If anyone here has a Sugar Glider, does your dog seem bothered by it, or vice versa? I'm planning on adding 2 Suggies within the next few months and just figured I'd ask if anyone here has had experience having both at the same time. Any comments appreciated. Fin
My sister had a sugar glidder and it really didn't bother her dogs. And Robin has a English Mastiff and Chihuahua. Her dogs really didn't bother it either but when he was outside of his cage he always just got under your shirt and played there. They are nocturnal so they play mostly where it is dark.
Sugar gliders are marsupials. Meaning they carry their young in pouches. They are native to Australia, but have been bred in the United States for quite some time. Like ferrets, they have become a popular exotic pet. Their diet consists mainly of fruit and bugs. Here's a neat site for anyone that wants to know about them: http://www.skinhorse.net/gliders/ I think they would be okay around dogs. They are mainly cage animals, and if you kept the cage in your room or an area the dog is not allowed to go in, you wouldn't have to worry about the dog trying to get in it. I would be really careful about letting the sugar glider run loose around the dog however. Due to their size, the dog could easily hurt it. Even if they didn't mean too. I know several people that have ferrets or sugar gliders and also have dogs. They just keep the dogs away from the gliders. If they have the gliders out, they put them in a pouch that they carry them around in so the dog can't get to them.
No, its far from a snake. But I am getting a python soon. She is just a baby. I go see her twice a week. She is 4 foot long and still growing. She belongs to my moms boyfriend. He is getting an 8 foot long male python so he wants to get rid of his female. I have always had a weird fasination with snakes. And yes she does get under my shirt too.
They are super cute, but if not properly socialized, they can be quite mean. A lot of pet stores sell them and they get them from breeders that just mass produce them because they are the new popular exotic. I got bit by one at a pet store once and it hurt like a son of a gun. They have really sharp teeth. Anyone interested in purchasing one should find a reputable breeder, just like you would a dog, and when you visit their house, make sure they don't have a ton of them in cages. And ask them to hold the parents to see how friendly they are. If they won't hold the parents, or if they will hold them but they act scared to be held,they don't spend any time with them. A good sugar glider will sit in your arms and snuggle up to you.
Awww........now I want one. Maybe we will get Toby a sister sugar glider instead of a sister dog. At least Toby will be bigger than someone finally. LOL Paige, Really, a snake? Under your shirt? Oh you are giving me the creeps big time.