Ok - I own 3 gliders and I will try to answer all your questions.....
1.) Smell & Poop / Pee
Yes, they do have a musky smell, but that is easily taken care of by using newspaper to line the bottom of the cage with (the removable tray) and changing the paper every week.
I also use this spray on the paper and in their wheel and it works GREAT!
Yes, they are like birds in that they will poop and pee and they need...... but they usually do most of this when they first wake up after sleeping for 12 hours, therefore, they have to relieve themselves.....
Just let them out of their pouch in the cage and let them do what nature calls for and then keep napkins around for extra little dropping as you hold them.
2.) Sugar Gliders Diet:
Basic 5 parts
of a Sugar Glider Diet
... based on approved & safe foods.
1 - Staple Food: main food suppy
2 - Fresh Protein Source
3 - Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
4 - Supplements: Vitamin & Calcium
5 - Daily Fresh WATER
If making a LeadBeaters Mix as your Staple the Protein & Vitamins / Calcium will be included in it.
Gliders are Sap Suckers - they suck all the moisture out of their food and spit out the rest.
SG can eat frozen food, but fresh is recommended.
Staple Food is a LeadBeaters Mix that you make - see what your gliders are already eating.... my three gliders eat BML.
BML Diet Plan
3.) Touch & Being Held
Gliders are very social animals, therefore, they should never be kept alone..... they need companionship of another glider and of their owners to feel secure. I hold and interact with my gliders every day and night.
4.) Other Info
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