I Want a Sugar Glider Soooo Much...

United States
January 7, 2008 4:47pm CST
I went to a pet store for the first time. They are known for having a few exotics. They have a lot of reptiles, a few rodents, and lots of birds. There was a little male sugar glider there that we were allowed to get out. He was nervous and didn't like the light, but he appeared to be friendly (and who could blame him for not liking the florescent lights). I wanted to take him home so badly. Of course we have decided that we are going to wait awhile before getting one. First we don't really have the money for one and it's needs. Second are son is 18 months and while the rat he visits with puts up with him pulling on him, I don't know that a sugar glider would. Plus we don't have a lot of time right now and I just can't do that to him. But he was soooo cute. So, what is it you want but shouldn't have?
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@shesaid (71)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I love sugar gliders!!! you are right they are so adorable. However they arent easy as pets as pointed out before me they are nocturnal, and a handful. Hmmmm. A pet i want but i shouldnt have maybe an African grey, or an ferret. We use to have an African grey and he was so adorable, but a very high mantience pet. And i have always wanted a ferret. But I read you should have atleast two. so im still holding off on that one.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
8 Jan 08
sugar Gliders  - Sugar gliders are small possums found in Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia, and Papua-New Guinea
My daughter raised sugar gliders for a while. They are very nocternal and don't like to be awake during the day. I wouldn't recommend one for you until your son is much older as sugar gliders are very fragel. My daughter's male broke his little leg somehow. Can you imagine the vet putting a cast on one of those tiny legs? They didn't handle them very much. They mostly enjoyed watching them and occasionall let them out to crawl on them. They are really noisy at night.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
13 May 09
A tiger :) that's what I have always wanted and know there is no way in this life I will be able to have one - food alone I couldn't afford plus the space for one. Doesn't stop me though want a biggggg kitty. I have seen sugar gliders on tv and at the zoo and in their own special way are darling.
• United States
14 May 09
When I was little I wanted a Siberian Tiger and a boa constrictor. Reality says that that just doesn't work! But I definitely don't blame you for wanting one. :-P
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
14 May 09
Bengal Tiger would be my first choice but if I had the opportunity any would work. Years back I had a friend who had 2 Boas, they were really neat until his room mate came home one day to find the 4 kittens he'd found on the road a few days before gone - and the snakes weren't hungry :(
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I didn't know what the animal was that you are referring to so I had to look it up. It is a cute little thing. Personally, I wouldn't get one because it is nocturnal so unless you want to handle it at night in a dark room, the poor thing is going to be miserable and I bet (like hamster and other rodents) will eventually get too mean to handle. Normally, I don't like birds, but in the pet stores around here there have been baby Budgies that still require hand feeding. We have 2 birds now that I don't interact with much, they came to us wild and they were not hand fed. So they are a pain to deal with. Hand fed birds are so nice and cute and budgies you can tech to say over 1,000 words and they can understand and form their own sentences.