OCEANFRONT SUGAR GLIDERS
Welcome to Oceanfront Sugar Gliders! I am located on the east coast in Virginia Beach, Virginia. These are truly my pets and a big part of my family. I find these wonderful but quirky small creatures to fit my lifestyle and bring much happiness into my life.
You will find that Sugar Gliders are not for everyone. They don't come when you call them like a dog and since they are nocturnal, they will sleep all day. Some are great cuddlers while others are explorers. Each and every Glider is different. I find owning my Sugar Gliders to be extremely rewarding.
I will not sell to just anyone. I do require several phone calls to discuss the proper care of your new joey and be able to provide certain items and living conditions for your baby. I will always be happy to answer questions for you.
With all the joeys that are available in pet stores, you might be wondering why you should take the extra time to contact me and go out of your way to get one of our joeys. Below are a few points we would like to make about the average pet store joey. While you might be lucky enough to find one that is both friendly and healthy, do you really want to take that risk?
*Our joeys are socialized and use to people. While I can’t guarantee the personality of any individual joey (some are runners, explores, cuddlers, etc.), I do guarantee that you will get a joey that is typically much friendlier than one you would find at a pet store. Temperament is my highest concern when I match my breeding pairs, and babies are held from an early age to ensure they are friendly and used to people.
At approximately 2 weeks of age I will be posting pictures of the joeys on this website and my facebook page. Pictures will be updated every week thereafter.
Joeys will be able to leave and head to their new homes once they reach 8-9 weeks old (this is dependent upon their weight, growth and ability to eat on their own.
Why purchase from a USDA licensed breeder? We must follow tight rules and provide proper housing, food and living arrangements for all pets in our care. We are also inspected once to twice a year without any notification. Our pets are well taken care of and loved. A good breeder will also have available all their males and females on hand with pictures. They will also have good strong lineage on all their sugar gliders. Breeding non pedigreed sugar gliders is not acceptable. We are a tight community and with lineage we are able to track any health issues within the gliders and pull these from further breeding. I will never consider myself to be the #1 Breeder in Virginia just one of the best with a caring heart and passion for what I do. With this in mind, please know you will get a well loved baby handled daily.
Oceanfront Sugar Gliders requires a $250.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your joey. The deposit will go toward the price of the joey. Deposits can be made using paypal. The deposit is non-refundable, but can be used towards a different baby if your circumstances change or you would prefer a baby from different parents within 6 months from the date you place your deposit.
Why We Stress Lineage On Gliders
I want to take a moment to over lineage and inbreeding because I am noticing a trend of new owners who are breeding without a care for the health and welfare of their gliders and joeys.
Lineage with gliders is not what most people think of, in terms of other animals. Yes it does trace back family lines, because the gliders in this country have been here only 30 years roughly, and all the gliders in our country originate from the 5-10 colonies originally brought here so risk of inbreeding is very high unless you can trace which colony the gliders come from (lineage).
Just like with humans, inbreeding can have very serious consequences including birth defects and neurological disorders like the wiggles, a condition where a joey cannot hold their head still at all, which makes things like eating, grooming or just walking around difficult for them. I've seen gliders missing limbs they were not born with and even cleft plate.
Lineage is not a way for breeders to make money, it is a safe guard from inbreeding. Even if the joeys are born healthy, issues could show up years later like a female named Delilah who died from severe anemia and cancer.
She was inbred and we believe she only lived to be 4 because of that. There are a million ways to make money in this world, but on the back of innocent creatures is morally and ethically irresponsible.
Breeding unlineaged is proof someone is only in it for the money. Beware of breeders if you are a first time buyer. Don't impulse buy any animal ever. A good breeder will be willing to show proper lineage as well as mentor any new owner. If a breeder will not teach a new owner anything, it is a huge red glag.