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Jul 6, 2015

 SM from foot injury

Posted by: ANHudson
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My female glider, Lotus, started attacking her foot after the circulation was cut off from the foot (she'd gotten it tangled up in a rather worn pouch--in hindsight, I really should have replaced it sooner). She'd been on pain meds, an anti-inflammatory, and an antibiotic, and both my vet and I believed she was really making a recovery. But about two weeks after the initial injury, about the time that I had to start pulling back on her pain meds because she wasn't eating (dropped 87g-83g in a little under a week), she started attacking the foot. She'd exposed two bones and ended up needing the digits amputated.


Surgery went well, but she hasn't been adjusting well to the e-collar they put her in (I was advised to leave it on at least 3 weeks). She fights it constantly and has even managed to rip off one of her nails fighting it. It kills me to see her so miserable. I've read that e-jackets may be an alternative to the e-collar, but will it prevent her from getting at that hind foot?


Thanks in advance for any advice!

Jul 3, 2015

 Minerva

Posted by: Regina_fallangi99
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My sugar glider is kinda big and I want him to get skinnier and I'm not sire what kind of exercise to give him or even the food. So anything would help thanks.
Jun 29, 2015

 My tame sugar glider is jealous?

Posted by: sweetNneat2
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I need some serious help. I have a sugar glider who was so close to bonding with me. But then I went out and got her a cage mate. I set the cages side by side and for a week switched the cages atound. Ever since I got this new suggie my very tamed one has been biting me and crabbing at me. What happened? Is she jealous?
Jun 27, 2015

 about my journey as a sugar glider parent so far

Posted by: JMarie
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Well lets see where to start...a few years ago I asked my parents if I was allowed to get a sugar glider and the answer was no. I had a freind who had one and I absolutely fell in love with their little cuteness (who wouldn't they are just so adorable). Since I live with my parents I have to get the ok for any animal that comes into this house...although I ignored that fact when I bought a puppy to try and help teach my son responsibility and I'm the one cleaning doggie mess cause he acts like it is some kind of disease. I actually got yelled at like I was a 10 year old who brought a stray home lol. Well my parents meet the pup and fell in love like they always do with puppies. So I tried for a bird...no...tried for lizards...no. Basically every animal I asked to bring into the house was a no so I basically gave up.

Well Pocket Pets was at the mall and my mother fell in love (it must be a love at first sight with sugar gliders cause everyone always seems to want them from that moment). My parents fell for the whole sales pitch and got two and thought they would be great for my kids. Stuart and Sugar (male and female suggies) the cage, food, and everything else they sold to go with them. They followed what they said and I felt uncomfortable with it all after I sat and listened to a cd that came with them. Of course they said dont listen to anything websites say and that made me curious as to why. First though I contacted my friend and asked him what he feed cause I remembered he never feed pellets. Well he just feed his whatever he ate and that didnt seem right to me either so I decided research. I am so glad I did research and found this site. I had confusion on food and only knew I wanted away from Pocket Pets pellets and vitamins. I was so scared I was gonna under or over due the vitamins. They said a sprinkle and I am sure my sprinkle is not the same as everyone else's sprinkle. I was really confused on how much fruit and veggies also. So I came on here and thankful someone was nice and helped guide me in the right direction.

I was gonna go with the BML diet and was out to get all the hings I needed but before I went to the grocery store I figured it would be smart to get the stuff needed from the pet store. Sounded easy enough at first. No ordering online makes fast switch away from pellets. Well I searched and searched and for some odd reason everyone was out of rep-cal calcium. Go figure one ingredient I needed and nobody had it available. So I decided if I have to order that one ingredient then whats the difference in ordering wombaroo high protein. I can look more into other diets. I read more into the diets and came to really like the sound of gliderkids staple. Hey if one didnt work out I had more options and more variety of fruits and veggies. I oordered what I needed and waited for the wombaroo high protein and the now calcium to come in he mail. I was really impressed with how fast I received everything. Once I had that I headed off to the store to buy the rest of the ingredients. I have learned that I truly hate the smell of hard boiled eggs but hey I dont have to smell that every day thankfully. The first night I feed gliderkids staple 1 they seemed a little hesitant at first but sure enough they gobbled that down. The next morning everything but their veggies was gone.

Now everytime I go to the store I try to pick up a new veggie and fruit for them to try. I learned they are picky. They absolutely hate spinach and blackberries. They dont care to much for carrots, okra, raspberries, asian pears, papaya, or bananas. They love blueberries, corn, peas, kale, yellow bell peppers, peaches, mangos, and apples. Okra they only touch if raspberries are ontop to where the juices absorb into the okra but they usually leave a lot of both. I have just started to look at what type of fruits and veggies I should avoid feeding a lot of even though I knew about mixed veggies because of corn. So there is still learning to be done in that area and I am slowly getting the hang of it. I even learned how to do the ratios. It kinda stinks though cause the grocery store down the street from me doesn't carry a good selection at all in fruits or veggies.

I have learned how to make some toys and thanks to my dad owning a rotary tool that saved me on cost. I am constantly looking at toys others made to get ideas and every chance I get I fiddle around on color combos and putting things together (mostly when my 2 year old is sleeping). I have learned how to make no sew pouches cause I stink when it comes to sewing. I have tried multiple times making things in my past and I just can never get the stitching straight or right in any way. I plan to buy few cage sets in the future. And maybe toys that others made but first I have to focus on things that are needed that I cant do myself.

I am happy my parents had took their hands out of the main care for them and are allowing me to make the best decision on the suggies care. With that I have been able to make sure they get the best care I can give them to thrive in captivity.

Wow that was a lot more than I planned on typing at one time. I am shocked my 13 year old with adhd had not come talked my ear off while fidgeting and my 2 year old begging for my attention after 2 minutes of play. I have so much more to say but I think I wrote enough for this entry. As I learn more and experience much more I will post an update on the little fuzzies.
Jun 24, 2015

 OLD age.

Posted by: Woolfkrazee
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My boyfriend and I adopted a family of four gliders in November. A mother, a father, and a brother and sister. The joeys were a few months out of pouch, we could tell. But we failed to ask background info on them and no longer have the contact information for their previous owners. So now I don't know how old the parents are. I have no clue how to tell. I've been under the impression, lately, that the mother glider is a lot older than we thought. She's very laid back and slow moving. She's lazy and has gotten fat since we first got her. For a while, we thought she was just lazy but I've been wondering lately if, actually, she is just getting old. I want to know how to tell. I tried Googling it and the only results I've gotten were, "How to tell if the joeys..." "How old should sugar gliders be when you adopt..."

It never answers my question! How can I tell old age in my sugar glider.

Please, if anybody knows, I would like to know too because I want to be sure we give her the proper care for an older glider.
Jun 19, 2015

 Gonna be a new owner

Posted by: Bossihamham
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Hello, everyone I plan getting two female suggies next month. I was so happy to find this website. Thanks for posting the truth about PPP I was gonna buy their food. But I have chosen a healthier diet for them. I plan on getting them at an exotic pet store not too far from where I live. I'm so excited to get them and I've been doing research like crazy. I wanna know some tips on picking out them when I get them and some bonding tricks. Also does anyone have some safe easy to clean toy suggestions (I know about not using the wodent wheel I plan on getting a raptor) thanks in advance everyone.
Jun 12, 2015

 looking to purchase a glider, I live in New York

Posted by: d.hotaling1982
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Hi my name is Diane Hotaling and I 'am a 33 year old mother of a wonderful eleven year old. I 'am a stay at home mom who has experience with a sugar glider and their needs. I really want to get a new sugar glider my last one was the best and most memorable pet I ever had but I got her at a old age and sadly she passed. I decided to wait til I felt my son was mature enough to handle one correctly and safely before I would get another and I needed time to mend my broken heart over my loss. Although NOW IM READY to get a new member for my family but it is more difficult than I thought to find one. Does Anyone KNOW WHERE I COULD INQUIRE OR PURCHASE ONE ALL MY INFORMATION IS IN THIS PARAGRAPH......I reside in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY in a huge luxury apartment that is in need of a companion to share the home and love with. I have the time, experience, knowledge, heart and space needed to raise a sugar glider in a great and loving home where love and attention are never-ending. I really hope to hear from you soon... You can reach me at (845)485-4987 cell, (845)485-4987 or email at d.hotaling1@gmail.com. At times I do screen my calls due to constant telemarketing calls so if I fail to answer it is easiest to reach me by texting its you or your about to call and/or email me and I will surely respond quickly. Thank you for your time... Diane Hotaling and son John.
Jun 9, 2015

 pregnant suggie!

Posted by: crystal_95
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So I just found out my suggie lilo is pregnant, you can tell that she is cause there's movement but we don't know if its still in her or in her pouch. I'm not sure what to do when the come OOP, little bit nervous cause its my first time
Jun 9, 2015

 does my sugar glider just not like being held?

Posted by: sweetNneat2
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I recently bought a suggie about.. a week ago from a local exotic vet who was rehoming her suggie. She claims to have handled her everyday. I know it takes a long time to bond but she already trusts me enough to carry her in her pouch for multiple hours. She even falls asleep in my hands if i have her wrapped in a fleece cloth. The fleece cloth I use is one that I rub on my arms and neck everyday when I handle her. She even pulls it into her sleeping pouch and condos with her when she sleeps. I also put some of my worn cloths on her cage and she always spends time smelling them. She loves eating from my hands and hasn't biten me yet. She doesn't mind me petting her in the pouch or in the cage but when it comes to taking her out of the cage, all she wants to do is jump and get away from me as fast as she can. I tried tent time but all she did was sit in the corner and shake dramatically and if i ever moved she would stand on her hind legs and crab at me. Does she just not trust me yet to even have her in the tent or bathroom? I have 3 other suggies and i got them all as 8 weeks OOP joeys but this one, she's 2. Is it maybe because she's older?
Jun 8, 2015
Jun 1, 2015

 New to owning a sugar glider please help

Posted by: Detzler12
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I got a 8 week old sugar glider 2 weeks ago and I named him Jack. When we first got him he crabbed a little bit but not too bad and seemed to be adjusting to me and my husband well. Then by the time we had him for a week he seemed to be pretty bonded and would let us touch him and he would sleep on us without any crabbing. During his first week and a half with us I kept him in a smaller cage because I had to order his cage online and I had not received it yet. Well I got his big cage last Thursday and since we put him in the big cage he has gotten really mean and as soon as we out out hand near the cage he lunges and tries to attack. Does anyone have any suggestions on why. He is now ten week oop.
May 31, 2015

 Bonding?

Posted by: Emilyann1
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About a couple days ago I received a year old male sugar glider from my cousin. My cousin told me that his recent owners never played with and neglected him. So I've been trying to make up for what they put him through, but I'm struggling a lot. He lets me give him treats and rub him, but he will not under any circumstances let me pick him up. When ever I try to pick him up her either bites me or crabs at me. I also can't pick him up because he hides in his wheel all day long. Should I take the wheel out? I don't know what to do. I'm afraid to pick him up because when ever I try I get bitten or crabbed at. I don't know what to do. HELP!!!
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