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Jun 20, 2019

 Nail trimming

Posted by: PebblesAndBambam
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One of my gliders is very timid and doesnt let me touch her much at all. Her nails are getting long and Im so worried that shell get stuck on something and get hurt. I put trim tracks in the wheel but she wont use it, Ive tried electric nail files but they just arent strong enough and she wont stay still, and Ive tried clipping them but she hates it and wont stop running away and biting me very hard. I dont want to clip her nails when she is moving so much because I dont want to mess up and hurt her. Please give me any advice Im very worried for her safety and feel like I am out of options. Do I need to take her to a vet to trim them? I dont even think they could do it without sedating her.

Jun 19, 2019

 Hullo from Thailand!

Posted by: Samui Lenny
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Hullo everybody!. We are brand new to this site but not new to sugar gliders!. We have a family of 8 that have free run of our house. They have a cage but only use it as a food and water source - preferring to sleep in shoes, cardboard boxes, inside drawers, under towels or anywhere they think is comfortable.
They are totally comfortable and feel safe in their "territory" They breed regularly but we keep the family at about 8 ans we have many caring friends who are keen to adopt them.
We recently had a little male born what we thought was blind - white in both eyes. We have since discovered something unusual - the whiteness clears some times and he has some very basic vision. He has his "territory" well-mapped and is one of our most affectionate! (they all are!) His behaviour running around is identical to the others except he does not leap as much and likes to spend more time on us than the others.
Sugar gliders are plentiful and highly prized in Thailand - therefore well looked after - coloured and mosaics bringing huge prices But we never sell. They all go to good homes here.
Jun 19, 2019

 Hullo from Thailand!

Posted by: Samui Lenny
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Hullo everybody!. We are brand new to this site but not new to sugar gliders!. We have a family of 8 that have free run of our house. They have a cage but only use it as a food and water source - preferring to sleep in shoes, cardboard boxes, inside drawers, under towels or anywhere they think is comfortable.
They are totally comfortable and feel safe in their "territory" They breed regularly but we keep the family at about 8 ans we have many caring friends who are keen to adopt them.
We recently had a little male born what we thought was bling - white in both eyes. We have since discovered something unusual - the whiteness clears some times and he has some very basic vision. He has his "territory" well-mapped and is one of our most affectionate! (they all are!) His behaviour running around is identical to the others except he does not leap as much and likes to spend more time on us than the others.
Sugar gliders are plentiful and highly prized in Thailand - therefore well looked after - coloured and mosaics bringing huge prices But we never sell. They all go to good homes here.
Jun 17, 2019

 My Suggies Are the Best

Posted by: Scoria
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I was snuggling with my babies today and thinking about how cute they are and how lucky I am to have them. They're all well-adjusted and well-socialized, friendly gliders who have no fear of humans and enjoy playing with me. They have been nothing but fun, loyal little companions in all the time I've had them. We've formed a strong bond and I look forward to many more years with my little fuzzbutts.
May 7, 2019

 Sugarglider stuck in fleece

Posted by: Nawaaz Suleman
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Hi everyone
I currently have 4 Sugargliders (a pair and their 2 babies). One of the babies is stuck really badly in its pouch and I am afraid it can't get itself out, I have been trying to help it but its get worked up when I go near it and it isn't letting me touch it. I am frantic and what makes it worse is that the parents aren't hand reared so they are also jittery and I don't know what to do because no vet's are currently open
Please help
May 3, 2019

 After intros go well....

Posted by: mimithatboi
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I am a newbie (ish) and have been doing as much research as possible before i invite suggie bears into my home. This being said I understand many subjects (such as introducing gliders) come with more opinions than facts. Therefore i do not expect black or white answers. In your opinion whats the best procedure to fallow after an introduction goes well? Do you A. not separate then and allow them to now house together (that is if they continue to get along) or B. let them meet and then basically allow them play dates for an allotted time period daily for a week or so and then live together. The reasoning iv heard be hide plan A. is the the gliders can become depressed thinking that their only chance of friendship is being ripped away. Plan B. seems to be dated but i can see some logic in it, especially if your introducing more then two single gliders (since your only supposed to do intros one on one.) Following that thought how do you properly introducing an uneven number of gliders using the first method? Im aware i might be over complicating things but the concern is still real lol. Just to make it clear Im not skipping over the steps before meeting such as quarantine,vet visits, scent swapping,cage placement,ect, I simply just dont need any more advice on that matter. I know there other methods but most seem cruel (the pouch method that involves compressing both gliders and forcing them to meet,the wet method of soaking the glider making them loose natural instinct to be cautious of each other and instead cuddle for warmth), Im open to other methods if thought to be better.
May 3, 2019

 Female Bald Spot on Chest

Posted by: Haleyyoung
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Hi All,

I noticed a bald spot on my female glider's chest this morning. It's just under her chin, ends about 1 inch above her pouch. In the picture, my middle finger is holding her head back

She's turning 5 this summer and I have one other female glider, same age. They've been living together since they were 3 months old.

From what I'm reading, it seems to be overgrooming maybe? But I'm not sure how to make it stop. They get to play from whenever they wake up (right now about 8pm) until 1am, then they go back in their cage. Sometimes I let them play all night because they have their own sugar-proofed bedroom.

This little one in particular is overweight and mostly just likes to sleep and eat. It's hard to get her to play unless she's collecting leaves to make a nest somewhere (usually in shoe boxes).

They have 2 pouches in their cage at all times so they don't have to sleep together if they don't want to. This morning they were in the same pouch.

Attached are pictures of her chest, their cage and room.









May 2, 2019

 Missing claw

Posted by: Hanmah123
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Hello all, Ive had my sugar glider Luna for 5 months. Within the last month she has decreased or eating or at once she even stop eating. I had her out yesterday and she was acting fine but today when I got her out o noticed she was missing a claw and another one was lose. Ive read that I should probably take her to a vet but I live in a very rural area and the closest exotic vet is 4+ hours away, any suggestions on what to do?!
May 2, 2019

 A type of HLP

Posted by: Axlbabyglider
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Hi guys,

So my suggie Axl has always been an active glider at night doing flips from one side of the cage to another. I usually take him with me to work as he is comfortable sleeping on me, but the one day I was running late so said hello to him and his roommates and then left. When I got home a few hours later he was dragging his back legs. I took him to the vet who is experienced and he did tests and X-rays and said that there was nothing broken or damaged in terms of bones and his calcium levels were good so he thought maybe he hurt himself in the cage and that's why hes dragging his back legs. I had him on painkillers for 2 weeks but he didn't seem to worry without them. He is still eating and drinking and everything like normal and he still seems active and happy. I also had him on cage rest in a small carry cage so he couldn't get more hurt. Has anyone got any idea what this might be from or if it will heal or not? The vet said it could take any amount of time to heal from 2 days - a year but he has improved as hes able to hold on with his feet.
May 1, 2019

 Long Term Traveling?

Posted by: Leotalia
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Hey everyone! So I'm looking into getting my two little gliders within the next two months or so and have everything minus food ready, but I'm not sure about what to do when traveling?

I'm going to be visiting family in another country for about 20 days in December and unfortunately have no way of bringing them along without making them too uncomfortable or stressing my mom out too much. Is it okay if I have a friend come by each late afternoon and switch out the food? I'd have her carry a piece of fleece around for a month or so prior to leaving to put in the cage so they recognize her, and I'd leave two water bottles plus a water-gel tray for them, all she'd do is come by maybe just as the sun goes down to take out the old tray and put a new one with food. I'm gonna be following the TPG Exotic Diet (with frozen cubes, one per glider daily and all that jazz) but still leave very specific instructions for her. I'm mostly concerned for how long they'd be alone at home together (just the gliders, not my friend), is that too long and I should just wait to get them till after the trip? Or is that okay?
Apr 7, 2019

 Looking to rehome a bonded pair of females

Posted by: Tinypark013
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I have to femal sugar gliders one is 3 years old and the other is 1 1/2. I live in souther Jersey and am looking to rehome them
Mar 26, 2019

 Dried Mealworks

Posted by: patti47
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I bought some dried mealworms for my 2 gliders. Can I feed it to them that way or do I have to boil them first? I thought I read where they have to be boiled first but now I can't find where I read that. Thanks!
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