If you own a Sugar Glider, with the diet your are feeding this pet and the surroundings you have created, may be killing your Glider. A lot of Glider owners may not want to believe or know this, but the harsh reality is, not knowing the proper care of a Sugar Glider is plain unfair to the creature and unfortunately a grown trend in America and Europe.
Over the past few months of researching and finding out all the information on these exotic creatures, I have been shocked by the neglect and improper care of Sugar Gliders. All over the Internet you will come across articles by vets who are treating Gliders for broken bones (due to lack of calcium), malnutrition because of a shocking diet, and chronic fatigue and lethargy, with Some pets unable to move due to no energy, again, all because of lack of knowledge on diets and proper care.
Owners pay up to 200-250 dollars or euros each for Sugar Gliders, and it is recommended you buy a pair for the well been of the animals mental health, and then, this will not include the small fortune on the extras such as food, cages, toys, vet bills etc. so if this was all taking in to account, it baffles the mind why, in the same way you would treat a dog or cat, you would not research and do all that’s in your power to properly care for these cute creatures.
Know Your Pets Needs
Feeding your Sugar Gliders, as I have come across, hot dogs, Mac Donald’s, Coke, Pizza etc. is crazy. With this type of diet, these pets do not stand a chance, becoming weak and dying. They need a specially prepared diet, that can actually cost less than any junk food you may be giving these animals.
Gliders are exotic animals and difficult to care for, but not impossible. There is a lot of information on the internet, which some of it can be misleading. Do your research, lay out a diet plan for your pet, as you would for yourself if you wanted to live healthy.
Remember, with these pets, you are paying a lot of money first to buy a Glider, then with the accessories been an extra cost, it all adds up to a lot of money and would make a lot of sense to know your pets needs as Gliders are pretty cute, very loving and can make excellent pets when properly cared for.