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WHY SO MANY PERSONAL QUESTIONS?
At Suggie Savers we strive to provide a loving permanent home for these Sugar Gliders we love so dearly. We don't want these little ones to end up back in rescue, or transferred to another home as it is too traumatic to the glider. These questions will help us get to know if you are that home.
(please copy and paste the following text to your document program or e-mail)
Suggie Savers Adoption Application

Name:
Address:
City/State:
Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
Age:

Marital Status:
Do you live alone/ with family/ with room-mate(s)?
Number of people in the home:
Do children live in the home?
If so, how many children are in the home?
Ages of children:
Who will be responsible for your sugar gliders?
Who will watch and care for your gliders if you cant in emergencies?
(please list this person as a reference)
Do you work?
If so, what hours?
Do you go away on weekends/ yearly vacations?
Who will watch the gliders when you are away? (please list this person as a reference)

Residence is a/an: Single Family Home, Town Home, Apartment, Condominium
Your residence is: Owned / Rented
If renting, does your lease allow for pets?
How long have you lived in your current home?
Will you be moving anytime soon?
If so, when/ where?
What room will your glider cage(s) be in?
 
Do you currently have a Sugar Glider?
Have you ever owned a Sugar Glider?
Do you have any experience with Sugar Gliders?
Do you now have a pet/pets other than Gliders?
Number of pets in the home currently:
Please list their names/species and ages:
If now, how long have you had these pets?
Please list animals you have owned in the past:
Reason they are no longer with you: 
Do you breed any animals?
If so, which ones?
Are you now USDA LICENSED?
LICENSE #
Are you planning on holding a USDA licence eventually?

Have you ever adopted or applied for adoption from us before?
Have you ever adopted or applied for adoption from another Sugar Glider rescue?
Were you denied or approved?
Do you have an Exotic Vet with Glider experience?
Vets Name:
Address:
Phone #:

Emergency/After hours V
eterinary Hospital, (local):
How far is it to this hospital? 
Name:
Address:
Phone #

PERSONAL References:
Name:
Address:
City/State:
Zip Code:
Phone:
Will this person care for your glider when you are away?

Name:
Address:
City/State:
Zip Code:
Phone:
Tell us about the first time you saw a Sugar Glider (when, and what did you think?)
Why have you decided that a sugar glider is right for you?
Have you done research on Sugar Giders?
Where did you get your information? Please list names of books/URL's and any other sources of information:
Comments:
Questions: 

Glider Knowledge Quiz

Please fill out these questions to the best of your ability. Be detailed in your answers. This will help us determine not only if you are the right home for gliders but also which gliders might best suit you. Each Glider has their own personality,and we try to match you based on your answers to all these questions. If you are unsure of an answer, be honest. We will help you to find the answers. We believe that education about gliders is one of the most important things we can do for their well-being.  It is key to help keep them from becoming throw away pets like so many other species seem to be. I know this is a long quiz but it is important.



Physiology...



What is the scientific name for sugar glider?



How many days is a female pregnant?



How many days (approximately) are the joeys in pouch?



At what age do joeys ween from their mother's milk?



What causes a bald spot to appear on the male sugar glider's head?



If you see two red worm-like structures protruding out of a sugar glider's anus, what are you looking at?



What is a cloaca?



At about what age do males sexually mature?



At about what age do females sexually mature?







Dietary...



What diet do you feel is best for sugar gliders and why?



What is the recommended calcium to phosphorus ratio (ca:P) and why is it important?



What are foods that gliders should never have?



Why are bugs an important element in a glider's diet?



How often and at what time of the day do gliders need to be fed?







Health...



What is the average expected life span of captive gliders?



When and how often should you take your glider to the vet?



What are signs/symptoms of an ill glider?



What is HLP?



What causes HLP?



What are signs of HLP?

What are signs of illness?



What does hissing while urinating possibly indicate?



What is SM?



What are possible reasons for SM?



If you suspect your glider is SM, what is the first thing you should do?



Why should new gliders be quarantined (kept separate) from other gliders and for how long?



Why do gliders need to have their nails trimmed?



How often do they need their nails trimmed?



Should their teeth ever need to be clipped or "floated"?



How can stress effect a glider?



Should you have a vet fund available? If so, how much is a good amount to have set aside in case emergency vet treatment is necessary?



What are some of the reasons a female might cannibalize her own joeys?







Housing...



What is the minimum recommended size cage for two gliders?



What materials should cages be made out of?



What cage material should not be used and why?



What do gliders usually sleep in?



What type of fabric is considered safe for gliders?



How often should you do a complete cleaning of the cage?



How often should you clean the drop tray/change the bedding?



What is NOT safe to use as bedding and why?



What type of wheels are considered unsafe for gliders and why?



Why are leashes/harnesses not recommended for use on gliders?



Where is the best location in your home for your glider's cage?







Socialization and introductions...



How much time does a glider need during the day for bonding?



How much out of cage play time does a glider need and how often?



Do gliders do better as singles or in pairs/multiples?



Why is it important to keep non-neutered males separated?



Why should you not put an adult male in with a young female?



What is the best way to introduce two gliders to each other?



What time do gliders normally wake up wanting to play?



Do gliders make good pets for young children? Why or why not?



The "what if's" While you do not need to provide me with these answers, you should consider them.



Do you have plans to cover the "what if's" life can throw at you?



What if you have to move to a state where they are illegal?



What if you have to move for work or school?



What if you and your spouse decide to have a baby? Will you still be able to dedicate the time to the gliders they need?



What if your glider gets sick and you don't have enough money for the vet?



If married, what if you find yourself facing divorce? While we hope it never happens, who will take the gliders?



What if you find out that gliders are just not the right companion animal for you?



What if you decide to go on vacation and can not take your gliders with you?

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