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Lets see… Hmm… Sugar Gliders I dont believe require a lot of vet visits. You just have to watch them very closely. Make sure they are eating properly and dont show signs of losing fur and such. I think its best to take them every so often for a Fecal test to make sure they are as healthy as they need to be. I think it would be better to google search further on the Vet visiting. I would hate to tell you wrong! I get most of my inormation from the breeder I got my little ones from.
My boys have only gone to the vet to have their nails clipped so far. Also! They dont need any shots! They really are(To me at least) some of the best pets. I WOULD suggest getting any male ones neutered. Males tend to mark a LOT. It would also be best if you have a male/female pair to get the male fixed. I dont think you want to have babies! haha!
I think your mother would REALLY adore them in the end. They are very much worth the time. They are very sweet, curious and loving creatures. Once they are bonded to you… You will be shedding waves of tears. I KNOW I DO.
ALSO… if youre going to purchase one (or two) I highly HIGHLY suggest going to a certified breeder. The people you see at Malls selling them are NOT to be trusted. I have heard their sugars are breed in mills and are also inbred. I have heard of many health issues with these poor babies…
If you really want one I think just assure your mother that you WILL be resonsible. Just be sure yourself before you purchase one! They get attached to their humans and will consider you apart of their colony. Losing you would be very devastating for her/him/them.
I wish you the best of luck ;u;. I hope I was of some help… Sorry I get carried away when it comes to these little bros.
Once you get a baby.. I would love to see a picture of it!
Klondike would bark sometimes at night. It was just his way of trying to get someone to come and be with him. Since Ive gotten Kodiak he hasnt made a peep really :). SOMETIMES they still bark… But not often at all.
If the barking is to bad you can move them to another room. Thats what I used to do.
I feed my guys frozen vegetables and fruits :). You can buy large bags at wal-mart and they last awhile! I also give them treats like meal worms, yogurt drops, and honey! You can order the yogurt drops and honey sticks off of ebay and the worms you can buy at local pet stores :D.
They also need something called HPW.
I always make mine and put it into an ice cub tray. Then at night after I cut up their food I pop out two cubes and leave them on top of their fruits and veggies to melt. They lick it up and eat it off their food :D. It smells really nice too! HA!
I can link you to a cheaper website to purchase the HPW if you want. its from the breeder I got my boys from. She is certified and very trustworthy!
Oh gosh Hmm.. Lets see!
Sugar Gliders are colony animals and also nocturnal. I originally only had one(Klondike) for about 2-3 months before I bought another one(Kodiak) so he would have a friend(Or little brother haha!). They need a lot of love and attention from their owners cause again.. They are colony animals. Some of them will actually self mutilate if they dont recieve enough love and attention. But then Ive heard of some that are FINE being alone and then being with their owners when they can. I would really recommend you to get two if you can! That way when youre busy or go on vacation you wont have to worry so much about your little friend. I personally feel safer knowing Klondike has a little brother to keep him warm and gives him more company when I cant be with them.
now onto some other stuff!
They LOVE toys. They are very curious little animals. Ive bought my boys lots of Baby toys! YUP… Baby toys!! You CAN buy some cat toys like balls and such but be EXTRA CAUTIOUS of Catnip! Catnip is very toxic to Gliders.
Its best to rotate their toys every night and to hide treats in the toys or just around their cage. My boys love finding their treats and Klondike really enjoys knocking his toys over when Im almost asleep. What a little weiner.
A real good toy for starters and also one they will never tire of is a WHEEL! But you must be cautious as Ive heard horror stories of some wheels. I highly recomend getting a STEALTH wheel. Its also the wheel I have and Ive had no poblems.
Prepping their food everynight is really the only thing that may take up about… 10 minutes of your time I guess?
They really arent hard to take care of in my opinion. But you have to be commited to them and they will be some of the sweetest and most loving animals you will ever have!
Im sorry if I babbled on to much. There really is much more information on them. its overwhelming sometimes but you get used to it quickly!
But really..They ARE easy to me :D. I enjoy them a lot! They are both sitting here with me as I type this haha!
Please feel free to ask me anything on Sugars !
If I dont know the answer then I will help you find it. Or point you to trusted websites!
Im also sorry it took me awhile to reply. I was on vacation C: