I know someone who has a couple sugar gliders..well straight to the point..you really shouldn't just get one to save money. They have a real, physical need for close companionship of their own kind, and should not be kept singly. Having two won't prevent them from bonding with you, and in fact will reduce their stress level so they can bond with you better. Two won't cost any more to take care of than one, they're just as easy to carry around with you, and they're twice as much fun. And if you can't be with them for any reason, they still have each other. Also..some health problems I've heard about...hind leg paralysis and blindness..well good luck!
I own two sugar gliders a female Nani and a nuetered male Charlie. Where I live in Maryland they are legal. They are very sweet and curious. The have lots of special diet needs and they can be picky from time to time sometimes they love something sometimes they hate it. I generally feed mine daily a good staple food which is loaded with protein. Never ever feed them corn or food with preservatives. Fresh fruits and veggies sprinkled with calcium and vitamins, yogurt, chicken or meal worms and fresh distilled water. They are easy to care for but they are active at night and with my schedule I am awake when they are, but if you do not want to hear barking or crabbing from time to time or them spinning a million miles an hour in their wodent wheels then you should rethink it. They live the same life span as a dog or a cat about 15 years. It's really cute to hear them communicate back and forth with each other it's like they are whispering secrets. If you need to know anything else let me know, I'm here.
Sugar gliders are far from easy to take care of. Anyone who says they are easy(not directing this to anyone except the starter of the thread) is not caring for the animal properly. They are extremely specialized, and if you have any further questions, contact priscilla price at www.thepetglider.com. She helped me so much with my babies even after the purchase. If they don't get the proper care they will smell extremely bad. Anything can cause this. not enough food, too much food, too many vitamins, or not enough vitamins. even cleaning the cage too often or not enough! The pouch should be washed at least twice a week since they will pee in it, and the cage needs a full cleaning at the least, every other week.
Gliders are wonderful pets for the right person. They are not a pet for everyone. :) You should definitely have two together. My babies breeder offers a 2 males for the price of one deal-you just have to ask. I love to hear about anyone who has a glider. :)
my brother had two when I was younger. They were very messy, and I remember them sleeping in the day time, and being real loud at night. They were also biters, and would fight with each other. One of them killed the other when we were on vaction and had a neighbor watch them. he thought they would like to play toghter.
I wouldn't call my gliders "biters" per-say I would more call them nibblers. It doesn't hurt, well then again I might be used to it. It doesn't bother me it's like a hampster bite. It's not vicious more curious. I've heard it's because they know you are the source of all the yummy things and in the wild they look in the bark for bugs so I guess your fingers look kind of branchy. About the fighting thing...mine will get annoyed with each other and chirp at each other from time to time but never anything I had to be concerned enough to break up. What your talking about sounds like maybe two intact males. If the males are neutered it helps them to become less cage agressive. Also, if the other glider was introduced without the proper time to get used to the new glider by switching pouches and keeping the cages seperate but close to get use to the smells and sounds then I think the one might kill the other. It's all in how educated you become as the responsible pet owner. Best to do as much research as possible. Good luck, let us know what you decide.