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#1125089 - 06/06/11 09:41 PM Bogus Glider Book?
1larkspistis
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Hello:

I didn't know where to post this but I was so excited about a book on gliders that I found and bought online for a penny. I started to flip through it and I was immeditlatly befuddled by things such as feeding cat food and using leashes... can some peeps tell me if I am wasting my time with this book or if it does have some beneficial info in it?



Thanks,
Lark

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#1125093 - 06/06/11 09:48 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
Laurens_Babies Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
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I would toss it yes some info in helpful but there is too much bad info to try and sort it all out I remember a year after I started breeding reading it and I spent all night scoffing, laughing then getting plain mad while I flipped through it.
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#1125098 - 06/06/11 09:51 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
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That's hard to comment on without having never read the book. sounds a little sketchy to me. It looks like an older book and a lot of the care/diet standards have changed since gliders were first being kept as pets.
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#1125101 - 06/06/11 09:58 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
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Registered: 08/10/08
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Loc: Phoenix AZ
Lauren is correct. It's an okay book, ten years ago...

So much has been found out through research that though some info is good in there, most is not, which leaves the book severely outdated. Other books have been published since then, which have updated information.

The only other thing I can tell you is to stick here. wave
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#1125114 - 06/06/11 10:09 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: chattrbabe]
1larkspistis
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yeah I jus saw the copyright... 1997. NUTS! I love to read books as Idont always have access to my computer or phone so I always make sure I have a book. it was talking about feeding cat food and I was like... wait! hold on, something ain't right. This board is very helpful I'll absolutely stay here but are there any books that are respected in the glider community?

Lark

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#1125126 - 06/06/11 10:17 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
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Registered: 11/08/04
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Loc: Northeast Indiana
There ARE some good parts (few though they might be) that come in handy....for instance, the safe/poisonous plants listing has SOME of the many things that gliders can have...the anatomy section (boy parts/girl parts) and what a pregnant female looks like are OK for starting references...but I'll agree with Lauren on the diet section: I literally put a staple through that entire part (and as I'm leafing through it, another staple belongs through the "how to build your own cage" section----GALVANIZED WIRE CAUSES SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES and should NOT be used!!)

Actually, you'd be better off to invest in Peggy Brewer's book that she published a couple years ago. (I have a link to it somewhere....maybe....) It was written by SEVERAL glider-knowledgeable people on this board and would have MUCH MUCH MORE reliable information in it.

Aha! I found it... http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Gliders-Living-Caring-Right/dp/1425944647 Yes it's a little more expensive than Caroline's book...but I'd bet TEN shiny pennies that I wouldn't be running my stapler through it either! thumb
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#1125129 - 06/06/11 10:20 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
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The only book I recommend is by Peggy. (SRLB)

It's written in a language that anyone can understand, without 27 letter words.... roflmao

http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Gliders-ebook/dp/B003T0GIJA

That's the Ebook version, which is what I have.

Paperback:
http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Gliders-Living-Caring-Right/dp/1425944647

Far as I can tell, Borders and Barnes and Noble have it as well, but only online.
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#1125130 - 06/06/11 10:21 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: minkasmom]
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Originally Posted By: minkasmom
There ARE some good parts (few though they might be) that come in handy....for instance, the safe/poisonous plants listing has SOME of the many things that gliders can have...the anatomy section (boy parts/girl parts) and what a pregnant female looks like are OK for starting references...but I'll agree with Lauren on the diet section: I literally put a staple through that entire part (and as I'm leafing through it, another staple belongs through the "how to build your own cage" section----GALVANIZED WIRE CAUSES SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES and should NOT be used!!)

Actually, you'd be better off to invest in Peggy Brewer's book that she published a couple years ago. (I have a link to it somewhere....maybe....) It was written by SEVERAL glider-knowledgeable people on this board and would have MUCH MUCH MORE reliable information in it.

Aha! I found it... http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Gliders-Living-Caring-Right/dp/1425944647 Yes it's a little more expensive than Caroline's book...but I'd bet TEN shiny pennies that I wouldn't be running my stapler through it either! thumb


roflmao Me and my slow posting!
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#1125134 - 06/06/11 10:25 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
girlsquirrels Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 371
Loc: Southaven, Mississippi
I got that old book 3 years ago when I got my first suggie. The breeder gave it to me when we bought her. Just found out here recently he was a mill breeder... but looking back on that book, so much of it is out dated and wrong. Learned a lot since reading that book!
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#1125136 - 06/06/11 10:25 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: chattrbabe]
1larkspistis
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cool beans! thanks so much!

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#1125190 - 06/06/11 11:51 PM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
ssuver Offline
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Originally Posted By: 1larkspistis
cool beans! thanks so much!


my little sister use to say that! how I miss her.
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#1127932 - 06/11/11 12:25 AM Re: Bogus Glider Book? [Re: ]
Marsupial_Mayhem Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1524
Loc: Lake Havasu City, AZ
It's just an older publication with what they knew from the time. Some things are still good, but for the most part, it's a history book.

I would order this one from our own Peggy:

http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Gliders-ebook/dp/B003T0GIJA

It's more up to date and one of our own here on GC has written it.
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