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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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I got my first sugar glider in June 2005, a female, and I just got two news ones, a male and a female, for Christmas! They're so cute!
Mine was really nice. he jumped everywhere even in the shower and on the curtains.
I Love Having A SUGAR GLIDER As A Pet!!!!
I've had my sugar glider for about 7 years now. He's so adorable, and has perfected quite a few tricks. When I open his cage (it's up high) and stand on the other side of the room with my arm out, he will run through the cage, out the door, and glide right onto my arm. He likes to sit on my shoulder and look around while im typing or doing homework, as he is right now. His favorite food is grapes and he'd do just about anything to get ahold of one. When I let him out to run around my house, to find him.. all I have to do is put a few grapes in my hand and he will find me and climb up my leg to get them. Definitely an amazing pet, but he hasn't developed a liking to anybody but me.
Your site has been very helpful to us. Because of Katrina and Rita our phones are not reliable.
We have 3 males and a female, that just had 2 joeys yesterday. They are adorable!
Thank you for the information on your site as we were unable to contact the breeder we normally do business with.
My wife, Crystalinne, and I have just added another pair of sugar gliders to our collection. We name the male KIMI and the female KYM. The difference is that this time we choose to adopt a pair of mature sugar gliders instead of babies. Crystalinne was smitten by KIMI and KYM almost at first sight. KIMI and KYM are both healthy and a bit on the plump side but the energy they have is tremendous compared to our young adolescence pair Scamper and Peekaboo. We started the bonding process immediately although the pet shop owner is very cautious with them. Crystalinne kept talking to them in a nice assuring tone all the way back home. They seemed to respond to her very well. Perhaps there are some vocabulary which are universally used by sugar gliders owner/breeders and they trigger a sense of comfort and security. It would be interesting if the scientific and pet lover community will study this and help future sugar glider owners to bond easier with their pet.
I just sent an message regarding my pet Zippy, but I did not scroll to the bottom to give you my name etc. So here it is now.
im getting a girl sugar glider because i have a lot of spare time and they are so cute. i cant wait for one! love your site!
Sugar gliders sure have personalities as distinct as found in human beings. I have two sugar gliders. The male is Scamper because he likes to romp about the cage at night. It is sure like a circus watching him leaping from branches to branches at night. The female is Peekaboo because she likes to peer out of her nesting place, with the ears like a radar antenna scanning for Scamper.
Scamper likes to make a chattering sound especially before joining Peekaboo in the nest. Peekaboo frequently barks in the wee hours of dawn. Scamper will head for the mealworms first when awake, whereas Peekaboo will start with a lick at the papaya-tofu blend. Peekaboo will hold on to you for dear life but Scamper will only tolerate being held for a short time before he starts wanting to explore the room.
Gliders rock! I have three, Darwin and Pashmina, a bredding pair and Jackie, their daughter. Jackie is special because we actually saw her being born. She'd missed her mum's pouch completely, and was on Pashmina's neck by the time we realized what that pink tiny thing was. We took her very gently and put her in her mum's pouch. She survived, and thrived! Another reason why she is so special is because so far, the pair have produced twins, and males. No girls besides Jackie have ever been born yet. She's my baby girl, always curious and naughty.