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I need some help!!#

Jul 27, 2015

 I need some help!!#

I need some help I am a new sugar glider mommy of 2 unneutured males. I got them July 14 off bokoo after a month of researching. Their names are pikachu and squirrel... I have bonded to them but our bond could use some work!! And I have a lot of questions so please feel free to reply!!** warning this will be a very long post**

CAGE!!
My cage is pretty large. I am five foot and the cage without its stand from the floor up is up to my hips.... there is a removable tray at the bottom that I empty and wash down 1-2 times a week. My cage did not come with and level shelves though.... Is my cage ok??

BEDDING/TOYS!!!
When I first got my boys they came with a cage and some food and 2 safe toys everything else in there was not glider safe so I took it out...I ordered a bonding pouch, 15 pc cage set off Amazon( 2 cage pouches, 1 vine, 1 hide and seek pouch, 4 corner shelves, 2 square hammocks, 1 bridge, 5 pieces of fleece) I set it up well, I think. In addition to that I ordered a pop n play ball pit, a forage n play bird ladder, coconut hideaway, 50 bird clips.. I also made another vine out of safe cloth and made a nest box out of an old shoe box and hung it up high...but they chew holes in it is this normal??? I also but a rubber duck in there filled with sunflower seeds in there and they have a wheel..
FOOD!!!
Both my gliders seem healthy with fluffy tails .. pikachu is even fat!! And squirrels tail has finally fluffed out when before we got him it was not.... anyways... I have a water bottle in there for them as wheel as a shallow dish of water in the opposite side of the cage. I have a 2 types of pellet foods in different trays( vitasmart in a food bowl on the ground and the other one the came with in a different tray up high ) I sprinkle calcium, dried meal worms, and occasionally baby banana cereal over the pellets. I also have another tray filled with a couple of live mealworms(on the ground) and every night I cut up fresh fruits and vegetables into another tray with some sunflower seeds a gallop of yogurt and some glide a mins sprinkled over top... am I missing something?!??!?!


INTERACTION
I take both my gliders out for bathroom time at least twice a day for at least 30 min each time . Pikachu and squirrel now really would just rather chill out on me now. But squirrel is still a bit skiddish. And every time pikachu wants into my shirt let him and he almost always ends up biting my tummy #128557; there have only been a few times when he hasn't ... so these past couple of days I haven't been letting him or squirrel into my shirt ( only good and sometimes pockets)......
Alright I think that's covered most of it.... thanks in advanced and please help me out as I am very new at this and have had to get all my info so far off the internet..... and no there are no vets for sugar gliders in my area so hopefully there won't be any problems... once again thank you..

Xo



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Aug 02 2015 : 12:51:55 AM
pikachoo and sqirrel
Leela, I apologize I thought you were explaining to Mr , I nice see you are speaking to bossingham. But thank you for that info

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Aug 02 2015 : 12:49:10 AM
pikachoo and sqirrel
Leela, crickets?? I don't remember mentioning them . But I do have some and they were raised without BEDDING in general.

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Aug 01 2015 : 05:36:14 PM
Leela
Crickets have a serious risk! crickets are usually raised in a corn based bedding that can carry aflatoxins that can kill gliders when ingesting the crickets. Please make sure you know how the crickets were raised and verify that the cricket farm is NOT using corn based bedding.

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Jul 28 2015 : 12:05:04 PM
Bossihamham
Wow that's a lot of questions.First keep doing research. You should get your boys neutered. That will help with the smell they have and prevent fighting in the future. Your cage seems big an it's great that they are getting safe toys. Gliders don't need ladders and shelves. They are very good climbers so don't worry about those. The most important thing you should change is the diet. Gliders SHOULD NOT be fed a dry pelleted food. Their throats and mouths aren't designed for it. Get rid of the dried food. It can cause lumpy jaw and they aren't going to get the nutrition they need from that. Gliders should be fed a liquid type protein. Look on this website for the recommended diets. Many of them you blend honey, eggs, protien powder, and sometimes a supplement like calcium. There are many different diets. Pick one that suits you best. Some diets require certain types of fruits and veggies to be served with it. Give each glider one tablespoon of protien, one tablespoon of fruit, and one tablespoon of veggies each night. The mealworms should only be fed as treats. They are very fatty so only a couple a day. Crickets are less fatty so you can give more of those. Try to feed less treats to your chubbier glider so he can lose a little weight. Also try to find a vet. Glider hid their sicknesses well so when they show that they are sick it usually mean they have been sick for a while. Where do you live. The people on this forum can help you find a vet. You should also put your questions on the other parts on this forum. The journal doesn't get too many responses. Hope this info helps and congrats on your sugar babies

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