Do you ever wonder if you are about to get in over your head with something? Ignore that little voice that says, “that’s probably not the best idea”. Yeah, well – HUSH little voice! This is something new, fun and will teach A.C. some responsibility.
We are adopting a Sugar Glider and I could squee with excitement!
(This isn’t the one we are getting, picture for reference from here.)
We have a local flea market where a breeder comes to show off the little guys. They crawl all over him, glide from hand to hand, and above everything, they look REALLY COOL! I saw one for sale on Facebook, so I decided to inquire. Poor girl, I asked her all kinds of questions, but I did my fair share of Googling as well. They are from the marsupial infraclass and resemble a flying squirrel. They are very clean, like a cat, and I was instructed to never bathe them! The water can easily get in their lungs and cause issues. They also are not rodents – again for everyone in the back – Sugar Gliders are NOT rodents. So they will likely not have an odor or chew constantly. They sleep during the day, and play at night. But I think I am most excited about is their love of snuggling up to their owners. I envision him sitting on our shoulders, or tucked away in a little fanny pack while we go about our day. He will wake up, eat his fresh fruit and veggies, and have playtime.
Back to the little voice…..
I have also read that if they aren’t fed properly, or bonded with correctly, they may not be as pleasant as they appear. Hopefully we are prepared! I have explained to A.C. about his responsibility. It’s his job to feed him and change is potty papers every evening as nighttime routine. These little dudes can live 12-15 years or so, so hopefully he will be here for the long haul.
We shall see! Now to think of a name….