Sugar gliders?

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Sugar gliders?

Post by Iguanah » Thu, 23 Mar 1995 08:39:25



sorry..i know this is the herp newsgroup but i saw these adorable little
creatures at my favorite pet store and i would really love to get one.
There just isnt any newsgroup that this would fit into... anyways...anyone
with some or any info on these creatures please let me know...thanx!
 
 
 

Sugar gliders?

Post by John Colem » Thu, 23 Mar 1995 23:07:23


They are nocturnal and eat mostly fruit. As pets, they are boring because
they only come out at night.
 
 
 

Sugar gliders?

Post by Iguanah » Fri, 24 Mar 1995 09:12:37


the pet store also told me that if they are gotten as young babies that
you can "turn" them around to being active during the day...is this true?
Also i dont know anything about these little guys...i need to know
temps... what to keep in the cage...about thier natural
environment...heck...i dont even know what they are...are the marsupials,
primates, squirrels or waht?  thanx again..

iguanahed

Renee

 
 
 

Sugar gliders?

Post by cpop » Sat, 25 Mar 1995 15:44:37


I have a female SG.  I tried to mail you a bunch of info but I guess you
did not get it. Let me know if you are interested in a lot of info on
these cool MARSUPIALS.
                                                Caleb
 
 
 

Sugar gliders?

Post by Peyton Creadi » Sun, 26 Mar 1995 08:09:26


Hi, room temp is fine, a bird cage w/ room for them to glide around, and
a variety of fruits and veggies.
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Sugar gliders?

Post by Iguanah » Sun, 26 Mar 1995 10:25:35


i would love it...i got your letter and i tried to mail you but im not
sure if you got it....please send me some info!
 
 
 

Sugar gliders?

Post by dspi.. » Tue, 28 Mar 1995 15:29:23



Quote:
>sorry..i know this is the herp newsgroup but i saw these adorable little
>creatures at my favorite pet store and i would really love to get one.
>There just isnt any newsgroup that this would fit into... anyways...anyone
>with some or any info on these creatures please let me know...thanx!
>> I work in a pet store in Phx Arizona that has some sugar gliders for sale.

We have done some research about their care:

Diet:
        Sugar gliders prefer a diet composed of 70-80% high fructose fruits
such as Papaya, Guava, Mango, Canteloupe, Kiwi fruit, Apples, Oranges,
Strawberries.  20-30% of the diet is composed of animal protein sources
such as high quality dog or cat food or zoofoba worms.  In the wild, the diet
of Sugar gliders is primarily composed of the sap of a specific type of tree
found in its native habitat.

Behavior:
        Sugar gliders are noctural and they live in family groups in the wild.
While Sugar gliders themselves do not have a scent, they do tend to urinate
on everything, which gives their living area a strong urine/sugar smell.

Breeding:
        Females are ***ly mature at about 9 months, they often have
2 babies at a time, sometimes 1 and rarely 3.  They are marsupials and
usually produce 3 litters a year.

        Hope this info helps!

Petra


 
 
 

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Post by cpop » Wed, 29 Mar 1995 02:54:59


 Contrairy to what Petra posted, S.G.s rarely eat such sour or bitter
tasting fruits as kiwi, oranges, etc. Their diet is composed of 75% fruits
and veggies and 25% protiens.  The fruits can be in the forms of grapes,
apples, pears, melon they love, peaches, figs, dates, and raisins they
also love.  Veggies are: sweet corn they love,sweet potatoes, carrots
lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and sometimes celery.  They can also be
give mealworms a couple of times a week but not every day(same for
crickets)
        To start off a young S.G, it is good to go out and get several
different types of baby foods. NO sugars added !!!  But several types
of the fruits mentioned earlier.  Each night put a little of each on a
plate and see which they like..  This helps to get the eating a lot of
solids.
        Lastly, S.G.s are very family oriented.  They are socialable
animals that will bond to whoever is their main caretaker.  If yo want
them to be used to any one else amke sure that you get everybody
acquainted at an early age.  Be careful of too many people as they will
be confused as to who to love. You MUST interact with the S.G. every
day.  I have heard of stories from breeders that said some of their
customers S.G.s died from lack of contact
        If there are any specific Q's any one has, feel free to post
or mail me.
                                                        Caleb