Sugar Glider Care
Sugar Gliders – The Ultimate Pets
Welcome to my site, Sugar Glider Care. You will find in the following pages everything you need to know and understand about the fun, loving, and exciting little pet known as the Sugar Glider or Sugar Bear.
My name is Gina and I love sugar gliders and have been raising them for several years. I thought I would provide readers of this website some knowledge, information and tips that has taken me years to learn but which I want to provide to you, the prospective owner as well as the experienced sugar glider owner to gain further knowledge about these lovely little pets.
Let’s get to know a little bit about the Glider.
The sugar glide is a marsupial that hails from Australia and the islands closest to Australia. These little tree dwellers are quickly becoming one of the most popular pets to have. There are unique pets that can provide their owners with a lot of enjoyment if the owner is prepared to care for the little creature. The following information on sugar glider care is meant to prepare you to own these fun and unique pets.
The very first thing you need to know is that these are mainly nocturnal pets; being mainly nocturnal these little pets will be the most active at night. You will see very little of them in the daytime as they are sleeping during the day. At night is when they come out ready to eat, to play, and explore their surroundings. Be prepared for this so that you are not disappointed by not seeing a lot of them during the day, and you cannot change these nocturnal tendencies by keeping them awake to make them tired at night. Their bodies are designed with the nocturnal settings already in place and they will stay that way.
Be prepared when you decide to get a one of these pets that the sugar glider lifespan is from twelve to fifteen years. This is a long term commitment when you decide to raise these marsupials. The little creatures will be totally dependent on your care and provisions because the regions of the United States differ a great deal from their natural habitat. There is not even a commercialized food for the little fellows so you will need to do your research in order to provide them with their nutritional needs(see my article “Food for Sugar Gliders”). In return these playful and fun loving pets will give you several years of pure enjoyment.
Part of sugar glider care is getting the little guy to trust you and feel secure with your touch and your presence. One of the best ways to establish this trusting bond between yourself and your pet is to carry the baby sugar glider in sugar glider pouches that are designed for this purpose. The pouches are crafted so the marsupial fits inside and can be carried around outside of their cage by you. This allows for them to bond with you much like a newborn child bonds with its mother. They come to trust you and to feel secure when they are with you. You can also continue to use the pouches anytime you need to carry the pet away from their cage throughout their life. They will feel safe and secure during any transport, and this will mean they are happier pets.
These pets have distinctive personalities like most animals, and as the owner you will learn to listen to the sugar glider noise your pet is making and you will be able to tell what the little one needs, or is trying to express to you. These animals bark at times. It will remind you of a very small puppy yelping, and the meaning to this barking is different for the different gliders. Some of them use this noise as a warning, and some use it to demand attention from their owners. Pay attention to what your pet is doing when they bark and to everything that is happening around them. This will let you determine what your pet is conveying when they make this noise.
The gliders will make a noise that sounds like a kittens purr, but you will probably rarely hear this sound. The pet must be very close to you when they are engaging in the purr for you to hear it because it is a very soft and low sound.
When these animals are scared they make a noise that is referred to as a crab. This is their only natural defense and when you hear this sound they are trying to tell you to leave them alone, they are scared and they do not want you to handle them. This noise will gradually increase in pitch and then decrease. The sound is alarmingly loud for such small creatures but its intention in the wild is to make the animal sound bigger and more threatening than they actually are. Do not force the glider to interact with you when they are making this noise.
The little gliders will often make a noise that sounds like hissing. Most of the time this means the animal is upset with something and you need to observe what is happening in and around the cage to determine what is causing the hiss.
These little pets will make a chattering sound that will remind you of a squirrel, and it appears that this is a racket they make when they are pleased with their life. They also chirp when they are engaged in activities like eating a food they really like.
A new Sugar Bear will cry when it is first removed from its mother. You may never hear the sound again but this is the sound of the little one crying for its mom. When you engage in sugar glider breeding you can sometimes hear the mother singing to their babies in a sweet and rhythmic tone. The pitches and the changes will definitely sound like singing to you.
There are many other things to learn about these creatures like when you can expect to see the sugar gliders gliding technique, and the other sounds they make. These are amazing pets and well worth investing your time and resources in, because the payoff for you is pure enjoyment.
So, please read more from my website, and I am confident you will learn more about the sugar glider and realize how special they are as pets. I highly recommend, since I write them, that you sign up for my email mini course where I will provide even more information and secrets about the sugar bear you will not find anywhere else.