Recently many commercial breeders are sprouting up, advertising in the internet to get fast money. I find it truly disgusting, cruel and down right wrong. And this is cause people support buying pets from pet shops or directly from suppliers because the price is cheaper. Yah, one may say that the price is cheaper and the joeys cuter but come on…. why support someone who is breeding for money? Why support someone who is snatching away joeys that are too young to be separated from their mom?
Just look at how a commercial breeder breeds them? Too bad the breeder is in Penang or else I would take a personal visit there. For now I’m judging by picture. The cage looks long but upon closer inspection, the long cage, which I’m guessing is about 2ft or 2.5ft the max, is actually divided into 2. There is a divider grill right in the middle. Each side of the cage only has 1 coconut and 1 container for water. Where would the food container be?
The ugly part is where he can actually produce 100 joeys at one time for sale. I have 20 gliders and they do not give me joeys at the same time. And how does a commercial breeder feeds and cares for 600 to 800 gliders? From one of the breeder’s customer’s pictures…. the joey looks underage, about 5 weeks old. I bet some are even as young as 4 weeks old. Now this not only happen to gliders, the same goes for hamsters, dogs and cats….
I’m still figuring out how this breeder can produce 100s of joeys in a span of a week or 2. Maybe it is not 600 gliders, maybe they have more. The price is of course cheap, people are attracted to the cheap price. I hope readers here will not be ignorant, learn from this post and support hobbyist breeders. Suppliers or commercial breeders or pet shops may trick you into thinking they are caring and informative but they lack in a lot of basic information. They may trick you into believing that small cages and simple cat food, mealworms and apples are the best diet. Some may trick you by saying gliders eat sunflower seeds and hamster food. So be aware of such things.