Husbandry Course Outline


This document is a place to brainstorm an outline for an education program for the overall husbandry of sugar gliders. Please add any ideas, comments or edits you have.

Basic Husbandry

 Basic Diet
 Caging
 Exercise
 Enrichment
 Verbalizations and other sounds
 Nail trimming
 Other pets
 Watch out for: teeth trim, genitalia, escaping,
 Sources for more information

Advanced Husbandry

 Biology: patagium, teeth, bones, eyes, ...
 Nutrition
 Health Issues, Vet
 Colony life
 Behaviors: throwing things, arboreal peeing, marking, fighting, food dominance
 Reproduction
 Laws

Research

 Captive vs Wild
 Genes and colors
 Marsupial studies
 Other gliders

Community

 USDA and other licensing
 Breeding as a business
 Mill breeding
 Intl Pet Trade
 Online scams
 Classifieds sites
 Rescue and Sanctuary
 501C3 and Petfinder



Last Edited June 28, 2011



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