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Sugar Glider On Defense

I’ve never seen a sugar glider do this; someone needs bonding time.

Marylou Zarbock
Posted: September 9, 2014, 4 a.m. EDT

I was amazed when I first watched this video because of how the sugar glider reacted to a hand being placed in the cage. Boy, he wanted none of that! He didn’t get violent, but he sure showed his displeasure at the intrusion. Have you ever seen a sugar glider "rear up” and almost spit?

I can see it from the sugar glider’s viewpoint. If a giant hand as big as my body showed up in my room, I’d be a bit stressed about it!

Happily, subsequent videos by this person showed that the sugar glider was no longer afraid of a hand in the cage. I'll bet socialization and bonding ... and lots of patience from the owner, worked that magic.

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Posted: September 9, 2014, 4 a.m. EDT

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