Jan 13, 2017
A few questions
Posted by: Ezio
Hello everyone! I'm new here, and I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong place or if this is to long. Okay, so currently I don't have any sugar gliders, I have a 4 year old Syrian Hamster who is 2 years older then his expected life span and he's slowing down a bit. And I'm looking to get a new little friend. I was completely set on getting a pair of dumbo rats but saw these little guys and was intrigued. I've read everything on the Internet from how you need two of them, a massive cage, plenty of toys, the proper diet, how you have to bond with them and until you do so they might crab at you and bite. All of which I am okay with, I have always loved animals and know the time it takes to bond with them, I've had many pets (still do) I've had llamas, chickens, Guinea pigs, horses, doves, bunnys, mice, cats, dogs, doves, button quail, goats, a puffer fish, other weird fish and tons more all of which I've spent days after days taming and bonding to, even my pet chicken I tamed to where she would follow me around and just want to be cuddled all day. Of course I've been spat on, kicked, stomped on, pecked, bitten, but that's just all part of the experience. I deeply apoligize for my rambling, haha. Anyways I still have a couple questions about sugar gliders that I was hoping you guys could answer. I can't find any information on what it's like having a sugar glider after you have bonded with them. Do sugar gliders like to be pet or do they run away when you pet them? Do they seem to have a bond with you as you do to them, or are you more of their personal moving tree? How long do they let you hold them until they run somewhere else? And if they are in your room are they more interested in playing with you or are they looking for ways to escape and little holes in the wall they can disappear into? Also if you do occasionally wake them up during the day will they be angry and crab and bite, or do they just happily see what you want? Sorry if some of these questions seem a bit weird, and long, I just really want to research before I pick what kind of pet my new little friend should be. Thank you :)
Jan 6, 2017
Posted by: Shell
So as I've posted before I adopted a yr old little boy :) when I got him he had been living in a pouch (only) so we bought a cage and I made many many toys and a tent. I stress everyday for us to bond. I work from 3am to 10 am I come straight in and grab the pouch and bond. I've cried and cried because he just won't bond. Well today I came in with the same routine but I had a pocket shirt on I got him out he climbed up my shoulder and whoop straight in my pocket he stayed there most of the day #10084;#10084;
Jan 4, 2017
Posted by: Alexis98adams
I'm a relatively new mama, I got my first sugar glider back in July when she was about 8 months old. I try and spend as much time with her but I'm not sure how to bond with her. She doesn't like being held much, but I let her run around my room at night while I lay in bed. These past couple of nights she's been checking me out more and when I go to the floor shell run around and kinda stick with me for awhile. She's also been kind of obsessed with licking my feet?? I don't know. Is this signs of her bonding to me? This is the most affection I get. Also, how else can I bond with her?
Jan 2, 2017
Posted by: Cowboysangels19
So I had purchased 2 sugar gliders, a male and a female, from a Breeder on December 19th. The Breeder said they were 2 months out of pouch, however my sister had bought a little boy from a different Breeder about a month before I bought mine and he is A LOT smaller. So my sister figured that the Breeder lied to me and gave me older or adult gliders. I had asked for a male and a female from separate litters since I eventually want to try to breed. (I've bred many different kinds of small animals before)
Anyways, I took my gliders out of their cage after I got home today to try to bond with them some more. I've spent as much time as possible with them since I got them despite my fiancés scolding that I give them too much "roaming time" since the Breeder advised to handle the gliders one by one in a small enclosed room, like a bathroom and no more than a few hours per "bonding session". Ive heard from friends who own gliders and since this is not the first glider my sister has owned, I took their advice of keeping the gliders with me in different rooms so they get more use to my scent and learn to trust me. I've handled them separately and together, since I want a relationship with them and want to be able to handle them together.
My male glider at first was being very sweet and let me pet him and seemed like he was going to fall asleep on my arm like usual. Later he decided to climb up my arm and sit on my shoulder and licked my neck for 15 minutes. It was the first time he's ever licked me, so I had no idea what I should do other than watch him carefully. Awhile after he finished licking and climbing around, he decided to jump off of my arm and onto my bed, I proceeded to lay my hand in front of him like normal to retrieve him, and after walking into my hand, he bit me. I know that the initial reaction to jerk my hand away is not the right thing to do with gliders and that they do nip occasionally, so I ignored it. Shortly after the first bite, he bit again and a lot harder, not letting go but not drawing blood either. I just held him until he let go, but then he bit me again and drew blood on a different finger. I've never been bitten my him since I've got him. I tried to think that maybe he was hungry and my fingers smelled like the fruit I had just cut for them or maybe he mistook my finger for a snake. (something the Breeder said they think our hands are and why you should not point at them or do any quick moments to them) Maybe I put my hand down too quick or maybe the light was bothering his eyes, so I went into a different room with dimmed lights.
He kept trying to jump away and I repeatedly put my hand in front of him and he would keep biting. Thinking he may have been trying to look for the girl which my mother was holding at the time while my female glider slept in her shirt, I had taken the female and put her with him on my arm. She climbed onto his back and what seemed like, trying to calm him down. He kept repeatedly biting my fingers, and getting frustrated with all the biting, I decided to put them back in their cage.
I'm used to the female nipping occasionally, not the male and even when they sleep, she is the one who gets defensive and barks at me until I put my hand down and she sniffs me.
Since the male isn't neutered, could that be why he kept biting and jumping away? I know when they get scared, they put out a scent similar to a skunk, but he didn't put out any scent. Any suggestions would help because I am clueless to why he has started biting now and why he was biting so hard.
Dec 24, 2016
Posted by: Dasiy-Cozy-And-RosieI know to bond with the sugar bears you do have to play with them but when you put them in the bonding pouch do you have to put your hand in with them or not?? i was really confused about that.
- thanks for you help
p.s. questions that arent good or bad are green
Dec 24, 2016
Daisy Needs Her Nails done
Posted by: Dasiy-Cozy-And-RosieSo Daisy has really long nails and gets caught on everything and we need a simple way to trim her nails. She doesn't go on her wheel because before we got her, the owner told us she had gotten her tail stuck in the wheel so she doesn't use it anymore. P.S. we also tried to trim her nails with nail clippers but that didn't work.
Dec 24, 2016
Im not sure what to do?
Posted by: Dasiy-Cozy-And-RosieI have quite a few Australian finches (the gliders eat finches) and i have seen a website that say if you play with cat toys they will want to eat the birds more. sooo does any one know if it true or not?
On a brighter note i just got mini Santa hats for Rosie Cozy and Daisy as well as stockings they are super cute <333
BTW: from now on bad news is maroon and good news is teal.
Dec 23, 2016
Dec 23, 2016
Im not sure what to do
Posted by: Dasiy-Cozy-And-RosieSo today i was reading some journals and Brendont says pocket pets is unreliable and basically sucks but getting to the point i use pocket pets for all my info and ideas. so i dont know if i should go some where else????
Dec 21, 2016
Any trust worthy breeders
Posted by: Iceblue
I'm having trouble finding a trust worthy breeders Near Georgia.
Needs a valid usda documentation (required by state)
We can travel to the surrounding states of Georgia
Not a mill breeder
If you have any suggestions please let me know.
Dec 19, 2016
1 of 3
Posted by: Mistycookie
I'm not sure how to post a question or whatever because I'm new to this but here I go.
This Friday when I came home from work I found one of my babies, Khaleesi, had chewed a hole in yet another one of their pouches, and unfortunately got stuck. She had passed, and it was just awful to come home to. I thought you were supposed to use fleece for the exact reason of them not getting twisted up in strands of fabric, but luck hasn't been on my side lately. Needless to say I'm throwing out my remaining bedtime pouches to be replaced with a nesting box.
My question is, will my other two be okay? All other forums I have read are in regards to having 2 and one dies, but I still have my Casanova and Skye. Will they not feel the effects of grief as badly because they still have eachother? Will they feel it at all? Nova seems to be frantic, his ears are always perked and he jumps around a lot, and Skye seems pretty sullen. His eyes look sad and he tries to curl himself up as much as he can. I just want to know what to look for, if there might be different signs in regards to them still having eachother.
Dec 18, 2016
How can I appropriately bathe my sugar glider? Please help! new mom in need of nail cutting and bathing advice.
Posted by: HaeleighandRango
Hello all! I have just adopted an 11 month old male sugar glider and have a few questions as to cleanliness and such. His old owners, to say the least, did not take good care of him at all. His cage was completely caked in dried feces and had paper towels that had fused themselves to the cage with urine and leftover food. My poor baby smells like his urine and has dried food an fecal matter all over him. I cleaned his cage from top to bottom yesterday and noticed that he smelled exceptionally awful. I did a lot of research before I purchased him and one of the things that stood out to me was the fact that they don't have a completely overpowering smell. My guess is that his owners did not feed him a healthy diet and allowed him to wallow in his urine. I really need to bathe him in some way, but for now I have him on the BML diet and am working on keeping a clean and healthy environment for him to have. His former owners never cut his nails, so I have gashes all up an down my arms and even on my neck. What are the most effective ways you guys would recommend me to cut his nails? Back to the bathing matter... I have seen some people on youtube just dunking their babies in water, but I would never do that. That seems like that would shock them to no end. I have read other people telling me that I can bathe him with a warm washcloth and baby shampoo, and then I've read that I should bathe them at all but rub them down with a baby wipe. Please help! I want to do what's best for my little baby and make him clean and healthy!