Just before you put the money on the counter for your new best friend – sugar glider – be sure that you already have found a veterinarian that will be able to take care of your sugar glider if something goes wrong.
The best thing is to ask other Sugar Glider owners and see what they can recommend. Try asking as many people as you can just to find and have a really long list of different vets that will be able to take care of your sugar glider if something wrong happens. The reason I recommend making a really long list is because some vets might not even look at small animals. That’s okay – you still have 10-15 other ones to go to, right?
Now that your list is getting shorter and you liked few of those vets, call them and ask if they have training on sugar gliders. Are they trained with sugar gliders? What type of diet would they recommend? Do they have necessary equipment for small animals?
After these calls your list will probably be even shorter, but hey, that’s expected to happen. And finally if you’re satisfied with ones that are still on your list, visit them. I would really recommend you visiting your potential vets personally just to see how clean their facility is, how do they take care of small animals, do they record pets visit and are they comfortable if you have to leave your pet there?
Like I said before, take care of this business before you even go to look for your new best sugar glider friend. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Looking for a vet when your sugar glider is sick and you have no idea what’s wrong with it is not the best time.
But on the brighter note, a lot of experiments have been done with the same conclusion that might relieve you… Sugar gliders seem to be animals that are very healthy.