I need another thing to take care of like I need an extra hole in my head, but I agreed with my daughter that sugar gliders are incredibly cute. They are marsupials, not rodents, and they can glide like flying squirrels. Neat.
After doing some research, I get the appeal of sugar gliders. However, my verdict is that sugar gliders would be a terrible pet for our family. It seems like the kind of thing I’d like to visit at someone else’s house, but not actually own.
If you’re thinking about getting a sugar glider (or two–they’re very social), some great websites to check out are Glider Central, SugarGlider.com and Sugar Glider Addicts Anonymous. They have tons of great info, and active message boards.
As with all pets, it’s important to do your research before making a commitment to taking care of another living thing. However, exotic pets come with all kinds of other issues, including legality, availability of veterinary care, and unique feeding requirements. Consider the following 12 questions before getting yourself a sugar glider!
(Photo Credit: Flickr/Garrett T)
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