I am The Night. I am Vengeance. I am the Night. I AM ADORABLE.. Sugar gliders are cute i am the bat
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#5 - dejax (02/18/2014) [-]
Sugar gliders are cute
Sugar gliders are cute
User avatar #9 to #5 - cdsams (02/18/2014) [-]
Sugar gliders are ******* expensive.
User avatar #37 to #9 - Thundergod (02/19/2014) [-]
In the long run, they're less expensive than a dog or cat. They also are pretty damn intelligent for something as small and adorable as they are. But let's talk price. They can bond with their owners, and will stay with you wherever you go, without the need of a leash or any other form of restraint. There go the bills for obedience classes or leashes/collars. Cat and dog food? Expensive as hell if you're getting them something that won't shred their insides. Sugar bears? A slice of fruit, some pellets, and a multi-vitamin. They don't need shots, veterinary lab tests, parasite treatment, or litter, and are incredibly hygienic, so they don't need baths or grooming. I own a sugar glider, total cost per year for him is about $100. A dog will cost you about $1000 a year. A sugar glider could almost be considered a one-time payment.
#54 to #37 - Dember ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
You seem to know a lot about these little fuzzies. I hope you don't mind me asking, but how long is their lifespan, with good care? And do they need to be kept in pairs or colonies, or are they solitary and content to live alone? What kind of enclosure would you use to house them?
I really like them and someday I might consider getting one - but it would be a hard choice between that and a hedgehog, I love those little buggers and I did do my research on them.

In return for answers to sugar glider questions, I would be happy to offer knowledgeable and experienced info regarding any and all of your (or anyone's) inquiries about pet wolves, wolfdogs, and any wolf-like dog breeds~!
User avatar #61 to #54 - newforomador (02/19/2014) [-]
About how much do they cost to buy, can you find them (somewhat) easily as a pup, how are they usually obedience wise, and in what ways would the food you want to give them differ from a normal dog?
#63 to #61 - Dember ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
Price depends on the breeder and the "wolf content" of the animal. Adults in need of a new home will usually be less expensive, but puppies can go for anywhere from about $300 to $500 for a lower-content (not much wolf), about $700 to 1500 for a mid-content (about half wolf, give or take) and anywhere from around $1000 to $3000 for a higher-content (mostly wolf). Some rare types of wolf such as true Arctics can be up to $5000 or more.

Being easy or difficult to find will vary with your location. If you live somewhere they are illegal to own, you will not find any (good) breeders and no responsible breeder would sell you a pup even if you were to pay to have it shipped or travel to pick it up.

Some areas require a license or permit to own them, in which case you definitely should acquire one before considering getting an animal like this, because people can be very intrusive and if you get turned in for having a "pet wolf" (even if it doesn't have much wolf in it, most can't tell the difference) then you would need to make sure it is within your legal rights to own that animal, or you run the risk of having it confiscated and probably put to sleep - because it is illegal for any shelter to adopt out an animal "suspected of being part wolf".
Sadly, shelter staff are given no special training to recognize what a wolfdog actually looks like, so many pure huskies, malamutes and even german shepherds, and mixes of them with very little to no wolf, get killed because they look "kind of wolfish".

As for obedience, that also varies with the wolf content. Low-contents are easier to work with, but they are still independent and strong-willed, thus hard to train.
It is very difficult or sometimes impossible to make a higher-content animal behave like an obedient pet, because wolves do not generally make good dogs.

Lower-contents can thrive on a high quality dog food. Higher-contents will require a high protein diet such as raw meat but you can include good dog food with it.
User avatar #64 to #63 - newforomador (02/19/2014) [-]
Holy **** that was extremely helpful. One of the things on my bucket list is to own an exotic animal, and the most likely I can think of that I could realistically get is either fox or wolf, so this is very helpful. I live in Pennsylvania, USA, and the laws here are only that you need a permit, and for the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission come to your house and make sure you have an appropriate living area for the animal.
#70 to #64 - Dember ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
Also, please make sure you do your research - not only on how to properly house and care for them, but how to tell the difference between true wolfdogs and "wolf-like" dogs.
Misrepresentation is one of the number one problems with wolfdogs, because most people cannot tell them apart and it is very important to be able to - not only could you get scammed and pay an outrageous price for a wolfy-looking "low or no-content" dog mix labeled as a wolfdog or wolf, but if you believe them and spread the false information that your little-to-no content "wolfdog" has more wolf in it that it does, it can cause a lot of problems - for people and animals alike.

If you ever had trouble determining if an animal really is what it is claimed to be, feel free to email me at any time at xDember at gmail dot com - but in the meantime, these are some great educational pages so you can learn how to tell the difference yourself:



#68 to #64 - Dember ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
Well you are going about it the right way, aren't you? Kudos to you, I wish more people did! Not a problem at all, I'm happy I could help.

Yes, sharing your life with an exotic animal companion can be very rewarding, and a privilege that many will never experience - but it is always important to remember that, while they will live with you, they will not live "for" you like a traditional house pet. In some ways they are more like unique friends than actual pets - but sharing a bond with one can be so very special.

For anyone genuinely interested but located somewhere they are illegal, I would definitely suggest a husky, malamute, shepherd or mix.
Some can look very wolf-like (such as agouti huskies and white, sable or silver sable german shepherds) and if you're really devoted, you could even consider a Tamaskan dog - the "wolfdog without the wolf", selectively bred from pure dogs to look very convincingly wolf-like.

There are also Native American Indian Dogs, and my personal favorite, a new breed in the making - the Blue Bay Shepherd. This is a blue wolfdog (upper-mid content about 75%), which the Blue Bay Shepherds first originated from several generations ago.
I hope to have one of these amazing dogs someday myself.
#69 to #68 - privilege (02/19/2014) [-]

one of benefits of choosing this username
#71 to #69 - Dember ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
Congrats! Have a woofpuppy for your trouble. c:
User avatar #65 to #54 - Thundergod (02/19/2014) [-]
They can have lifespans of up to 10-15 years, and since they consider you part of their family, they can be in either large groups or by themselves, as long as you give them attention. They also are nocturnal animals, so they'll be pretty sleepy throughout the day and little balls of energy at night, but since they're marsupials, they don't chew as much as rodents, so you don't need to be as worried about them going through wires when bored. For living conditions, I'd recommend something of adequate size for them to play, like a ferret cage, but that's just because I like to let them have space and more often than not just let my guy chill in my hoodie pocket. An important thing to have is somewhere small that they can squirrel themselves away in, like that cool-whip bucket in the gif.
User avatar #19 to #9 - nikolaier ONLINE (02/18/2014) [-]
how much money do they need to reproduce?
User avatar #21 to #19 - cdsams (02/18/2014) [-]
I personally haven't done a search, but the last I saw, they cost at least one-hundred plus US dollars.
User avatar #22 to #21 - nikolaier ONLINE (02/18/2014) [-]
thats cheap for a hooker
User avatar #23 to #22 - cdsams (02/18/2014) [-]
It's a cute little critter that glides; people are going insane over them. The individual price has to be skyrocketing from pure demand.
User avatar #24 to #23 - nikolaier ONLINE (02/18/2014) [-]
i think we are talking by each other
User avatar #38 to #5 - catpisseverdeen (02/19/2014) [-]
They may be cute, but those ******* piss and **** like no one's business, and they do it everywhere.
#20 to #5 - anon (02/18/2014) [-]
I wanna put my dick in there
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User avatar #16 to #5 - kwizzy (02/18/2014) [-]
At first I though he viciously slammed the lid on them.
User avatar #90 to #16 - stoneshit (02/20/2014) [-]
Yet another example of internet ruining people
#2 - anon (02/18/2014) [-]
1. Gain a **** ton of weight
2. Lose weight.
3. Keep skin flaps
5. Profit
User avatar #13 to #2 - playercz (02/18/2014) [-]
Neckbeard version:

1. Lose weight.
2. Keep skin flaps
4. Profit
#11 - Jesusnipples (02/18/2014) [-]
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#56 to #11 - watshisface (02/19/2014) [-]
i desperately want a foxbat when i move out!! there too cute
#48 to #11 - teasquid (02/19/2014) [-]
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#26 - ellina (02/18/2014) [-]
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User avatar #60 to #26 - frichein (02/19/2014) [-]
I wish there was another angle to see him landing.
#30 to #26 - adifferentjones (02/19/2014) [-]
Here, take this.
Here, take this.
User avatar #55 to #26 - zeusx (02/19/2014) [-]
DIY sugar glider
#4 - jsereturns (02/18/2014) [-]
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#39 - furryflava (02/19/2014) [-]
sugar-gliders! :3
sugar-gliders! :3
User avatar #57 to #39 - watshisface (02/19/2014) [-]
i guess you could say their having one pretty sweet orgy ;)
User avatar #59 to #57 - cormy (02/19/2014) [-]
User avatar #58 to #39 - tittietwister (02/19/2014) [-]
reminds me of natives/mexicans always ************** their entire family line into one car.
#67 - potatophucker (02/19/2014) [-]
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User avatar #89 to #67 - potatophucker (02/19/2014) [-]
No idea why this is a gif
#31 - brinkmantheman (02/19/2014) [-]
If i didn't know what was up i would freak the 			****		 out with something flying at me
If i didn't know what was up i would freak the **** out with something flying at me
#34 - reican (02/19/2014) [-]
master photoshop
#75 - poniesareghey (02/19/2014) [-]
This one time when I was a kid (probably 8/9) walking up my driveway from school, I looked up and saw a squirrel in a tree. It was probably a hundred feet off the ground, perched on a branch, but I saw its eyes as they made contact with mine and we had a moment for a few seconds, an innocent child admiring the beauty of the world around him. The squirrel then set its determined gaze to a tree in the distance, jumped, opened its flaps, and fell at about 80 mph face first into the pavement, slid a few feet, limped another two steps, and then fell over dead in a pile of its own shredded guts and pooling blood.
Well that's really all there is, sorry. Just a traumatic experience from my life I needed to say to someone.
#15 - ostemad (02/18/2014) [-]
Hazel The Sugar Glider Faceplants
#14 - orava (02/18/2014) [-]
First I was scarred, because I think there would be a giant spider, that jumps down direct on the camera...but then it was all fluffy!
#29 to #14 - anon (02/19/2014) [-]
User avatar #51 to #14 - Rei ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
Spiders are fluffy.
User avatar #87 to #51 - orava (02/19/2014) [-]
not the type of fluffy I prefer
User avatar #88 to #87 - Rei ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
It's not the type of fluffy any right minded humans prefer.
User avatar #27 - elloise (02/19/2014) [-]
I want one.
User avatar #32 to #27 - rplix (02/19/2014) [-]
#35 to #27 - joaobsf (02/19/2014) [-]
Here you go
#40 to #27 - mattdoggy (02/19/2014) [-]
you can't eat just one
you can't eat just one
#25 - kanatana (02/18/2014) [-]
**kanatana rolled a random image posted in comment #39 at potoooooooo ** Horror has never been so cute and fuzzy.
#3 - psychadelicace (02/18/2014) [-]
Aww i want one
User avatar #85 - ewowo (02/19/2014) [-]
That's not a bat though...
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