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December 23, 2009

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Razzle, the Pet of the Day
Name: Razzle
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Sugar Glider
Home: Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, USA
   Razzle is a seven-month-old sugar glider. I got her from a place called Perfect Pocket Pets (PPP). Razzle is a sugar glider not a sugar bear. Sugar bears do not exist. These little ones are marsupials. They live in Australia. PPP would have you believe they are very cheap and easy to care for. Believe me they are not. I am one of the lucky ones. I researched the web and found a couple of message boards. I am so thankful for this. I learned what sugar gliders need to eat to be healthy. Not just apples and glider chow. PPP has you believing that they don't need to ever see a vet. This is not true either. Please do not buy a sugar glider unless you have researched them. Talk to an Exotic Vet too. Make sure the vet knows about sugar gliders.

    These should not be purchased for someone as a gift unless you know this person knows a lot about sugar gliders and owns or have owned them. They need to be purchased in pairs. I was told they didn't need to be. I am in the process of getting Razzle a friend. Sugar Gliders are nocturnal. This means they are up all night. They are noisy. Sugar gliders need a lot of attention. I spend two hours a night in a tent with mine. I also spend at least 1/2 hour feeding them.

    Razzle warms my heart. She is just so cute and loves everyone. That she is so friendly makes her very special indeed, as many gliders can be very shy. She is a wonderful glider girl, and I love her very much.

    Razzle eats what is called BML. It is made with honey, chicken and broth baby food, egg, wheat germ, calcium and vitamins. Along with that, she gets fruit and veggies. As a treat, she likes to lick blueberry yogurt off my finger. This also helps with bonding. Razzle also loves yogies.

    Razzle loves playing with Monkeys in a Barrel. I hang them around her cage and at night she knocks them all down. We both love tent time. We go in a Genji tent. It has a lot of screen on it so Razzle can run around. She loves to jump and climb on me and then jump to the screen. It's a lot of fun. This is a picture of her getting ready to jump from my knee. I hide little treats throughout Razzle's cage and she always finds them.

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