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CoutureWest
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PostSubject: Sugar Gliders   Sugar Gliders - Page 2 Icon_minitime2/10/2011, 9:23 pm

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We got 2 sugargliders today..they are pretty shy but at least they don't bite.. anyone know what I can use to keep their cage from smelling up?
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar Gliders   Sugar Gliders - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/15/2011, 12:26 pm

What do you folks with experience think about the care requirements/etc. for these insanely cute little critters?

I have guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, herps, fish, shrimp, cockatiels, a 4 year old daughter and some cats & dogs running the yard. Plus the plant only terrariums and herb/veggie garden thats slowly coming into fruition.

Well versed in daily poop pickup, water changes, water testing, feeding creepy crawlies, etc. Rabbits are 'cage trained' to poop in the cage and guinea pigs do not venture far during free run. The chins are new to the family so are still getting adjusted. Would sugar gliders be a welcome addition?
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James0816
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar Gliders   Sugar Gliders - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/15/2011, 12:36 pm

I love em! I find they are real easy to care for.
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whisper
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar Gliders   Sugar Gliders - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/15/2011, 1:53 pm

they are just naturally stinky especially the males. That is one thing you will never be able to get rid of even with clean cages. We had one male once and granite they are very cute but I would never get another.
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LvMyPuffer
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PostSubject: Re: Sugar Gliders   Sugar Gliders - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/15/2011, 2:01 pm

gliders are one of the more difficult pocket pets. they require a lot of knowledge when it comes to their diet. after you learn all about the fat and calcium contents in all kinds of fresh foods, they can be pretty easy to care for.

much more difficult to introduce to new gliders then chins or other species. and chins can be hard to introduce as well.

they require extra knowledge when it comes to a mated pair. they will inbreed with siblings and parents, if you don't have the time or knowledge for constant new joeys the male should be neutered. their diet changes while pregnant. the parents sometimes kill and often eat the joeys. if they do breed successfully, you could have a set of twins every couple months if she carries them on all sets of nipples, it's a little less common but does happen.

they do not show illness until they are near death so you have to watch for the smallest signs and have a vet on hand that is knowledgeable before you actually need him.

if you do feed them a store bought diet or pellet, it may seem easy, but the glider won't live as long as one on a varied healthy diet like i posted in a previous post.

just find as many websites as possible and read all the different opinions on their care to see if they are a good fit.

my 3 yr old loves to feed my glider and pet her, but doesn't like it when she is bouncing around the room and is scared of her nails poking her. this is my last glider from all of my breeders and rescues. i rehomed all of them years ago, but this girl was special needs with one eye and one leg missing from a cat attack at her previous home. she is now 13 yrs old and still very healthy and happy.

good luck!
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