walk by a Vender at a Home and garden show, a Swap
Meet, gun or reptile show, or even a pet store, and you see a gorgeous
little face looking up at you with BIG nocturnal eyes. Please take me
home and love me, the eyes say to you!
cant take ASH home he belongs to thegliderlady
STOP, TURN AROUND, and do some research!! They
are cute, and furry, and when you see one of these adorable little
creatures, that’s been bonded to their owner, you will just want to
take it home right then!!
would like for those of you who see a glider for the first
time, and those who don't know about the demands and care of these
little ones to do lots and lots of research and
then some more research, before EVEN thinking about taking on
the responsibility of one of these adorable, endearing little
creatures. Most of the gliders that become rescues
are given up due to an impulse sale.
Most impulse bought
glider owners are not thinking of the special needs and care
they require to live a happy, healthy and content little life. And the
vendors who sell them do NOT tell you all the care and time you will
need to care for this lovely little pet.
The most prominent problem Vets see
with Sugar Gliders are health issues related to diet. Their diet is of
special importance. That’s why it’s so important for breeders and
anyone thinking about getting a glider to be certain this is
the right fit.
they live for 15 years if kept on a proven diet, and given the proper
housing and bonding time.
THE NUMBER ONE REASONS FOR
GLIDER ILLNESS IS IMPROPER DIET! BE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR GLIDER ON A
PROVEN DIET WHICH INCLUDES FRESH OR FROZEN VEGGIES AND FRESH FRUIT
This is a sample of
dinnertime at the gliderlady's house.
please tell the humans we need very special care, and we aren't the pet
for most people.
Gliders give eachother baths
by licking and cleaning. When you are bonded together your glider will
often bathe you as seen in the photo below.ALWAYS BE CAREFUL...many
substances are toxic to your glider and cases of death from things on
your fingers have been reported. If you smoke, or have been
handling cleaning solutions, PLEASE wash your hands before handling
your glider.better safe than sorry!
is a known fact that most Sugar Gliders that are purchased
on impulse are placed in rescues, or even worse given or
sold to someone else who has all the right intentions but none
of the knowledge or resources to care for this poor animal.This Glider
has had to endure neglect, bad care, bad diet, health issues,
little to no interaction. Their poor tiny, little
bodies have already been compromised and it takes a long time to get
them back to health.
Stress is another killer of gliders, and can
you imagine the stress these gliders go through when passing from
person to person looking for a forever home because nobody would take
the time to learn what it means to care for these little ones. The
saddest thing is we are an ever-growing nation of Sugar
Glider Rescues, and we are running out of room. Rescues
are full, and the Glider breeding mills keep breeding.
gliders are rescued with the very best intentions, but we can
only do so much for them, depending of the previous treatment
of these precious little guys! Most Rescuers, have an enormous
vet bills, food bills, and have NO time of their own, but choose to
dedicate their time and love to the rescues.
rescues, including ours, are funded with their own
money, and are blessed to get whatever small donations they receive.
TOP REASONS A GLIDER ISNT FOR YOU
require a lot of research and education
arent legal in all states
They require a lot of room to glide and play
need a LARGE cage and fleece pouches.
Many things are toxic to them.
They require a lot of bonding time or can become very mean
diet is hard and time consuming to make, and requires fresh food including
insects every day
cant go away for the weekend and leave your glider with a
neighbor like your other pets
require a 15 year commitment
cost a lot to maintain: food, vet visits, toys, cages, cage pouches,
bonding pouches and materials.
is hard and expensive to find an
experienced glider vet
are nocturnal and sleep all day
throw their food and are messy eaters
"potty" on you and mark you with their urine and scent glands