Handling Females with Joeys in the Pouch; Do breeding gliders make good pets? What to do when a companion glider passes

Handling female sugar gliders with joeys in pouch By Lisa   Does a female sugar glider need to be fed differently when she has joeys in pouch?  Is it OK to handle her at this time? We often get asked questions by small hobby breeders about what to do and what not to do when …

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Consequences of Inbreeding; More Glider Lifestyle Information; Humidity in the Sugar Glider Room

Consequences of Glider Inbreeding  by Lisa Dear Lisa, Thank you for the great article on pedigrees. If anyone wants to see the results of inbreeding they need look no farther than my little Luna. Luna and her three cage mates were part of a group of 19 sugar gliders that were abandoned in a rental property …

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Update on PVC Cage Toxicity Issues, Breeding Gliders: Who Should Stay and Who Should Go?

Update on PVC Cage Toxicity Issues by Lisa These are all actual correspondences that I’ve received within a week of our last newsletter.  I will also mention that Kitty has also worked as a first responder in firefighting and an EMT.  She concurs with Lee’s knowledge of out gassing, which we discussed last month. Hello …

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Resting Breeding Female Gliders, Gliders on a Screened Porch, Safety for Traveling Gliders

Resting Female Gliders After Birth by Lisa Here’s a breeding question that seems to come up a lot.  I’m not sure where this idea of “resting” comes from, but I suspect like many other things glider, it’s kind of an old tale that just keeps coming back for more.  What’s your opinion? Dear Lisa, Do …

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Are Pedigrees Important?, Dear Arnold, Is my Lifestyle Suitable for Owning Sugar Gliders?

Are Pedigrees Important?  by Lisa As the popularity of sugar gliders continues to grow, the question of “pedigree” is becoming increasingly common.  This is particularly relevant when searching for sugar gliders of unique coloration.  As many of you know, we do breed a variety of special colors now, but this has only been part of …

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An Unusual Looking Sugar Glider, Foraging: A Natural Instinct, “Pet Wanted” Ad Scams

An Unusual-Looking Sugar Glider by Lisa I have to chuckle a lot when our customers are preparing for their new arrivals and say something like “send me some cute ones!” … And I chuckle inside because, seriously, is there such a thing as an ugly sugar glider?! Well, recently we had a first time mom …

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How Far can Sugar Gliders Fall Safely, Does Breeding Make Gliders Mean, Pets During Renovation

How Far can Sugar Gliders Fall Safely? by Lisa The case of the “Camp Shower Bonder” I picked up a camp shower room at KMart which is great for playing with my suggies.  It’s tall enough that I can stand up in it, the ceiling is mesh so they can climb all over it and it has …

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Emergency Vet Fund, Gliders as Gifts, Breeding Gliders # 2

The Emergency Vet Fund (EVF) By Tom Havens, Administrator of EVF I don’t know exactly when the EVF actually started.  I don’t think anyone does.  Several glider lovers got together to help gliders and their owners many years ago.  Mostly they helped anonymously, not asking for anything in return but wanting to help in anyway …

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Introductions aren’t working, can I try something else?; How long can sugar gliders breed?; Rapid fire answers for Glider Newbies!

Extreme Introductions by Lisa   Most people agree that sugar gliders are much better adjusted when living with at least one member of its own species.  This is the sugar glider’s nature after all; it is the way Mother Nature intended them to live.  So forcing a sugar glider to live alone, without its own …

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