Animal Stories - Sugar Glider


Animal-World Information about: Sugar Glider

   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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jess - 2007-02-19
when you bring your pet suger glider home, keep it in the cage for 1 day so it can calm down. when handling the suger glider be patient with your new pet. dont be suprised if it crabs at you, it will be scared, to it you are like a giant. you need to let it out to play oce a day but you need to glider proof your room. make sure all the plugs are unplugged so if they chew on them it won't hurt them. if you let them play in the bathroom, make sure the lid is down or they might fall in the toilet and drown because they can't get out. if you go on vacation, make sure other people take care of it. they can eat fruits, insects, and pink mice. they can get 8" long and can live for 20 years with proper care. You can feed them nuts, but they are high in fat. They are not shy about mating in front of you when breeding. you need a license to breed from the Department of Agriculture. it may cost $30 to buy but you will also need to have a vet check on them so it may cost around $100 to $200 to breed them and to sell them. if you lose one of the gliders, the other one may cry every night, get depressed, and die if you don't get another glider. it will be about 4 to 8 weeks when you can hold the babies.

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jess - 2007-02-19
i have 2 pet suger gliders, they are noisy at night. they are a pocket pet but if you try to reach you hand in the pocket they may crab and bite. you should clean the cage once a week. they can find out how to open the cage, they are smarter then a squirrel. they can glide up to 200 feet. never pick them up by the tail because it may come off. the body temperature is around 65f - 75f. they play a lot. suger gliders will not use a litter box and they can not be housed trained. they love to roll around in a rat ball. you need to handle them for 3 hours a day. when taking the glider outside, put a leash on them. poisonous house plants are amarylis, american yew, azalea, balsam, pear, banberry, bird of paradise, and many more plants. if you go on vication make sure you know some one to take care of them, they may bite strangers. they love to eat insects and pink mice, and they may think of a hamster as a treat. do not feed them cat food as it is high in fat. their bodys can not take fat, it may kill them. there are a lot of different diets. like your website, it gave me good information

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jess - 2007-02-19
my suger gliders are doing great. they are eating right and i give them vitamins once every other day. i hold them once a day. mine are really nice, i got a male and female suger glider. they are noisy some times in the day and most of the time they are noisy at nighttime. They make a barking noise, a chattering noise, and a crying noise. never pull them by the tail, it may come off. thanks for the information, it will help me take care of them. i hope everyones glider lives a happy life. bye

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Sarah - 2007-01-30
Thank you so much. I've decided to get sugar gliders but wasnt sure how to set up the cage or if i could get just one or what to to get. you answered all of my questions and then some, thanks again. i've been looking for information and this is just so complete, it really helped. i now know two males would be alright and thats the plan! I'm looking so forward to picking them out, setting up their home and bonding with them.

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Mallory - 2007-01-27
I just got a sugar glider for christmas and she is 4 months old and i absolutely love her. i also like your site. very informative.

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Heidi - 2007-01-10
i love sugar gliders. we have 4 of them and we know that they are happy, but i like your website because it gives a lot of facts like how long they are and other stuff. Thank you for imformation.

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Heidi - 2007-01-10
i love sugar gliders they are wonderful to play with. I like to hear them bark like a dog its really funny.

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molly - 2006-12-08
sugar gliders are the absolute cutest thing ever

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Mary OC - 2006-10-16
Hello... I just wanted to tell every one how happy I am with my 3 sugar gliders. Roo, Dag, & Mort have been awesome! Mort is pregnant, she has two joeys in her pouch! They are happy and healthy. Mort is soo cute. Her babies are going to be sweet and beautiful just like there mom! Oh thanks to all of you and your information I know just how to handle my colony of soon to be 5 or 7!

Thank you all so much!
Im only 12 and they are the best critters around...

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Heather - 2006-10-09
Sugar gliders are the best pets. You must be patient with them, take your time, they WILL bond to you, it just takes time (as with any animal), don't be so quick to give up. I highly recommend that you buy two. The way 2 of them interact is very entertaining. Also when you go out of town and have someone watch them, you don't have to worry about them getting there 1-2 hours of play time each day from a human.

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