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Sugar Gliders
A handful of newbie questions.
A handful of newbie questions.
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May 06 2020
01:18:27 AM
Hi everyone! Im new here and do not currently own any gliders. I was interested in them a few years ago but being much younger I quickly realized they would be too much work and too expensive. I currently keep hamsters, the newest being named Emerald hence the username.

Im doing more research on gliders currently and Im wondering what you do with your gliders daily and how much time they take. Im currently homeschooled with no plans to go to college as I want to take online courses to become a dog trainer! I have all the time in the world, horse back riding once a week in the summer and no friends, so just about every minute of my day is free. So time definitely isnt an issue. I just want to know what you DO to care for them every single day? For my gecko I spot clean, spray her humid hide, feed and water and take her out if she asks. Each hamster (I currently have three, though two are getting up there) gets their litter box scooped, water bottles filled, wheels cleaned, food checked, out time when they want it and of course a mealworm. My dog gets trained, fed, watered and walked daily.

What pre made diet is best? Ive seen a few and Im not positive which one to pick, and Im wondering how fast you go through a bag? Fresh food would be provided a few times a week, of course. I breed my own mealworms, and Ive heard gliders love them! How much should mealworms be included in the diet?

How friendly are they usually? Im expecting a bonding process and they dont have to be snuggle bugs or run/glide up to see me (Im usually up late reading) but I would like them to climb on me or let me pet/hold them once in a while. I just dont want pets that hate me or try to attack me every time I say hello.

Sorry for the big split of random questions, but I didnt want to join then make three different threads right away.
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Aug 01 2020
02:11:50 PM
Petarus brevicapus fan Joey Petarus brevicapus fan's Journal Norway 13 Posts
Hi!

I know this post is old, but there where no comments so I thought I could help.

Sugar gliders being illegal in Norway, I do not have them. But I do think I know some answers.

So, about the "friendly" question... I just searched, and it seems that at least some suggies like a nice, gentle chinrub or stroke beneath the eyes. This to me seems very likely from my experience with both sheep, goats and chickens (at my friend's farm, visit it as much as possible) , probably more animals to, but can't think of any right now. I have lost count of how many times I have calmed down or even tamed an animal by gently, gently, gently stroking their cheeks. Of course, there are always individual differences.
My impression from research is that once your gliders are bonded to you, they often will sit on your shoulder and other body parts as you walk around if you maintain the friendship, and that is, many of them seem to, not all. I've seen plenty of youtube-videos where they pearch there.

And of course there is carrying them around in a bonding pouch.

And since your thinking about getting gliders, I thought I could give you one tip you did not ask for; IF Norway FINALLY allowed gliders, I would get four. the reason is that if one has to be seperated from the others, goes back to the colony and one of the gliders does not exept him/her back, one can put them in to pairs, and nobody gets lonely, sick and depressed. How many gliders you choose to have is of course none of my buisness, just thought I'd mention it.

Good luck...

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Sugar Gliders
A handful of newbie questions.