Posted by: TotesMaGoats
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!