So we should start this new blog with a little intro on us! We decided to do this survey style, and stole it from http://catswhotwitter.blogspot.com/ Even though we are NOT cats.
How did you find your forever home? (Or how did it find you?)
We will probably go into more detail on this someday, individually, but for now... After She met her first glider (her brother's friend's pitiful creature named Killer Pouncing Sugar Weasel who later lived with us awhile while she got healthier and tamer and was then rehomed to a forever home where she could be cagemates with another female named Shakira) our Human Mom fell head over heals (as most do) but (as most DON'T) started researching so that she could provide us with the best care possible. So it was a couple years before she even got her first, which was Epiphany Jo aka: Nani, from breeder Rebecca of My Sugar High. - Heber
Shortly after that she was joined by Lilo, from breeder Elisabeth of My Sugar High (yeah, the humans are sisters... confusing enough for ya?). - Nani
THEN a year or so, came Heber! He was a rescue, originally from Texas (as best we can tell) from a very nice family who LOVED him but had been told a lot of crap about our care. (Birdseeds?! Fruit Cocktail?! Hamster Cage?! AAAAAAHH!!!) So he was pretty close to dying when they contacted Her and asked if our Mom would take him in which of course she did. Also, unlike many times, Heber didn't get rehomed because our Human just fell in LOVE with him and he became part of our colony. WE love him too! - Lilo
What do you call the humans you live with?
We call BethAnn Mama, Her, Mom, or Our Human. While we travel a bit with Mom, SHE is our constant.
The OTHER humans are in and out... We call Her roommate, well, just that. Her brother is, Her Brother or The Boy. *Her* Mom is Our Human's Mom or if we are feeling particularly familial, Grandma. Or sometimes, The Lady with the Treats... we LIKE being spoiled.
What do you like to do, even though it drives your human(s) crazy?
We are PERFECT! What do you mean?
Oh, well, sometimes we bite The Boy, and Nani gets in crabby moods, and for some reason Mom does not like that we have learned to open cage doors. Now she LOCKS them at night which is very inconvenient when I want to LEAVE the cage and she is asleep. - Heber
Is there anything else you would like your twitter pals to know?
We have to share our Human with other animals which is very annoying. She tends to take in fosters and strays. Also, she has a Russian Tortoise called Bratanik, a Red Ear Slider Turtle called Tortuga, a couple of frogs called Fiona and Donkey, some fish, and most annoying of all She is friends with a Semi-Feral CAT named Cali who would very much like to eat us! Cali isn't allowed near us, of course, but we don't really like how much She LIKES Cali. I mean, it's not as if she is a sugar glider, after all.
Recommend 5 of your twitter friends to our readers:
@LuckyGlider is a great friend to suggies. They not only find homes for many sugar gliders out in Nevada, but are a good resource for glider information (have a great adaptation to HPW diet, etc), and spread the word about getting educated FIRST so that places like Perfect Pocket Pets don't continue to thrive and more gliders who NEED homes get FOREVER ones!
@kipluck is our Human Mom. She totally made us list her. Ha ha!
And 3 of the many fellow sugar gliders (or their humans)...
@Usha77 @Crockettsgirl @LilithGaea
@CaplinROUS is not a sugar glider. He is a Capybara, which is our Human's SECOND favorite animal (yes, we are the first.) but also our hero. He tweets, blogs, and is just AWESOME. We look up to him... unless we were in a tree, then we would look down on him. But in general, we totally want to be like him.
And we don't even think of him as a large delicious mouse... usually. - Nani