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The following is a list of templates that one can use to create handouts and
fliers.  These can be handed out to people at various events, events such as at
fairs, home and garden shows, flea markets, or other such events that draw large
crowds of families.  Other distribution options include leaving the fliers on
windshields, at vet offices, laundry mats, laundromats or anywhere a bulletin
board can be found.
= Template 1 =
  1. Virtually all the sugar gliders sold at flea markets, fairs or home shows 
come from glider mills, which are just like puppy mills.
  1. Animal mills are breeding grounds for infections, parasites and 
communicable diseases.
  1. A sugar glider that is old enough to be taken from its mother will have a 
bushy tail and be highly active
  1. Sugar gliders are high maintenance pets that require specialized diets, 
large cages, and a lot of time.
  1. Sugar gliders need veterinary care. We recommend wellness exams twice a 
  1. Small animals such as sugar gliders do not "play well" with 
dogs, cats or other animals.
  1. Sugar gliders are high maintenance animals. You will need to spend a lot of
time with them and they need special diets, toys and large cages.
  1. Sugar gliders don't make good pets for children. Gliders can live up to
15 years and most children will loose lose interest before then.
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= Template 2 =
|||||||| **//Animal Comparison//** ||
|| || **Sugar Gliders** || **Hamster** || **Dog** ||
|| Active during Day? || No || No || Yes ||
|| Active during Night? || Yes || Yes || sometimes! ||
|| Special diet? || Yes || Yes<Footnote("See ASPCA Hamster Care at 
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/small-pet-care/hamster-care.html")>  || 
Dog food ||
|| Longevity || 10+ years || 2 to 3 years || 10 to 13 years ||
|| Cleanliness || Poo and pee everywhere, even on you, || sorta messy, but not 
as bad as sugar gliders || Outside in the grass ||
|| Bite || Normally they use their teeth to pry bark off of trees, skin is much 
softer than bark || Yes, can bite || Generally, no ||
|| Loudness || Can be very loud at night, has a high pitched 'bark' || Quiet || 
Dogs do bark, but personality can depend on the breed||
= Template 3 =
>=<Say No to Mill Breeders
There are hundreds of sugar gliders that need loving homes. Rescue before 
supporting a mill breeding operation.>=< 
Yes, Gliders are awesome pets, but they are a lot of work and a lot of 
responsibility. Dont think they are the perfect pet, they 
1) **Sugar gliders CAN NOT be feed fed a captive/pelleted diet**-they require
fresh fruits, veggies, and protein. They are omnivorous sap suckers in the wild
and will die on necropsies performed after a dry sugar glider's death can and
has determined liver disease caused by years of pelleted and poor diet.
2) **Sugar gliders still have wild instincts**, they can bite, do produce an 
odor, and can be loud if they want to be.  Though they usually wont, a 
glider can easily use their razor sharp teeth or pinlike nails to hurt someone.
3) **Sugar gliders should not be with other animals**. Yes they They are not
rodents. Yes, a cat will normally chase after anything that moves and is smaller
then them, so yes your dog or cat could easily eat a glider. And yes sugar
gliders eat birds in the wild. Birds can become restless and hurt themselves if
housed in the same room with gliders.
4) **Sugar gliders SHOULD NOT be housed alone**. They are colony animals,
animals and should be housed with at least one other glider. They can easily
self mutilate become depressed, self-mutilate or die without companionship.
5) **Sugar gliders ARE NOT a pet you can just leave in a cage**. They are
highly social, intelligent creatures who love to be on you during the day
interact and play with you you, mainly at night. They are not fish, fish and do
not survive well just sitting in a cage to look pretty.
Please do your research before getting a sugar glider. They may be very cute,
but are a lifelong long-term commitment. They can live over ten years and
require time and attention; are you willing to provide them with both?
Check out these cool website to learn more about gliders, gliders and remember
to support rescues. These gliders are looking for a loving home!
= Template 4 =
So you say you want one of those super cute, cuddly, little sugar gliders you 
saw in the mall?
Who wouldnt want a pet that requires almost no attention, doesnt
smell, doesnt make noise, doesnt bite, is great for kids, as well
as, family pets and requires very little cleaning or feeding? feeding, doesn't
require a vet and can eat a packaged diet? Sounds like a perfect pet to me!
Oh wait, thats right, they arentsorry to say it but 
youve been lied to.
**Myth:** They require only a specially formulated pelleted diet.
**Fact:** They require a daily fresh made diet of protein, fruits, fruits and
veggies carefully balancing out calcium to phosphorous ratios ratios.  It is a
fact that most packaged diets are primarily fillers and not nutrition.  Sugar
gliders also get a majority of their hydration from fresh fruits and vegetables.
**Myth:** They dont smell and you can potty train them.
**Fact:** Gliders do produce a musk (unneutered males are the strongest) and do 
rely on scent marking out their territory. This is typical of nocturnal 
mammals. They also poo and pee whenever and wherever they chose, and use urine 
to mark just about anything they want to claim as theirs.
**Myth:** They dont bite.
**Fact:** They are sap suckers. suckers and groomers. It is their nature to
strip bark off of trees to get to the sap inside. They have special teeth for
this, this and razor sharp molars because they consume both plants and animals
in the wild.
**Myth:** They will get along with your dogs, cats, cats and birds.
**Fact:** Just because they dont smell like rodents doesnt mean
they dont look like them. Cats and dogs are hunters by nature, nature and
can easily kill your sugar glider without a second thought. Gliders eat small
birds in the wild and can attack your parakeets. Gliders are hunted by large
birds in the wild, wild and being in the same room with a large parrot can cause
deadly stress to them. Do not let your sugar gliders near other animals.
**Myth:** They are great for young children and the elderly.
**Fact:** Sugar gliders are a newly domesticated animal with very wild insticts.
They are tiny tiny, fast and fast, skittish, require extensive time, time and a
complicated diet. have sharp teeth and claws. They should not be given to a
small child without supervision.
**Myth:** Heat rocks are good.
**Fact:** Heat rocks are for reptiles. They are not for endothermic animals such
as mammals. Not only can your glider chew through the electrical wire, but they
can scald their skin and fur on it. These rocks are not reliable and are risky
at best at regulating temperature. To keep gliders warm (70 (65-75 degrees is
desirable) put a small heater in the room, room (that they do not have access
to), provide fleece blankets and a heavy duty pouch, and pouch. Better yet, get
them a buddy!  They are colony animals and will snuggle together for warmth.
Sugar gliders, if old enough to be separated from mom and dad, can regulate
their own body temperatures.
**Myth:** You only need one.
**Fact:** They are colony animals. A single glider can self mutilate, become
depressed, self-mutilate and cause infection or that can lead to death. They can
become lethargic and lethargic, stop eating, eating and simply die of
loneliness. Having two gliders is not much harder than having one, one and your
glider will thank you!
**Myth:** They only need a small cage.
**Fact:** Sugar gliders glide. That being the point, the taller the cage the
better. You can make your own cage, cage and deck it out with all sorts of toys
and pouches! Most importantly get a wodent or stealth wheel-one made for sugar
gliders where their tails can not get caught in! caught!
**Myth:** They only require a bit of attention and wake up when you get home.
**Fact:** They are nocturnal and wake up when the sun goes down or later, later
and play all night. They sleep during the day. Sugar gliders are social animals
and love company! You should have them out on you during the day whenever
possible, possible (while they are sleeping) and play with them in a glider
proof room or tent when they wake up!
Say no NO to mill breeding operations. Support local rescues-there are far to
many abandoned gliders out there. And most importantly-do your research!