Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It has been requested by some friends to post pictures of our latest pet. So I am pleased to introduce you to Cinnamon our sugar glider. He is a nocturnal marsupial native to Australia with adaptations similar to that of the flying squirrel we have here in North America. In the wild, a sugar gliders diet consists of harden sap from the trees it lives in as well as insects. So we feed him fruit as well as insects. He is in fact eating a meal worm in the second picture. We got this little guy in March from one of our friends and educators who was an animal rehibilitator. He had rescued a sugar gilder, Barkey and Cinnamon is Barkey's son. Our friend recently passed away so this pet has special meaning for our family. Oh, and we also found out (after we got him) that sugar gliders can live up to 15 years in captivity. Wow, guess we just made a commitment. Good thing he won't be going to college like our other two slightly unexpected commitments (that we love dearly, of course. What? Don't look at me like that!).
What's the strangest pet you ever owned?