7.14.2010

5 Minutes - A Sugar Glider Cage?

Hi. It's Joe.

I had no idea that there is a huge market for keeping sugar gliders as pets.

According to Wikipedia, "The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small gliding marsupial native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago" (whatever that is).

Now don't get me wrong, I like pets. But why would you keep a sugar glider as a pet? These creatures are so cute and rascally, they don't belong in a cage. They belong in nature, and maybe on NatGeo Channel.



They sort of resemble miniature ferrets that can fly, like a flying squirrel. However, they are unrelated to squirrels. It's just an example of convergent evolution. They are more closely related to kangaroos. They have pouches in which they raise their young.

There's one thing anyone who is considering a sugar glider as a pet should know. They bark. LOUD.



They also make a screaming noise called CRABING. This may be one of the most annoying sounds ever...



No thanks. Nature, I say. Nature for sugar gliders.

No sugar glider cages. No sugar glider pets.

Time.

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