Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 5916
Last 10 Posts
Is newspaper safe?
by KarenE
Today at 10:24 AM
Taking your glider to work
by Ladymagyver
Today at 03:53 AM
Fruits and Veggies
by Srlb
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 07:41 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
Yesterday at 01:09 PM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by the gliders angel
Yesterday at 05:43 AM
by Terry
10/16/17 09:21 PM
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
10/16/17 10:10 AM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by KarenE
10/16/17 10:05 AM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#59089 - 09/21/05 10:13 AM New Cage

Ok most of you prolly know that we are moving. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />. so I am waiting to get new cages when we get there all set up... So they can just go into their new hoome first thing... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

What is the best type / kind of cage? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

Any and all suggestion appreciated.

Tonya <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />

#59090 - 09/21/05 11:51 AM Re: New Cage [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
What type of cage you decide on is totally up to you. There are some things to avoid though. Galvanized uncoated wire (some pvc coated wires are galvanized) can cause urinary tract infections. Cedar should NEVER be used. Pine is fine but must be properly coated with either polyurithane or shallac (follow the directions and use 5 coats). This seals the wood to prevent urine from soaking in and making it stink and also prevents the oils from the pine from making your glider ill.

Cages should be as big as you have room for and are able to easily maintain/clean. It is recommended that the smallest is 2 foot x 2 foot x 3 foot tall. Taller is better! However, few premade cages I have seen are those dimentions.
My cages are 30 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 55 inches tall. These provide lots of space for the gliders but also still fits in my bath tub to make cleaning easier.

I suggest a cage with a wire floor that seperates the gliders from the waste tray underneath. This way they don't have to walk in their own mess. However, there are many cages (like reptariums) that this just isn't possible. With these, I suggest a fleece "rug" for the bottom that can be changed out daily.

Also, wire spacing should be no more then 1/2 an inch so they can't escape.

Edited by Dancing (09/21/05 11:56 AM)
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
2 registered (Mio, Hutch), 28 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
aalissa, Mio, Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo
6381 Registered Users
Forum Stats
21 posts in the last 24hrs
6382 Members
134 Forums
8893 Topics
147820 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
Yesterday at 06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Amanda159
Yesterday at 05:08 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by Amanda159
Yesterday at 05:06 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/16/17 05:32 PM
by Feather
10/16/17 05:20 PM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by tootles
10/14/17 06:20 PM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by Link
10/14/17 01:53 PM
One Year
by Stef333
10/14/17 09:16 AM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/13/17 08:23 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202922
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464907
TEXAS 645155
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 587664
OHIO 504076
Member Titles 448082
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 341262
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!