||One year old|
||Brighton, England, UK|
my name is Saffron! I'm a female sugar glider, and I crawled out of
my mum's pouch on April 7th, 2003, after spending a long three months in
there after being born. We're marsupials, you see, and come from places
like Indonesia and Australia. Right now, though, I'm living with my
owner in the South of the UK, near Brighton.
Aren't I cute? Although I may look adorable, I'm definitely not an easy
pet to care for! To keep me friendly and trusting, I demand a good few
hours out of every evening, plus I need my diet nice and varied! My
owner feeds me BML, which is an American-researched diet that's been
used for years! I also get a wide selection of fruits and veggies and
mealworms, and if I'm lucky I might get some natural yogurt or a bit of
gliderade too! In the wild, I'd gobble up saps, nectars, birds eggs,
baby chicks and small rodents, and lots and lots of insects! I'd also
live in a large colony of up to fifteen gliders, and we'd all guard a big
tree from everything, especially other colonies and predators.
We're called sugar gliders because we love sweet things... plus we can
glide, as you can see! I like to make it difficult to get these sort of
shots, but I think my owner has me worked out now! I live in a huge cage
that's five feet tall, two feet wide and four feet deep, and it's full
of lots of toys and fun things to keep me entertained at night. I
especially love feathers, but my owner only lets me place with these
whilst I'm outside, in case I choke on it.