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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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Anyone who says sugar gliders are an easy pet are grossly misinformed and probably do not care for their gliders appropriately. Sugar gliders need a very specific diet with fresh fruits, vegitables, insects and special vitamins. Please do NOT purchase a sugar glider because it is cute. Hundreds of sugar gliders a year are abandoned or mistreated because their owners had no idea what they were getting themselves into. If you are interested in a sugar glider PLEASE do your research and do NOT listen to any owner or breeder that says they are easy to take care of.
I recently purchased two female Sugar Gliders who my third wife and I call Ramona and Cleopatra (Cleo for short) and we just LOVE them!!! One thing we love to do is bring them outside on our lovely estate in the Hamptons, my wife has trained them so wonderfully(love you honey) to the point where we can place the two on the roof of our home, get in the car and drive down the block dangling a treat out the window to which they enthusiastically glide to receive. its been a neighborhood favorite and so are my gliders!!!!!
roxy white 11years old
i have two great gliders and they are so cool to play with but my lil girl bites so hard she makes me bleed, but they are so fun and my boy he is so funny. i have a 13 inch jar and about a 5 inch hole that goes down. once i had a ace rap and jack got in it and he pulled it out it was so cute! if you want one you should get one, they are so cool and cute! roxy
I have 2 sugar glidars that I purchased off of a friend. I dont think that they took very good care of them because they always bit, slept night and day, and didnt want to be taken out. But now they are loving, cool creatures that I spend 2 hours a day with. Their only imperfection is when they go to the washroom everytime you take them out.
Some advise on Sugar Gliders. Try singing to them softly or playing soothing, classical music for them and remember, they can sense how you feel around them and they will react to this. Try acting and thinking possitive around them. If you are scared of them, why should they not be scared of you? Try speaking softly to them saying, "its okay, i know you are scared but i wont hurt you".
My sugar gliders are the best ones in the world, although one of them bites just a little bit when we are feeding him. they just had two little baby boys and i am naming them Spongebob and i think i will name the other one either Taz or Squishy. Well they are the best of pets and are easy to take care of. Most of the time I am at school or at my mothers house, and it is still very easy to care for them. So if there is anyone out there that is interested in buying one or two, i say go for it, but make sure you have the proper knowledge about them first!!!
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I love my Sugar Glider. I have had her for about six months, and she is awesome. I have had all sorts of pets, mice, rats, birds, guinea pigs, and fish. I have had more fun with my Sugar glider than any of them. They are so sweet when they bond with you. I will absolutely never have a time in my life that I do not have a Sugar Glider. They are the best pets ever!
i have just purchased a 16 week old male glider. he is so neat. so far so good on bonding....he still crabs tho and its been almost 2 months since i bought him. but he has never bitten me. i love him alot. they are groovy animals!!! amanda
I have never had that experience with gliders, sean. how old were they when you got them? Maybe they were treated poorly by a previous owner. Try holding them (in their pouch) so they can get used to your scent. Feed them baby food, yogurt, etc. or any soft food on your fingertip. over time they will bond more with you. It takes alot of patience. THEY NEED LOVE AND NEED TO LEARN TO TRUST YOU! Keep the faith..Laurie