Sep 28, 2013
Sugar gliders not getting along
Posted by: Niquole823
I got three sugar gliders for my birthday in August. Two male one female. Judging by the size and relationship they seemed to have we thought that the smaller male (Doctor) was the baby of the other two (Amy and Rory). We didn't know much about their past other than we could tell they were neglected and mistreated. They settled in and took to us in about a day for the males and the female took 2-3 to warm up to us. They are very well trained now. well About a week ago I got another one. We had seen it o Craigslist. It was free because the guy didn't have time to play with it. So we figured what's one more? Another male (Master). And we would be helping out the sugar glider by giving it a better home. Well when we got him home he again warmed up to us quickly in about an evening like the others. Well when we introduced the gliders Rory (the slightly larger male, the dominate one) attacked master. And we've tried everything gee could think of. but we've had to put them in separate cages at night so that Rory doesn't hurt him. Because he full fledged attacks him. If I take Rory out of the cage and put Master in there with Doctor and Amy he does great and they play with him. But If Rory is in there Doctor turns on him and attacks him too. So right now we had them in two cagesat night. Amy and Master in one and Doctor and Rory in the other so none of them are lonely. Amy is very protective of Master. She doesn't let the boys bully him hen she's right there but it's been a week and Doctor has stopped but Rory hasn't gotten an better.
Sep 23, 2013
I feel Like a failure
Posted by: sweetsugarglider56
I started out with 2 gliders in april of 2011. The female died after about a year and a half for some kind of intestinal clogging. It took me forever to finally except that she was gone. My male was then alone, so I came home with 2 new gliders. These 2 were females. I was just thinking yesterday that maybe I can except that my first female(ginger) was gone. But that night I found my male in the bottom of the cage sick. I noticed him in the wheel that day, but didn't think much of it. But near feeding time he was struggling to climb. I picked him up and right away I noticed how weak and cold he felt. His eyes were practically closed and his ears were down. He was eating and drinking but I could tell that whatever had happened, it was probably too late for him. That night I didn't want to sleep because I knew what was coming. I prayed and prayed. In the morning he was dead. I don't know why. I have lost 2. i feel like a complete failure and I feel like I need to give the new females back. I think I'm done with this.
Sep 1, 2013
Posted by: aaliyahb123
so today, I just got the new members of my family. 4 new sugar gliders.
I brought home 3. The mother the father and their joey. turns out the mother is "pregnant" with another right now, and shes dues in about 3 months.
I build a HUGE pvc cage for them, I hope they love it!
Aug 30, 2013
Posted by: aaliyahb123
so, I have been considering getting a sugar glider for the longest time now, I have done so much research it would blow your mind. I haven't gotten my joey yet, but I am currently looking around for one. by next weekend I should have the new member of my family. I decided to build a pvc cage instead of buying one, im to worried about my joey getting zinc poisoning. The biggest problem I have right now would be the diet, I have looked at so many different websites and resources, but I cannot figure out exactly what to use, I have a general idea, but I want someone with experience to help me out. I need a schedule for feeding time and what exactly to feed my sugar glider.
Aug 27, 2013
Posted by: Morley11
I am going to take a look at my soon-to-be joeys the day after tomorrow!:3 And i just wanted advice on which gender is the best option... i heard that males are more playful although are more aggressive and smelly, whereas the females are more grumpy and shy although less smelly since they have less scent glands? is this true? and are there any other variables?
Aug 21, 2013
My female sugar glider has developed a white spot right above her nose
Posted by: Toridale
Idk if it's just a bald spot but it's right above her nose and it just showed up like a week ago
Aug 20, 2013
Me and my sugarglider Bubbles aren't bonded yet, she seems underweight and she acts sketchy or wierd. Help!!
Posted by: Spaceekitty
My sugarglider Bubbles, I have for a few months now. I get her out sometimes but I dont like having her run around my room because of the things she chews on and gets into. Were not bonded, so I dont get to hold her. She sometimes bites but not very hard. The previous owner gave me her and told me to feed her protein sugarglider pellets, cut apple, and a few fruit loops. Every now and then I give her some yogurt for a treat. Lately she seems skinnier and shes acting very different. She barely lets me touch her without her making a sound she does when shes woken up. I dont know what is wrong with her but she has plenty of toys and space in her cage. Sometimes she acts like she doesnt know me. PLEASE HELP !
Aug 12, 2013
my sugar glider looks depressed?
Posted by: msdelgado
my sugar glider would always be playing and all energetic. couple of days ago he started to change.. he seems so sad and all her does is sleep most of the time. he's only a year old and he's the only glider I have. please help?
Aug 9, 2013
Posted by: viciousencounters
Ever since April the girls and I have been going through some life changes. Eventually with the advice of Kazko and Ed the decision became finalized, the ladies would have to be split into two groups. The split was appreciated by one but it obviously broke the happy trio's heart, but in the end they will be better off. Up until yesterday one of the pairs had been living in the tent which was not the most ideal, hard to clean, play, and see them often. So we finally got them their own cage:
Luna and Ky loved it and their new Secret Controversy Canopy!
Aug 8, 2013
Posted by: TheBlueZebra
Is it normal for gliders to groom eachother? My gliders' cage is next to my bed room so I stopped by to play with them for a little bit before I went to bed. My boy, Nosy is really skittish so whenever I go near the cage he runs and hides on the top platform of the cage so I usually only get to interact with Bugsy, the girl. Today Nosy was apparetly getting used to me because he started truing to get closer to me, but when he did Bugsy would run over and just rub her face into all of his neck fur! I dont really know what this is but it looked kinda like grooming, the way cats do when they trust eachother. Of its not could someone explain this??
Aug 8, 2013
Posted by: ruffmeghan
I would like to know exactly what everyone feeds there gliders. I have five. They always have pellets in their cage. Every night they get fruits and vegetables. They also get either baby yogurt, baby food (chicken), or mealworms. Is this a good diet. I'm scared I'm harming them. Help!
Aug 7, 2013
Sugar Glider Rescue Map
Posted by: viciousencountersThe Sugar Glider Rescue Map
This map was put together to make it easier to find rescues near you that may have sugar gliders. A resource that will help give good gliders forever homes. On that note I would like to address the fallacy that older gliders do not make good pets because they are past bonding years. Older gliders do make great pets just as joeys can except you skip the "terrible two's" stage when you adopt a glider past it's joey years. You will also miss out on getting them use to humans, being away from their parents, and probably having to do introductions! Even though these guys are advanced in age they have their own personalities, go check them out at your local rescue and see if they are a good fit.
You might also try:
in both the Community and For Sale Section
Forum on GC or
My Pet Needs a New Home