You seem like a very devoted suggie owner! Nice to see =] Hope the best for you and your suggies ^_^ They should be very happy! [=

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How to care for my sugar glider?

Question by Billy Littleford: How to care for my sugar glider?
Ok i just got a adult sugar glider from a friend ( who was going to put him out side) he is about a year i got him from pocket pets but they wont help me in less i can prove that i got him from them when my friend tho out the papers. but anyway i hav some ? If anyone can help that would be great?
He has dry food and get one apple slice a day. bc that what my friend. And i don’t know what else he can eat and i tried looking it put but i got so many different info. I think he can have fruit and veges but i was not sure one what fruit and veges. Some web sits said bug to but other said it makes them smell and they don’t need them. so my 1st ? is what can he eat and when can he have it? My 2nd ? is i go to my girl friends house every weekend and i wanted to know if i should bring his big cage with me or if i can get another cage that’s the same as i have now and just put different toys in it. any other help would be great thank you

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Answer by Shane Menezes
stay up with it caus eits nocturnal and give lots of attention.

MOD BENNY

THE ANONYMPOUS I LIKE ELEPHANTS

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Sugar glider needs?

Question by Girl Who Needs Answers: Sugar glider needs?
I’m going to be getting two sugar gliders soon, but before I get them, I’d like to get all the things I’ll need. I’ve just bought a cage, a sleeping pouch, and a bonding pouch. What are some other important things I’m going to need to take care of my new little friends?

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Answer by hunterrr <33
Heres something to help you

http://www.sugar-gliders.com/sugar-glider.htm

Please help me now

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgxQjA3fQTsblxndpNw9z.bsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080728175346AA0nLPa

Thanks
Hunter [:

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Thinking about adopting a sugar glider…?

Question by Wednesday: Thinking about adopting a sugar glider…?
Hey, im thinking about adopting a sugar glider and just had a few questions:

1) is it better to get 2 males or 2 females? (and which gender is usually more friendly- and better overall)
2) is there a way to get them to not bark insanely during the night- or a good place to put them so i can’t hear them and they wont disturb me while i am sleeping
3)Where to get food (and bug alternatives- if any)

Any other advice would be much appreciated

Thanks to all anwserers
THANK YOU!!!
also, what are some ways that i can give them both attention everyday that wont take hours and hours (i am a student, but i have time, just not all the time in the world- and i am at school for 5 or 6 hours plus hw)… and how long must i play with them a day?

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Answer by rockeratheart
1Caring for a sugar glider requires some consideration. Before buying a sugar glider, read about these beautiful pets at various websites for more information. The sites give some details about gliders and have mailing lists for owners of sugar gliders.

Step 2Create a habitat that has enough room for the sugar glider to glide. This is a beautiful sight and since they should be caged some of the time, make a house that is big enough for them to display their talents. Buy a wooden wheel for exercise and nail care.

Step 3Place food dishes with hooks on the wire cage itself. Do not place on the bottom of the cage. Use a water bottle such as the ones used for hamsters. Keep the water fresh every day. The food should be formulated for the glider. Treats are also necessary for all sugars. Canned crickets, grasshoppers and sweet treats are enjoyed by sugars.

Step 4Socialize the sugar glider and make sure that they bond with you. They will be polite to others after they become bonded to you as their caretaker. Take the sugars for a trip to the store in a front pouch and allow them to see other people.

Step 5Clean cages are necessary for all sugar gliders. This is important so that mites and bacteria do not infect or infest the sugar. Keep all toys and the wooden wheel clean.

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Are sugar gliders messy pets to have if you have them in a large cage?

Question by missy146833: Are sugar gliders messy pets to have if you have them in a large cage?
I was reading about them and was trying to decide if I wanted a “same sex” pair and wanted to know what to expect before getting them.

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Answer by mom of 2
A friend of mine had one. They are very cute, but you have to stay on top of cleaning the cage. Gnats get very bad because of the fruit, fruit juice and nectar. And they can tent to stink if you don’t stay on top of cleaning the cage regularly. Make sure you are ready to make a big commitment.

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Have you or anyone you know received sugar glider products from Pocket Pets?

Question by Esty: Have you or anyone you know received sugar glider products from Pocket Pets?
Pocket Pets = www.SugarBears.com and www.SugarGliderInfo.org
I do not trust most of the info or food products from this company after reading many negative stories and controversies, but I did think that their sugar glider toys might be worth it, particularly the “BOTH Swing-N-Things™ 3-piece Premium & 4-piece Basic Toy Package Combo”.
Sadly, out of the excitement of getting a sugar glider soon, I paid for an order of these toys, yesterday, and have failed to receive my promised email containing order info (that they said would be sent soon after I placed the order) and shipping info. I am positive that I put the right email down.

So has anybody ordered from this place and actually received their products or could I have possibly been scammed?

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Answer by clendent
I know a couple people who have ordered products from them such as toys and cages and such and never had problems with their orders. Even though I am against pocket pets and many others are as well, they still have quite a good following who frequently buy from their store…so I wouldn’t think you were scammed. Usually when scamming takes place NOBODY is satisfied with the company.

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should i get a sugar glider or ferret?

Question by Marshall: should i get a sugar glider or ferret?
I want a pet that I can take everywhere with me.
well not EVERYWHERE, like the movies and school. But if im going for a walk, I want a pet that can go with me and bond to me.

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Answer by LIFE LONG STEELERS FAN
A ferret would be the best for that!!!

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whats with my sugar glider?!?

Question by narkifocker: whats with my sugar glider?!?
hi, ive had a sugar glider for around a year and a half now. when i got him he was maybe 4 months old and i played with him alot. he has a big cage, eats good food(i get him crickets once in a while, he likes those), and plenty of toys to play with. but theres a problem. he never seemed to like me very much or notice me as his owner or even companion. lately i have been trying to take him out and he would crab, bite me, pee on me and run away. i dont know what to do. can anyone help?

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Answer by Holly
Because sugar gliders are not domestic animals. They are wild.
There is nothing wrong with it.
If you want something that will cuddle with you, get a guinea pig or chinchilla.

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will a male sugar glider take care of a female sugar gliders baby even if he isnt the father?

Question by Marie: will a male sugar glider take care of a female sugar gliders baby even if he isnt the father?
I want to start breeding, and I have 1 fertile female and one neutered male, and I have access to fertile males, if I breed my female with a fertile male, and seperate the fertile male then put the neutered male back in the cage with her, will he take over as the role of the father, and help the mother with what the father would normaly do?

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Answer by Sara
Usually gliders that breed are BONDED with one another. An unaltered male is not going to just go at it with a female because you want them to have joeys!

If, by some chance, they did breed, do you realize how stressful it would be to the gliders (who are, by the way, very prone to stress)?

As for your question of will the neutered male “take over” — there’s no way to answer that. It all depends on the individual glider.

In my own opinion, however, this is WRONG to do. Think of the animals — not what YOU want.

Do a bit of research to,
http://www.glidercentral.net

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New Sugar Bear(Aka Sugar Glider) – Question?

Question by Hello. (:: New Sugar Bear(Aka Sugar Glider) – Question?
I got my Sugar bear(Aka Sugar Glider) saturday, Today (Monday) I took her out, put her in the bonding pouch and carried her around for about two and a half hours. (Rubbing the bag, etc.) It’s not 8:30, can I put her back in the pouch again for a bit? Or should I leave her be for the night?
*Now 8:30 (Minus the Not)
Sugar gliders do not need to be kept in pairs actually.
They can go solo, and it’s not unhealthy, or decreases their happiness. As long as you give them enough care and affection. I bought my sugar glide from the well known breeders “Pocketpets”, who did a special on animal planet and have been raising Sugar Bears for more than fifteen years. Sugar bears DO NOT need to be kept in packs.

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Answer by Heidi
You need another sugar glider. Sugar gliders need to be atleast kept in pairs or they will be VERY unhappy.

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Will this routine work for a Sugar Glider?

Question by : Will this routine work for a Sugar Glider?
Im going to be bringing home a Sugar Glider in a little over 2 weeks and i hear they require a lot of attention at younger ages. THe one im getting is about 8-12 weeks old and ive thought up a routine and i was wondering if someone whos had one for a while could tel me if its a sound routine.

When i wake up take it out of the cage and feed it an apple slice with a sprinkle of “glide-a-mins” while i hold it (hoping this will speed up bonding). Put it back in the cage as i leave and give it some “glide-r-chow” along with another smaller slice of apple to get it through the day. The water bottle i would fill with gatorade and water (1 to 2 quarters gatorade). while im at school im assuming it will sleep since ive read that they are nocturnal, so this should keep it from getting lonely. When i get home, take it out of the cage and hold it for a while, maybe feed it a few of the “glide-r-chow” pellets and for the most part just have it out with me until bed time rolls around. check and see how the food is holding out, refill the water (less or no gatorade this time) and put in with it some sort of vegetable (likely string beans or snow peas). then repeat the process the next day : ) (obviously if im going out at any point aside from school i will take it with me).

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions id be glad to hear them. Im excited and i want everything to go smoothly so i can have my sugar glider for a good 12-15 years :D

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Answer by Sara
Oh boy… We need to talk…..

The place that you’re getting your sugar glider from calls them “sugar bears”, right? That place is horrible. They’re a mill breeder, and they routinely sell sick gliders (or ones that are much too young to be away from mom and dad). They also have a long history of telling lies to new sugar glider owners — they do this to prevent you from figuring out proper information, because if you figure it out, they loose a customer. They validate their information by claiming that they’re supported by an organization known as ASGV –which is headed by Dr. Brust. The thing here is that this organization does not actually exist. The webpage for the organization is in the name of the wife of the owner of Perfect Pocket Pets (the mill breeder)… and Dr. Brust has admitted to his clients (I know a few people that have went to him) that he is paid by the mill breeders to spread lies.

Moving on, glider chow and glidamins are a horrible diet, and one that many sugar gliders die from quickly. Pre-packaged foods are no good for sugar gliders, as they’re mostly full of corn and corn products (aka glider candy. Gliders love it, but no nutritional value). And the glider mins is primarily sugar — if you look at the first ingredient on the bottle its sucrose (that’s sugar).

I would really recommend that you check out glidercentral.net. Ask questions there, and just do as much reaching as you can.

Also – sugar gliders do best in pairs. They often self mutiliate when kept as singles even with constant human companionship.

Go to my profile and hit the button to send me an email if you want to talk about this more. I’d love to help you out.

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what do sugar gliders like to eat?

Question by Paxton C: what do sugar gliders like to eat?
for christmas last year i got 2 sugar gliders. so far we have only fed them baby food, yogurt, grapes, oranges and turkey rarely. i am looking for something else to feed them. any ideas?
i know what they like, but i think i should try a little more of a verity. but i thought i should get some advise from other owners.

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Answer by legalchick791
I can’t believe you have had them for almost a year and still don’t know what to feed them. Do some research.

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Sugar glider. please help?

Question by James: Sugar glider. please help?
i bought my sugar glider three days ago. at frist he would bite and CRAB NON STOP! i couldnt even touch him before. now he’s letting me pet him and licks honey off my hand. I put him in a bonding puch and he seemed ok except at some points he would crab pretty loud for about 5 seconds. is this normal?? am i making ok progress? bonding tips? thanks

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Answer by Broken & trying to heal..
They will always crab. He’s doing very well for having him for 3 days. Just use the pouch alot during the day. Good luck.

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Condition of Sugar glider at a pet store in Texas?

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?

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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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PET QUESTION: Thinking About Getting 2 Sugar Gliders….?

Question by <3: PET QUESTION: Thinking About Getting 2 Sugar Gliders….?
I’m 15 (16 in jan) and have a 12 year old sister soon to turn 13. We really want them! We love animals and think they are the cutest things ever! As of the moment we have 2 dogs, 3 cats, (one stays outside), a fish. In the past we’ve had other dogs, two parakeets, and a hamster.

I know that they need A LOT of care for. But I think if we really put our minds to it, we could do it. The thing is they live for 10-15 years!! And their diet consists of fresh produce and other stuff. And it’s going to be expensive & it adds up over time.

We’re planning on bringing up the idea to our mom tomorrow. After my sister’s hamster died she said no more little pets because my sister never wanted to clean the cage so she had to start doing it. lol

My sister is already fighting with me about who gets the cage in their room. I’m not confident in ourselves to take care of such animals. But if we were allowed, I’m sure we would be able to. I know our mom is going to most likely say no. Any way to sway her mind? If she were to say yes I’d make sure my little sister would know what we’re getting ourselves into.

Any advice??

Best answer:

Answer by Katie
I think it will help to present your mother with all the research you’ve been doing, and having a game plan ready to show her definitely couldn’t hurt. Just to make sure you know, in many places you have to have a license to own a sugar glider. You should make sure to check on the law in your area. Your mom might be more persuadable if you’re willing to pay for most of the stuff to take care of the gliders. I know you’re young, but you might want to consider getting a job after school.

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