Sugar Gliders as Pets : Accessories for Pet Sugar Gliders


My name is Elizabeth and I am speaking on
behalf of Expert Village. We are going to talk about cage accessories for sugar gliders
today. The cage accessories that are absolutely required for every sugar glider cage would
be a water bottle (they will urinate and defecate in their water bowls if you provide a bowl
for them and these guys are also not good swimmers and the other option is they could
drown). They also need to have some place to sleep. They normally live in trees (in
little holes inside of them) so they need to have a place to escape light completely
so either a soft pouch like this where they can crawl into or you can also use… oh,
some people use wood boxes. I don’t really recommend them because they tend to pick up
urine smells and they are very hard to keep clean whereas if you take a cloth bag they
can just be thrown in the washing machine. You can also use plastic boxes or even cardboard
boxes and just allow for a fleece lining inside. If you are going to use any sort of cloth
material inside of these cages, you want to stay away from anything other than fleece.
The reason that fleece is safe for these guys is it doesn’t have the ability to unravel
so it doesn’t get stuck around their toes and then cut off circulation. The other things
that are important to have in these cages are two to three food bowls for wet food,
dry food, and insects. You are also going to want some natural tree branches. Most fruit
trees are non-toxic, but you can ask your local gardener what sorts of plants around
your area happen to be non-toxic and then gather them and put them in the cage for these
guys to wear down their nails. They also like to strip the bark off of a lot of these branches.
It is a natural behavior they have in the wild when they are looking for insects. The
last and very important thing is to get a wheel for these guys. Again, they are very
active and they need to spend a lot of time burning off this energy. Most gliders that
I know really enjoy running on these things. The wire ones are generally not safe for these
guys because they can get their tails, their very long tails, stuck in them, but you can
use… this is called the Wodent wheel or there is something also called a stealth wheel.
There are some also from some of the pet stores that you can get that don’t have any holes
in them or rungs that are metal that the animal can get caught on and that about covers the
necessary accessories for your sugar glider cage.

62 thoughts on “Sugar Gliders as Pets : Accessories for Pet Sugar Gliders

  1. Don't worry about how you're speaking. You were completely fine. Unfortunately you will always get someone who has to pass negative comment. Maybe to hide their own insecurities??? I wish youtube would have a swear word filter and also a sad little person filter for comments. Very helpful videos 🙂

  2. Thsi lady is freaking awesome. I'm learning a whole lot form her. This is how I learned alot about my chinchillas from these people too.

  3. Fleece pouches are best and wood boxes from petco/petsmart are fun if you keep feces in check (throwing them away when they become bad) if you put eucalyptus leaves in the cage they will nest them in the box which is fun to watch 😀 see your glider carry leaves with their tails!

  4. Stealth wheels are more expensive but definitely worth it! My girls love their Stealth wheel ^.^ They are big and very very quiet and the gliders can cling to them and flip upside down ^.^

  5. Your baby should be fine for a week without a wheel, but make sure you take him/her out for playtime in a tent or glider-proof room for a couple hours every night to make sure he/she does not get bored or stressed. Be sure to get a glider safe wheel as well. Wodent wheels and Stealth wheels are the best! ^.^

  6. sugar gliders love apple tree branches! just be sure that there are no harmful chemicals and such of course/ but yes, the gliders will love to chew those branches! ^.^

  7. I wouldn't suggest it as the are a lot of risks such as salmonella and parasites but if you want more info you can go to GliderCentral and they might have some good advice for you ^.^

  8. Head to GliderCentral. Then find yourself a good breeder. On GliderCentral you can find a breeder near you. ALWAYS get at least 2 gliders. Pick a recommended diet (I use HPW because it is easy to make). Make sure you get a big cage (you can find out about good cages on GC). Make sure sugar gliders are right for you and you have a lot of time to spend with them! (at least 2 hours each night). They are not easy to care for but they are worth it if you have done lots of research and are prepared!

  9. I had a glider lose her foot because of a sock. Their sharp claws on their toes can get caught in the threads and tangled. I didn't even notice until it was too late and she needed her entire foot removed due to loss of circulation. Fleece pouches are best for them

  10. IF you have a Sugar glider and you think he needs something new just go to the dollar store and buy something. I know my sugar glider has an oven mitt to sleep in he really likes it. And I also got him a ball that he likes to roll around. These items I got at a dollar store.

  11. @zachewoldt Yea you do have a point lol. I think she's a rookie but if that were me I would be saying "Uh" "Mmmm" " Ok" and a much of other oppsy LOL

  12. @MrCg19 i agree people do need to leave wild animals alone, they are not pets, leave the looking after of wild animals to experinced people like zoo's to look after endangered animals, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, deer, fox's, these are not endangered animals so there is no reason for people to own these animals,

  13. umm yea ummm i umm dont umm know ummm what umm to um say ummm in umm this umm comment umm so umm ill umm cut umm it umm short umm uhhh umm

  14. LMFAO has anyone read the description? "Elizabeth Cantu has owned and been working with parrots since 1994. She has been active in captive parrot rescue and rehabilitation" nothing about gliders huuuuuuuh?

  15. wait im confused…in another video she said they werent able to be potty trianed, but she just said they would go in a waterbottle? isnt that potty training?

  16. @MrJag87 Yep they were really informative about the basics. I have three chinchillas and from time to time I come back to check for new advice. Many might not find this helpful but I beg to differ. I hope you find them as helpful as I did ^_^

  17. NO MORON they shit everywhere that's what she meant so if you put an open water bowl for them they will shit in it because THEY SHIT EVERYWHERE get it?

  18. um, um, ah, um, ah, um, they want to urinate in your water bottle. you suck. you're stupid/uninformed, and ugly. what a winning combo.

  19. Just because she said um a lot doesn't mean she's uninformed. The facts she gave were true. Her saying um means that she's nervous. You can also tell this by her body language. She's speaking in front of a camera and that's not everyone's strong suit. Stop being a negative insensitive jerk. You don't know her. Stop judging. A lot of people say um a lot. It's just something she needs to work on.

  20. Rachel gore yes yes they are wodent wheels have been pretty much banned by most if not everyone in the glider community. These wheels kill.

  21. Nice girl, good video. She just needs to stop saying Um so many times. It really detracts from her presentation. She seems to know what she is talking about, so there is really no reason for her continually saying Um. It's far better to pause and say nothing than to say Um repeatedly. With just a little more practice and focus, she could deliver a much better video.

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