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(Albany Democrat-Herald)   "As with any captive animal, sugar gliders have some special needs. Owners need to be careful to avoid providing too little calcium, and too much iron." Plus awwwwwsome photo   ( democratherald.com) divider line
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2018-08-09 06:58:22 PM  
I bet they crap anywhere they want to .
 
2018-08-09 08:48:20 PM  

RottenEggs: I bet they crap anywhere they want to .


I went down a rabbit hole about sugar gliders today. I'm an expert for another 4-6 hours. The

They can't be house trained, but they do have consistent behavior regarding crapping. They go when they wake up. Pay attention to their sleeping habits and clean up after. Generally speaking, they don't piss and shiat on their human.  They're very social and bond like dogs.  Subby probably has one and can say more.
 
2018-08-09 09:14:16 PM  
My wife and I were at a bookstore years ago, and we saw a book about sugar gliders as pets. Flipping through the pages, every picture with a person holding the animal showed arms and hands covered in scratches and scabs. The only logical conclusion was that sugar gliders are actually tiny meth dealers.
 
2018-08-09 09:35:28 PM  

RottenEggs: I bet they crap anywhere they want to .


They sure do! The bigger issue for me was really the pee.

I owned some for years. The first one was given to me who just didn't want to deal with how much work he was, and I just devoted two hoodies (one for winter, one for summer) that I wore at home that always smelled like pee. He'd crawl all over me and sleep in the hood, and just pee freely. I still have books that smell faintly of glider pee.

He was adorable and died horribly. Now I have a cat, who is less adorable but knows how to shiat in a box.
 
2018-08-09 09:37:44 PM  
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"I must go. My planet needs me."
 
2018-08-09 09:38:00 PM  
I did some research on sugar gliders and that article is full of shiat at was must have been written at the behest of some auger glider mill. They are not low maintenance. They do smell and they need a serious amount of care and attention.

Do your homework and if you still want one and are ready for the responsibility, shelters will be full of them shortly.
 
2018-08-09 09:44:47 PM  
"Whether you consider their ability to fly short distances with the use of extra skin that spans between their front and back legs..."

More like falling with style...

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2018-08-09 09:48:34 PM  

gonegirl: I owned some for years. The first one was given to me who just didn't want to deal with how much work he was, and I just devoted two hoodies (one for winter, one for summer) that I wore at home that always smelled like pee. He'd crawl all over me and sleep in the hood, and just pee freely. I still have books that smell faintly of glider pee.

He was adorable and died horribly. Now I have a cat, who is less adorable but knows how to shiat in a box.


OMG.
Not CSB: My sister had one and one day it got an erection that wouldn't go away and, in frustruation, bit his own dick off and bled to death.

That is what she told me.

So yeah, Meth Dealers, beezeltown.
 
2018-08-09 09:51:37 PM  
A friend established a sugarglider rescue and within a year he couldnt take in any more. People dont realize how much work they are and would give the animals to him. He managed to rehome most of them.
 
2018-08-09 09:52:12 PM  
That was a great advertisement disguised as an article.
 
2018-08-09 09:52:50 PM  
Ferrets are another stinky critter. Yuck!
 
2018-08-09 09:53:23 PM  
California is terrified that these might get loose and multiply and make unsightly scars seeking sap from the cherished useless eucalyptus trees there.
 
2018-08-09 09:58:41 PM  
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2018-08-09 10:00:01 PM  

Diego Dominguez: gonegirl: I owned some for years. The first one was given to me who just didn't want to deal with how much work he was, and I just devoted two hoodies (one for winter, one for summer) that I wore at home that always smelled like pee. He'd crawl all over me and sleep in the hood, and just pee freely. I still have books that smell faintly of glider pee.

He was adorable and died horribly. Now I have a cat, who is less adorable but knows how to shiat in a box.

OMG.
Not CSB: My sister had one and one day it got an erection that wouldn't go away and, in frustruation, bit his own dick off and bled to death.

That is what she told me.

So yeah, Meth Dealers, beezeltown.


Too much iron?
 
2018-08-09 10:09:11 PM  
Next trendy pet: flying lemurs

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2018-08-09 10:10:23 PM  
TFA is crap.

They're a lot of work, a crazy amount of work.  I've got a friend with several, and it's hours of work every day to feed them, they're very picky eaters and they've got to have fresh fruit and bugs.  And yeah, they piss and shiat everywhere.

You want a low maintenance pet?  Get a dog or cat.
 
2018-08-09 10:11:11 PM  
Oh and they sometimes bite.  They can do real damage to a finger.
 
2018-08-09 10:19:54 PM  

big pig peaches: I did some research on sugar gliders and that article is full of shiat at was must have been written at the behest of some auger glider mill. They are not low maintenance. They do smell and they need a serious amount of care and attention.

Do your homework and if you still want one and are ready for the responsibility, shelters will be full of them shortly.


This is what I've heard from multiple people who've owned them. Very poor choice for pets.
 
2018-08-09 10:32:04 PM  

BigNumber12: big pig peaches: I did some research on sugar gliders and that article is full of shiat at was must have been written at the behest of some auger glider mill. They are not low maintenance. They do smell and they need a serious amount of care and attention.

Do your homework and if you still want one and are ready for the responsibility, shelters will be full of them shortly.

This is what I've heard from multiple people who've owned them. Very poor choice for pets.


When I did the research many many articles said basically the same as this article and then I found my way into the forums and learned what the real owners were saying.

Sadly this seems to be the case for nearly every pet. The easiest information to find is almost always mostly wrong. The information given at pet stores is even worse.

You have to go to the forums and get the straight info from the people who love these animals and that is almost never the person/business selling them. Pisses me off to no end.
 
2018-08-09 10:55:41 PM  

dionysusaur: Diego Dominguez: gonegirl: I owned some for years. The first one was given to me who just didn't want to deal with how much work he was, and I just devoted two hoodies (one for winter, one for summer) that I wore at home that always smelled like pee. He'd crawl all over me and sleep in the hood, and just pee freely. I still have books that smell faintly of glider pee.

He was adorable and died horribly. Now I have a cat, who is less adorable but knows how to shiat in a box.

OMG.
Not CSB: My sister had one and one day it got an erection that wouldn't go away and, in frustruation, bit his own dick off and bled to death.

That is what she told me.

So yeah, Meth Dealers, beezeltown.

Too much iron?


Don't feed them that shiat after midnight.
 
2018-08-09 11:04:53 PM  
My daughter had two of the and they are a TON of work. They make a huge mess with their food so you are constantly cleaning up after them. Their lifespan isn't that great either. I can think of far better pets.
 
2018-08-10 12:01:49 AM  

gonegirl: RottenEggs: I bet they crap anywhere they want to .

They sure do! The bigger issue for me was really the pee.

I owned some for years. The first one was given to me who just didn't want to deal with how much work he was, and I just devoted two hoodies (one for winter, one for summer) that I wore at home that always smelled like pee. He'd crawl all over me and sleep in the hood, and just pee freely. I still have books that smell faintly of glider pee.

He was adorable and died horribly. Now I have a cat, who is less adorable but knows how to shiat in a box.


This is pretty much where I landed after my research.  If you want an adorable, low-maintenance, potty-trained animal in your house, get a cat.  shiat, get two cats.
 
2018-08-10 12:19:06 AM  

SwiftFox: California is terrified that these might get loose and multiply and make unsightly scars seeking sap from the cherished useless eucalyptus trees there.


"Cherished"?  I f*cking HATE those things.  Whatever a**hole brought those invasive starter logs to ruin our chaparral needs to be exterminated by a time traveler so we can retroactively get rid of them.  Blue gum is not native here, it is a nuisance.  A dangerous nuisance.
 
2018-08-10 02:13:19 AM  
Ah, yes.  Another invasive species brought to us by the exotic pet trade.  Courtesy of the people too special to settle for a boring cat or dog.
 
2018-08-10 02:46:27 AM  

Gawdzila: SwiftFox: California is terrified that these might get loose and multiply and make unsightly scars seeking sap from the cherished useless eucalyptus trees there.

"Cherished"?  I f*cking HATE those things.  Whatever a**hole brought those invasive starter logs to ruin our chaparral needs to be exterminated by a time traveler so we can retroactively get rid of them.  Blue gum is not native here, it is a nuisance.  A dangerous nuisance.


Poisonous trees with flammable sap? Sign me up!
 
2018-08-10 03:20:45 AM  

Cythraul: Ah, yes.  Another invasive species brought to us by the exotic pet trade.


Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but I thought I'd point out that "exotic" and "invasive" are different things.  Exotic just means that it isn't native.  Invasive means that it is detrimental to the local ecosystem and/or crowds out other native species.

Something can be exotic without being invasive, or even be invasive without being exotic (usually due to sudden changes in the ecosystem that advantages one species or another).
 
2018-08-10 08:36:08 AM  
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Too bad they don't make great pets, they're cute as hell.
 
2018-08-10 08:57:24 AM  
Saw a guy selling these at the state fair... as if they were toys. Very sad.
 
2018-08-10 09:51:45 AM  

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Too bad they don't make great pets, they're cute as hell.


Ugh, yes, adorable "flight" attempts.
 
2018-08-10 11:40:18 AM  

Gawdzila: SwiftFox: California is terrified that these might get loose and multiply and make unsightly scars seeking sap from the cherished useless eucalyptus trees there.

"Cherished"?  I f*cking HATE those things.  Whatever a**hole brought those invasive starter logs to ruin our chaparral needs to be exterminated by a time traveler so we can retroactively get rid of them.  Blue gum is not native here, it is a nuisance.  A dangerous nuisance.

Exactly
 
2018-08-10 12:35:53 PM  
Came here to point out that this article is crap and sugar gliders are NOT low maintenance.

I'm glad to see it has been covered.
 
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