Feb 19, 2017
Posted by: Jeffram14
Ok so a week ago one of my sugar gliders(2) (who have been fine for a year and a half) started crabbing to the point that it woke me up so I went to go check on them. I walked in on my other almost biting him like as if he was grooming him. But just to be save I separated them. Then last night I put them back together and it happened again. Is this normal, are they grooming or are they fighting. Please help me.
Feb 3, 2017
Two Male Gliders
Posted by: MaddiAnders
I have 2 unneutered male gliders. They are both 100 percent brothers. I got the first one I had him for a few months and then I got his brother. Really worried that they could be fighting I do not see any cuts or injuries on them but I do hear them snap at each other and bark. My first1 likes taking treats from the second1 and I have no clue how to stop it. I feel so bad because I want help them out and I don't want to have to separate them but I also don't want either of them to get hurt. I just now recently learned about food aggression and I'm sure that's why the first1 takes treats from the second1 but is that the only problem I could have? I mean can they sense that they are brothers?
Feb 2, 2017
When can I take the dad away from baby gliders?
Posted by: m.p.m2003
Ok so I want to breed one of my female sugar gliders and I'm going to borrow a male. When can I take the dad away? To give back to his original owner. And how long does it take the babies to get here from when they breed and when they come out of the pouch? If it's a girl can I keep her with the mom to live with. And if it's a boy, how much is it to get them neutered ? This are very important questions for me so please answer!!
Jan 25, 2017
Are harness' okay for gliders
Posted by: Dasiy-Cozy-And-Rosie
okay so we are quite new to the glider thing we got our gliders on the 19 of dec 2016 but we don't know if harness' are okay to use because some videos say no it will tare stuff or yes so its hard to know.
thanks in advance!!! B)
Jan 24, 2017
My gliders won't make baby's
Posted by: Landonsdad0211
Hi my name is Shawn I have been a glider daddy for two years now to my boy mac and my girl Bella now they are at the age were they would be making baby's but it seems that my boy has no interest and i don't know what I should do he still has his Pom and I feel that I am feeding them a good diet ( Purcella price ) and I switch it up every 6 months with the( suggie soup ) if you have any insight please let me know thank you
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.