Sugar Glider Leafy Vine
This super-durable silk vine will have your sugar gliders
convinced they're living in a rainforest !
Product ID # 4057
Sugar gliders need access to a variety of
stimulating toys and accessories
to encourage exercise and creativity. Our furry buddies have an innate need to be stimulated - both
physically and mentally. We
are delighted to offer an animal-safe plant, which provides an
opportunity for your sugar gliders to play and climb on a faux plant
similar to ones found in the natural sugar glider habitat.
Sugar gliders have little hands and feet that
look much like human hands with five digits and an opposable thumb.
They are very adept at climbing high in the canopy in their
native habitat and can easily maneuver through branches, twigs and
vines. Leafy foliage
not only provides shelter from the light, but also gives them a
place to hide out.
Imagine the great games of peek-a-boo you will
enjoy from behind the leafy curtain. These vines are made specifically for use with animals,
meaning they are safe, not toxic and durable! And around here, we like to use cable ties to zip tie our
vines and create all sorts of creative presentations for our
sugar glider homes. Here are just a few ideas on how we use the
The vine can be intertwined between cage bars to create a natural wall between your gliders habitat and the actual
wall in your home. This
will help to greatly reduce the “fling effect” of last night’s
dinner on your new paint job. You
can thread it between or around existing toys
to create a camouflaged bunker for sugar glider
You and your sugar glider can be super creative
because there is no wrong way to place the plant vine – use it
horizontally, vertically, diagonally and change it up as often as
you want. You can
wrap it around toys, logs, vines branches or use it as a natural
barrier between feed stations for gliders that get a bit food
competitive at dinner time.
These durable plants can be attached to
branches for a lush forest
effect. And to create the ultimate rainforest retreat,
combine this product with a crazy
Suggies love to climb and they will love these
vines, no matter what direction they're going! We’ve even
used these silk plants to completely cover the top of some of our
wire top cages to create a stimulating environment for out of the
cage playtime. The look
of this approach is a great way to make a cage fit the art and
form of a room better. One
thing is for sure – however you place it, your glider is going to
As you can probably imagine, sugar gliders are
very attracted to greenery, but bringing things in from the outdoors
is not always safe. When
you introduce something from the great outdoors, you could be
potentially introducing unwanted pests that your glider might
consume, or pesticides / herbicides that could be fatal!
And while you may be confident your plants, trees, branches,
etc. have not been treated with any pesticides, you never know what
those unwanted guest pests may have been in contact with.
Many plants are considered very toxic to sugar gliders - in
fact, the list is quite long.
If you use safe, non toxic live plants with
gliders, don’t expect them to last very long!
Gliders will tear them up in no time and your pretty little
plant will look like kindling in just a few days.
We’ve long been advocates for using fake plants in the
sugar glider habitat, and have tried many of the cheaper variety -
Walmart-type silk plants - with very disappointing results.
Yes, they are quite a bit less expensive than these animal
grade silk plants, but you will be replacing them often.
I’ve used this particular brand for many years in some
of my habitats.
Even my overachievers have been unsuccessful in stripping
these well made vines.
And if you think a silk vine from one of the
craft stores will do just fine, we ask you to reconsider.
Many of those silk plants that are readily available in so
many chain stores are pre-treated with toxic chemicals to extend the
life of the product. These vines are 100% non-toxic, so you can feel confident you are
providing the safest plant available. And, did we mention they are washable?!
Now for a very important detail. You need to watch for the type of silks made with wire on the
inside as this too can present a safety hazard.
After checking all the options, we are sold on using only
silk plants made specifically for animal use, but all we've seen are
made with wires inside some part of them. This one comes from
the manufacturer with a wire in the "trunk" where the
branches all come together. But we remove this wire from
the vine when we receive the product, so the vine you receive will
be completely safe for your suggies.
At its longest point, the vine measures about 16.5
inches. There are a total of 5 strong plastic stems of natural
looking leaves on each plant. The
longest stem measures 11 inches and is directly centered between 2
stems measuring just over 6 inches each; the 2 outside stems are the
shortest, measuring roughly 4.5 inches each.
From each stem, there are a varying number of shoots
containing 5 leaves each. The
plant design is quite clever because it creates a lush texture and
fullness, making it a blast for your sugar gliders to forage through
and hide in.
Cleaning and maintenance is quite easy.
On cleaning day, just lightly spritz the plant vine with Cage
& Toy Wash, let it set 10 minutes, rinse and the
dry flat. In between
cleanings, you may want to also spritz it with a little Clean+Green,
as needed, to alleviate odors your gliders may have left behind.
The grabbing and climbing motion used with this
vine is very natural, and helps build strength and endurance (think Ahhhhhnold).
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