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To elaborate on your question about them being "kid friendly" - in general, they're a fairly high maintenance animal. They're nothing like having a hamster or gerbil. They require A LOT of time and patience to bond (they do not unconditionally love you like a puppy or cat; you have to gain their trust). They're also nocturnal, which is not really condusive to a school schedule. They have a semi-complicated diet
that needs fresh fruit and vegetables each day along with a staple mix. There are occasions when they will need vet
care and a means of transportation to get there. They also need a fairly large cage with enrichment toys
, as well as playtime out of their cage each day. Also, because they are colony animals, they really should be in at least pairs so you'd want to have two.
I believe the youngest member here is 12. He has a colony of 3 and is exceptionally mature and responsible for his age. He also has the full support of his mother who also has her own gliders.
I wouldn't rule it out, depending on the 6 and 10 year old, but the parents would have to be fully involved as well.