In the recent months, I have received many people coming to find me at Pet Epicure for my free consultation services and grooming. Thank you coming and I’m glad that I have helped many people with their problems.
I will open an Appointment Page in my blog so that you guys will know when and what time I will be at Pet Epicure as well as with the address and map. I will update with exact dates. So stay tuned!
Thank you guys for the support you all have given me throughout these 6 years. I was once a newbie that didn’t know anything about gliders but through the years I have learnt a lot about sugar gliders and about breeding them.
Many have given me calls, emails and SMSes, wanting sugar glider joeys. Just a gentle reminder, I’m not a commercial breeder so my joeys are limited. For now, all joeys are fully booked till end of the year. Will most likely, but I cannot promise this, most likely will have a few joeys in January or February. If you would like to get a joey from me, you have to be patient and understand my terms and conditions. Respect my T & C and I will respect you.
Anyway, big thanks to all my friends and customers for believing in me. You guys are the best.
Well, Baron and Cuppy went to their new homes last week. Both are now in Malacca, enjoying each of their homes. I didn’t get to take a last photo of them but they were huge, Baron being more than 60g.
Anyway, yes, I know I have been very very late with the updates but it’s because my life has taken a hectic turn with new projects coming up in my uni life. Even updating the Facebook page is beginning to be slow.
Here is Peanut and Butter. They have grown so much. I have not weight them yet but I suspect they are around 50g or more since they feel so solid and bulky in my hands. They are ready to go to their new homes already but their owners will take them later.
Then here we have Koda and Kristy. These 2 have a little yellow shading on their heads. Hopefully it stays. They are already begining to try solid food already. They will be ready for their new homes soon but again, their owners will be taking them at a later date.
Then here with have the naughtiest little joey, Arizona. She is Miss Complain Pot. Why? Because every little thing she crabs to complain. LOL…. people who saw her last week have witness just how vocal she is at crabbing. But she is super active and sleek looking. She will be going to Eugene this Sunday. My lil crabby pot.
Arizona doing her balancing act.
Then next are Emmy and Emma. These 2 girls are so dark, they are considered Black Beauties. Still nursing but will begin to eat solid food soon. very pretty girls. They will be the last of Sugus’s joeys as she will begin retirement next year.
They look big don’t they? Any they are still drinking mom’s milk.
Now here are Max and Magic. They OOP on the same date as Emma and Emmy but their growth is not as fast as those 2. Max and Magic still got their babyish looks. Still nursing, they are growing soundly. Mom is taking great care of them. They are lucky as the first batch of joeys were rejected last year.
Aren’t they just such cutie pies?
Then lastly is Kailey. She is small, she OOP on 3 August 2011. Joey to Kiah and Kimba. She follows much like Kiah, very dark features on her face. She will be going to Luoyun at around end of September or beginning of October, depends on when she starts to be independent.
Alright, I hope these updates will brighten your faces with broad smiles. Playing with these joeys are really a joy, but taking their pictures can be an extreme workout because they do not sit still for the camera.
I think I did the right thing by opening a Facebook page…. so far I’m getting many “Likes” and people have been asking me lots of questions and also for help through facebook. The power of social networking… amazing. Anyway, a girl and her sister were very worried about their joey and came to find me all the way from Kuantan if their joey was ok or not.
Little Berry is a very young male joey. I really really hate petshops. Little Berry has to suffer because of petshops looking for money. Let me explain further. Berry was a from a very famous petshop in Klang Valley. They were told the joey was 2 months old…. but he is actually only 4 weeks OOP. His upper front teeth has not grown yet. Anyway, the owners felt worried so they visited another famous petshop that told them to feed one of the most common sugar glider diet, HPW…. I was kinda surprised why they did not recommend the joey milk replacer…. Hmmmm…. anyway, from my experience, underage joeys should be taking milk till they are 6 weeks to 7 weeks OOP. Because of the petshop advising them to feed HPW, they followed….. but Berry’s digestion could not tolerate the high amount of honey.
I know alot of you have come to realize that I’m no fan of the HPW diet because of the amount of honey. Imagine 1.5 cups of honey to 2 cups of water…. I don’t even take that much honey. A teaspoon of honey to 1 cup of water is enough for me as a drink. It’s just not my favourite diet to use but I do advice people to use it if they have no choice since the HPW diet is readily available at most major petshops.
Anyway, Berry couldn’t tolerate the excessive amount of honey. As a result, he began to suffer from diarrhea and it didn’t stop. His owners were so worried that they brought him to me. They actually brought to a vet in Kuantan and the vet was so new to gliders, he/she said that the joey was healthy. Anyway, good thing they had 2nd thoughts and brought him to me.
Berry is now under my care. His owners asked me if I could helped them to take care of him and I volunteered. He only weighs about 12g. My 1 day old OOP joeys weight 12g….. so… he is seriously not absorbing any nutrients from the HPW. It just goes in and comes out.
My article here is not to point fingers or scolding anyone or anything but just to make everyone aware that petshops are only in it for the money. They have no heart about the joeys. They care about sales. Even agents or resellers or commercial breeders are the same. Be wise when you choose a breeder or seller. Your heart will suffer the most, just like how Berry’s owners are so heart broken now.
Now, I just hope he survives. I can see that he is trying to be strong by crawling up my arm and walking all over my table. He still has diarrhea but at least he is eating every 3 hours.
Please pray for Berry so that he stays strong. I’m doing my best at helping him survive for now. Let us hope that he makes it through.
His owners have allowed me to share this because in a way, it will be educating people more about purchasing from pet shops and also about underage joeys. Thank you Berry’s Owners.
Real sorry guys, but I will only be able to update the blog next week onwards. Been so busy. I know you all are eagerly waiting for pictures so…. just be patient.