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I've had my sugar gliders since August and she has still not warmed up to me. I've done everything I could...Any suggestions?!?!?!
I'm considering selling her
 

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HATE is an awful strong word.
These things take time and some animals never warm up to people.With that attitude,maybe you should seel/rehome her to someone who is patient and understanding.
 

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I agree with the two above me. You're obviously not giving them enough time, and are rushing them. Chill out.
 

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Feel free to give her to me ;).

But seriously, sugar gliders can take a long time to bond to people. Maybe try reading this: http://www.sugarglider63.com/bonding.htm

It's important to remember that a sugar glider isn't domestic like a dog, cat, or rabbit. They're wild animals and aren't born wanting to be around people.
 

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Geez, saying you hate them is pretty harsh. I have plenty of pets that will never bond with me or want to be around me(hermies, ACF, millipede, fish) but its because they are wild animals, and by the sounds of it, suger gliders are they same way.
I hope that you can just accept your sugar glader the way she is and be more patient with her. She is your responsibility, and its pretty sad that you would just throw her out like that.
 

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It really sounds like you did not research these animals carefully, but got them because you thought they were cute toys.
 

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I thought this person was a troll without meaning to be and obviously has no respect for animals but then I read the tags and they pretty much sound horrible
 

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Funny how this person asked for our suggestions, but never came back!! Think they just wanted to get everyone in an uproar?
 

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Thanks for nothing....

Stephanie was the only helpful one. Everyone else just bashes. First off, I write my letter the way I did to show the frustration I have in order get some feedback that would be helpful. Don't say I don't have any respect for animals. If that was the case then I wouldn't feed her. I respect her just as much, or even more, than she respects me. If you say I didn't do enough research than you are completely and totally wrong. You can come to my apartment and look at the stacks of papers I have AND on top of that I had some of my own time with another sugar glider before I got mine. Now, I hate(yes HATE) people who assume and have no idea what they are talking about. I joined this website to get some advice and positive feedback and none of you are doing this for me and it was obviouslly a bad idea to join this site. Not only are you ruining things for yourself by not helping others but you're hurting my sugar glider and my relationship with her because you don't ave ANY(NONE) good advice to give at all! Rather than confront the problem I have and help me out with it, you just go ahead and run to the easier route by saying "rehome" her blah blah blah.....
 

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cute toys?! UM HELLO!!!! I'm not 9. I don't play with "toys" sweetie.
This is not something you can determine from reading your posts.

Don't post a deliberately inflammatory post about how you hate your pets and want to sell them and then cry when people are horrified. What's wrong with you? I mean really.
 

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What everyone is trying to say is that HATE is a strong word, everyone on this site LOVES animals, as we see it if you hate your pet you dont have the right to own it.
You are now saying you just wanted advice but I read your blog, you say your SG is super mean and you just want to give her up, if you arent willing to work with your pet for as long as it takes then I agree, give her to someone who will. I am trying not to be rude, so right now my advice would be start a new thread to ask for advice and not to say you hate and want to sell your glider.
 

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Umm, wow hun.
Im sorry you where so offended, but by the sound of your post, it sounded like you just hated your pet and wanted to get rid of her. Alot of people do go out and buy pets just because they are "cute", and it seemed like that was the case with you. If you decide to post in the future, you should probably include more info in your post, because if we dont, we will just assume things.
If I had posted something saying "I HATE my rabbit. He wont cuddle with me. I want to sell him." how would that sound to you? Not very good, right?
(BTW, I love my bun-bun to death... that was just an example!)
 

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Mandy:
Your glider will NEVER respect you! NEVER EVER.
She will learn that you are the thing that feeds her, and talks to her (they are very social animals by the way, you should get 2), but she does not know what respect is.
She will just accept her. But if you want something that respects you, you really need to look for something else than a pet! Get a boyfriend or something like that instead...

And no, we (or me atleast) are not here for you, when you ask questions about your pets, but we are here for the animal... If you want to talk about you, or get support, thats fine, and then people will be there for you, but this is about the life of an animal, not about how you feel...

I totally agree - you should rehome her. You have have no clue about what it takes to keep a pet!
 

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Do you only have one? Sugar gliders are very social animals and should always be kept in pairs.

Why don't you help us out and give us more details. It's hard to give advice when we don't know anything about the situation other than that you apparently hate her. What's her cage setup like? What have you tried already to get her to like you more?
 
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