Sugar Gliders as Pets : What NOT to Do with Pet Sugar Gliders

Sugar Gliders as Pets : What NOT to Do with Pet Sugar Gliders


Hi, my name is Elizabeth. I’m speaking on
behalf of Expert Village and we’re talking about things that you absolutely don’t want
to do with your Sugar Glider. You don’t ever want to take your Sugar Glider outside, I
don’t care how well bonded you think your animal is to you, it just takes on quick predator,
dog, to jump up and snatch it. Or for them to get into a tree and be able to move way
faster than you can catch these guys. You don’t want to use any sort of leash on your
Sugar Glider, I have seen them sold at different places. The problem with these guys is that
they have a very delicate membrane, right around their skin, underneath their arms and
if you try to put a leash on them you can cut into that tissue. Also it can cut into
the tissue around their neck; they just don’t understand the concept of restraint. Leashes
are just not safe for them; you need to instead have a confined safe place to keep these animals
in. The other things you do not want to do with these guys, you don’t want to feed them
any chocolate, alcohol, or any caffeine. You also want to stay away from purely sugary
unhealthy food like cheetos, or cheese, candy, and any other sort of refined sugars. You
want to stick to the basic diet because if you throw off the balance too much it can
make them very sick.

99 comments

  • Blair House

    i know i have one

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  • Gandaleon

    I prefer this approach. What do you think will happen if this hype settles down and thousands of people notice they don`t want that animal after all? The ones who suffer will be these cuties. She`s just pointing out the difficulties, so not every mom buys her kids a sugar glider because they are trendy right now.

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  • Gerbil Originals

    I notice she dosn't say anything about cooked or raw meat. My sugar glider actually prefers a small piece of hamburger to a piece of fresh fruit XD

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  • Ahleea

    some weirdos give their animals achol

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  • Hayden Kirtley

    she said sugar gliders are mean there NOT

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  • NiKK Benson

    Yay good info…the alcohol was a little common sense.. . . . . . .

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  • sweetReaper

    You should still give your sugar gliders mealworms, but if you are afraid of the worms moving and such there are some things you can do. What a lot of people do is use tweezers to pick up the mealworms and feed them to the sugar gliders. You can also freeze the mealworms.

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  • sweetReaper

    No leash is safe for them. Have you looked at a glider gliding? The membranes spread out beyond what a glider leash/harness/vest would let them. If they jump and attempt to glide, the membrane will be stretched and the vest will prevent it from doing so, cutting into the membrane and hurting the glider. If it was big enough to compensate for the membrane, when the glider is not gliding they would be able to get out of it easily. Which of course doesnt make any sense.

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  • Ashley Peters

    seriously…and one second she's against sugar gliders and the next she's scared of them and the next she's inlove with them!

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  • snuggles

    My neighbor has used a cat leash for his sugargliders (specially fixed to fit of course) and they are perfectly fine..

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  • Meghan D

    No chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, or candy? Really? Duh! You can't feed ANY animals that!

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  • Dport66

    I have 3 sugar gliders, and I use leashes, they work awesome. The ones I use go around thier neck, and they love it.

    LEASHES WORK very well if you know how to use them correctly.

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  • Melissa Leach

    who likes avocados anyway

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  • Sakina721

    you can teach them to go in a tissue or something instead of on your arm, just place a tissue under their but when you wake them up and hold it there for a few minutes and they will poop and pee in it, mine does anyway…

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  • Meghan D

    Really? Oh, I didnt kno that. thats kinda cool…

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  • Dee Timmy-Hutch-Fan

    Geez man, relax!! She's just trying to make sure every fact is covered!

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  • sweetReaper

    it isn't that dumb.. shes only saying it because there are actually people stupid enough to do that. I went to a home show where the notorious mill breeders Pocket Pets were selling sugar gliders and they werte giving the gliders cheetos and spaghetti os… it was sickening 🙁

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  • Jennifer Kirk

    i took mine out side @ nite and he jumped in a tree! it toook me 3 hours 2 get him down it was sooooo scary!

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  • supersentiger

    people use leashes on rodents?

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  • supersentiger

    correction, marsupials

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  • d so

    SugarGlidervet's Channel is #1 Dont waste time here Check it out!

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  • contramantra

    For someone who owns a sugarglider, she really sounds like she regrets the decision.

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  • SilverRaindr0ps

    hes paid by mill breeders to do these vids. ASGV is a fake association owned by Perfect pocket pets.

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  • SilverRaindr0ps

    yes. its sad. sugar glider is a marsupial though, not a rodent.

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  • avalonandon

    She doesn't regret having one, she's trying to discourage people who might buy one impulsively and then neglect or abandon them. This happens way too often with domesticated animals let alone with exotic pets.

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  • airrocker001

    I sometimes feed my sugar glider chocolate and there has never been any repercussions…will it die if it does eat it?

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  • sweetReaper

    DO NOT feed chocolate to gliders. Your suggie will die.

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  • sweetReaper

    First off.. always buy gliders in pairs. Second… Never use a leash on a glider as they will be harmed by it (their gliding membrane can be damaged and the glider can basically hang itself). As a glider becomes more bonded to you, it will be less likely to leave you. If you are still concerned, use a bonding pouch or only let them free in a tent or glider-proof room.

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  • FyreFox94

    they do have a gliding membrane, and it looks like it expands a great deal when they "glide" so I would say that it probobly wouldn't be a good idea to get one. I mean yea she has a point, these things could happen…but if you have a bonding pouch with these fancy things called. "Zippers" im pretty sure that a bonding pouch is the way to go lol. i have no experience..im just saying what Im going to do when I get my glider. I mean how can they get away when they are zipped in a pouch sleeping?

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  • Joel Bushnell

    Mine have only jumped to the floor if they missed what they were aiming for.. usually when they jump off my shoulder to the curtains and there alittle off they land to the ground.. But usually dont. Was nervious when i seen them land on the floor but they were fine.

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  • Caduceus

    this is one of the few videos she got right

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  • sweetReaper

    @SilverRaindr0ps Yes, he is sponsored by the mill breeders Pocket Pets

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  • SilverRaindr0ps

    there is sugar in everything, or something that can potentially become sugar.

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  • Cierra Haas

    who would really give their sugar glider alcohol or chocolate??

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  • imaginationcakes

    @Skely56

    no no leashes. they are really bad. 🙁

    my video also explains why.

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  • Macbrand

    Here is a better idea, don't keep them as pets. They are wild animals, leave them that way.

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  • Hanna S

    @iSim0641
    you would be surprized some people think it calms then down which is true because theyre sick to their stomache.

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  • RRamos826

    She has no idea what she is talking about. If you you want real TRUE info on sugar gliders, go to ASGV.org It is the offical website for the association for Sugar Glider Vets. They tell the truth, sugar gliders are amazing pets and are not as bad as depicts. What kind of expert is she?

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  • XXTheForbiddenXX

    Interesting, since pocketpets is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating with them.

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  • XXTheForbiddenXX

    The diet this woman suggests preparing in her other videos is the reason why they smell. If you feed them chicken, mealworms, insects, they smell from the high amount of protein.

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  • Colby Knapp

    pffft….go to mynasba.org/dosugarbearsmakegoodpets.htm

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  • Selene Knights

    @XXTheForbiddenXX That is absolutely correct! I feed mine Glide-r'-Chow, Glide-a-mins, and a piece of fruit. That's all they require. A few treats now and again like nuts and Cheerios, they shouldn't have much of a smell. What garbage.

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  • xRAGNOVx

    Can I put on a collar? I'm thinking of getting one and it would be cool for him(or her) to have one.

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  • Ryan Lamb

    I'm just watching these because shes pretty 🙂

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  • nicofish1000

    what you cant feed them alcohol or chocolate and no cofee?

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  • Crack of Dawn

    @KillerKyle99 It does not (and I wasn't making fun of the way she spoke). I'm just annoyed at the horrible information in the video. People should learn to criticize her without insulting something unrelated to the information though.

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  • vaporeon333xxx

    sooo parrots are less needy sweet!

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  • Ioana Sandor

    I'm pretty sure this is accurate, but you're making them sound like bad pets. I'm sure they require a little bit more work than a hamster, but are they really that hard to have as pets?

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  • Twyptophan

    @TheKazdorf correct

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  • Katherine E

    Leashes are not meant to be used every day; they are when you are bonding with your Sugar Glider, so in the instance that they take off (which they will) it's easier to grab the end of the leash rather than tackling the suggie.

    It's not to leash train them. 🙂

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  • Afterthedreamer

    you can use a leash. the leash i got wet around their neck, not tigt but it did, and it clipped on to my shirt. you can go outside and they do need get bored with their diet so switch it up.

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  • Gigan

    i love these little guys im litsening to information like this to see if it's right for me.

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  • ohTubbies

    Pause the video at 0:05 look at her face lol

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  • dj tree man

    my sugar glider loves been warm so i put it in the mircrowave for 1 minute at a time, he loves it! 🙂

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  • DomTheSexyBeast

    Roflmfao. You win the internet today.

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  • Sarah Platt

    Thank you for knowing what the hell you're talking about =D Just because you're speaking for "expert" village doesn't makes you an expert =.=

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  • DerpingRAGE!!!

    she is a liar foods and water right but everything else is just a bunch of complete CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kallen XHydra

    thank you for taking the ime t do all these videos of sugar gliders :3 also ur info on them will help me so much i might get a sugar glider some where around september

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  • hannahleiighh

    um um um and um um and um this and um um that um um um

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  • Sabina Karim

    lol who the hell is gonna give an animal candy dumb women

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  • John Barton

    umumumumumum

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  • Trisha Maclaughlin

    dont feed them ummmm…..

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  • Katie Hagopian

    I counted 16 ins in a 1:21 video

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  • Katie Hagopian

    Your never supposed to put 2 males in one cage

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  • xxxvenom007

    Ijust found the umm queen!!!!!

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  • comedycord123

    *writing in my note pad* do not feed sugar glider alcohol, ok

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  • Cintita M

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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  • Jermey Bliblestories

    um um um I think you need to do more research

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  • Gravitythewolf

    Shut up troll

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  • Gravitythewolf

    SHUT UP ITS NOT DOING ANYTHING TO HER BUT ITS JUST SPAMING!

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  • Gravitythewolf

    Everyone is so annyoing Stop commenting "um um um" Its Really just making fun of her and being a fucking Bully, Your also Fucking being a dam Spamer! Knock it off !

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  • stephen hopewell

    great videos just getting into these fantastic creatures your videos are great advise

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  • Octo Trout

    Shut it, idiot.

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  • Gravitythewolf

    how about you? I dont want your stupid comment in my fucking Inbox of you a Troll saying "shut it,idiot" Excuse me But i would not like someone one bullying an other person, if you do go ahead and be a Jerk But Just to let you know your a Murder just like people who kill, It can lead to that dude. Problems by one little word,action or anything. Just keep in mind. Dont you dare Reply to me something thats to idiotic.

    have a nice day!

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  • Gravitythewolf

    Oh Btw i saw your feed you just sound like a moron posting Pointless comments that only lead to problems and fighting, GO troll somewhere else worth trolling not here on youtube were people can bash you right back.

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  • Octo Trout

    I don't care. You're still a clamoring idiot.

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  • Lee Aciar

    What are you talking about? Me & my Sugar Glider Winston get wasted together all the time. Lol

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  • Jontejay Robinson

    she is a lier

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  • Piper Patricide

    What type of cage do you have them in?

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  • oakcharm11

    um

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  • YellowCOBRA

    everything she said she said "you probably dont want to" she doesnt know what she is talking about

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  • EssEff Lopez

    Hit the bong or pipe every time she says um!!!! Or shots for you fucking drunks..

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  • shosho seed

    Lol ur

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  • shosho seed

    Um and um you um have to um be like um um the umm

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  • JanaTV

    Um. Like um and um

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  • desi babi

    Ur dum

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  • Israel Ayala

    um, um, um..

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  • MrTyler8877

    why does expert village have so many subscribers. they suck so much at every single video they make. its scripted and stupid

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  • Hyena Boy

    Please stop.

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  • Dani Burke

    Wow you guys have no idea what your talking about. You can easily take them outside. Don't take them outside without a bonding pouch or like a jacket or pocket. But you can easily take them outside. Your sugar glider does have to be bonded well though. Get a better person speaking as well….too many ums….get your facts straight.

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  • Carlos Romero

    Ummm can you like stop saying umm its annoying 😤😤😤

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  • Michael Klundt

    Um um um um um um um um umm

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  • Richard Williams

    My neighbor has one that gets loose in the hallway when she opens the apt door. What is the average cooking time for a sugar glider per pound?

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  • sup817ut

    No alcohol for my suggie? What?

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  • Miriam A.

    Can you seriously learn the facts before you make a video? You were wrong in another video, too. They get along extremely well with dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. The only thing they don't get along with are snakes. And they LOVE sugary stuff! They like to eat fruits and other sweet things. 

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  • Katherine Franco

    Oh my gosh no cheetos!!!

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  • Nicole Boismier

    They can have yoggies as treats! And marshmallows rarely. They get along great with my puppy and two cats. But don't risk around birds or ANY reptile. Other than that all good

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  • elizabeth cantu

    To my defense I made these videos because I was offered $from a company with no time to prep, and no video experience before making home you tube videos was common. Helped put me through college while trying to get good information out there on a new exotic pet on the market, and at the time there was almost no good information on keeping these guys.

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  • Ruthie 2004

    Lol I take my tow gliders out side all the time and let them in trees Smokey my male will came when I call him a Luna my female will came to my hands or a pouch 😜

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