Hello, I'm new here...but I saw your question and the replies and just had to throw my own opinions in. First off...I'm glad you're researching before you buy. I don't have a sugar glider, but I'm probably getting one soon...just too cute to resist ;-) As far as whether or not to get a bunny or glider...a lot of people think that bunnies are easy to take care of and extremely cheap...SO NOT THE CASE! They are pretty easy to take care of, but if you want to do the right thing by them you'll do a major amount of research. It kills me when I see some of the smallest things people do to these poor sweet animals. The biggest problem is that people think it's okay to put them in cages with wire bottoms. This is really bad for their feet and can cause serious injuries. Another thing is their diet...it can get pretty costly if you want them to stay healthy. I feed my bunnies a fresh salad, bunny pellets, and hay EVERY SINGLE DAY....The pellets and hay don't really cost too much, but the salad gets a little pricey over time. Another thing to consider is the vet bills...they're pretty much okay all the time, but as soon as you notice them acting strange they need to go to the vet because if their digestive tract gets blocked it can kill them within hours. Another thing as far as vet bills is getting females and males fixed. I have a female and a male, and I got them both fixed because if you don't fix a male, you won't be able to litter-box train them and they spray you. My female I had to get fixed because about 80% of females will develop cervical cancer if you don't. Don't get me wrong, I love my bunnies so very much...I just want you to know the truth...it may seem like they're really inexpensive but if you want them happy and healthy they can get expensive over time. Bunnies also need plenty of room to run around and play... As far as sugar gliders, I'm not 100% positive on everything, but I've read quite a bit and they seem to be cheaper...but require more time. Anyway...hope this helped....just wanted the truth to be somewhere on this thread.
P.S. Also...it's better to have 2 bunnies, if you can bond them...that way they won't get lonely. And you have to keep their cages clean because they will occasionally pee out of their boxes and the ammonia smell can get pretty bad....
Again, hope this helped...good luck in choosing! I really do love my bunnies...they're my babies lol...I just don't want you to be mislead.
Last edited by kris1013; 03-27-2009 at 01:12 AM.