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Feather Teaser

What kind of games do you like to play with your sugar glider? And what kind of games do they like to play with you?  We are always searching for new and interesting sugar glider stimulation toys, and are pleased to present the feather teaser.


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$3.75

This toy was developed in response to sugar gliders affinity for cat toys.  But sugar gliders are not cats, and some of the construction of cat toys are not sugar glider safe.  For example, lots of cat toys have strings attached that can wrap around a very small sugar glider leg, and if they pull back too quickly, it could cause an injury.

The Feather Teaser is a very inexpensive and stimulating toy that is now available for sugar gliders everywhere.  And we all know how important stimulation is to keep our critters happy and fulfilled.  By enriching your pet's life, you will create a stronger bond between the two of you and enjoy hours of playful fun with your little one.

In the wild, there is a battle for who is on top of the food chain.  Large birds can be predatory, small birds and bird eggs, dinner.  Because of this natural battle, feathers bring out the "hunter" in a sugar glider.  If you have pet birds at home, when they molt, put the feathers in your sugar gliders' habitat and see for yourself!

When you first get sugar gliders, they will be in what we call the "scaredy glider" mode, still in the process of bonding and getting used to those big 'ol human trees. After they start bonding, when humans offer a toy like the Feather Teaser to them, it helps the glider understand the role of humans in the environment, that humans can be "fun" or "interesting" and maybe not so scary after all.  

It's a fun and interactive experience for both glider and human, a different kind of motion, different kind of stimulation than what is provided by the Spaghetti Teaser.  The more types of enrichment we can provide, the healthier the animals are mentally, as we are providing stimulation that appeals to all of their natural behaviors ... running, jumping, battling, stalking, pouncing.

This toy is made from a wooden dowel wand ending with natural black and brown turkey marabou feathers that are quite long and don't show dirt like white feathers would.  We've tested this product with our most mild mannered critters and really saw the hunting instinct in them.  They go for this toy like a lion goes for steak!

Have you had the experience of seeing your sugar glider leap and pounce?  This toy is a perfect complement to the Rope Toy and Wodent Wheel for getting started with sugar gliders.  Wave it near your glider and let the party begin!

  • Weight 6 oz. each.
  • Size: 12 inch long wand with feathers at the end about 5 inches long

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