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Mar 30, 2014

 I think she cares about me

Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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So I've been sick for a day now. and this is actually the first time I've been sick while having my glider home. I like to think we are somewhat pals and that she cares about me at least a little. so I was coughing and I see a little head pop out of her sleeping pouch and look at me. I like to think it was because she was worried about me.

or maybe she was upset she got woken up by me xD

Mar 30, 2014

 I ask so many questions

Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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I'm so sorry for asking so many random questions. I just want the best for my little totes. Ugh I'm so sorry guys. and all my questions are probably super stupid. I'm definitely a very paranoid person when it comes to the care of animals.
Mar 29, 2014

 Female 1 year old Glider needing Good Home

Posted by: Oceananna
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Female Glider needing a friend and a good home Near Louisville, Ky. Please contact if interested.
Mar 29, 2014

 ordering new cage

Posted by: snoodle65
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My husband is the greatest. He is going to buy me a new cage for my babies. I found one with the right spacing and is safe for sugar gliders and it is going to work for a good long time. Because I would like for all four to be in same cage. And be able to add to my group.

Mar 28, 2014

 update on the fuzzie butts

Posted by: snoodle65
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Things have been going good. I have been working with Taz. He is getting better. He now lets me pet him. I did try to hold him but that did not last long. just a couple of seconds is all I before he bit me and jump. I have learned do not push take the warnings that they giving when they have had enough.
Now on top of that I will be adding 2 more to my guys. sometime next month. I can not wait.
Mar 28, 2014

 Baby gliders would be so cool!

Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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Alright so I'm thinking about getting a male glider soon (and by soon I mean probably by October) to hopefully mate with my little girl. I would like one or maybe two sets of joeys. Then I would neuter the boy and they would be a happy family. And since I plan on really researching joeys and such by the time I get the male and they all warm up with each other, i will be prepared.

But one thing: my girl has no tail. The person who sold her to me didn't tell me exactly why she doesn't have a tail, but I read it was most likely due to over grooming (her tail is literally a nub. With a little bit of pink skin at the very tip.) Would my tail-less girl be likely to over groom her joeys? And break off their tail?
Mar 23, 2014

 Having 0 patients

Posted by: gliderlove22
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I am so over the moon excited! Next weekend my little white face girl will be ready for pickup! I might also be putting a deposit on a hand raised joey. Also very exciting!!
Mar 20, 2014

 Sleeping problems.

Posted by: Little Lilly Billie
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I'm a new owner of a glider. Her name is Lilly, I could only get one because that's all my parents would allow, I'm 16. I spend as much time with her as possible, and she's very well bonded with me. I know you're not supposed to get one glider but I make sure Lilly isn't lonley without another glider buddy. I've been noticing recently that when I'm holding her in her pouch or even when she's in her sleeping pouches, when she falls asleep or starts to she'll shake. It isn't like a tremble it's like a spasm. I'll move her to wake up up and pet her so she calms down, then she goes right back asleep and it doesn't happen again. Had anyone ever had problems like this with their glider? She doesn't show any signs of being sick and I give her a healthy diet and keep her cage clean. I don't keep her in her cage a lot unless I'm at school or busy. I'm just wondering if this could be a glider habit? Also sometimes when it's her "day" time at night I won't hear her up, and she'll be in her cage. Does this mean she's not feeling well or is she just still tired? I hope I can get some answers, thanks. (:
Mar 18, 2014

 This is so upsetting...

Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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So I took pictures of my darling Totes and put them up on Instagram, like a proud mommy does (granted she isn't a human child but shhhh she thinks she is). I go on to see who all has liked my photo because maybe I'll make friends with other glider parents and we can trade tips and just all love on each other's little gliders. But no.

I was horrified by one account. And I'm not posting names or anything. But the person adopted a fat glider. On impulse and said it was cute and yeah it was. But I thought she would have adopted it to slim it down. But sadly no.... This poor baby hardly moved in the little video. And the fur was dull and not the best looking. It was so heart breaking.

I read the comments under the picture and several people commented how cute fat gliders are and how they all have fat gliders. And even one girl said she feeds hers three times a day to keep it fat. It made me pretty upset. And another girl wanted feeding tips for her baby and asked the girl who had the fat glider.

So since I'm me I posted some diet information for the girl who didn't know what to feed gliders. It's just so upsetting seeing fat gliders. It's upsetting seeing fat animals really. I have three cats. Two are fat and one is perfect weight. The heaviest got fat from medical food for his kidney. And holy crap he gained weight. He had been on it for 8 or 10 years. We now have him on regular cat food and he lost a good 5-10 pounds. So instead of weighing 30 pounds he weighs about 21 ish pounds, and he moves around more! He is healthy now! He is happy! The other fat cat lost some weight and went from 20 pounds to 15 pounds! And he too is more active and happier!

I have had lots of fat animals bc of health issues (mainly kidney problems that happend since they were born) so the food the vets out them on made them really fat. And they were sluggish and just not happy at all.

How can a fat sugar glider be happy? It just makes me really upset to see how people don't care about an animals health.
I needed to get this off my chest. And I hope that I can keep my sugar glider as healthy as I can.

Also a question: what is considered a healthy weight for a sugar glider?
Mar 17, 2014

 Wheel incident left no permanent damage.

Posted by: Smash0196
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Lola's tail has fully healed from her Wodent wheel accident. No more baldness. Although her tail is shorter; after examination it was determined that it is not causing her any discomfort and nothing is infected she may have difficulties adapting to gliding and jumping without the added length for balance however.
New goal: finding affordable and safer wheels for my sugar gliders. I'm still upset that it took me that long to find the source of the problem. Poor girl.

Mar 15, 2014

 My first Sugar Glider

Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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Alright so I'm going to talk a little bit about my first sugar glider. (and some stuff about me)

I am 17 (turning 18 at the end of the year) and have been around animals all my life. I have/had dogs, cats, fish, gerbils, hermit crabs, birds, ferrets and now a sugar glider!

And wow to be honest I was not super ready for this little stinker. I had a cage and toys though so it wasn't like I completely started from nothing. My little baby's name is Totes M. Goats and she has a huge personality on her. She is a Standard Grey female with a nub of a tail.

Yeah. She has no tail and looks like a hamster xD But she is so adorable. But she is all attitude. She crabs a lot to people (not so much to me unless I wake her up. and if that happens all hell is going to break loose so do not bug her while she is sleeping), she is quite picky and her sleeping habits are kinda weird.

She has bonded to me somewhat (though I might just be full of it. but she does groom my fingers and hand from time to time. so i think that's something right?)

Her appetite is pretty good. She likes quite a bit of things that I have given her. I have learned that she HATES peas (she will throw those out) and won't eat her yogurt treats. she won't even lick them she just ignores them. I have her on a teaspoon of pellets with fruit and veggies mixed in and will possibly be doing either the BML or HPW diet for her. I'm not very sure and have lots of questions on both of those.

Her sleeping is probably normal but since I am very very new with gliders I'm kinda nervous. She wakes up at around 10-11 pm and goes to bed at around 10-11 am. And probably takes naps in between those times (but I'm asleep so I'm not super sure. though she stays in my room so I do hear her when she is awake. She wakes me up from time to time when she comes to the side of the cage closest to my bed and barks at me until I pay attention to her.) I'm not 100% sure if that is good for her. Are they supposed to be up that late in the morning? She stays asleep in between those times only getting up to eat or drink or meander around for a couple of minutes about 2 or 3 times.

I'm going to post pictures of her soon to get opinions and maybe help with how she looks. As a new sugar glider mother I'm very nervous from time to time about whether or not she is 100% alright.

I'm really really in love with her and right now it is only her but I hope to get another little baby in the summer. I also hope to jump more into the community and learn even more about sugar gliders. (I have been reading this site for the past 2 months since I've gotten her. I just finally decided to make an account)

Thank you for reading!
Mar 12, 2014

 Expecting Joey(s)!!!

Posted by: NerdyHails
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So excited that Mio Starr and Woodstock are going to have joey(s)! This is my first time with breeding and they have already had babies before I have had them in my care. I am very excited and cannot wait! I took these pictures last night!




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