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Question by  ejt5 (39)

What is there to know before buying a sugar glider?

They look adorable, but I know nothing about them.


Answer by  Mariana39 (440)

First you need to check whether it's legal to own a sugar glider where you live (it's banned in some states). Also, consider that they are highly social creatures, so it's best to get a pair. They eat mostly fruit and small insects, and diet requirements are quite strict.


Answer by  Sett (1838)

Cat saliva is toxic and lethal to sugar gliders, so they need to stay away from cats.Buying two sugar gliders is a good idea to avoid loneliness in the pet.


Answer by  AmandaLynn1288 (104)

You need to consider the fact that they are very social, so you must have more than one. They are not naturally tame either, you have to tame them yourself.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

For starters, you will need to do research to find a vet that can handle exotic animals. Not all vets can. Then you will need to research diet, habits, etc.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Sugar Gliders are extremely social and require a great deal of attention and interaction, however they are primarily awake at night & can be noisy. They have very specific dietary needs, and need a cage with lots of climbing room. They live 15 yrs, this is NOT an impulse-buy pet.

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