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12 08 2011

Dear visitors, No, we are not dead. We are just more active on our Facebook Page. You can ask your questions there.





Glider ‘N’ Us Event

4 01 2011

Heya guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates. The site admin has been busy with real life issues.

Anyway, I would like to inform you guys that there will be a HUGE glider event next Sunday hosted by Petshack. The details are on their official poster as  below:

 

You can click on the picture for bigger view!

All pet lovers, glider owners or not, are invited to this event. There will be activities with prizes, sharing sessions and HUGE discounts for many glider products. You better RSVP to the event page on Facebook, since food will be provided as well!

I’ll see you there!





A Message From Bugsy

25 07 2010

A message from Bugsy, one of the leading brand for glider products in Malaysia.

Due to the success of Bugsy™ products, there have been imitations appearing in the market.

Some of these unscrupulous merchants have even used our name mainly to deceive their customers.

When purchasing goodies for your pets, ensure you only buy quality and genuine product.

Shame on you, imitators!





July 2010 Updates

19 07 2010

Hello,

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m all alone here and there are no other people working on the site, and I have been very busy lately. If you have urgent questions regarding gliders, you can forward them here – LYN Sugar Glider Thread. Most of our members are there to help you. The thread first page also had compiled all you need to know about basic gliders knowledge and info.

Also, I’m looking for content writers for the site. basically you’ll have the authority to update this website with articles about all things gliders. If you are interested, you can leave a comment on this page, and I will get back to you. Writers will be screened throughly though.

That’s all. Have a nice day!





Neutering Sugar Gliders

2 03 2010

Many of the people in this country seems opposed to the idea of neutering their male gliders. They say it’s a cruel and unnatural thing to do to an animal. But, there are actually many benefits of neutering a Sugar Glider.

  1. To prevent joeys. Animals are not like humans. You can’t just put them together and not expect them to breed. And when the litters are born, who is going to take care of them? Sure, you can sell them off, but can you guarantee the buyer would take care of them the best way they can? Another possibility is by keeping the offspring yourself, but are you prepare to house them in separate cages to prevent inbreeding, immature breeding and many other problems?|
  2. To house several gliders together. This is especially important if you have more than one males.  If you even have one female in the house, even though it is not housed together with the males, the males will fight for dominance and breeding rights. Neutered gliders don’t have the urge to breed, therefore this problems wont occur.
  3. It will reduce the risk of testicular cancer and sexually transmitted diseases, since the testicles and sexual urges are removed.
  4. It reduces the gliders from producing scent gland on their chest and head, thus avoiding the gliders from having bald head and chests. It also helps reduces the smells produced by male gliders.
  5. It reduces the mating urges. This is especially important when the gliders loves to ‘play’ rough and caused mating wounds on the females.
  6. It also helps in preventing self-mutilating, when the problem is hormone driven.

So, for those who has, or planning to keep male and female gliders together, please consider neutering. It’s the best way to keep several gliders together.

You can see the Local Glider Vets for vets who are experienced in handling gliders in Malaysia, since they also provides neutering services.

Source on Neutering Benefits: Suz’ Sugar Glider





The Real Costs of Keeping Sugar Gliders

27 01 2010
Sugar gliders are sometimes promoted as being a cheap and in-expensive exotic pet but is it really that cheap? This is an in-depth look at the cost of owning a sugar glider. While the price of buying a sugar glider may not be as extravagant as other exotics there are many things you need to buy to keep your pet sugar gliders healthy, happy, and safe.

Sugar gliders can vary in price drastically depending on color, temperament, and genetics. A common Grey sugar glider costs around RM250-350, depending on breeder / petshops. There are many different colors, breeds, and traits of sugar gliders, even some that are not listed here, but here in Malaysia we currently only have the standard grey gliders. Sugar gliders are very social creatures and should at least be kept in pairs, which doubles the cost of purchasing a sugar glider.

Final price for just the sugar gliders: RM250-350 x2

Sugar Glider Cage
Your new sugar gliders will also need a cage. Sugar glider cages also vary in price drastically depending on size, brand, and material. A nice standard 3ft high cage may cost around RM100++. You may be able to find smaller cages and for less money but I  do not personally recommend keeping 2 gliders in a cage any smaller than that and if you can afford to go bigger your sugar gliders will love the extra space to jump around. If you do plan to opt for a bigger cage, the 4ft cages are around RM300++.

Alternatively you can build your own sugar glider cage from coated pvc wire mesh (with 1/2″ holes) which can be purchased from most local hardware stores. This lets you build your cage to your own specific size needs and is generally cheaper.

Average price for cage: RM100 – RM300++

Sugar Glider Food
Sugar gliders need food and a lots of it, not so much in quantity but sugar gliders need a very wide variety for their diet.  Due to the omnivorous nature and unique feeding style of the sugar glider it is unlikely that we will ever see an “all in one” glider food that is excepted by experienced sugar glider owners.

For the scope of this writing I  will be using a HPW diet plan by Bugsy~ trusted by many glider owners and give a round about price for the first time purchase of these items.

HPW Starter Kit – RM28
Instant HPW – RM35
The HPW diet calls for 1 ½ cups of Honey.
Manuka honey is priced at RM33 whilst RewaRewa honey is priced at RM19.
This mix is said to feed one sugar glider for about 3-4 months so it will last you that long.
You will also need fruits, vegetables, and insects.  I will be estimating the fruits & veges on a ‘Weekly’ basis, as I purchase mine weekly.

Fresh Fruits – RM10 ~ RM 15 (Per Week / Per Glider) for variety, different kinds can be purchased. But fruits can be easily spoilt, if kept long in the refridgerator.
Veges – RM10 roughly in a  week.
Mealworms – RM3-5 probably in a week
Treats – RM20-RM30 depending what kind of treats.
Bugsy Dried diet  – RM20 > depending what kind.

Estimated initial price of food needed the day you bring your gliders home: RM100+

Cage Accessories
Your sugar gliders wouldn’t be very happy with an empty cage and nowhere to eat, drink, sleep, and play so you are going to need some cage accessories. There are a variety of toys, pouches, water bottles, and food dishes available and some stores even sell cage kits that come with a few pouches and toys.

2 pouches for inside the cage – RM40++
bonding pouch for outside – RM30++
Stainless Steel Bowls – RM11
Water bottle – RM10
Wodent wheel  – RM110++
random cage toys to climb on, hide in, swing from, and play with – RM5 onwards

Est. total for Cage Accessories :  RM250+-

Sugar Glider Vets – Trips that may be necessary in the long run. Be prepared!
Now i know what you’re going to say, “sugar gliders don’t need vaccinations or medical care”. Well your half right, sugar gliders are not found to be carriers of rabies, distemper, or anything you would normally get your dog or cat vaccinated against but that doesn’t mean they don’t require medical care or need to go to the vet. Having a knowledgeable sugar glider vet give your glider a check up is a great idea. A vet can tell you if your sugar glider is the right weight, if it has any deficiencies, any parasites, heart problems, hearing, vision. Sure you can tell if your glider isn’t feeling great but why let it get that far? a vet can do blood-work and you can catch problems before they arise as symptoms in your sugar gliders, which is better for your sugar gliders quality of life and much cheaper in the long run.

Before purchasing sugar gliders (or any other pets) i recommend you set aside RM 100++ in case of emergency and to help with routine vet visits. This may sound like a lot but if something does happen and one of your babies needs surgery you will be glad you have it. Operations on such small animals are complicated and very expensive.

Just in case : RM100++ x2 if you have more than 1 glider..

This is just an estimation on prices. Your initial cost of keeping a sugar glider varies greatly depending on the type of glider, cage, and the quality of health care you plan to provide for your precious pets.

Cheers,
SCC~




Get Ready For A Glider!

26 01 2010

So you decided to buy a sugar glider. Before actually taking a glider back home, please make sure the things I listed below are already at your house. This post is a check list to help you prepare basic necessities for the glider.

1. Cage (Please buy at least 3ft tall bird cage)

2. Sleeping Pouch

3. Water Bottle

4. Bonding Pouch

5. Wodent Wheel (The only recommended wheel for gliders in Malaysia)

As for diet:

6. Bugsy HPW (Buy original Bugsy products, proven safe & healthy)

7. Fresh fruits & veggie

All items above (except #7) are available at Malaysia’s most awesome pet shop: PET SHACK. Log on to www.petshack.com.my for more info.

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