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Sugar Gliders: Prices and Availability
SunCoast sold sugar gliders to the public for over 15 years, so we have a
lot of experience with glider care and behavior. We started out when
few people had ever heard of sugar gliders, never mind wanted to own
one! Now, we keep about a dozen gliders around as pets but no longer
offer sugar gliders for sale, choosing to focus instead on other glider missions.
Buying Sugar Gliders - what you need to know
If you're not really familiar with sugar gliders, perhaps only saw them at
a mall, fair, or pet store, you really should read
You can generally find sugar gliders for sale in just about any part
of the country; very often there may be a "hobby breeder" near where
you live. These folks are generally kind and caring people who love
gliders but don't want them taking over the house! So they offer the
joeys their pet gliders produce for sale, much as many folks do with puppies
You can expect to pay about $125 - $150 for a standard gray joey glider. Often
these friendly folks will send you picture of your potential pet, and in many
cases you should also expect they'll ask you to sign a sales contract.
Also worth mentioning is people who have less than 4 breeding females are not
required to have a USDA license. This license really only sets a
"floor" for care of the animals, so just because someone does not
have a USDA license does not mean they are a "bad" or
"illegal" breeder. Sugar gliders are also available in a variety
of colors at higher prices; you can read more details about colored
One of the best ways to go about finding a breeder near you is to check the
breeder database at Glider Central, which is organized by state:
Glider Breeders by State
There is also a database of breeders that will ship sugar gliders:
Glider Breeders that Ship
You may have heard shipping sugar gliders is "bad". When we
sold sugar gliders, we shipped them all over the country without any problems
and had 1000's of happy customers. If you'd like to read more about
shipping sugar gliders safely, here's a
good place to start.
SunCoast also maintains a list of people who have to give up their gliders
for one reason or another. Usually they are moving or something else in
their lives has changed such that they simply can't keep their gliders
anymore. Perhaps one of these families lives within driving distance of
you? These Gliders Looking for a Home are 7 months old or more so are a
particularly good match for families who already own a single glider and need
to find a buddy. Check out the Glider Exchange
here, and read a bit about Introducing
Gliders from SunCoast's GliderVet newsletter.
If during your search you have seen web sites screaming ""Do NOT buy a Sugar Glider before reading these FREE reports"
or "Thinking about BUYING a Sugar Glider?" you should realize these
web sites are operated by or influenced by a large franchise organization that
sells sugar gliders on impulse in malls and at events. More info on these
web sites here. If you believe the "gliders are easy to care for" and "just feed
them pellets and a slice of apple" info these people offer, we just ask you
be open to a different opinion and be willing to learn the proven husbandry practices
we used since 1999. If you can accept our best practices for health and
longevity of sugar gliders, (see Thrive versus
Survive approach), we'd be delighted to work with you.
We know our practices work exceedingly well, over many generations of sugar
Bringing Home Your Sugar Glider
When buying a sugar glider either you have two opportunities. You either buy them locally or you buy them remotely, as in buying from someone online
who will ship to you. There are correct ways to do either.
When buying locally, make sure you have the opportunity to hold and see the glider.
Don't let someone just say, here, these are yours.
Physically look at the gliders. Are their eyes bright, big and clear?
Is the tail fluffy? Is the fur clean and fluffy? If not, this could be a sick animal or under-aged.
Also, ask questions. How do I tell the sex? Look for and listen for anything that sounds "off".
For example, if the person needs to put on gloves to pick out your baby, these joeys have not likely been
handled much by humans, and may be aggressive. If the person keeps emphasizing how easy they are to bond with and to feed, inquire deeper into the specifics.
If something feels off to you, don't buy from this seller.
If you are buying remotely, my best advice here is to go on some of the online message boards and do a search on that breeder.
There is plenty of information out there so that you can see how the general public feels about this breeder.
There are some excellent online organizations that ship and many of these organizations are full time breeders, so they tend to have the most experience when it comes to raising sugar gliders.
Ask questions: How long have you been doing this? What is your guarantee?
With proper care and nutrition, your sugar glider will live a long and healthy life.
our customers to stay in touch, send us
their pictures, ask questions, and share personal experiences.
We have learned much valuable information from the experiences of others and
together with you, will continue to build and maintain a supportive glider com
For a great package deal on items you may need to properly care for your
sugar gliders, check out our starter
kits. If you have any questions on feeding and
care, start with our newsletter.
If you are wondering whether you can trust us and if we deliver on our
promises, just take a look at what our
customers have to say.
While you're here, please check out our store:
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