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A New Potential Owner!

Posted By: Honestly_Vitali

A New Potential Owner! - 11/08/18 01:29 AM

Hello everyone! I`m a long time lurker who finally made an account. Please call me Vitali!

I`ve loved animals my whole life, and have always had a soft spot for small exotics. I currently have a hedgehog named Heathcliff who is the light of my life! For a long time I`ve been interested in sugar gliders, and I think I`m finally ready to start getting serious.


I`ve done tons of research about the cage, food, care, and everything else I can read! I think they really are a good choice for me, and I am very excited to start my sugar glider journey soon (but not too soon, haha. You may see I`m currently in Japan, and I wouldn`t get them until I get back to America).

I`m a big fan of rescues. My two dogs are puppy mill rescues, and Heathcliff was a retired breeder (from a reputable hedgehog breeder). However, sugar gliders seem hard to rescue... The local small animal rescue never has them (which is good!) and CraigsList is always a little sketchy, since you never know if you`re supporting a mill breeder. So I think I`m going to meet half way in the middle, like with my hedgehog, and get an older pair, probably from The Pet Glider.

That might be the only question I still have that I can`t find info on right now... Between two, three, and four gliders, what do you all recommend to a first time owner? Two is nice since I have a lot of time with both, three is a more secure colony, and four is safe in case something happens (which, of course, I don`t expect! But if I get an older pair and a baby for example, I might want two babies so s/he wouldn`t be left all alone if the older pair passed away). Is four too many for a first time owner? Assuming I`d get a big cage and don`t mind the expense of extra food/vet bills/toys.

I`m so happy to learn with all of you and am excited to introduce my suggies when I can get them!
Thanks a bunch!
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Posted By: Feather

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/09/18 12:00 AM

Hi and Welcome to GliderCENTRAL!

I run a small rescue and sanctuary in Wisconsin. There are other rescues around too, one in AZ, some out on the East coast.

My numbers fluctuate all the time.
Posted By: Hutch

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/09/18 12:35 AM

For what it’s worth, I started with four & have no regrets... more than that, if I could go back & choose differently, I wouldn’t.
Posted By: Honestly_Vitali

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/12/18 01:26 AM

Thank you so much for the warm welcome! And that`s great to know, Feather! I`m actually a Midwesterner myself, so you`re not too far away.

And I`m starting to lean more heavily towards four... Hutch, thanks for the experience! That`s great to know! Your gliders have adorable names!
Posted By: Hutch

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/12/18 11:08 AM

Thank you smile
Posted By: KarenE

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/12/18 02:07 PM

:welcomegc:

Hutch hasn't been Stateside all that long. You can read about his adventures with his Round Table Group in Glider Talk & Traveling. He had his four before coming Stateside.

We look forward to hearing about your travels both before and after you get your gliders agree
Posted By: Honestly_Vitali

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/14/18 12:13 AM

Thank you for the warm welcome! I plan to binge all the Round Table threads soon, haha!
Posted By: Hutch

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/14/18 05:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Honestly_Vitali
Thank you for the warm welcome! I plan to binge all the Round Table threads soon, haha!


When I tell them that, it'll make my narcissistic fuzzbutts' night!

On second thought, I probably shouldn't tell them... they're already pretty full of themselves. The last thing I need is for any one (or more) of my squeaky turds to feel they're due any additional attention due to a celebrity status. wink
Posted By: Hydrus

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/20/18 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by Honestly_Vitali
Thank you for the warm welcome! I plan to binge all the Round Table threads soon, haha!


LOL I did the same thing too when I first joined GC! smile Hutch was a great source for info and personal experiences to draw from <3
Posted By: Hutch

Re: A New Potential Owner! - 11/21/18 03:29 AM

Originally Posted by Hydrus
LOL I did the same thing too when I first joined GC! smile Hutch was a great source for info and personal experiences to draw from <3


Awww shucks, ma'am, ain't my credit to take... th'fuzzbutts git all the blame!

Thank you smile I appreciate hearing that!
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