About Us and Our Family of Sugar Gliders (Pocket Pets)
Amber; the owner of Pawfect Pet Sitter has been an animal lover her entire life, and in high school she owned a pair of Sugar Gliders she adored! In-fact, Amber carried them with her to school many times, bonding with them and showing them to her classmates. Many years later, her family decided to have them as pets again. Since sugar gliders breed regularly, you end up with sugar glider babies if you have a male and female. (You can however neuter the male if you choose not to have little babies.) They do require a lot of work to make sure cages stay clean, and sugar gliders are well fed, socialized and overall healthy! We love these little marsupials, and wanted to share our love by owning a pair that could have happy, healthy gliders for others to enjoy! It is important to purchase your Sugar Glider from a responsible, experienced breeder and not a “mill”.
What are Sugar Gliders?
What Do Sugar Gliders Eat:
Sugar gliders eat a variety of fruits, veggies, eggs, and insects. It is best to feed your sugar glider a diet high in protein called the HPW diet. Gliders require a balanced nutrition without preservatives and sugar, low in fat, and low in phosphorus. You can find out more about the diet we prefer to feed our sugar gliders HERE.
A few other products we recommend are:
Suncoast Sugar Glider Food: I do NOT recommend this as their staple diet, they should always have access to fresh fruits and veggie mix along side of the dry food. This also helps to prevent tooth decay.
Suncoast Blueberry Fortifier: Just a sprinkle of the vitamins on their food each night will give them the added nutrients they need.
Do Sugar Gliders Make Good Pets?
Sugar Gliders make great pets, but they are not for everyone. You will want to be sure you have enough time to give them the attention they need, which means handling them often so they bond to you and do not become scared. You need to have time to clean their cage regularly (at least once every other week), and provide them with a healthy diet and variety of foods and fresh water every night. You’ll also want to be sure you have a pet sitter when you go out of town that knows and understands the needs of Sugar Gliders. Sugar gliders can have an odor if their cage is not cleaned regularly or if they are stressed out. They do have a slight odor but it should not be extreme if you are maintaining proper cleanliness with their cage and bedding.
How Long Do They Live?
Sugar gliders live very long lives if they are kept healthy and well-socialized. They can live in captivity for 12-15 years! With a healthy, well-balanced diet of food and supplements, along with socialization, and the proper care, they little guys can live quite the long life! They are social, and need the interaction of humans and other sugar glider friends if possible.
What You Should Know About Breeding Sugar Gliders:
Sugar gliders mate 3-4 times per year if you do not have a neutered male. They will mate their entire life, having 1-2 babies each time. You want to be sure you know the COI or (Coefficient of Inbreeding) – which reduces the amount of defects your mating pair will have and keep the generations of Sugar Gliders healthy. You can search your specific sugar glider to make sure they are not related before purchasing your pair HERE.
Why Choose Pawfect Sugar Gliders?
If you are considering to purchase a sugar glider, you want to make sure they are healthy, and have a good COI. You also want to be sure you are not purchasing from a mill, where they may not be handled often, and can have long term health issues. Pawfect Sugar Gliders are handled daily, and your baby sugar glider will be friendly, and healthy when you pick them up. Our Gliders come with a Pet Certificate to show lineage, and will include a bonding pouch.