Yes, I got a new guy in my life. He is round, got cute eyes, dreamy face, furry and hyper. Hahaha…. yes, a sugar glider, a male called Pugle.
I adopted Pugle from an advertisement on the Internet. It was from this guy, trying to sell him off coz the female ran away. Well, I just wanted to give a try and called this guy since the ad has been on the Internet for a week. I was surprised that it was still available since it was cheap at RM150. Ok I said, I’ll meet up and get him. Actually, I already have enough gliders but for some reason, I felt I had to call this guy up to adopt his glider.
Met the guy, nice guy who is a pet lover but unfortunately he has very little knowledge on gliders. I believe he bought them as joeys but didn’t tame them. Since the female ran away, the male was lonely. When I first saw Pugle, he wasn’t attractive. Crabby, he bites, a bit thin and had poor fur condition and he was really really STINKY! I dunno why, something made me take him home, guess I pitied this fellow alot. He crabbed all the way home in the car.
When I brought him back home, he was super scared, wild and bitey. I couldn’t even touch him. Even after a few days of leaving him alone in his new cage, he was quite wild. He loved Slurp immediately and he eats like he has never eaten anything before. Since he was so wild during his first few weeks, I couldn’t handle him, couldn’t get any photos nor weigh him properly.
But I’m glad patience and good food turned him around. Today he is as fit as a fiddle. Round and healthy. He already has a cage mate, Jessie. He now has gorgeous fur. I like his round face alot. Anyway, the best part now is that he is tame. I can handle him, bring him out to even free range in my living room. He doesn’t bite anymore nor crabs when I hold him. But he is not bonded to me yet. Hopefully he will soon. How old is he? I think he is about a year old. How long have I had him? Got him around the 3rd week of July. So that’s not bad, good progress.