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Babies got their Eucalyptus!
Babies got their Eucalyptus!
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Jan 12 2012
10:09:29 AM
I ordered a 3ft. branch, 2-3in. thick & a bag of leaves. I guess instead of stripping the leaves and bagging them, Matt decided to just leave them on,...so while I think the thickest branch is about 1.5-2in. thick, he gave me 4 or 5 nice long branches full of leaves....so while I was wanting something thicker, I think I came out with the better deal...he really made sure I had plenty!



This is just ONE branch


Jasper coming out to investigate the wonderful aroma in his cage...and grabbing a fistful.


Mala & Kodah


Mala & Zoey


Mala & Zoey

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Jan 12 2012
10:49:24 AM
Willows Tree Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Willows Tree's Photo Album USA 1294 Posts
Euc = glider crack!!
Willow can smell it from the other room, when I get it out of the freezer.
It really has helped with Widgets boy odor.
And it is really funny when they decide to "clean house"..They pull all the crispy dead leaves out of the pouches..and I know its time to replenish their stash.
While it dosn't smell the way I expected (guessing there are many varieties)..It is a pleasant smell.
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Jan 12 2012
10:57:39 AM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Very true! Mine were out cold but I put that branch in...QUIETLY...and all of the sudden I had a little nose poking out of the pouch. I have a pic but didn't post it...one of them reached out very slowly, grabbed a leaf then slowly started pulling it into the pouch. It was humorous to see this big leaf slowly disappearing as if by magic into the pouch.

As you can see, I took those pics (and many more) with the cage door wide open. Usually I have 4 fuzzy butts flying at me as soon as I open the door but they were quite content to stay in the cage climbing around on that branch!
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Jan 12 2012
11:26:53 AM
sjones5254 Goofy Gorillatoes Visit sjones5254's Photo Album SC, USA 2415 Posts
Love it :)
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Jan 12 2012
11:59:38 AM
Grace Face Hugger Visit Grace's Photo Album 428 Posts
Wow that is some nice eucalyptus! I bought fresh eucalyptus at Trader Joe's after I got back from the vet last month, and Milo freaked out. He didn't know what to do with it, so instead he kind of rolled around in it like cats do with catnip. To sum it all up, that was one crazy night lol
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Jan 12 2012
12:02:42 PM
Magdals Face Hugger Visit Magdals's Photo Album 453 Posts
do you like to stick the whole branches in or just the leaves?
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Jan 12 2012
12:05:24 PM
prettyinpink5808 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit prettyinpink5808's Photo Album 1223 Posts
i neeed to get me some!! :) they look so curious and happy
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Jan 12 2012
12:15:53 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
I was actually on the hunt for some Manzanita or Grape Vine to give them something to crawl on, that's why I initially wanted something about 3ft. long and about 2-3in. diameter.

Discussed it with Matt and he said after the branches die and turn to hard, dead wood I can still leave them in the cage for them to crawl on which is a HUGE plus for me. And as I already mentioned, they aren't as thick as I had hoped BUT I ordered ONE and he gave me 3-4 1-2in. diameter branches full of leaves, and since I found the Manzanita & Grape Vine at PetSmart (seen in the cage pic) I am MORE than happy with what he sent me.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY....SO ARE JAZZY, ZOEY, KODAH, & MALA!
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Jan 13 2012
11:22:24 AM
Willows Tree Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Willows Tree's Photo Album USA 1294 Posts
I got mine from Matt too..Very satisfied!
Love the pix J&Z'sMom!
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Jan 13 2012
12:20:25 PM
Shrimp03 Glider Visit Shrimp03's Photo Album AZ, USA 54 Posts
Wow, I never thought about to put leaves and branches in there cage! Thats a good idea!
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Jan 13 2012
12:34:39 PM
BookGoddes Face Hugger Visit BookGoddes's Photo Album 482 Posts
LINK PLEASE! LOL They look so happy!
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Jan 13 2012
01:20:09 PM
Farns Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Farns's Photo Album USA 842 Posts
That is great looking Euc, that is the great thing about Matt and Euc-Prod, he will work with you on packages and quality product. Yea, Glider-crack for sure! Here is your link, http://www.eucproducts.com/ Well,that is the website.

Edited by - Farns on Jan 13 2012 01:25:46 PM
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Jan 13 2012
01:20:24 PM
Grace Face Hugger Visit Grace's Photo Album 428 Posts
I need to plant a eucalyptus tree. It's funny watching a captive sugar glider, who has never been exposed to a eucalyptus branch, act as though it's christmas morning every time a new (not shreade) piece is placed in the cage
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Jan 13 2012
01:32:10 PM
Farns Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Farns's Photo Album USA 842 Posts
Grace, I know what Euc-Prod sells is Blue Gum Eucalyptus and is safe for gliders but I am not sure about the other varieties that may be out there. I will only let our gliders have what i know is safe. I have seeds for the blue gum but have not tried to grow them yet, figure that will be a project this spring to see if I can get any to grow.
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Jan 13 2012
01:33:28 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Thanks for posting that link Farns....I've been out running errands.
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Jan 13 2012
03:55:12 PM
Shorty_n_ClarasMama Face Hugger Visit Shorty_n_ClarasMama's Photo Album 914 Posts
I love seeing euc in glider cages! I have been meaning to order some for a while now, and just placed it after seeing your pictures.

They look so...eager! Hahahaha!! Thanks for sharing!
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Jan 13 2012
03:57:08 PM
Grace Face Hugger Visit Grace's Photo Album 428 Posts
I bet gliders would <b>love</b> eucalyptus honey, since they eat that in the wild too!
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Jan 13 2012
04:10:04 PM
LuuLuu Face Hugger GliderMap Visit LuuLuu's Photo Album USA 970 Posts
awwww. that is so awesome! A little bit of their natural habitat brought in to the cage. Now I want some even MORE!!! My babies would love it so much. Glad yours do! LOVE the pics, too!
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Jan 13 2012
06:20:30 PM
smmt1990 Glider Visit smmt1990's Photo Album smmt1990's Journal 55 Posts
Can u grow these plants in northeast ohio?
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Jan 13 2012
06:54:05 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
As someone else mentioned, there are several different species so I'm not sure. You could probably contact Matt at eucproducts and ask him what species he grows and then either ask him or look it up online.
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Jan 16 2012
03:18:25 PM
taiwangirlie Glider Visit taiwangirlie's Photo Album USA 137 Posts
I know I can't believe everything I read online but...

According to http://www.moondance-sugargliders.com/sugar_glider_plant-tree_information.htm , Eucalyptus globulus (the same species of Eucalyptus that is listed on http://www.eucproducts.com/ ) is of minor toxicity to sugar gliders.

"Minor toxicity:
Ingestion may cause some minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea. Ingestion of small amounts may not cause any symptoms at all."

Has anyone had any problems feeding them Eucalyptus? What constitutes a "small amount"?

Edited by - taiwangirlie on Jan 16 2012 03:19:01 PM
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Jan 16 2012
03:43:01 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Many people order euc from Matt...I would think with as big of a community as this is to include all of the other forums, if there was an issue we would have heard about it by now.

Mine don't have any issues with it.
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Jan 16 2012
06:44:07 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by taiwangirlie</i>
<br />I know I can't believe everything I read online but...

According to http://www.moondance-sugargliders.com/sugar_glider_plant-tree_information.htm , Eucalyptus globulus (the same species of Eucalyptus that is listed on http://www.eucproducts.com/ ) is of minor toxicity to sugar gliders.

"Minor toxicity:
Ingestion may cause some minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea. Ingestion of small amounts may not cause any symptoms at all."

Has anyone had any problems feeding them Eucalyptus? What constitutes a "small amount"?
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Unfortunately that chart is not specifically made for gliders just an overall glance at what is toxic. Eucalyptus makes up a large portion of a wild gliders diet they are by no means allergic to it or have any problems with it. The toxicity associated with most eucs does not effect many marsupials and sugar gliders are genetically immune to these toxins other animals might be effected by. Gliders strip the bark from eucs and ingest the liquid that the wound creates, they also eat euc flowers, and use leaves as bedding. For a wild glider eucs are essential to their survival.
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Jan 19 2012
11:16:50 AM
Willows Tree Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Willows Tree's Photo Album USA 1294 Posts
Got my euc today!! Now I can't wait for tent time, to surprise them.
Superfast shipping! And it looks & smells so good!
BIG THANKS & RECOMMENDATION FOR MATT!
My only concern..My neighborhood is a "little Peyton Place", and my mail-lady is as nosey as they come..I wouldn't surprise me if she thinks I'm getting drug delivery....She can kiss it.
Question for Y'all..
Will my fuzzbutts eat the blue/gray bell shaped (seedpods?)..I guess I better google it.
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Jan 19 2012
12:19:46 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
OMG Girl! As you see in the pics, I opened mine and put them in a bucket of water...yesterday I decided to strip some leaves to store in the freezer so they would keep longer...I guess with time & fresh water those little pods appeared...even started opening up and floating fuzzies everywhere.

Last night I plucked one out of the bucket and stuck the pod tip thru the cage bars....THEY WENT NUTS!
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Jan 19 2012
09:43:27 PM
slave4suggies Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit slave4suggies's Photo Album USA 1101 Posts
My euc tree was doing really well until my hubby put it too close to the heater and it died. So, now I have to start all over again and i can't remember where I got the seeds from. If anyone has extra seeds and don't plan to use them i am more than happy to take them off your hands for you. hehehehehe
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Feb 02 2012
06:38:28 PM
prettyinpink5808 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit prettyinpink5808's Photo Album 1223 Posts
hey sorry to bring up an old thread, but i got the starter pack with some fresh leaves and sticks etc. I had them delivered to my bf's b/c i go to school on the weekdays. Well, it arrived today, and i want him to wait till tomorrow to give it to the gliders since i want to be there. Does he put the euc in the fridge? Will it keep overnight if it is cold? Does it need water or anything? (might be a stupid Q)
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Feb 02 2012
06:45:20 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Have him open it up,...Matt usually sends instructions. If I recall correctly on the starter pack he says you can rinse the leaves, shake 'em off, put them loosely in a freezer bag, leave it open and put them in the fridge.
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Babies got their Eucalyptus!

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