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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mark - 2010-11-08
Can the gliders live in a 65 degree climate?

Ivy Love! - 2009-03-30
Hi my names Ivy! I'm 19 and choosing a sugar glider rather than a baby. I sorta agree with the crazy lady. The pet isn't for a lazy child who will neglect them but I wouldnt go so far as to say that not a single child can have one because they'll get lazy. Just make sure you've done the reseach and are ready to put time and love into it! Your website has been a very good source! Thanks so much for the free info!

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  • Kayla - 2010-10-16
    Do they really smell? Like you know how ferrets smell do they smell bad?
Mike - 2009-11-25
Do you think suger glider can eat like baby food. I just really care about their good health, to live on good meals for them, and I follow some of glider's food and a little bit offered lots works everyday that I take care of them. It is my first time to take care of them for 6 months. I real enjoy my little friends. Love it so much, so cute glider. Let me know for glider's safety food for good eat :)
god bless mike

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  • Kadi - 2010-06-14
    Hi Mike :) I recently bought a sugar glider and I found out from the woman who sold me mine that they LOVE baby food and that it is the healthier way to go with plenty of organic fruits and vegetables (they cannot be sprayed with pesticides because this could kill the little creatures) I hope this helps.
  • casey - 2010-09-09 :) they have an awesome go/no go food list
carol - 2009-10-03
My son got me a sugar glider for my 59th birthday. I'm a diabetic (no sugar) so named her Splenda Glider. I ADORE her! She is the most interesting, cute, smart, cuddly pet ever. I'm an early riser and that makes for fun bonding. Now my son has purchased two more females and eventually we hope to acquire a male. She is so sweet.

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  • Bertha - 2010-02-21
    Splenda? really?
  • leslie - 2010-05-04
    Hello my name is Leslie and my 14 yr old has a male sugar glider named jackson. She is starting to spend the night with her friends and I'm getting a new job. He was 1 yr. old on christmas and is really cute.We are interested in selling him if you are interested. Please call 540-246-2200 if you don't get an answer just leave me a # and I will be in touch. Thank you
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  • Tyler - 2010-08-29
    Leslie, have you sold the sugar glider yet?
Micheal - 2010-08-26
My Sugar ate some cheese and then I read that should not eat cheese since they cannot process lactose. She is not eating any more of it, but what can I expect? Will she get sick with diarrea? If so what should I do?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-08-27
    I am not exactly sure what happens when they eat cheese. I would assume it is similar to people with lactose intolerance drinking milk or something with lactose. I would keep an eye on him for a day or so just to make sure she is okay and expect maybe some diaharrea as you suggested. Give her plenty of fluids and watch for dehydration. If the symptoms look serious you should take her to a vet.
nick brehio - 2010-07-12
What do I do if my sugar gliders won't clean themselves and are all dirty and scraggly looking?

P.S should I be concerned? PLEASE COMMENT BACK!

Lisa - 2009-07-21
I am the owner of 3 sugar gliders. The intact males are very smelly giving off a strong odor. The females do not really smell at all. They are a lot of work, they need fresh food, veg, fruits, etc. I live in a large home with a large dog so I do not allow them out of their cage to roam free instead, I got a small camping tent with some toys in it so that they can play. The barking can get quite loud as well as the sound of them running in the wheels at night. They are very active and depending on the personality of the glider, can be nippy. They are great pets if you do not mind the mess. They do urinate and deficate frequently while climbing on your person, so if you do not mind these things they make great pets. They bond to you and look for you once they wake up. Please consider all these things before adopting. When I first got mine I researched for 2 years and I still wasn't completely prepared. Listen to your breeder for most of your information

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-12
    You can get them to pee and poop before you play and handle them. I hold mine over their cage, a damp napkin or paper towel is gently rubbed over their parts. They poop, pee and then poop again. Be patient, but it is worth it.
  • Tina - 2010-06-10
    I have two gliders and have never had the problem of them going to the bathroom on me. I don't see where they are mess at all or a lot of work to take care of them. Sounds to me that you are not at all happy with your pets.

Kirsten - 2009-08-05
I currently own 3 gliders but I owned my female for two years and it was just her and she did fine. If your glider is well bonded to you and you spend lots of time with it it will not die of lonlieness. And I bought Mina when I was 16yrs old, so it's not all teens that can't take care of them. My two males, Alton and Big Head, were a bonded pair of males that I added to Mina this past month. They are all getting along fine and Alton and Mina actually mated about a week ago, so I'm waiting to see the results. Wish me luck!

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  • mary - 2010-06-07
    Do two boys get along well because one boy I already have one but I am thinking of getting another boy because I don't want any babies, like will they fight because I got my sugar glider 3days ago he is 8 to 9 years and his friend died 1 year ago I am scared he is too lonely.
Debby - 2009-06-29
I have a question. I have a baby glider 6 weeks out of the pouch. He is loosing his fur. he has lost all on his under side an now his legs. I have been giving him apples an glider chow an bread. He eats fine. I thougt he was dehdrated an I have been giving him gatorade an distilled water. He drinks it. I don't know what is wrong with him. Our heat rock broke so we were without one for a while. I have gotten another heat rock an the littlr guy loves it. Has anyone else had one loose their fur?please comment back.I'm desperate.

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  • korey - 2010-02-19
    Wow... that is a terrible glider diet. You need to get it on the leadbeaters or modified leadbeaters diet and the heat rock isn't a good idea, they cause thermal burns. Get him on a better diet and maybe get another glider. They do self destructive stuff like ripping out fur if they are depressed.
  • jade - 2010-02-22
    Wow, that heat rock is a way bad idea. It is probably what's making it loose its fur, and that diet is lacking a lot of the essential stuff.
  • Schotz - 2010-03-23
    We have a heat lamp on top of the cage and a heat rock for him to sleep NEAR. Gliders are used to a tropical climate and lack of warmth is one of the top causes for ill health in a Glider. If you keep your home, summer and winter, at about 75 - 80 degrees, you don't need to worry about this unless the power goes out.

    Sugar Gliders are very smart little critters. They will position themselves closer or farther away from the heat rock to get the heat they need and not get overheated. We keep our heat rock firmly covered with an old T-shirt we have worn so that he gets our scent and so he does not get tangled in the fibers that might be in some other kinds of clothing. I have heard that a piece of felt or fleece is good, as well. Anyway, depending on how cold he is feeling, our guy positions himself on or near the covered heat rock and pulls the excess fabric of the shirt over himself. They are so clever!
  • margaret - 2010-06-06
    Never use a heat rock EVER. Gatorade and distilled water? How about just normal water. Gatorade and distilled water will kill it. Never give a glider bread either!
Tiffany Wymer - 2010-03-28
Hi i have two sugar gliders one I've had for 3 years and the other I just got. I seem to not be able to train him he is 3 years of age now and used to be used just as a breeder male, never had been tame. I need some suggestions please what can I do I need some help.