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November 2, 2011

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Mr. Bob, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mr. Bob
Age: Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Sugar Glider
Home: Connecticut, USA
 
   Hi! I would like to honor our sugar glider, Mr. Bob! He is special because he is such an amazing daddy to his five biological children and his one adopted son. We adopted him and his "wife," Marley, when she had her first set of twin girls in her pouch. They took a plane ride from Ohio to Connecticut about four years ago when their original owner couldn't take care of them anymore. After their first set of twins were born, Mr. Bob then became the proud daddy to one boy and a few months later another set of twin girls. During every pregnancy, he would bring Marley food back to their nest and once the babies were born, he would stay with them so Marley could have some alone time outside of the nest. About a year later we adopted a single male glider from an abusive home. Mr. Bob took him under his "wing" like the champ he is!

    Mr. Bob is pretty shy around everyone except his "mom" and "dad" (me and my boyfriend). He gives us goodnight kisses by pressing his nose up against our lips and loves sleeping in our sweatshirt pockets! His favorite food... is everything! He especially loves grapes and chicken; for awhile we were worried he was overweight but his vet said he is just a big glider! He loves his running wheel, not necessarily to run in either; he eats his dinner in the wheel then watches his babies play while in the wheel and it's also his personal private "bathing house"! He has the cutest teddy bear face we've ever seen and even though he is a big boy, he is also a big softy and would rather snuggle with his family than fight over the last piece of fruit. Mr. Bob is such a family man; whenever his "wife", Marley, leaves the nest without him seeing, he makes a specific noise to for her. It sounds like someone clicking their tongue but very very fast, it's so cute! When he was neutered, he had to be in a separate cage for a few days. Every night when everyone else was playing in the main cage, Mr. Bob would call back and forth to his family in the other cage.

    When he's not in his wheel or being a family man, he loves collecting the "barrel of monkeys" we hang around their cage every night. He carries them back to their nest in his tail. Mr. Bob and the rest of the colony have brought us so much joy over the years. We try very hard to educate people on the ownership of sugar gliders as they are much harder to take care of than people think. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, these little marsupials will steal your heart!

Mr. Bob, the Pet of the Day
Mr. Bob, the Pet of the Day

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