Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

49 Pages  1 2 3 > » Bottom
Bump TopicReply to this topicRSS feed Start new topic Start Poll

Outline · [ Standard ] · Linear+

> = Sugar Glider Thread V17 =

eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:31 PM, updated 6y ago

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


user posted image




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Origin Class : Mammalia
Subclass : Marsupialia
Order : Diprotodontia
Suborder : Phalangerida
Superfamily : Petauroidea
Family : Petauridae

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A ) Introduction :-


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sugar gliders are little marsupials that have been taken as exotic pets in many countries. These creatures are different from normal pet rodents like hamsters, mice and rats. They have character, mood swings, emotional bonds and the sweetest nature for a pet that comes in such a small package. Commonly mistaken as flying squirrels, sugar gliders can be both easy and hard to take care. Their general care is much more complicated than pet rodents and they require a lot of affection and attention from its owners. Look at it this way, gliders are like 3 year old kids. They act cute and can annoy us sometimes while at the same time need our total attention and bond.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What is a sugar glider ?
A sugar glider is a small marsupial possum from Australia, and parts of Indonesia and New Guinea. They are not related to flying squirrels, and are considered exotic animals in the United States. Sugar Gliders are nocturnal, meaning they are active during the night, and asleep during the day.


Where did they get that name ?
Their name comes from their two obvious characteristics. Sugar or Honey because of their preference of sweet things, and Gliders for their gliding membrane called a patagium.


What does a sugar glider look like ?
An adult sugar glider head and body measure about 5 to 6 inches in length with a tail equal in length to aid in balance and gliding. An adult male in proper body condition weighs about 100g to 130g, where as an adult female will be around 90g.

The tail is fluffy, often curls on the end and usually is longer than the body length.

Sugar gliders have hairless ears that can be moved independently in order to pick up the smallest sounds.

A "wild type" or "standard" color sugar glider is gray or brownish in color with a long black stripe that runs from its’ nose to the end of the back. The underside of a sugar glider is a cream or white color. The last inch or so of the tail is black or brown.

They have large protruding eyes, like most nocturnal animals, to allow for a wider field of vision.

A sugar glider has five digits on each forefoot, with sharp claws to help grip branches. The hind feet also have 5 digits, and include a partially fused together 2nd and 3rd digit used for a grooming comb. There is also an enlarged, clawless, opposable big toe.

The sugar glider has a patagium, a furred membrane of skin that connects to the wrists and ankles on each side of the glider, used for gliding.

Sugar glider joeys are normally a nice slivery grey but as they age, they will shed away this soft joey coat and replace with their true colours. Some glider colours that we have here are the normal grays and a few shades of browns. Some would turn brown if they constantly stay in coconuts because of staining to the fur. You should not worry about the colours, for each sugar glider is unique in its own little way.

user posted image

user posted image
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:32 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


B ) Sugar Glider as Pets

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a ) Right Pet for You ?

Sugar Gliders are great animals, and can be a wonderful addition to your family. However, please consider what is best for the animal and yourself, as there are many PRO and CON for being a sugar glider owner. Too many times do people rush into buying these animals before looking at all factors, leaving many sugar gliders abandoned, homeless, sick, and even dead.

user posted image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Before you decide if a Sugar Glider is right for you,
please consider the following :-


» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

b ) Warning

Some night markets sell sugar gliders. Please be careful! People that choose to sell at these places usually are looking to "make a sale" and will pray upon impulse buyers. These "sellers" often come across as very knowledge, charismatic, and nice. Do your research extensively before choosing a place to buy your new pet. If they can't wait for you to do a bit of research, then either they have something to hide and/or they won't be there to help you along the way if you have any questions after your new baby comes home. The sugar glider community is relatively small. Ask for references, make use of online sugar glider communities, or even ask other sugar glider breeders. Make an informed decision when buying a sugar glider.

user posted imageuser posted image

These are photos taken at a PETSTORE, a very well known. Haih.
Notice the gliders are piled up to keep themselves warm. The bowl is empty, not a sign of a drop of water. The bedding is harmful, not to be used at all for gliders. And apple skins are to be the one found in the Exo Terra feeder. Feeding them with apples only? OMG. Gliders dont have any sleeping quarters too. SIGH.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Avoid IMPULSIVE BUYING without Researching At First !WHY ? Consider these :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As responsible sugar glider owners/lovers, we must do our best to educate potential owners. Most importantly, don't buy a sugar glider to "save" or "rescue" it. It only gives them room for more! Also, understand that many flea market/trade show vendors may only be guilty of one or two points listed above, others may be much worse.

The THUMB OF RULES is : A good n responsible breeder will be happy n wiling to show their buyer the breeding room n how they keep their glider. They make no attempt to hide anything from their buyer.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

c ) Choosing

We would recommend getting a sugar glider from a local knowledgeable breeder. This way, you can have someone locally that can help you with any questions you may have with you new glider, after it comes home. Also, you will have a chance to visit the place your glider is being born and raised, making sure it is clean and a safe place. You may also be able to find sugar gliders in a local pet store, but please, make sure the pet store is knowledgeable in sugar gliders. There are many pet stores that sell sugar gliders, but have very little knowledge in care or diet. Never try to save a sugar glider from a pet store or irresponsible breeder by buying the animal, as this will only encourage them.

user posted image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Always ask questions when choosing a place to get your glider such as :-

How long have they been in business?

Is there a guarantee of health?

Do they offer "after-sale" support?

Do they have any references?

You can expect a lot of questions being asked to you also. As a good breeder, they will make sure there sugar gliders are going to a good home. Too many people rush into getting these wonderful animals without considering what is best for the sugar glider or themselves, leaving many sugar gliders homeless as soon as the novelty wears off.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i ) Choosing your sugar glider :

Once you decide on where to get your glider, the time has come to pick your new glider. I would recommend getting a baby glider approximately 8-10 weeks out of pouch. Never purchase a sugar glider younger than 8 weeks of age. Always choose a glider that is bright eyed and bushy tailed, as this would mean that the glider is fully weaned, and ready to live on it's own. Make sure the young glider is eating properly, and isn't suckling on the mother any longer. You want a glider that is active, alert, and curious in nature. Be sure that the stools (poop) of the sugar glider is formed properly, and looks similar to moist mouse droppings. Ask to handle the glider, it shouldn't act afraid to be handled, and run at the first chance it gets. Every sugar glider is different. Some gliders may be shy around strangers. In cases such as these watch the breeder/owner handle the glider. If the glider appears afraid or tries to escape from the breeder/owner, ask questions. Try to keep in mind that even gliders can have a bad day, but be aware of the sugar gliders temperament.

ii ) Where to take caution when getting your sugar glider :

Pet Stores
There may be a FEW exceptions to this rule, however when possible avoid purchasing sugar gliders from petstores. Sugar gliders are nocturnal animals requiring daily human interaction. Most pet stores are closed during the times the sugar glider would be most active and wanting attention. Pet stores are loud, and can be quite busy with many different sounds and smells causing stress to the sugar gliders in their care. Most pet store employees know little about these wonderful creatures, their care, and their diet. A lot of pet stores will look to "simplify" a gliders diet, in turn compromising a gliders health, as well as passing on inaccurate information to new sugar gliders owners. Should you find a pet store you believe is safe, be sure to ask questions. Test them on their knowledge, and then decide.

Glider Mills
These are sad places where sugar gliders are kept in the poorest conditions. Little is thought of their care, health, or wellbeing. Animals coming from these places can be sick, and carry several different illnesses.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

d ) One or Two ?

Sugar gliders are very social animals. It is usually recommended that sugar gliders are kept in pairs. Gliders that are lonely can over groom, or even self mutilate. Please understand that loneliness is NOT the only possible cause of a sugar glider that is self mutilating. If you ever experience a sugar glider self mutilating, get to a knowledgeable vet ASAP. Extremely lonely and depressed sugar gliders have also been known to stop eating and basically "loose the will to live". Although these are extreme cases, it is something a responsible sugar glider owner must take into consideration and be prepared for.

Some sugar gliders tend to be "ok" when they are alone, but are prone to obesity and boredom. While you are a great "friend" and "playmate" for your sugar glider, you can't play, wrestle, and communicate like another sugar glider would. People are not usually nocturnal like sugar gliders. They will need someone to play and interact with in the wee hours of the morning, and a warm body to cuddle up to while they are asleep in their cage. From the lack of playing and stimulation that another sugar glider can provide, some sugar gliders may over eat and become obese. Of course there have been a select few cases where a sugar glider really was just fine being the only glider, but that is truly rare. Any sugar glider that is housed alone needs to be watched carefully to ensure the animals health and happiness remain intact. We do not recommend sugar gliders to be housed alone long term.

However, for first-timer to handle two unbonded sugar gliders is a bit tough and messy. We encourage newbie to get one FIRST, cope up with the first sugar glider's behavior, sounds, and bonded with it then proceed to the second one.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e ) Boy or Girl ?

What sex makes a better pet ?

Overall there are no relation to sex and temperament in sugar gliders. Males and females can be equally calm, loving, and bonded. Just like people, each sugar glider has a different personality. It is recommended when looking for a pet, to meet them in person before adoption. This will ensure that the sugar glider’s personality fits yours.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i ) Boy

Tell me a little about the males :
Males have scent glands located on their neck, chest, anus, and forehead, used to mark their territory. The smell is faint and hardly noticeable when the glider is in a clean habitat, on a good diet, and in good health. Intact adult males can be identified by the presence of a bald spot, on it's forehead, and the chest gland can also be seen. Males neutered before puberty, do not develop the scent glands responsible for the bald spots. Adult males will loose their bald spots upon neutering, as their scent glands will become inactive. The male sugar glider has a bifurcated penis which means it is divided in two. The penis is thin, long, and pink. Often times new owners will mistake their penis for a worm, or intestine. Males can be identified by the presence of a scrotum that has the appearance of a wart where you would expect a belly button to be. Males will reach sexual mature between 4 to 12 months of age depending on genetics, diet, and care. The development of the bald spots caused by active scent glands is a sign the male has reached sexual maturity.
user posted image

ii ) Girl

Tell me a little about the females :
Females can be identified by the pouch opening on her abdomen. The pouch opening is viewed as a vertical slit where you would expect to see a belly button. Females will mature between 6 to 18 months of age, depending on her conditions, genetics, and diet. The younger the female, the higher risk of neglected babies. Female sugar gliders have 2 separate vaginae and cervixes and a divided uterus Female sugar gliders cycle about once every 29 days. Pregnancy for a female lasts between 15-17 days. Upon giving birth, the babies move up into the pouch where they will remain the next 60-70 days. Females will usually breed until they are between 5-8 years of age. Some may breed longer. Females normally have 1 to 2 babies at a time. It is possible for a female to have up to 4 joeys in the pouch at a time. A female’s milk changes often during the developmental stages of the baby in the pouch. Female sugar gliders are able to maintain babies of different developmental stages. Each milk gland works individually and is able to change and support each baby at their stage of development.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

f ) What to Expect ?

On the visit, what to expect ?

So you have decided that a sugar glider may be the right pet for you. Breeders love to meet potential owners and their families. Be prepared to stay a while, as a normal visit can last 2 hours or more. Make a list of any questions that you have. While you are there, you can meet and handle some of the gliders, as well as learn what it takes to be a good glider parent. Most people come to knowing little about these wonderful animals however they leave there with a great amount of knowledge to decide if this is the right pet for them. We don’t think you should rush your in making your decision, and encourage you to think everything over.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Before your new addition comes home, what to expect ?

You have done your research, and decided that a sugar glider is the right pet for you. Now, you will need to do a little shopping. Be sure that you have everything you need before your little ones come home, this will make the home coming day run a lot smoother and less stressful for everyone.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SHOPPING LIST :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:32 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


C ) Care

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Before Getting Your Glider(s) HOME, please consider these :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a ) Housing

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i ) Size [ Small, Medium, DIY ]
user posted image

ii ) Accessories [ Sleeping Pouch ]
user posted image
user posted image

iii ) Feeder [ Metal Bowl, Plate ]
user posted image

iv ) Waterer [ Living World, Critter Canteen ]


v ) Toys [ Wheel, Bird Toy, DIY Stuff ]
user posted image
user posted image
user posted image

vi ) Bedding [ Breeder Celect, Newspaper ]


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

b ) Bonding

Bonding with your sugar glider can be a rough road, although once you get there, it is worth the trip. Gliders are very social animals, and bond fairly easy. The more time you spend with your glider, the stronger your bond will be.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are a few tips that can help make this process easier on you and your new sugar glider :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i ) How to Start ? [ Time, Love, Patience, Consistency ]

ii ) Aid [ Bonding Pouch, Scent Patch, Tent Time ]

user posted image
user posted image


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

c ) Introducing

Introducing sugar gliders can be extremely simple in some cases, but it can also be a long, slow, and stressful process.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are a few important things to consider when introducing new sugar gliders :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How to introduce sugar gliders :-


» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tips for newly introduced sugar gliders :-

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

i ) Cage [ side by side ]


ii ) Pouch [ through mesh ]


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

d ) Nail Trimming

The nails of your glider are made to cling to branches, climb trees, leaping and griping. Their little nails left untrimmed can cause little punctures up and down your skin while you are letting them play on you. This in turn could allow bacteria into your skin, which can result in a condition known as dermatitis. Trimming the nails of your glider is important not only to you, but as a safety precaution to them as well. It may take 2 people to trim your gliders nails until you get the hang of it.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You will need :-

i ) A towel / sleeping pouch

ii ) Nail Clippers

iii ) Another helping hand if available

iv ) Corn Starch, Nitrate Stick, or Blood Stopper

v ) Confidence


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is best to trim your gliders nails in the morning, when they are tired. Some gliders will allow you to trim their nails quite easily as they become used to the process. Use the towel to hold the glider, be careful not to hold it too tightly. If needed, cover your glider's head to reduce stress. Take the nail clippers and clip off the very end of each nail. Be careful not to cut too much of the nail. It will bleed if you cut off too much. Should bleeding occur, use cornstarch, nitrate sticks or blood stopper to help clot the blood and stop the bleeding.

There are also other things you can do to help keep your glider's nails down to size. Such as using a product from called the Nail-O-Matic. These products are both very helpful, however the Emery Track is adjustable to fit in many different wheel styles, and in my experience works faster, and holds up longer.

user posted image
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This post has been edited by eric138: Dec 8 2011, 09:33 PM
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:34 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


D ) Diet & Nutrition


user posted image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are many different diets available for your sugar glider, each diet has it's ups and downs. It really is controversial as to what the best diet is for a sugar glider in captivity.

Whether it is HPW Diet, BML Diet, PML Diet or others recognized diet, it's really up to you. The choice is yours to make.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Although any diet you choose, keep the following in mind :-

• A healthy diet is VERY important, serious health conditions will arise if your glider is not feed properly.

• Keep a positive calcium to phosphorous ratio, use calcium supplements that are non-phosphorous.
» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «

• A sugar gliders diet should consist of a protein source, vitamins, fruits and vegetables.

• Use vitamin supplements when necessary, but don't over do it, too many vitamins can be just as harmful as not enough.

• Start out by feeding about 3-4 tablespoons of food per night, per glider. If they eat it all the first night add a little more the next night until they leave only a little bit. Remember a sugar gliders stomach is about the same size of your thumbnail, and only holds less than a tablespoon of food/water.

• Often times breeders will offer pregnant or lactating mothers extra protein. Before doing this, be sure it fits into your current diet plan.

• Always follow the directions of your chosen diet.

• Fresh water and a high quality staple food must be available at all times.

• Feed you glider a varied diet within your chosen diet plan. This will prevent food boredom, and ensures a balanced diet. Example, feed various fruits, juices, vegetables, etc.

• Cat food or pellet base diets are not recommended. Sugar gliders are sap suckers, by feeding large amounts of hard food can lead to an infection in the jaw known as “lumpy jaw”.

• Do not mix diets. Each diet is balanced with the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Mixing diets can affect these balances resulting in either too much, or not enough of something.

• Give the diet a chance before deciding your gliders don't like it. Sugar Gliders can be like 2 year olds, and have similar eating patterns. One week they will go without touching any fruit, the next that is all they will eat.

user posted image
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:34 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


E ) Health & Hazard
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a ) Check Up

You need to bring your sugar gliders for a health check up, when you first took it from your breeder or petstore. Make sure your sugar gliders has a clean bill of health, so as to avoid transmiting unknown diseases to your current pets or existing sugar gliders.

In addition, you are encouraged to bring your sugar glider for regular medical check up every 4-6months. Sugar gliders who consume live insects may need to deworm regularly in order to maintain their tip top health condition.

user posted image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

b ) Disease & Disorder

Sugar gliders are excellent in hiding their illness, so make sure you're always alert about your gliders when they are sick. If your pet shows signs of illness, do not give it any medications unless prescribed by your veterinarian. Remember that with the appearance of any clinical signs, a qualified veterinarian should be allowed to make a definitive diagnosis. Identifying and treating diseases in their early stages is the key to successful treatment and cure. Like many other exotic species that become ill, sick sugar gliders are very fragile, and require prompt veterinary attention.

user posted image
Sick Glider

Upon request, below are one of the incident that happened on a sugar glider of forum member here. This is the first and rare disease encountered by sugar glider owner, nothing much can be done for treatment but it is good to pick up the information.

'Dr Jenny confirmed that Nutmeg died from organ failure, most likely the heart failure was the main cause because her heart overworked and her lungs cannot breath'

'The body naturally has a back-up system and usually if the body detects that an organ is failing, it will regenerate to overcome the problem but once the organ is deteriorating badly, the body cannot catch up and thus leads to organ disease and failure.'

'Sugar gliders are too small to detect such things. For bigger animals, a simple blood test and ultrasound can detect it. But for a blood test, a minimum of 3ml is required. 3ml of blood can cause death to a sugar glider due to blood loss.'

'According to Dr Jenny, a special ultrasound machine for small animals can only help and it is not available in Malaysia and many parts of the world. It’s a rare machine.'

'We can never know when organ failure can happen to a glider or anything smaller than a large rabbit. We can only detect it once it is too late.'

Symptoms:
Panting, shortness of breath
Lack of appetite
Sleeping on her back or hanging her front body to sleep upright (because of the water in lungs, she tried to take the pressure of the water off her chest)
Pale nose and skin
Inactive

'It is sad that since the sugar glider is so small, there is no treatment for it.'


Full Article:
http://imjustnotgoodwithwords.blogspot.com...-of-nutmeg.html
http://imjustnotgoodwithwords.blogspot.com...ry-of-joey.html

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Obesity :-
- Gliders that are obese or overweight generally are inactive and very round in body size.
Treatment : A bigger living environment with plenty of toys to stimulate foraging activity and a wheel.

Trembling or Shakiness :-
- Shaking or shivering right after waking up from sleep is normal for a glider. But if it continues after a few moments, especially the back legs and the glider has weak limbs, it could mean a calcium deficiency problem.
Treatment : Calcium supplement has to be given if it is the early stages. The diet has to be changed. Best to visit a vet for advice and treatment.

Hair Loss :-
- If hair loss is at the center of a male's head, then it is normal as that is the male's scent gland. If hair loss is at other body parts, be it in hairless spots or thinning of hair, it could mean mites or fungul infection or malnutrition.
Treatment : Seek a vet for treatment.

Lack of Appetite :-
- A drop in appetite or eating very little could mean a few things. Stress can be one of them and this is normally seen with gliders in new homes. Another would be internal parasites, as worms and microorganism in the gut can cause a drop in appetite. Another would be the teeth or jaw. Check the teeth for any breakage and make sure there is no swelling to the gums.
Treatment : If it is from new surroundings, it is normal. If appetite is small, visit a vet and get your glider dewormed. If teeth has problems, visit a vet for treatment.

Diarrhea :-
- Watery stool. If the stool or poo is moist like tooth paste, then it is normal but if the poo is wet and has no shape, it is diarrhea. It can be caused by new food, infected or spoiled food, or parasites.
Treatment : Home treatment would be to provide Glucose supplement and Gatorade or a non-carbonated isotonic drink diluted with water and increase in food high in fiber. A visit to the vet is a must as diarrhea is fatal, especially to joeys.

Dehydration :-
- A dehydrated glider will have dull looking eyes, very stiff skin. Check your glider's hydration by pinching the skin behind the neck. If it retracts in a second, your glider is safe but if the skin fold is still there after 1 second, then your glider is dehydrated and would need liquids fast.
Treatment : Feed water with glucose mixed with Gatorade or a non-carbonated isotonic drink. 1 water to 1 glucose mixture ratio.

Constipation :-
- A glider would have constipation if it doesn't take enough fruits and water. The usual signs are seen when a glider hisses when it is defecating or pooing.
Treatment : A teaspoon of pure apple juice twice a day would cure this.

Urinary Tract Infection :-
- This means difficulty in peeing. These may include bladder infections, urinary blockages, andkidney disease. These problems may be more common in gliders on very high-protein,high-mineral diets, such as large amounts of regular cat food. Signs may include bloody urine, straining to urinate or dribbling urine, lethargy, decreased appetite, increased thirst or urine output, protruding and/or discolored penis, and weight loss.
Treatment : Need antibiotics from vet.

Hissing during Urinating :-- It is an early sign of difficulty in peeing.
Treatment : Quickly get hold of pure cranberry juice and feed a teaspoon of it twice a day to your glider.

[B]Blindness :-[/B]
- Known as partial blindness in gliders, it is actually the cause from a high in fat diet. Gliders taking mainly mealworms or a lot of sunflower seeds in their diet would develop a layer on the eye that may look like your glider turned blind.
Treatment : Cut out on fatty food, change the diet.

Hind Leg Paralysis :-
- Weakness of the back legs. Can be seen when a glider has problems climbing, walking, excessively having trembling legs and may not be active anymore.
Treatment : This is due to a bad diet that lacks in calcium. Seek vet for treatment and change the diet. Include calcium supplements.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

d ) Glider Proofing

When letting your sugar gliders out to play, it is always a good idea to "glider-proof" the room first. Removing any dangerous situations that the sugar glider could get into can save it's life.

user posted image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How to Start ?

» Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «

eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:35 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


F ) Recommended

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a ) Vet


1) Dr Jenny

My Vet Clinic
No. 29-G, Jalan Cecawi 6/33, Seksyen 6, Kota Damansara, 47810 PJ.
Tel: 03-6142 2122

Dr Jenny can neuter male gliders safely.
The clinic can deworm and treat serious conditions for gliders.
Call before you go to make an appointment.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2) Dr Yeoh


YEOH VETERINARY CLINIC & SURGERY
126, Jln SS 24/2, Tmn Megah, 47301 PJ, Selangor
Tel: 03-78048684

Dr Yeoh can neuter male gliders safely.
The clinic is able to treat minor things on gliders and general check up but not great for serious cases.
Call to make an appointment.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:35 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


G ) Notice Board

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:36 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


G ) Notice Board

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:36 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


LYN SUGAR GLIDER OWNERS :-

1 ) kelvin_faye :
Cairo, DOA : 01/09/08
Daisha, DOA : 01/10/08


2 ) nezumitaro :
BB, OOP : 23/05/05
Kiro, OOP : 27/06/08
Oki, OOP: 21/02/09
Iko, OOP: 21/02/09


3 ) hackerzx :
Chuui, DOA : 01/08/07

4 ) SugarCoatedCandy :
Bella
Jayden
Lana

5 ) liyanaomar :
Phoebe
Joey
Naomi

6 ) Eric138 & Kaken :
Money
Micky
Belle
Sheila
Lara
, DOB: 15/06/09

7 ) muchan86 :
Dakota, DOA : 18/08/08

8 ) bardz :
Kurin de la Venga
Lilith Lazinsca
Fola
, DOB : 19/12/08, OOP : 24/02/09

9 ) pink_baby :
Minnie

10 ) babydugong & jtl :
Athena
Kit
Kat

11 ) wafiazizul :
Haru
Aki

12 ) emino :
Teddy, DOA : 01/02/08
Vicky, DOA : 06/06/08

13 ) shakeera :
Shino, DOA : 21/06/08
Sachi, DOA : 11/10/08
Shyla, DOA : 21/03/09
Acey, OOP : 06/07/09

14 ) teejay:
Gadget
QiQi
Bubba
Z
Timon
Pumba


15 ) ReBeLLioN :
Senget
Gelong
Milah
, OOP : 20/02/09
Leha, OOP : 20/02/09

16 ) mattemily_85 :
Gino
Lucas

Tiny

17 ) hanin_schum :
Dante
Danni

18 ) onezkatana :
Mac
Apple

19 ) jitshiong :
Twinkle, DOA : 21/10/05
Dexter, OOP : +- 18/02/08
Quincy, OOP : +- 01/07
Cassie, OOP : 23/02/08
Bear, OOP : 07/07/09
Queenie, DOA : May 09

20 ) vincent09 :
Ah Pit, almost 3 years as of 24/04/09

21 ) shazman :
Rocky, DOA : 23/07/08
Rambo, DOA : 30/07/08
Mimi, DOA : 23/09/08
Momo, DOA : 28/09/08
Sunti, DOA : 10/02/09
Dara, DOA : 16/04/09
Eamon, DOB : 19/12/08, OOP : 24/02/09

22 ) sharil :
Gizmo, DOA : 22/02/07
Molly, DOA : 23/02/08

23 ) cokekies :
Sweety, DOA : 08/02/09
Candy, DOA : 04/04/09

24 ) faerieC :
Milly, DOA : 03/09/08

25 ) mselee :
Kurin de la Vega
Lilith Lazinsca
Fola Lola, DOB : 19/12/08, OOP : 24/02/09
Don Giancarlo , DOA : 19/12/08
Don Demetrio , DOA : 06/02/09
Ribbon, DOA : 02/05/2009

26 ) chika loco :
Twileena, DOA : 26/11/08
Damian, DOA : 13/12/08

27 ) mingwei86 :
Salt, DOA : 02/03/09
Pepper, DOA : 02/03/09

28 ) RyoKenzaki :
Jelly, DOA : 01/06/09

29 ) afcmh :
MOMO, OOP : 14/05/09, DOA : 10/07/09

30 ) saramelia :
Ryo, OOP : 08/03/09, DOA : 25/05/09
Rynee, OOP : 19 /06/09, DOA : 01/09/09

31 ) Yvaine :
Baby Boy, DOA : 06/09/06
Baby Girl, DOA : 01/06/07
Cici, DOB : 08/02/09

33) Violin! :
Haylie, DOA : 04/06/09
Joshie, DOA : 04/06/09

34 ) loritanah :
Lulu, DOA : 19/05/09

35) yaniena:
mulan, DOA: 26/07/2009

36) sillyash :
rufus, DOB: 29/5/2009

37) farid87 :
panda , DOA 06/08/09

38) cacarots :
Cacarot, DOA 06/08/09

39) Lis :
Venita, DOA : 25/04/09
Molly, DOA : 21/06/09

40) Jolenelarhhs :
Crislyn , DOA : 09/07/09
Criscille, DOB: 01/09/09, DOA: 01/03/10

41) afiqheafy & lalatrashh :
Sugus
Skittles , OOP 15/05/09, DOA 23/08/09

42) Brazilianze
Bibiysh Babylon, DOB : 22/04/09, OOP : 28/06/09

43) Decoy_x
Blanket, DOA: 03/09/09

44) zaifer
Corn, DOA: 08/11/08

45) maxtee
Marlyn , DOA: 09/08/09
Caspian , DOB: 25/10/09, DOA: 25/12/09

46) elite87
Chico, DOA: 23/09/09

47) furious_spidey
Regalia, OOP = 08/09/09. DOA = 05/11/09

48) Jianshen
Sugar Baby, OOP = 10/08/09, DOA = 14/10/09

49) Amyhafiza
Lola, DOA = 07/08/09

50) Kimmiki
kiki-huhu, DOA= 25/10/09

51) Echah83
Zazi , DOA= 01/12/09
Chicha, DOA= 13/05/10, OOP= 09/03/10

52) Pser1990
C.P , DOA= 13/12/09
Jojo , DOA= 13/12/09

53) Babyvey
Meeko , DOA: 28/10/09
Xiao Gui, DOA: 28/10/09

54) eekang
Gizmo, DOA: 06/12/09
Baby
Pepper
, DOA: 06/12/09

55) Glidermama
RJ , DOA: 11/08/09
Furla, DOAl 11/12/09

56 ) darksterz
Tinkerbelle , DOA : 24/01/09
Tweedledee, OOP : 05/01/10

57) lyaz_zest
Agus Xavier, DOA: 24/01/10
Venus Exora, DOA: 31/01/10

58) jcmf
JJ, Female, DOArrival 20th oct 2008
BB, DOA: 25/10/09
Baby, OOP: 05/02/10

59) rystic
Welbi, DOA: 12/02/10

60) moe81
Molly, DOA: 26/02/10

61) Cabok
Yoka, DOA : 11/03/10
Poka , DOA : 11/03/10

62) myboo_1988
Hei Hei
Lam Lam

63) Badtzcarol
Shin, DOA: 13/05/10, DOB: 09/03/10

63) Geo
Momo, DOA: 16/05/10

64) banana_00
Girl, DOB: 17/04/10

65) bremboy
Stud, DOB: 14/08/09
Dior, DOB: 27/07/09

66) uSry^^
Jelly Sr, DOA: 11/06/10
Jelly Jr
Joey, OOP: 24/06/09

67) faidzal1982
Momo, DOB: 28/04/10, DOA: 10/07/10

68) Allena
Peanut, DOA: 17/12/09
Mia, DOA: 17/12/09
Apple, DOA: 28/12/09
Gizmo, DOA: 28/12/09
Bella, DOA: 28/12/09
Bell, DOA: 30/04/10
Kiwi, DOA: 16/06/10

69) Forge
Chopper, DOA: 26/06/10
CHICHI, DOA: 01/07/10

** Please POST to update : NAME, SEX, DOB[date of birth] or OOP[out of pouch] or DOA[date of adoption]. Thanks. **
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:37 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


Cage Designs

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image



Any good idea to decorate your cage? Contribute your design to us~~
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:37 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


Joey Growth Chart

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image
eric138
post Dec 8 2011, 09:38 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 219

Joined: Feb 2009


Reserved
zeonczk
post Dec 8 2011, 11:26 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 218

Joined: Apr 2010
From: mmu melaka
Congratulation on the new thread!! Yay!
reila
post Dec 9 2011, 03:10 PM

New Member
*
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 11

Joined: Nov 2007
i wish i owned one. but i cant afford to take care of one now. am having hamsters and dogs. Just not enough time for a suggie. sad.gif
Shafico
post Dec 9 2011, 03:57 PM

New Member
*
Group: Newbie
Posts: 3

Joined: Nov 2010


Can anybody point out a good breeder?..
cchanmt
post Dec 10 2011, 12:21 PM

Casual
***
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 468

Joined: Jan 2005
From: Penang



i think all sifus here are good.
i have personally bought from kelvin_faye before...and i tell you her fur is damn nice smile.gif

but i believe all of the breeders in this thread are quite good smile.gif
not the pet store though tongue.gif

Shafico
post Dec 10 2011, 02:47 PM

New Member
*
Group: Newbie
Posts: 3

Joined: Nov 2010


So,anybody from here is selling a pair?, and i wanna ask about the cage,can i use hagen vision lo2?
yueyi5730
post Dec 10 2011, 04:05 PM

Getting Started
**
Group: Junior Member
Posts: 80

Joined: Jun 2009


Ooo new thread already.. long live glider thread
jaslyn.5268
post Dec 11 2011, 07:40 AM

New Member
*
Group: Newbie
Posts: 0

Joined: Dec 2011
wow.. new thread already.. congrats..

i've just adopted my male suggie named Jimjim on 11/11/11 (add me in the list please).. i've been following this forum for a long time n now i decided to drop some words..

this is just some thought that came through my mind just now.. couldnt sleep after meeting one of my friend who just got her sg just now..

after i bought my first suggie last month, i encountered several friends around me that bought suggie without researching.. juz becuz of the cuteness of suggie n they merely thought that suggie is easy to take care of.. told them about the responsibilities to own a sg but they say they can manage it..

they just listen to the seller that told them that sg is easy to take care of.. juz feed them apple n pellets can alrdy n their main food is the pellets.. when i told my friends about hpw, they dont even know whats that..

one of my friend keep her sg in a hamstercage with all the hamster bedding ready in the cage.. the cage is so SMALL that my 3ft cage is almost 20times the size of her cage.. the shopkeeper even sell her the hamster shampoo n teach her how to bath her sg..

i'm so frusfrated with what i've seen n tried to teach them the right ways.. been telling them to go search the net for some info first.. but they replied me by saying that 'no nid to go find info la, u r here ma.. ur jimjim so hard to take care, u oso can handle.. i can ask u if i dunno anything..'

walau eh.. do u expect me to spoon feed u everything?? even though i'm not pro in keeping sg myself.. but i've been researching up n down the net for 5months before i get my first sg..

after they bought their sg oni they call me n asking for help.. asking why their sg keep on barking?? y their sg so fierce?? y the sg keep on wanna attacking her when she put her hand into the cage?? when i told them to let the sg to get used in their new home for 1 to 2days without disturbing the sg, then oni they say why liddat one?? cant wait to play wif the sg alrdy la.. doh.gif

i reli hope that they'll add in sugar glider into the akta perhilitan.. so that those people who reli loves sg will adopt them n take the efforts to go make license for owning them..

reli reli pekcek wif what i've seen.. tried to advise n show them the right ways but sometimes people will unhappy if we talk too much.. they will think that we're showing off or lansi.. duno wat else can i do.. mad.gif vmad.gif vmad.gif


Added on December 11, 2011, 7:48 amNew vet for sg.. Copied from a friend's notes in fb..

Dr Vellayan
*New found but very senior in treating Exotics including Sugar Gliders in Malaysia! With more than 25 years experience under his belt.*

Dr Vellayan can neuter male gliders, give general check ups, deworm and treat general ailments.

10, Jalan L2, Phase 6A Taman Melawati 53100 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 013-6246 918 Tel/Fax: 03-4108 5530

Call to make an appointment as his practise is normally during the night.

This post has been edited by jaslyn.5268: Dec 11 2011, 07:48 AM
Shafico
post Dec 11 2011, 10:48 AM

New Member
*
Group: Newbie
Posts: 3

Joined: Nov 2010


Luckily im surrounded by sifus..hehe..o not i too will feed my future suggie apples and pallet and shampoo them all day..

49 Pages  1 2 3 > » Top
Bump TopicReply to this topicTopic OptionsStart new topic
 

Switch to:
| Lo-Fi Version
0.0823sec    1.22    6 queries    GZIP Disabled
Time is now: 21st November 2017 - 05:23 AM