As the prospective buyer of a glider possum, you are part of a consumer base who contributes to the success of reputable sugar glider pet shops. By supporting those shops which operate according to acceptable standards of business, you will help to eliminate shops which are unsafe, unhealthy and endanger the well-being of their gliders. Upon purchase, you must understand that you are dealing with an exotic mammal from Australia which cannot be found at the average shop. To ensure you are receiving your glider in acceptable condition, you must make careful decisions and observations on the shop you plan to visit. Taking the necessary precautions to confirm whether your pet shop is reputable by law goes a long way in an industry which unfortunately consists of money-driven, illegal shops you need to avoid. With the proper buying decisions you not only help promote dealers who truly care about their gliders but you also put yourself in the position to purchase your new pet the way it is supposed to enter your life, healthy and happy.
Sugar gliders appear as very adorable creatures to the buying public but unfortunately these exotic pets are not as well understood as they could be. This lack of understanding leads to impulse purchases, a behavior of the buying public which illegal sugar glider pet shops will not hesitate to exploit. Those who are thinking about choosing a shop should realize that a bit of precaution and study before hand is essential to avoid falling into the tempting trap of shops who place their rate of income above the safety and care of their pets. By law, glider pet shops are required to own a government-issued certificate which verifies their business as worthy of operation. This is the first thing you should look for when confronting a shop and one of the important reasons why you should only make a purchase of your pet from a physical location.
The industry of gliding possums is made up of both physical brick/mortar shops and online dealers. The online world of shopping for a glider should be avoided at all costs. For one, you will be uninformed to essential information you can gain about the shop if you visited in person instead. Secondly, you are also more likely to come across a shop which is more interested in receiving fast money based on ambiguous information and fast selling tactics. Observing the shop in person is the only way to determine the cleanliness and safety of the environment while understanding the true business intentions of your dealer.
To know the nature of the gliding possum is to know the proper conditions of the pet shop environment in which they should be sold. The sugar glider is a nocturnal mammal which originates from the wilderness of Australia. It thrives in packs of it’s own kind in this warm environment and is adept to bonding with a variety of other creatures during it’s life span. Due to the nature of their environment and physical characteristics this creature is very playful and designed for jumping and climbing as it’s daily activity. The store owner who cares about keeping the ideal environment of captivity for it’s gliders should be aware of these important facts and eager to share them with you. Once you visit their pet store you should see a place which is clean, safe and without direct exposure to drastic changes in temperature. The cages should also be clean while designed with a reasonable amount of space and climbing platforms to promote the glider’s active lifestyle.
The questions you ask and detailed observations which you make in the process of visiting your sugar glider pet shop will result in the quality of your purchase, consumer experience and most importantly the greater well-being of your new pet. Remind yourself that this is not he average pet you can find in common shops, it is an exotic pet and requires a bit more attention to detail by the consumer and dealer. Once you reach the shop, hopefully the dealer will appear as a generous and caring person who places the highest standards of care into his workplace. The ideal dealer will go out of his way to acquaint you with what you need to know prior to placing your money down for the purchase of your glider. This is an important part of the consumer experience which is absent in buying a glider online, not to mention you endanger a glider’s life in placing an online order for it to be shipped from afar by plane. While at the shop, take your time and look around and most importantly arrange to observe the glider of your choice up close and in person. This step is one of the most essential and should be one of your main priorities: ensuring the safety and health of your glider from real-life observation within the pet shop.
You are now ready to leave your house and purchase your new pet! The careful study and precaution which you take before hand will determine the outcome of your pet store experience and the condition of your glider. Be proud of yourself for not making an impulse purchase which could leave you dissatisfied with the time and money you spent.