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Sugar Glider Rescue Of Western North Carolina

Sugar Glider Rescue Of Western North Carolina This is a non profit donation based organization. We take in abused, neglected, or aggressive gliders. Any behavior issue or health. The gliders are re-habilitated and adopted to new homes.

Operating as usual

04/08/2022

😂 so I’m not huge into videos bc I’m not the best at taking them! So bear with me!

Basically just an update on our little lady with the brain tumor.
Small background, this little girl came to me a couple years ago, she had been attacked by a cat. Her back leg and tail had to be amputated. It has never affected her mobility until the spinning issue.

She is doing a lot better this week on the steroids and antibiotics!
I didn’t know if she was going to make it through the week or not.

I had been planning all last weekend waiting for Monday to arrive and the vet said we could put her down if she continued to get worse. She had liquid diarrhea, wouldn’t eat or drink. I was hand feeding her and keeping her with me 24/7. Her eyes had lost the glimmer, she was peeing all over herself and I knew she was close to death.

I cried, but I know sometimes it’s the best for these guys when they are suffering. I understood what needed to be done.

This little girl wasn’t done fighting yet! Monday she was running around and gave me hope that she’s fighting.
As long as she keeps fighting I will too.
Now it’s Thursday and she’s actually running in her wheel! No more circle spinning.

These little animals steal your heart. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Huge thanks to “all hearts animal hospital” in hickory. Jenna has been awesome and helped us through this process.

I’m hoping this will last and she will continue to get better everyday. I will post a video of the circling for an informative later.

At the vets again for this little lady! Keep us in your thoughts!
04/01/2022

At the vets again for this little lady! Keep us in your thoughts!

Going to be another long night. I’m afraid this little girl is passing. :( Gonna try the emergency vets. 😭 one of my fav...
03/26/2022

Going to be another long night. I’m afraid this little girl is passing. :(
Gonna try the emergency vets.
😭 one of my favorite girls.

Definitely loving the water holders! These are awesome! Get yours today on our Etsy shop!https://etsy.me/3tdmr9Q
03/16/2022

Definitely loving the water holders!
These are awesome! Get yours today on our Etsy shop!

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Just wanting to remind everyone that we have Guinea pigs, chinchillas and sugar gliders needing homes!Please do your res...
03/16/2022

Just wanting to remind everyone that we have Guinea pigs, chinchillas and sugar gliders needing homes!

Please do your research and be ready for a life long friend! ❤️

03/04/2022

Credit: Tom Puck

Are you interested in owning gliders? There are some things you need to have first. Most of this is pretty mandatory and your glider's health will likely be affected if you dont have these things.

Money

Lets start with the most important. Gliders cost money. You will need at least 1000.00 for a startup to buy gliders, cages, wheels, diet stuff, toys. You will spend about 50.00 in food. Vet bills are expensive. I would say prepare for 1000.00 to start and to put away at least 100.00 a month in food and vet care. If you cant commit to this, gliders might not be the best pet for you. I want to be honest with you from the start so you dont get in over your head.

Cage

The cage should be at least 4 ft tall by 2ft x 2ft to comfortably house 2-3 gliders. If you have more than that, the cage should be 2ft x 2ft x 2ft per glider. The Double Critter Nation, Brisbane and Madagascar are good for 2-3 gliders. The Triple Critter Nation can house 5-6 gliders. A good rule is bigger is better. The more room they have, the more room they have to play.

There is also a misconception that gliders need taller instead of wider. A lot of gliders live in brush and small trees. They leap from tree to tree. So while tall is good, you should also pay attention to width. One of my favorite cages is to put 2 Triple Critter Nations together. This gives the right amount of height and width for them to run and leap and do everything they need.

https://www.exoticnutrition.com/Departments/Shop-By-Pet/Sugar-Glider-Products/Cages.aspx

https://www.chewy.com/midwest-critter-nation-deluxe-small/dp/168680?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=MidWest&utm_term=%7Bkeyword%7D

Wheels

If you put nothing else in the cage, a wheel is a must. You should have 1 wheel for every 2 gliders. So for 3 gliders, you need 2 wheels. Also remember that gliders dont really run, they leap, so they need wheels that have at least a 12" diameter and no center bars of any kind (these can and have killed gliders). We suggest:

The Free Runner wheel. This is the the widest and smoothest wheel on the market. Worth the price. My gliders prefer this wheel over any other wheel. Easy to remove and clean. https://www.myfreerunner.com/

The Raptor Wheel. This is a great wheel with good diameter. Probably the sturdiest wheel on the market in my opinion. Its a little bit harder to remove to clean, but not that hard. You just need to re-zip tie it back to the cage afterwards. https://www.mygliderwheelsandmore.com/

The Custom Choice Cruiser. These wheel mimic a glider's climbing and running up tree branches. A lot of gliders like these wheels. https://www.facebook.com/customchoicecruisers

DO NOT buy a Wodent Wheel or a Silent Runner wheel. Save yourself the heartache and avoid these wheels. They are not approved in a lot of communities and have resulted in injuries and deaths.

Toys

Toys are just as important as wheels. Gliders are very intelligent and inquisitive animals. They have about the same thinking capabilities as a 2 year old human. They love to learn and play. Toys help stimulate their brains. Some gliders love to carry toys with their tails. Some like to figure out puzzles. Some like knock stuff around. There are many approved vendors in the Approved Vendors document in the Files section.

Diet

Now we reach the most important part of owning a glider. What to feed them. Diet as a science is rather complicated as you have to balance the calcium to phosphorous intake. You also have to balance other nutritional values to give your glider a healthy and happy life. Thankfully for us, there are several "staple diets" that have been developed with the help of Exotics Nutritionists that make our jobs easier. As long as you feed a staple diet and feed it as instructed, your gliders should live a happy and healthy life.

There are a few staple diets we approve. They are:

TPG - developed by The Pet Glider, this diet has the most variety. It is also the most time-consuming to make. A very solid diet if you have the time to make it. https://info.petsugargliders.com/staple-diets/tpg/

OHPW - one of the original staple diets, this is still a solid diet. It uses "Wombaroo" which is what is used in a lot of Australian glider diets. With this diet you also make salads (literally, salads) that feed alongside the staple mix. https://info.petsugargliders.com/staple-diets/ohpw/

GOHPW - developed because of the link between OHPW's honey content and dental disease, this diet replaces a lot of the honey on OHPW with green juice such as Naked Green Goodness. Otherwise its the same as OHPW. https://info.petsugargliders.com/staple-diets/gohpw/

BML - this is the easiest diet to make because you can find all the ingredients in your local grocery store or pet store. It is also the easiest to feed as it has a very limited list of veggies and fruits you can feed. I feel this is the best diet for any beginner glider owner to start with, and is great as a permanent diet if you wish. https://info.petsugargliders.com/staple-diets/bml/

Critter Love Plus - Critter Love has its fans. It also has its critics. Overall, any instant-mix diets are frowned upon. However, the Plus version is the same as OHPW and on this list. https://www.critterlove.com/critter-love-plus

Diets to Avoid:

Exotic Nutrition anything. Most glider groups dont allow suggesting Exotic Nutrition's diets or wheels. Has been linked to many health problems.

Any pet store diets like Kaytee, VitaKraft, etc. Stay away from glider diets sold in pet stores!

Pocket Pets. Like Exotic Nutrition, it has been linked to too many problems.

Have an Exotics Vet

Before getting glider, make sure you find an Exotics Veterinarian who sees sugar gliders. Research the vet. Make sure they actually know sugar gliders. Sugar Glider Guardians has a great Vet-finding page: https://sugargliderguardians.com/find-a-vet/

And the Final Piece...

RESEARCH! RESEARCH! RESEARCH!

Do your research first. Research and research some more. Gliders are complicated pets. Please research them to make sure they are the pet for you. Some links:

Bourbon's behaviorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzvbJQxBDlw

Kimberley LaDuke's videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqnCgy82vQ289-qzWm99ExA

I will leave you with some of my own thoughts on gliders. Honestly, they are a complicated pet if you give them the best care available. They are also rather more expensive as a pet than a cat or dog. They are comparable to ferrets in costs. They can be a steep learning curve. But I have never owned a more rewarding pet. I've owned lots of pets, but sugar gliders for me are the most special and rewarding.

When they share treats ❤️
01/13/2022

When they share treats ❤️

When biscuit wants some loving and treats 😂 Biscuit is our LARGEST glider. When he first came to the rescue he was close...
01/07/2022

When biscuit wants some loving and treats 😂
Biscuit is our LARGEST glider. When he first came to the rescue he was close to a POUND. This was so unhealthy. Since then he has lost some weight and is getting stronger daily.

He’s super sweet and very strong! Also a great jumper.
*not available for rehome*

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01/05/2022
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Sugar glider play log. Approximately 11” length COLOR SETS WILL BE RANDOM Usually whatever leftover colors we have from ball pits and pouches :) Color pictures will be added as material available ***ALL PROCEEDS GO TO*** (Facebook) sugar glider rescue of western North Carolina Please message

When he baby talks the gliders 😂 😳
12/28/2021

When he baby talks the gliders 😂 😳

Congrats lisa & family on your new adoption! These boys are so sweet!
11/27/2021

Congrats lisa & family on your new adoption!
These boys are so sweet!

11/25/2021

Please do your research on the animals we are needing to rehome. Most of these animals are lifetime commitments.

At this time we have
*chinchillas
*sugar gliders
*Guinea pigs

I will help with what questions I can.
I do require proof of cages, wheels, set ups etc. knowledge, care and adoption paperwork filled out. (We have discount codes for wheels)

which will be emailed to you if interested. 🙂
Thank you!

-SGRWNC

https://www.facebook.com/100021603167092/posts/898274620902635/?d=n

Definitely one of the more challenging ones to make! 😂 This cube may be a one of a kind! 😆 And check out our new glider ...
11/02/2021

Definitely one of the more challenging ones to make! 😂
This cube may be a one of a kind! 😆
And check out our new glider hanging corner pouch!

Super excited to release these!Glider spook-n-chill hangers! LIMITED STOCK. First come first serve.$20+ shipping.
10/29/2021

Super excited to release these!

Glider spook-n-chill hangers!

LIMITED STOCK. First come first serve.
$20+ shipping.

Another happy little customer, he loves the new water bottle! This is Mr.whitePhoto by Kim :)
10/27/2021

Another happy little customer, he loves the new water bottle!
This is Mr.white

Photo by Kim :)

My sweetest oldest boy laying while he eats his huge grasshopper. ❤️
10/04/2021

My sweetest oldest boy laying while he eats his huge grasshopper. ❤️

*customer photo*Wally enjoying his awesome new ballpit!get yours on Etsy today!!
09/20/2021

*customer photo*

Wally enjoying his awesome new ballpit!

get yours on Etsy today!!

It’s going to be a long night! Hoping this little girl pulls through.
09/10/2021

It’s going to be a long night!
Hoping this little girl pulls through.

Congrats Jackie and family on your new gliders!These two have been with us quite a while!Hard to let these little loves ...
08/26/2021

Congrats Jackie and family on your new gliders!
These two have been with us quite a while!
Hard to let these little loves go sometimes!!!

Our super sweet handicap boy. He’s such an awesome little man! *not for adoption*
08/14/2021

Our super sweet handicap boy. He’s such an awesome little man!

*not for adoption*

This is one of the more heartbreaking set of 4 gliders I have received. The amount of abuse and neglect is ridiculous…:(...
07/20/2021

This is one of the more heartbreaking set of 4 gliders I have received. The amount of abuse and neglect is ridiculous…:( 😢 all are SERIOUSLY overweight. I’m talking double+ the amount a normal gldier is.

And yes I understand there is chunky gliders but this is overboard.

Their nails have NEVER even looked like they have been cut. They were so long they was curled back into the gliders hands and skin. Two can barely walk. They waddle. :( fingers are broken, and ears missing. One is limping bad. All have vet appointments😣 .

Take a guess at how much this one boy weighs!??

11oz. This boy is so close to being 1lb.
The others follow in weight at 9&8 Oz.

This is massive for gliders. This is why it’s so important to please follow a diet with good exercise!!!

07/02/2021

Joey the hopping bunny 😂
My son in the background 😆 he loves these guys!
Except when Joey lands on him

Guys!!! The happiest glider in the world! This is my oldest man Joey! He’s 12 and my entire world! I’m so excited to int...
07/02/2021

Guys!!! The happiest glider in the world! This is my oldest man Joey! He’s 12 and my entire world!

I’m so excited to introduce our brand new outside summer screen area!
This will allow all the gliders and to be able to glide in a SAFE 14x12 area.

We are also able to do LIVE cricket/bug feedings here!!
This will help the gliders with natural foraging. I’m so happy we have this for the summer.

our chinchillas will also use this area as well. 🙂

Next I’ll add some hanging toys etc
My little guy hiding from the glider jumps

06/28/2021

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06/28/2021

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Our brand new water holder feeders!!!
Get yours on our Etsy shop today!!!
These are so awesome to use super easy to clean! No more messes!!

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Sugar gliders are not a pet for everyone....They can live up to 15+ years in captivity, making them a big commitment. Th...
06/21/2021

Sugar gliders are not a pet for everyone....

They can live up to 15+ years in captivity, making them a big commitment.

They are nocturnal so they are up at night and sleep during the day.

They have teeth, therefore they can and most likely bite.... especially when scared.

They require exotic vet care which is generally more expensive than your average pet care.

Start up costs are higher.... with your standard colored gliders, diet, cage, toys etc...... your looking at close to $1000 just to get started.

Sugar gliders do not automatically bond with you when you first get them home. It could take days, weeks, months and in some cases years.

Sugar gliders should not be introduced to other pets to become friends and do not make good pets for kids.

Please do your research before adopting a sugar glider, and alot of it!

If you are a first time owner or are interested in adopting one in the future, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions or concerns you might have.

You don't have to get your glider from me, I'll still be here to answer your questions.

—-newbys glider nook

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Dula Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, United States
Spruce Pine, NC
28777

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I don't know if this is allowed but this parrot is from New Guinea. That's the same region of the world that our suggies are from, especially caramel gliders. They are nectar eaters like suggies :) In New Guinea these birds are often kept as pets because they're so friendly that they often come right up to humans and are then made a pet. They aren't black. When the sunlight hits them, they are beautiful dark purple. They are super sweet like sugar gliders (Especially Cookie, I've never had a sweeter pet) and full of energy. This is Cookie. He's a VERY SPECIAL bird and he means the world to many people. He's only 10. I lost my job after covid started and I'm not able to help him by myself. Please help save Cookie!
We are rehoming our pair of sugar gliders. They come with food and supplies but not a cage. There is a rehoming fee. We are in North Carolina and will NOT ship. Please pm for info.
Would love a pair. Foster,own,rescue. Whatever is needed. Husband has stage 4 cancer. Looking for companion for the both of us. Had a pair in college. Please contact me. Respectfully Jana and Darrin 828 747 8426. Please answer our prayers!
Oh Hellur Naw, Thas their own fault.