Careing For Your Sugar Gliders
Thank you for your interest in my gliders. I always recommend getting two together they thrive best in at least pairs
because a lone glider could become depressed and self mutilate. Human companionship can not replace the
comforts gliders provide for one another.
My prices vary depending on the colors. Pairs start at $550. I do give a discount when they are purchased
together because I feel very strongly about them having a buddy. My glider prices vary depending on their
pairings/colors. My classics are the lowest.
I will hang onto any glider for a reasonable period of time as long as I have a deposit placed and we have agreed
on a payment plan and pick up date.
A lot of metals aren't good for them either, so when choosing toys and or a cage be careful. Brisbane is good,
Madagascar cage, Congo and Double Critter Nations are my favorite and there are some others but be sure the
bar spacing is no bigger than 1/2 inch or they could escape. I have seen that some people make the PVC cages
with hardware mess, I hear those work well too.
Double Critter Nation
Your glider will need pouches and hammocks to play and sleep on, I do sell sets if you are interested. I also make
flannel liners to put on the bottom of their cage. They also need plenty of toys to play with, a lot of people will buy
toddler toys but always remember any holes, doors, windows, are big enough for them to get through. No ropes or
anything that can Frey and get caught around necks limbs or toes.
A good place to purchase all sorts of fun suggie toys and treats is BluebonnetSG
Suggies need a good staple diet and a pellet or hard food is not a good staple diet for them, neither is glider
gravy or glide r chow. Here is a link to the recipe that I feed my gliders The TPG Diet
The TPG diet so far I've read its the best and the one most preferred. I'm familiar with TPG and BML these are
the only two Ive tried and my gliders prefer the TPG. You prepare it and freeze it in ice cube trays so you have
it on hand every night without having to make it as often. You will need the pet glider vitamins to sprinkle on top
and you do this each night The TPG Vitamins
I also add fresh cut fruits and veggies on the side. There is a cereal that the pet glider sells I give mine a little in
case they want to snack during the day. Monkey biscuits are also a favorite for my gliders to snack on. I do
send some home with everyone, you can find then at thepetglider.com and also BluebonnetSG on etsy. They
also love meal worms but should only be given as treats so maybe 1 or 2 per day more treats are fine during
the bonding period. Yogi drops are a yummy treat as well and again just one a day as they are like eating a
candy bar lol! I'm guilty of spoiling them with treats some times ;) I know that as far as feeding suggies some
vets don't always have the best info as they will tell you to feed pellets (Ive heard of a few recommending this).
There is a lot of bad info out there for gliders and Pocket pets (found at fairs) is not a good source of info when
it comes to gliders. Their food is also no good even though the gliders may like it it is not the best food for
them. (Gliders NEED a good staple diet and any good diet you will have a recipe and need to follow it exactly)
are also you tube videos where there's a "vet" who talks about caring for suggies, again not always a good
source for suggie info.
Heat rocks or heat pads should never be used. They do not need a heat lamp either, anything with cords
hanging near the cage is not recommended. Gliders can live in 68 to 85 degrees with 68 being on the cold side
of course and you'd want to give them some fleece blankets so they can put them in their pouch if they are cold
and 85 being the highest you'd want to let their room get that's a bit warm but tolerable for them. Pretty much if
you are comfortable your glider should be as well. So no heat rock ,heat pad, or heat lamp. Also if they have
each other they can keep warm snuggling.
There are safe wheels for gliders and there are also unsafe wheels. Atticworx.com or amazon has these
No comfort wheels, silent spinners, silent runners or wodent wheels. Any wheel with holes for them to climb
through to get into the wheel or solid surface wheels are unsafe for gliders. The opening should be completely
open and the track should be mesh. When they run on a wheel they grasp the mesh and they leap, they don't
run like a hamster or other little animal so they need the mesh to hang onto. The mesh also allows the poops
and potties to fall through so they aren't stepping in or slipping on it.
|New Freedom wheel
I have learned that a lot of wood is toxic to gliders.
Unsafe woods/branches include;
Trees that bear pit containing fruits are NOT safe woods to use. These include; Apricot, Avocado, Cherry,
Nectarine, Peach, Plum, etc.
Other unsafe woods include (but are not limited to); Box Elder, Boxwood, Cedar, Oak, Pine, Red variety Maples,
*These lists may not include every safe and unsafe wood available.
Safe woods/branches include;
Acacia, Apple, Aspen, Balsa, Bamboo (real bamboo, not decorative which is toxic), Beech, Blue Spruce, Butterfly
Bush, Buttonwood, Carob Tree, Cholla, Citrus (orange, lime, lemon, etc.), Cork Bark (not the wood of the cork oak,
just the bark), Cottonwood, Crabapple, Crape Myrtle, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Forsythia, Grape wood (woody
grape vines), Hazelnut, Hybiscus, Lilac, Madrone, Magnolia, Manzanita, Maple (except Red Maple varieties),
Mimosa, Mountain Ash, Mulberry, Pear, Pecan, Plane Tree, Poplar, Rose of Sharon, Sassafras, Silk Tree,
Strawberry Tree, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple, Sycamore, Redbud, Ribbonwood, Willow, Yucca.
Woods that are often considered safe, but may cause dermatological reactions in some gliders; Birch, Elm, Ficus,
Dogwood, Pussy Willow, Rosewood, Rubber Tree.
So wood perches and toys are not recommended.
I have 3 cats in my house and I have read that cats saliva can be very toxic to a sugar glider if it enters their blood
stream so I would be careful if you have cats. My cats roam the house and can and go into the glider room but
don't bother their cages at all. I just want you to be aware of the danger cat saliva can be to suggies and use your
best judgement, it is important to keep our suggies safe. Dogs and other animals should be kept away from them
When a sugar glider is born after approx. A 14 to 16 day gestation it is a tiny rice sized jelly bean and it climbs into
a saliva path that mom and dad have licked to the pouch where the joey climbs inside and attaches its self to one
of 4 nipples the jaw locks on the nipple swells and the joey grows and develops in there for approx 8 to 9 weeks
and when it is ready it can then detach from the nipple and come out of the pouch. For about a week the joey can
go in and out of the pouch until it is to big at that point it will just put its face in to nurse. Joey's go home around 8
weeks of age Out Of Pouch. I will get the boys neutered at 7 to 8 weeks old and Ill keep them for about a week
after their neuter before sending them home.
Sugar Gliders are nocturnal and sleep most of the day but don't mind
being carried around during the day and love tent time. You get a tent
sit in there with them and they can use you as a jungle gym, this is
great for safe bonding time. When you first bring them home let them
be for a day or two and then you should start tent time, go ahead and
use lots of yummy treats during the bonding process. Once they like
you and are adjusting well cut back on the treats.
Sugar Gliders need their nails trimmed regularly to prevent you from getting scratched up and to prevent them
from getting snagged on their pouches and hammocks. The easiest way is to sit in a safe place with your glider in a
fleece pouch and a lot of treats, grab a foot and clip just the tips above the pink.
A good source for suggie info is suggie.info