Sugar Gliders/Info about how to care sugar gilder
Hi,I just bought one sugar gilder recently, but i dont have any experience to take care him.when I crab him and put him in my hand n cover him,he will keep provide noise.Is he scare? Or is he want attack me,he like very fear...I also very scare on him.
Some more,I am so curious my sugar gilder sleep at night and active in day time.Can you provide me some info to take care him?
Congrats on your new baby! One thing I will say though is you NEED to buy another glider unless your willing and able to spend more than 4 hours everyday with this one. They are very social animals and I can not tell you how many I have had brought to me that have caused self mutilation due to them being kept solo. If you notice your glider acting very frantic, hair loss or witness it chewing its arms or tail off then you need to take it to a vet right away.
I dont mean to worry you but again they are very social creatures and will stress super easy. And the noises you are hearing are called "crabbing" noises. They make this sound when they are scared or irritated, If you just got him then leave him alone for at least a week ( if you got a older glider that was not previously socialized its going to be hard to get him used to you) you can start by taking a dirty shirt or small clothing item and placing it in the gliders sleeping pouch, it will help them learn your scent. Also you should have a bonding pouch, put the glider in this and wear it around your neck as much as you can for about an hour at a time. If you are scared of the glider you will never properly bond with it, yes it may bite you and it will hurt, but you have to work past that. It may take weeks to months to bond with him.
And yes they are nocturnal, so he will be awake at night and asleep all day, dont try to change his sleeping habits. They are amazing little pets, my first one was given to me as a rescue from someone who tried killing her and she was very unhealthy and terrified of people and it took alot of getting bit and almost 6 months for her to warm up to me. Be patient, it will happen. Treats are also really good, as much as you can try and hand feed your glider, I used to put applesauce or baby food on my finger and let them lick it off. Basically you want them to associate you with something good (such as a treat).
Make sure you read up as much as you can on their diets.Its SUPER important for them to have a proper diet, again a bad diet is probably the number 1 killer of gliders. They require a wide variety of fresh fruits provided DAILY as well as a staple meal (such as monkey biscuits) and gliderade and bugs and berries. Make sure you find someone who sells the gliderade and bugs and berries, the glider will pretty much not survive without these items everyday. There are a ton of sites and books that tell you what you can and cant feed your glider and what he should be eating everyday. I will say it costs alot to feed them, way more than it does to feed our dogs we have. There are some foods that can kill them so be sure you make a list to help you remember.
Just be patient with him, read up on his diet and try and find him a friend if you can. If you get another one make sure the cage is proper size. A small cage can cause them stress. Generally for 2 gliders the cage should be at least 2 foot wide, by 2 foot long by 3 foot tall. anything smaller than this is way to small. Good luck with him!