Animal Stories - Sugar Glider


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   Sugar Gliders get their name from their "sweet tooth" and because they have a fold of furred skin stretching from their forefeet to their hind feet which they spread out like a kite to help them glide through the trees searching for insects and nectar!
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Kimberly Swanson - 2014-10-20
Last Saturday 10/18/14 I went to my moms.I came home later that night and found my male sugar glider (Fred) dead in the bottom of his cage. I investigated because the night before he was like he always was so happy and full of spunk. As I was investigating I found his face and stomach was wet but the cage and everything in it was dry. Then I noticed his favorite to was the only item in his cage wet it did not smell like he soiled it. It was like someone poured water from the top of his cage while he was looking up while playing on his toy.but no one was home with him but I have noticed someone has been coming while me and my husband are gone. Can someone please give me some of their input. Thanks for yalls time.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-20
    Sounds like you have a visitor all right.
  • Kimberly Swanson - 2014-10-21
    My husband said same thing. And the other day I got hint that where I live my landlord has been coming in while we r gone. Im also trying to find somewhere to rent to get out of where we r
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Slept - 2014-07-30
I have two male gliders about one year old. They are brothers and have been together since birth. I got them from someone who couldnt care for them properly. I give them all the best food and toys and a big cage. I play with them as much as possible but lately it hasnt been enough. They are kind to me and dont bite but will only stay on me for a few seconds then try to escape my room (which has happened recently). One has gotten out twice and i think the first time he was out all night long. I also think since getting out into a very large space this has been their only goal. Is there anything i can do to help curve this?? Im in desperate need, i hate keeping them locked up.

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Lorna Hargreaves - 2013-04-09
Can sugar gliders live in a 3ft tall glass tank by 2 ft wide with a mesh top. It's kitted out with branches, parrot toys, nesting boxes and pouches ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    From the 'environment' section above, you can see that the size of your glass tank should offer plenty of space, especially with all the decor you've provided for these active little critters. They do like attention as well as activity, so may want to come out of the cage to play as well.
  • Adam - 2014-07-29
    Absolutely no glass tanks!!! They need to climb on the sides and have full use of the space. Also it should be at least 3.5 feet tall and 30 inches square. Thats really as small as i would suggest. And horrizontal bars are best i have been told.
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novaty - 2014-03-23
Hi I'm french my english is not good, but I have a sugar glider mâle, 4 months old and I want a sugar glider female please. Urgent.

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Kyle Morrissey - 2013-04-17
I'm doing a school project if someone could reply with some facts threats thx

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stupid - 2012-06-20
Where can I get one, for how much?

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  • Lorna Hargreaves - 2013-04-09
    Simon's rodents just google it :) there based in London
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    Try doing a google search in your area, if they are legal to keep in your state you should be able to find an outlet locally as well.
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neftali nunez - 2013-03-26
I was hoping you still had those sugar gliders. I was looking for some to adopt. Please respond. Thank you.

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Sean - 2004-08-30
Hi my name is Sean i bought 2 sugar gliders months ago, they are the cutest and most annoying sounding creatures out there. There is a really loud ahah. When i bought them i read books on them and spent 500$ on cage and all the stuff, huge cage. most people tell you there loving, well my 2 that i got, male/female are absolutely mean. they draw blood everytime i hold them, and no matter what, they wont stop biting. there are some of the meanest things ive ever owned. im so careful with them yet all they do is bite. infact when i walk in front of the cage they start "crabing" for ever and never quit. They make huge messes when they eat, and you have to clean the fruit off of everything, the cage the wall and the floor. They are so cute, so annoying, and extremely mean!

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  • kristy watson - 2013-03-16
    I will be more than gladly to take them off ur ur hands. More thAn likeky they were abused before u got them!
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Melissa Immel - 2012-12-08
I have a colony of 4 gliders for sale. I need $600 for cage and all. There are 2 feed bowls, a water bottle, toys & pouch. Text for more info. 870-919-6063.

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  • David Ewen - 2013-01-27
    Interested in your pets. Where are you located?
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ellie - 2009-04-05
Why do adults think that all teens are dumb and don't care, it's really unfair. Teens can be realy responsible, it's only a small number that give the rest of us a bad name. I'm getting a sugar-glider soon so use your brain before you open your mouth!

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  • Morgan - 2011-10-17
    I completely agree, I am a teen who is running a succesful rabbit rescue , and also raises show quality buns, chickens , and goats :) . I care for everything ALONE . Therefore, I am not irresponsible and WILL be getting a little sugar glider soon.. Not ALL teens are lazy.
  • rose - 2011-11-25
    I agree, I got 2 brother sugar gliders 2-3 months ago and they are perfectly healthy! But all the time before I got them there were people online on my case! Anyway good luck! and I hope your gliders live a long time!
  • Aly - 2012-04-04
    I think the reason most people discourage teens from getting any pet with a long lifespan is because teens don't often think about how much their lives will change during the lifetime of the pet. You will likely go to college and move out within a few years and probably even get married and have children during the 15+ years that your glider is with you. I got a dog when I was 10 and when I moved out after college at 22, it was very very hard for me to leave her but I couldn't bring her with me. She died 2 weeks after I left and it is still hard to deal with and that was 10 years ago. I'm not saying at all that teens aren't responsible, I'm only saying your life will change a lot during this time in your life, more than any other if your entire lifetime. Just be sure you are committed to your companion no matter what happens before you make your final decision. Sugar gliders are not hamsters or guinea pigs and they will love and depend on you for a long time to come.
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