Monday, September 21, 2009

Going Pro?!

Our Human Mom has been thinking about taking us a lot more often to do Educational shows. We have done a few classes at work, but she has been working with us so that we will be comfortable doing it more.

We will be teaching kids all about sugar gliders in the wild!

Bratanik will teach about Russian Tortoises, Tortuga will teach about RES Turtles, basically we are all going to be involved. (except Cali the cat, thanks goodness!)

Heber is pretty excited... Nani, not so much. What do you think. Are we ready to be PROFESSIONAL suggies?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WE are against Gliders as Pets? What are We? Livestock?

We haven't been Tweeting a few days because Our Human Mom hasn't been feeling good, but we were catching up and found a WEIRD Tweet. It asked why we were SO AGAINST HAVING GLIDERS AS PETS.


Ummm, we are totally NOT against that. That's what WE are. Some people act like "pet" is a dirty word,m but really, it's not a bad gig. We get food and toys given to us and we are dotted on all the time. We rather like our Human Colony Memmbers. There are no Dingos or Owls inside our house, if we get sick we are taken care of (though that is not fun) and actually, we exotic domestics live pretty well... in fact, WELL TAKEN CARE OF pet Gliders live as many as 15 years where as our cousins out in the rainforests of Australia live an average of only 8! Heber is about THAT already! Yikes!

Where the girl got that idea, we figure is that everytime someone tweets stuff like "OMG I SAW A SHUGAR GLIDER AT A FAIR I BAI IT NOW!!!" it freaks us out. So we send out things like "We R CUTE but do ur homework! We r HIGH MAINTENANCE! Nocturnal, out of cage time, fresh food(not kibble), cagemates, etc."

That doesn't mean nobody should buy sugar gliders, geez! That just means if you DO you should FIRST no that we are not super easy pets, we like to play at NIGHT, we need to get OUT of our cage at least a few hours every day, we need a good balanced diet not some crappy pellet diet the mill breeders try to pawn off at a fair, and we don't do well by ourselves! IF by telling people these things BEFORE THEY ADOPT A GLIDER it makes them totally NOT want a glider then, yeah, maybe they shouldn't get one.

Personally, our Mama knew all this stuff and still got us girls... and then later, even after having us, wanted Heber too... and someday, if she can ever afford it wants to adopt more. So I REEEEEALLY don't think we, or she, are against having gliders as pets. Do you?

We are just against getting gliders as pets, and then putting them in a hamster cage or feeding them birdseed or repackaged cat food or getting them for your kids for a year and thenm deciding the next year that your kids are tired of them and to "trade up" for a puppy.

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