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Anyone here ever own a sugar glider?

Spoooon

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My roommate was thinking about buying one, but I've heard some stories about them being difficult pets. Anyone have any experiance in the matter?
 

WombatWoman

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I was bitten by a sugar glider once. They have very sharp little teeth, and I've been told that they often bite when moody. Maybe they need some Prozac or something.
 

Isla

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Flying squirrel-type critter. Not a great pet, IMHO.

They are not exactly super-domesticated. Cute, interesting.... but pretty wild at heart.
 

WombatWoman

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The sugar glider is an Australian marsupial that resembles a cross between an opossum and a flying squirrel. They are very cute, but can be troublesome pets. And, as I said before, they bite like sonsofbitches.

Sugar Glider Photos
 

Pastfinder

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Buy an Australian Bearded Dragon. Tons more fun, easier to maintain and they have great personalities. I don't know of many snakes that have personalities other than those here on the forums ;)
 

Spoooon

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An Australian Bearded Dragon? That sounds pretty exotic. I'm going to go check out the pet store in a few weeks after I do some research. Now, I'm thinking about getting one too.
 

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