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Sugar Glider

Posted by cathijosephine on 2007.05.25 at 17:33

I'm not sure if this post is appropriate for this community, and I'm happy to remove it if you ask. I found a Sugar Glider community, but theis community felt more comfortable to me; I don't know why.

I have just become extremely interested in Sugar Gliders, and I hope to have a pair at some point in the future. I've done a lot of research in the last week, and plan to sit on the idea for at least several months. Right now I'm too poor to purchase them anyway, but that should be changing very soon.

Basically, my biggest concern is that my boyfriend is about to purchase a boa constrictor. Sugar gliders are small fuzzy things and I am guessing that they will smell like prey to a snake. However, they are omnivores, so I'm wondering if the meat in their diet would make them smell less like prey?

If they do smell like prey, I will have to make certain they never end up in the same house as the snake. This will be possible, since we each have our own homes, but I do stay very frequently at his house and I'll want to think long and hard about the logistics involved if my flying opossums can't spend time there.

I'd really appreciate it if you have any information on how these animals would relate to each other.


Unfaithful Servant
nattie_dino at 2008-08-30 03:07 (UTC) (Link)
As long as the animals are not in the same enclosure, and the snake is kept locked in an enclosure and supervised while out and not taken near the possums they should be able to be in the same house.

I know several people who own snakes and they raise possum joeys in the same house.
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nattie_dino at 2008-08-30 03:12 (UTC) (Link)
Just for interest sakes

sugar gliders are not flying opossums. opossums are in a different order, the sugar gliders are gliding possums and more closely related to "possums". The sugar glider is in the order Diprotodontia and the opossum is in the order Didelphimorphia. They are not even in the same family or order making them significantly different.

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