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Old 10-13-2007, 02:18 AM   #1
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College student living in a good sized suburban home
currently owns a chinchilla and a siberian husky both WELL taken care of a lot of attention goes to both of them.

In rochester NY so it gets cold but in jersey it gets hot in the summer time

I have plenty of time to tend to all 3 animals as well as housemates and neighbors very willing to help with anything and everything if I do find them stuck alone some how

Questions:
is it possible for the chinchilla and glider to live in the same cage ?
are they really able to hang out with you and not run away ?
I understand there is some training involved how hard is that training?
I hear they can get lonely, how long does it take, is it different for every one?
is it best to get 2 so they arent alone?

what was your experience with them?

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Old 10-13-2007, 02:20 AM   #2
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I wanted to get one once upon a time.


From what I know. They should NOT be pets. They require lots of time and attention. They have a short life span. They will also literally die without you from depression. So if you left for an extended period of time. Their poop isn't solid, either.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:21 AM   #3
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Anything that poops in your hand is not a pet.

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Old 10-13-2007, 02:34 AM   #4
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VERY socially needy animals.

If you decide to get one, get TWO. They'll entertain eachother the 3 hours of the day you can't be there.

They're nocturnal. They WILL keep you up at night. And trust me, they're freaking loud.

... I would definitely NOT try putting one in the same cage as a chinchilla.

They are amazing animals, but nothing like you've ever experienced before. Trust me on that... I would advise against it unless you're willing to give them a hell of a lot more attention than you give your dog (yes. I'm serious.)
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:37 AM   #5
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Eff that little vicarious creature. Just get yourself a wing suit.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:42 AM   #6
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VERY socially needy animals.

If you decide to get one, get TWO. They'll entertain eachother the 3 hours of the day you can't be there.

They're nocturnal. They WILL keep you up at night. And trust me, they're freaking loud.

... I would definitely NOT try putting one in the same cage as a chinchilla.

They are amazing animals, but nothing like you've ever experienced before. Trust me on that... I would advise against it unless you're willing to give them a hell of a lot more attention than you give your dog (yes. I'm serious.)
thanks for the input
does temperature bother them
(my chinchilla gets very unhappy in heat and i have to take measures to keep him cool)

more attention than an adopted husky? I cant imagine that but if you say so
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:13 AM   #7
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thanks for the input
does temperature bother them
(my chinchilla gets very unhappy in heat and i have to take measures to keep him cool)

more attention than an adopted husky? I cant imagine that but if you say so
Dude. WTF. Your pets are high maintenance bitches.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:14 AM   #8
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... temperature, never noticed an issue.

The attention thing? HELL YES. I've had girlfriends that were less needy. I stumbled upon a page about their tendency to self-emaciate, and thus was paranoid as hell about it. Turns out, it was the best thing I've ever read, and they still weren't very satisfied (I was in college).

I'm telling you man... they're neat little animals, but unless you've got a serious commitment to keeping them happy, you'd be better off not getting any.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:28 AM   #9
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I wanted to get one once upon a time.


From what I know. They should NOT be pets. They require lots of time and attention. They have a short life span. They will also literally die without you from depression. So if you left for an extended period of time. Their poop isn't solid, either.
uh, no.

Sugar gliders can live some 15 years.
Their poop is only liquidy if their diet is no good.
2 cubic feet is minimum cage size for 1 glider, but only if they get to spend a decent amount of time outside of it.
They are unable to be potty trained.
They are very social creatures that live in colonies around 2 dozen large.
You can have just 1, but if so spend lots and lots of time with it.

Get them after they are weened, and 'bond' with it... They come to know your scent and will stick to you like glue. You can carry them all day in a pocket or a pouch. They are nocturnal. Once they've bonded with you, you are their tree more or less.

Their diet is mostly fruit and insects. You can use mineral and vitamin supplements. Their bodies will let you know what they need more of. Their eyes will turn white if they have a potassium deficiency, poop is liquid, etc.

pretty much all of this info is from memory. You can google search for all the info you could need. I would say that they are a significant time investment.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:40 AM   #10
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Waiting for pics?
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:50 PM   #11
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #12
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Sounds badass. Can you sharpen their claws and hone their hunting skills?
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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Search Youtube... There is some good videos... I met a ladie that raised them recently and they are SUPER cool, but a huge commitment... like the others have said, they require a LOT of attention, but, if you can you can keep them with you all the time, they'll sleep in your pocket...

I still remember this lady with them, when she held them the kneaded them like dough or something the whole time, like they didn't have bones or something... very odd, yet very cool...
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:32 PM   #14
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my ex's dad had one of them. Definitely the cutest little animal I've ever seen. Except when it saw my dog it made noises like a gremlin. But otherwise really cute.
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my ex's dad had one of them. Definitely the cutest little animal I've ever seen. Except when it saw my dog it made noises like a gremlin. But otherwise really cute.
Badass.
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