Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Sugar gliders are illegal in California... just like chinchillas, hedgehogs, ferrets and pet rocks. Georgia and Massachusetts also has banned them.
They are very soft... like short haired chinchillas is a very good comparasin.
It would not be surprising to have sugar gliders kill and eat birds. They are omnivores and need meat in their diets just as much as fruits and nectars. And they love chasing things. I put meal worms, and crickets in my glider's diet. I've heard of a couple situations where people thought it would be neat to house a flying squirrel with a sugar glider... only to wake up to a horror scene because the squirrel got ripped apart and eaten.