I guess many of you guys are feeling kinda bored with what I have been posting…. yah yah, lack of pictures. Anyway, I got many joeys now…. and some on the way. So of course some cute pics will be coming up.
I just want to highlight another issue…. it just makes me mad when I see advertisements online with discriptions about sugar gliders all so wrong….
” Sugar gliders, easy to care pets. Only eats apples and cat food. Non-smelly and use small cage”
Wow, now that is super crappy….. Non-smelly? You sure? Sugar gliders do have a slight odour and I do know many people who have given up on their gliders because their family members complained about the stink from the gliders.
Yes, they do have an odour, and it needs getting used to. It’s basically musk in their pee and on their bodies. Females don’t smell so bad, but I have Jen in my room and she does give off a little odour. I’m pretty used to it but not everyone can accept a sugar glider’s smell. Their bodies do not have much of an odour unless they are breeding gliders. I’m talking about their cage. The male will musk alot if it is not neutered.
Are they easy? Yes and a BIG BIG NOOOOOO…. gliders are never easy. They are not like dogs and hamsters, where their food is dry and comes in a packet off the pet shop’s shelf. They need fresh food to stay healthy. They need the correct diet, the correct supplements.
I just feel like kicking some people when I see their classifieds online, no knowledge at all, offering yes, very tempting cheap prices but I pity the gliders a lot.
If you have friends who are thinking about getting a glider, then please advice them properly that these are not easy pets. If you do not have the passion for them, they can be very difficult pets.