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Old 05-12-2012, 07:13 PM
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Today, for my birthday, I bought a Sugar Glider joey!

He's ADORABLE! He was hand raised and is really, really inquisitive!

I plan on bonding with him, and then adding either another male or female in with him.

I'll get some pictures of him tomorrow or the next day once he's more settled in. I need to come up with a name as well.

But YAY SUGAR GLIDER!!! I've wanted one for YEARS and finally pushed myself to get one. I've done a lot of research and I'm very excited about bonding with him and having him as part of our family

He basically looks like this:

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:23 PM
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Gliders are so cute! Congrats!

I know a woman through rescue stuff who breeds them and interestingly enough also does greyhound rescue. They're fascinating critters-are you doing the whole pouch thing?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:25 PM
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GAK he's cute! My husband used to have a sugar glider. He loved buying her baby food, because it gave him a chance to mess with the cashier....

Cashier: Ohhhh, how old is your baby? (because obviously a guy buying baby food means he has a baby at home)

Husband: About two years old. I keep her in a cage in my bedroom.

Cashier: O.O (stunned silence)
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:25 PM
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Yep! I have a travel pouch for him as well with barely see through mesh and it's made of fleece. That way he can go out for socialization without getting scared (or seen!).
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:29 PM
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Sugar Gliders are awesome AND adorable! my friend has one
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:32 PM
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Are you taking him on your trip?
They are so adorable, but I've heard their care is INSANE. Especially their diet requirements and socialization. Is it really as insane as it sounds?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:33 PM
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I once went to lunch with a few women who had two sugar gliders and a rat in pouches I'm their clothes-lol.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:55 PM
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I know nothing about their care, but they are certainly the cutest things ever! In fact, they look kind of like chihuahuas....
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:07 PM
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CONGRATS!! I LOVE gliders. so much fun! can't wait to 'meet' him
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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Wheeeeeeeeeeee new member of the suggie club!

If I may ask, where did you get him? (All our suggies are from a FL breeder so I was curious if your new baby is from the same place.)

ETA: If you ever have any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM! We have four of 'em.




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GAK he's cute! My husband used to have a sugar glider. He loved buying her baby food, because it gave him a chance to mess with the cashier....

Cashier: Ohhhh, how old is your baby? (because obviously a guy buying baby food means he has a baby at home)

Husband: About two years old. I keep her in a cage in my bedroom.

Cashier: O.O (stunned silence)
We've done this soooooooooooooo many times. LOL! It's actually funnier now that we actually have a baby, because we will go through the cashier lane with a baby in the cart and a whole load of one flavor of baby food. You get a lot of good looks when you do that.
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