In Reply to: I am thinking of getting a glider posted by Drake on September 12, 1998 at 12:21:02:
It looks like your questions about general clean up have been answered.
Males vs. Females: Males do have slightly more odor but a very minute difference. Unless a female is present.
In terms of getting a new pet, that is a subject only you can answer, not everyone takes care of their animals the same. You sound like a very responsible pet owner. And common sense goes a long way.
If you are looking for a pet don't get a parent raised one. Most breeders sell them as tame babies. But the loyality is not there. Nor the bond a bottle-fed baby has with people. We bottle-feed our babies when the eyes first crack open and we become the parents. So when they go to their new homes, there is not a big transition, like a lot of breeders tell their customers. The new owner wonders why the glider fusses all the time when they go to pick them up, they are scared of people!!!! When you bottle-feed them they jump up to you wanting attention. Or at least don't hiss and fuss when you do wake them up to come out and get treats and to play. A bottle-fed baby also spends more time up during the day because that is what they are use to. Since they are bottle-fed around the clock, their internal clock is changed, from that of parent raised young. Also a big misconception is of age. A lot of breeders try and make their babies sound younger than they are to make the sale. When you get one of our babies you need to keep it in a glass/plastic tank with a heating pad because they are so young. We usually let them go to their new hames after a week or so after they are starting to eat on their own. You can continue to bottle-feed a couple times a day or since they are eating so much on their own they will continue to eat more and more out of the bowl.
We bottle-feed our babies Nekton-Lori because it has more vitamins, minerals, amino-acids and other ingredients, than other products out there for gliders. And since it is a nector based and not egg based product,it is closer to mothers milk than anything else out there to aid in gliders nutrition.
When we start weaning them, we give them a mixture that contains Colloidal Minerals, Organically grown fruit juice powder, vitamin & mineral powder in a Fruit, Nut & Honey blend. This is our "Supreme Blend"
The Nekton-Lori, the Supreme Blend and my wife's book on raising baby Sugar Gliders and taking care of adults, can all be found in our catalog on the web at:
Right now we have a little boy who is just starting to eat on his own is now available.
If we can be of any assistance please contact us.
: I have been thinking of getting a glider for several months now
: Any ways I have bought books, read web pages and have talked with local
: I have heard people talk about how gliders defecate on their owners, are we talking
: For a first time glider owner with no of breeding (well maybe later one but I'm
: I have been told even tame gliders, bite.... is this for no apparent reason or only if provoked?
: Thank you for any replies I can't wait to here your opinions.