I just saw a post about how “easy” gliders are to care for, as they only require the owner to feed them.
This is completely false. Let me repeat, this is incorrect in all ways possible.
These kind of posts make me completely sick. Sugar gliders are complex and precious animals. They should not be left in cage and fed kibble like hamsters. They are marsupials- exotic pets. They require similar care that a baby requires. This includes (but is not limited to!) fresh vegetables and fruits (with a balanced diet), a wheel, 30+ minutes of play time a night, preferably 4+ hours of bonding a day, vet visits, social interaction, and proper nail care. Gliders need you as their owner to be dedicated to their care and well-being! If you cannot care for your glider the way it should be cared for, please please please allow it to be rescued. Hell, I personally will rescue your animal. I feel that passionate about this.
Gliders are not toys. They are not appropriate for children in most situations and require tons of care. TONS.
People who abuse sugar gliders and other animals due to their negligence and laziness are up there on my list of despicable human beings along with rapists. If you’re willing to learn, I will be your biggest fan and help you with anything I can. If you’re not, then I hope someone treats you the way you are treating your poor, defenseless animal.
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