Should My Sugar Glider Have Free Run Of The House?
23:59 Hi im emailing you about your sugar gliders.. My mom fell in love taking care of my grandmothers two gliders and now she wants her own so I was interested in getting two for her... I know its posted as free so could you contact me on details and location please thank you
Sugar gliders are tiny marsupials that are native to New Guinea and Australia. They inhabit open forests, where they live in trees as family units. Sugar gliders move from tree to tree using their gliding membrane that extends from their forepaws to their ankles. In this respect only, they resemble the American flying squirrel. Their furry tail helps serve as a rudder and is somewhat prehensile. Free-ranging sugar gliders are omnivorous. Their natural diet in the winter includes the “sugary” sap of various eucalyptus trees. During the rest of the year, they are primarily insectivorous, feasting on moths, beetles, insect larvae and spiders. Fruit is not a major component of the free-ranging diet. Being a marsupial, sugar gliders bear young that complete their development in an external pouch. Before purchasing a sugar glider, one should inquire about state and local laws regarding ownership and obtain proper permits or licenses.
Sugar gliders eat manna in the wild. Manna is a crusty sugar left from where sap flowed from a wound in a tree trunk or branch. Gliders also consume honeydew, which is an excess sugar produced by sap sucking insects. Honey and fresh fruits are considered good substitutes for the sap, manna and honeydew free ranging sugar gliders eat naturally in the wild. As November represents a month to focus on gratitude, we would liketo express our sincerest gratitude to the sugar glider community forhelping support SunCoast'sservice. In August 2002, SunCoast Sugar Gliders started hosting this freeservice. It was created to help match people who must find a home for a sugarglider they can no longer keep with a home willing to open their doorsto a new sugar glider friend.Greetings Glider Groupies, Glider Newbies and Glider Wanna-bes! Welcome to the November 2010 edition of the GliderVet News.
This month, we’ll talk about items you might normally throw away that makegreat (and free!) sugar glider toys. Our favorite gliderjournalist will be answering a couple of questions in his Dear Arnold column. And last but not least,we're excited to have reached a wonderful milestone with our free Glider Exchangeservice, so be sure to read on for details.If during your search you have seen web sites screaming ""Do NOT buy a Sugar Glider before reading these FREE reports"or "Thinking about BUYING a Sugar Glider?" you should realize theseweb sites are operated by or influenced by a large franchise organization thatsells sugar gliders on impulse in malls and at events. More info on theseweb sites . If you believe the "gliders are easy to care for" and "just feedthem pellets and a slice of apple" info these people offer, we just ask yoube open to a different opinion and be willing to learn the proven husbandry practiceswe used since 1999. If you can accept our best practices for health andlongevity of sugar gliders, (see approach), we'd be delighted to work with you. We know our practices work exceedingly well, over many generations of sugargliders.We would say.. No. There are too many dangers in our big ol houses that they could get hurt or even killed by. Electric outlets are dangerous. Any wires plugged into those electric outlets can be just as dangerous if the sugar decides to chew on them. Open toilets are deathly for Sugars. Any standing water, in sinks, in soaking dishes, anywhere, could be the death of your Sugar. Who knows what they would find to eat. Chocolate is deathly to them. Some plants, if ingested, would kill them as well. Plus there are SO many places that your Sugar glider could squeeze into and get lost. Our personal opinion is to never let your sugar glider run free in your home without constant supervision by YOU. When you are done watching him run around and play, it's best to put him back inside his cage, when you know he cannot be harmed. Welcome to GliderVet, your resource for safety first, expert advice on our sugar glider friends! Whether you are a veterinarian, a sugar glider veteran, or a sugar glider owner wanna-be, you need to read GliderVet! Below is more information on the free monthly newsletter and subscription details.