Customers Love #5!
(out of 7 formulas tested)
wanted to let you know that I received the potion Saturday. I was so
anxious to try it! I read your instructions and when I actually went
for it, I was truly amazed! My little monster- Indy- wasn’t shaking
like usual, he also didn’t crab as much and I only got bit once. He
seemed calmer than usual and I was able to cut his nails, they were a
Yesterday I showed my husband and let
me tell you, he is ready to invest; he thinks you are going to make a
million bucks with this product. Yesterday, I got different pouches for
each one of the gliders, sprayed ONLY ONCE on my hands and rubbed the
rest on the pouches; Indy was again calmer and was sniffing my hand
instead of biting it. Gizmo, my sweet one was going crazy though. He
was the one biting my hands this time (not a mean biting, more like a
grooming bite) and kept licking my hand, he also laid on his back and
let me pet his neck and ears, it was almost like we were grooming each
other, he was so fun!
Sissy (Sydney) my little girl was just laying there almost in a trance.
This is my report- I am so excited about it!
wanted to let you know how well the bonding potion is working with my
new baby girls. It is awesome! Thank you so much. I use it every time I
handle them and it settles them down right away. They crab for a short
time and before you know it they are cuddled up and happy as can be in
the bonding pouch eating their applesJ Not only does it keep them
relaxed, it smells great to. I hope you are able to pass this on to
more newbie’s like me because I think it is working very well. You
definitely have an awesome product! Thank you for everything!
My mom has been using that "bonding potion # 5" and it really seems to
work. She says that it is a miracle because Kaden does not crab when
she puts that on her hands, and it is helping him to get aquainted with
my family. But he is eating real good and is getting bigger every day.
Thank you so much for letting my mom bring me a new buddy. Take care
and I will drop you another note soon to give you a Kaden update.
(Update on Kaden from Mom)
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that Kaden is settling
into his new home great. He has really become a social butterfly in the
past week. The bonding potion #5 has worked wonderfully. Chloe and him
are getting along great and he is socializing a lot more with us. I
really love the two of them. Also, they both love the Sugar Glider food
I bought from you. Thanks so much for everything. I'll talk to you soon!
calming spray seems to make a big difference. At the very least
they like the smell of it. I use it pretty much every time I
handle them and it really does seem to put them a little more at
Original Bonding Potion
Calms sugar gliders (and humans too!)
$12.27 for 2 oz
(about 400 sprays)
Product ID # 5056
from the Sugar
Glider Naturals line of products
are excited to provide help for those experiencing bonding difficulties
with their sugar gliders. This natural botanical product was
developed to help with the bonding process between gliders and humans
and can be safely used by animals and humans alike!
While using the Bonding Potion, you should experience:
Less crabbing and biting
A calmer demeanor
when they did not before
Comfortably sleeping in your hands (during the daytime)
For nearly two years, SunCoast has been working
with pioneers in the fields of herbology and botanics.
This team of specialized researchers, formulators and chemists has
helped us develop a natural
formula to help ease the
bonding process. After formulating and testing many different solutions, we are excited to introduce
the first product of its kind, simply named Original Bonding
Finding the "calming"
botanicals was somewhat straightforward. But we perceived
there was still a "missing link" related to a lack of trust and
confidence between the animals and the humans, and trying to
communicate this to the formulators was complex. It took us
numerous rounds of testing until we reached a point where just the
right botanicals were added to the formula.
And we knew right
away we had it just right! Original Bonding Potion is part of our new Sugar Glider Naturals™ line
of plant-based sugar glider products. For more information on
this natural product line, including the kinds of ingredients we use and do not
use in these products, see About Sugar
When we started using the Bonding Potion to help with the
hand-taming process of our joeys here at The Sugar Shack, we
noticed a profound difference, especially with some of the more
However, as sugar gliders have become increasingly available outside
the small breeding community, calls from people experiencing significant
bonding problems has increased substantially. Many of these
people received little or no honest guidance about bonding at the
time of purchase; and to make matters worse, no one called them back
to offer any help. It is a very sad situation for the humans and
animals; and it also creates frustration for us because we feel
So we decided to try and do something about this.
We knew the one formula worked for us, but would it help other
people with gliders from other breeders? We were not
sure. So we developed 6 more formulas and tested them.
Then we sent bonding potion samples to glider owners across the
had reported having some troubles with the bonding process.
As you can see from the comments in red to the left, folks loved
what Bonding Potion #5 did for them more than any of the 7
formulas we tested. Surprise surprise, because "#5" was the name our testers
were given for the formula we first developed for our own use!
Our "in-house" formula proved to be the best of all the
ones we tested!
We'd like to thank each and every one of these testers, located all
over the country, for testing the product and providing us
feedback. 90% of the testers indicated the Bonding
Potion significantly improved the bonding process.
Bonding with Sugar Gliders
One of the areas SunCoast Sugar Gliders provides extensive
education on is bonding with a new sugar glider. The bonding
process is critical to starting off a new relationship between a human and a
glider. You can read the comprehensive 6 part Bonding Series
All SunCoast babies go through a
period of hand-taming to help ensure the baby will be familiar with being
handled by humans. As a result, the majority of people who purchase their babies from SunCoast
do not face many obstacles with the bonding process. For those
that do, we encourage them to contact us so we can provide help with the bonding
process based upon their situation.
And please, if someone has told you
sugar gliders with behavior problems can be "trained" with
a bitter spray and verbal command, just think about it for a
second. Does that make any sense to you? Bitter sprays
are used in animal training to keep pets away from certain
objects - furniture, for example. If you want an
animal to bond with you, would you spray bitter liquid on
you and then shout commands at the critter? Good luck with
This product is designed to create
conditions more conducive to bonding between humans and sugar
understand this is not a miracle product or magic formula.
Rather, it is designed to be an adjunct to the bonding
process. You must remain consistent, patient and calm during
each bonding session. The earlier it is used with your new
sugar glider(s), the easier the bonding process should be.
Bonding may be very complex if you are dealing with a glider that
was rescued, previously abused and / or ignored, or even a younger
sugar glider coming from a venue where it may have been subjected to
traumatic, stressful conditions. While rare, there are some
extreme situations where there may be no solution. But thankfully,
this is the exception and not the rule.
The scent of
this product is light and dissipates in about 15 minutes so your own
scent can come through when the sugar glider has calmed down and is
ready to be handled.
The following is a list of common questions we received from our
testers while using the product:
Q: Is the Original Bonding Potion "Organic"?
A: Not all the ingredients we use to formulate these products can be classified as organic, as defined by the
organic certification process, so it cannot be labeled as
Organic. That said, all the ingredients are
certified to be free of carcinogens and other hazardous substances
commonly found in synthetic fragrances. We are also proud to
say that all ingredients are free trade
sourced. Additionally, the spray bottle is HDPE (#2), so there are no
issues with toxins leaching into the formula.
The product is so safe you can eat it (or drink it),
though we don't think either of you will much care for the
taste! There are absolutely no synthetic ingredients.
And as our product formulators have been in the business for almost 30
years, they have developed relationships with the most reputable
distillers all over the world.
than bonding, are there any other reasons for using the Original Bonding
Potion on sugar
A: Absolutely! In one word, STRESS. The Bonding
Potion is a wonderful solution for any situation that creates stress
for your gliders. For instance, visiting the vet, taking them
on vacation or doing anything that is not part of their normal
routine may create stress for suggies.
Follow the same instructions for bonding above and your fuzzbutt
Q: My husband is grouchy after work. Can I use this
product on him too?
A: Go for it! This potion will calm animals and humans
alike. Spray it around the house just before your irritable
hubby gets home from work and watch him go from snappy to
happy! BTW, if you have co-workers or friends that need to
take the drama down a few notches, we suggest trying a few spritzes
Directions for use:
If you are sensitive to scents or have
allergies, it is unlikely you will experience any problems with
this formula. It has a light, natural scent that quickly
dissipates. And it does not contain any product extenders that
are often added to make scents last (...and last).
recommend that you do your bonding sessions during the day, when sugar
gliders typically sleep, as this is the best time to bond with
them. It is unnecessary to spray the potion onto the sugar
glider; the animal does not need to wear it, but only needs to smell it.
Shake the bottle and spray
three times directly into each sugar glider’s bonding
pouch; also spray once into the palm of each hand and then rub your
Next, place the babies each in their own pouch. As they settle in, put your hand inside of the
pouch and just hold the baby in the pouch in your hand.
bonding session with 1 glider and 1 human, you will use 4 sprays,
meaning a bottle will last about 100 sessions. More pouches or
humans in a session? Add 3 sprays for each pouch and 1 for each
human to figure out how many sessions a single spray bottle will
Most human - glider pairs who are customers of ours will
find significant bonding takes place within 2 weeks with 1 bonding
sessions per day; we would expect similar results with gliders from
other small breeders who spend time handling their joeys.
Sugar gliders purchased from pet stores or shows, or the occasional
very feisty glider, may take 30 to 45 days, depending on how educated
the human is on the bonding process.
PLEASE NOTE: The
human side of the bonding equation is very important; you should not
attempt to bond with a glider if you are feeling stressed.
Remember, animals can sense when you are agitated. So please read the
comprehensive 6 part Bonding Series starting here
first to find out if there is something you might do differently to
encourage Bonding to take place.
If the tips in the Bonding series
don't work for you, Original Bonding
Potion is simply the best solution we have ever
seen to the challenge of creating productive bonding sessions between
stressed sugar gliders and humans!
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