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Sugar Gliders safe during pregnancy?

I am thinking of adopting three sugar gliders, two parents and a baby. However, I am pregnant with twins. I also have a 5 year old so I'm sure some one will be able to give them attention even when the babies arrive in the summer, I'm just wondering if they are sanitary pets to have during a pregnancy. I wouldn't be cleaning the cage but as far as handling them.

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MommaHerring

Asked by MommaHerring at 8:23 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • what are they,rodents,weasels,monkey?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:25 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • I read your question, and I was like "WTH is a sugar glider?" lol I googled it, and that thing is so friggin' CUTE!! I don't know about how sanitary they are, but I should think as long as you wash your hands after holding them, you should be fine. If you get bitten, I would see a doctor though, because even a minor infection can cause pregnancy issues. Good luck... they're adorable!
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 8:27 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Oh my..srry. they are like miniature flying squirrel like creatures, But way cuter.
    MommaHerring

    Comment by MommaHerring (original poster) at 8:28 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • @butterflyblue

    They look like a tiny bushbaby crossed with a flying squirrel.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 8:29 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • OP... try this site. Very informative.. :)

    http://www.sugargliderinfo.org/
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 8:33 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • YUP!!!! very safe!!!!! i have my 2, (romeo & juliet) ive had them for a little over 3 years. awesome little dudes.
    no complications like cat litter would have to a pregnant women =)
    JT32606

    Answer by JT32606 at 9:39 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • oh and like any animal.....WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER!!! they do pee and poo when they are out of the cage and they will poo in their bonding sack. and most def on your hands. lol
    JT32606

    Answer by JT32606 at 9:39 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

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