How did the sugar glider get its name?

The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods such as sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. While sugar gliders look like flying squirrels, they are not rodents. Sugar gliders are in the marsupial family, like kangaroos.

How can I keep track of my sugar gliders?

Many people use The Pet Glider to keep track of lineage. This is a free online site. Others choose to use their own programs themselves in order to maintain more secure data. It’s preferable to be able to track a sugar gliders lineage back to the founding gliders whenever possible.

What happens if you cant pay for a glider?

If buyer is unable to pay for glider or forfeits sale all but the 30% deposit will be refunded and glider is reposted for sale. We accept payments through Cashapp, PayPal, Venmo, money orders, checks (NO THIRD PARTY CHECKS). Also, Males won’t be neutered until the they are PAID FOR IN FULL and can’t leave until then!

What to do if your sugar glider is sick?

Monitoring your sugar glider’s behavior makes it easier to notice some of the most common signs of illness. These are signs that your pet is sick. Give your sugar glider plenty of rest for the next 24 to 48 hours. If your sugar glider suffers from constipation, you can try loosening the stool with a teaspoon of apple juice twice per day.

How can I tell if my sugar glider is bonded?

At first, your sugar glider may start crabbing when you come near and jump if you try to place it on your arm. Over time, it may sniff your hand or give you a small nip before climbing onto you. A properly bonded sugar glider should not crab when you approach.

What kind of behavior does a sugar glider have?

In captivity, a male sugar glider may still use its scent marking on belongings and may even decide to mark you. Neutered males are less likely to exhibit the marking behavior, but it can still happen. Sugar gliders are also nocturnal animals. During the day, they remain less active.

What kind of bumps does a sugar glider get?

Strange Bumps – Gliders can get benign and malignant tumors all over their bodies. If you notice any new bumps, make sure to consult your vet for proper diagnosis. Many pet stores sell supplies for small animals that are not safe for Sugar Gliders’ special needs! Remember that these are exotic marsupials, not your average rodent.