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How Much Does a Sugar Glider Cost?

 
low costAdult: $100-$150average costBaby (8 to 12 Weeks): $200-$500
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Sugar gliders, also known as sugar bears and honey gliders, are small marsupials originally from Australia that are becoming common exotic pets in America. They have gray, black and cream fur, pouches, and a "gliding membrane" between their front and hind legs that allows them to glide through the air.

Typical costs:

  • Buying a baby sugar glider, or joey, aged eight to twelve weeks, costs between $200 and $500, depending on the region and the pet's personality and other attributes.
  • Older sugar gliders cost less, between $100 to $150 because they'll be harder to train and are therefore less desirable.
  • Look for a USDA-licensed breeder.
Related articles: Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hedgehog, Chinchilla, Rabbit

What should be included:
  • Commonly confused with flying squirrels, they are different from this mammal in that gliders are more social and live twice as long -- about 12 to 15 years.
  • The Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians provides a video[1] on what to expect when bringing a sugar glider home.
  • Before buying, make sure the sugar glider's eyes are bright and shiny, its tail is fully furred and its coat is soft, not rumpled. Likewise, make sure no animals in the same cage look ill.
  • Observe the pet's personality to make sure it will be a good fit. Sugar gliders should be well socialized when sold. Make sure the pet is friendly and not skittish. Ask to hold it; a reputable seller will allow this.
Additional costs:
  • A sugar glider-appropriate cage costs between $100 to $150, such as the Jung-L-Gym Start-R-Cage available at SugarGliderInfo.org for $139.
  • Feeding a sugar glider a diet of veterinarian-approved pellet food, fresh fruits and vegetables and a calcium-based multivitamin supplement should cost about $10 per month. Also, a water bottle and food dish will each run about $5. PetEducation.com[2] details what food to feed a sugar glider.
  • Sugar gliders can play with just about any pet toy, but avoid those with strings, as sugar gliders can get tangled in them. Toy prices range from $2 to $20.
  • Because the sugar glider's natural climate is warm, it's advisable to get a heat rock or heat lamp to keep the glider's cage comfortable. These run about $15 to $40.
  • Some stores, like Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians-approved SugarBears.com, offer a glider starter kit including a one-month supply of food and vitamins, a heat rock, water bottle and food bowl for $50.
Shopping for a sugar glider:
  • The Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians[3] (ASVG) and the North American Sugar Gliders Association[4] both caution that there is much outdated and incorrect information regarding the care of sugar gliders on the Internet. Check their sites for the most reputable information.
  • The ASGV offers a list of seven questions[5] to ask a sugar glider seller.
  • Note that sugar gliders, like other exotic animals, are illegal in some cities and states, including California. Check local ordinances to see if sugar glider ownership is allowed and whether a permit is needed.
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Posted by: a user in Watsonville, CA.Posted: June 22nd, 2019 08:06PM
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I will maybe get one
I all ways wanted a super glide
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Cream sugar glider
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Age: 6 weeks
I'm looking to buy a sugar glider cream colored
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Posted by: Cjn in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Posted: June 3rd, 2019 02:06AM
Age: 50
The person who said that someone stated Miss information is incorrect as well today they are pillar foods that do a lot more than pillar foods did in the past, so to say someone’s wrong or misinformed is rude and incorrect. And telling someone the wrong to get a new sheet rock and not to explain the reasoning is ignorant. What I have heard is that
, It’s not that he rocked his bed it is that the sugar gliders don’t know they should get off the sheet rock and they damage themselves. There are so many variables in the care and feeding of them all. Instead of telling someone how they are misinformed maybe add some new positive information to the group, and take the card out of your old years?
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I’d love to buy a glider
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Posted by: Angel23 in Allentown, PA.Posted: May 26th, 2019 11:05AM
Age: 5months to 2 years
I’ve done a lot of research about these animals. I just love them. I’d love to take care of one maybe two of them. If you are selling these kind please do not hesitate to call me 484-845-8539
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Sugar Gliders
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Posted by: Abigail broster in Evansville, IN.Posted: December 14th, 2018 12:12AM
Age: 3 & 2
I currently have two Sugar gliders a Mail a female that’s pregnant with a Joey. I need to sell them if anybody would like one (Or all three) let me know, please get a hold of me my phone number is 812-449-7987 thank you, Abby
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Missinformation
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Posted by: Jayson in Montreal, Other.Posted: December 8th, 2018 11:12AM
A couple of things I noticed in your information on gliders. Heat rocks are not recommended for sugar gliders as well as pellet food. Gliders should have a diet of prepared food consisting of fruits, vegetables and protein. They can have supplements if needed. for a snack they can have a "pellet" to tide them over till their next meal but they should not be used as a staple diet.
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Posted by: rjwilliams in tampa, FL.Posted: November 30th, 2018 12:11PM
Age: about 1 yr
i have a pair of sugar gliders i am needing to sell. they come with 2 pouches they sleep in, food, cage and toys.
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Posted by: Brenda Holliday in Colo Spgs, CO.Posted: September 21st, 2018 11:09AM
Age: 2
I am in need of a friend for my sugar glider she's happy so lucky she just needs someone to play with I've had her for 2 years she's spoiled rotten but I would like to find a mail so that she would have a friend anyone looking to donate or get rid of a male that is at least two years old I would be very interested in it cuz again like I said she's lonely she wakes me up at 2 in the morning for attention she wouldn't trade her for anything
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2 female sugar gliders
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Posted by: anonymous tornado in Louisa, WV.Posted: July 13th, 2018 06:07AM
Age: 1 year
Buy your sugargliders younger! These are not bobded or kind, bite, and cannot be enjoyed traveling and playing with them as pocket pets should be.
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Would look like go turn it in to a family gathering place to let th family get to togothther and calebrate my dad life and death just. Like wantd too thats ap promise i made him on his death bed and i intend to keep that problemblem em his 4+h bday so he ont b le kleft without and fe so lonesome i w ilill by e it to morrorrorow.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.asgv.org/pet_owners/introduction.php
  2.  www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=18+1798&aid=2442
  3.  www.asgv.org/client-education/ce_series2.php
  4.  www.mynasga.org/sugarglider_dosugarglidermakegoodpets.htm
  5.  www.asgv.org/client-education/checklist.php
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