Things that make you go "Hmmmmm..."
Some interesting and random things about Sugar Gliders...
Facts, thoughts, pics, and sillyness from all over....
(if you know any good ones, let me know!)
Had to share this... a wonderful friend and very talented artist.
Made us a woodburned sign for Glider's Uncensored! Its gorgeous, and looks just like the logo here (Mya's face)!
You can visit Miss Peggy, of Peggy's Pyro-Techniques here in the 'Links' section!
"Thank you Peggy, we are proud of our sign, and display it in the furry 'kids' play room." :-)
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Woodburned Glider's Uncensored sign. Cool huh?!
She also woodburned this photograph of mine (pics below).
This picture is priceless to me, it is a photo of my beloved Mya. This was the first photo of a Glider in
captivity, that I know of, carrying an object in its tail. This photo has been in made into all kinds
of things, and has appeared all over the place.
(In the wild Gliders will carry nesting materials such as leaves, etc, in their tails.) Mya had a bizarre
obsession for years, with this red heart shaped plastic cookie cutter. It stayed in her tail for the most part, did everything
with her, eat, sleep, even run in the wheel! (clank , clank, clank, all night long! LOL!)
I cried when I saw Peggy had captured the picture so perfectly with her woodburner.
I treasure it, its priceless.
(* When Mya passed away, it was Auntie Peggy who lovingly made her tiny wooden burial box. It was beautiful,
lined in red soft fleece, with a hinged decorative lid,
Mya's name was burned into the front,
red hearts were burned on the sides, on the lid it said "Now I lay me down to sleep",
and on the inside of the lid it had a very sweet saying. Just perfect.
Mya was layed to rest in her resting box, tucked into
her most favorite red heart Pillow Pouch made special
for her by her Auntie Karin, and the prized heart shaped cookie cutter went to rest with her. Thats all I will say about that, its still
hard to deal with Mya not being here.)
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Mya and her heart....
Are you a Gemini???
If so, your Oziology sign is the Sugar Glider!!!
(Australian Animal Zodiac)
The Adventures of Little Red Gliding Hood.
A picture I altered from a story I started long ago about Glider Red Riding Hood.
The stories moral was... 'Always treat others the way you expect to be treated." & "Never pick on, or bully someone just because their smaller/seem weaker than you, you may be surprised." ;-)
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Glider Red Riding Hood
Did You know?
Just a few random things about Gliders...
(from many different sources: books, magazines, internet, Vets, Zoos, etc...) Some of them were pretty interesting and cool I thought.
* The Glider's stomach is about 1cm x 1/2cm and is shaped like a skin flask (around the size of a small pea). Pretty small huh?!
* There are 7 recognised subspecies of sugar gliders, 4 of them are in New Guinea (The Sugar Glider was introduced to Tasmania in 1835).
* Sugar Gliders have been called many things, including 'The Living Kite'. (cute!)
* A Glider in the wild can cover over 7 acres of land in one night foraging for food.
* Their scientific name (Petaurus Breviceps) translates: 'short-headed rope-dancer'. Their common name (Sugar Glider)
came from early bushman who found they liked sweet things like honey and sugar and from their ability to glide between trees
Check it out!
The Gould Group - Australian Wildlife Cam presents:
A live streaming video of Sugar Gliders in the wild!
More coming soon.
Always under construction... :-)