Journey Farms is a six acre mountainside homestead in the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. We keep sugar gliders in a temperature-controlled aviary right in our home and from time to time have a limited number of joeys available for adoption by loving families.
We price our joeys a little lower than the volume breeders but insist that our gliders go to homes with responsible owners that provide comfortable cages, proper nutrition, and (especially) nurturing companionship. Gliders are social and can live more than twelve years in the right environment. Acquiring a glider is like adding a family member and requires commitment.
We maintain Journey Farm for the benefit of two dogs, three cats, a hen house full of Golden Comet chickens, a parade of Pekin ducks, a six foot tank of tropical fish, and (of course) our precious gliders. I spoil all my “babies”, raising them on nothing but the freshest fruit, organic vegetables, and supplements.
We hand-tame our joeys as soon as they are OOP (out of pouch). Handled early, it only takes a few days to have a joey enthusiastically crawling up your arm to explore the giant creature that brings grapes and sweet potatoes. Nothing beats watching joeys double and triple in size in a matter of weeks, still trying to hitch a ride on mom’s back as she makes her way around the aviary hunting for food and wondering what that new toy is hanging from a branch.
We strongly recommend that, if you are thinking of bringing sugar gliders into your home, you research, research, research. Gliders make wonderful pets, but they aren’t for everyone. There are a myriad of websites that will tell you what to feed gliders, how to take care of them, and the pros and cons of glider ownership. We recommend common sense in taking care of your gliders.
There is no such thing as too large a cage for gliders. We recommend if you are handy, to consider building your own. Using epoxy-coated wire shelving and nylon ties you can create the perfect glider palace at a fraction of the cost of factory-produced units.
Amazon.com has everything from foods, nesting pouches, toys, boxes and everything else your glider will need. Simply search for GLIDER to see your options. You should also consider finding a local vet that treats small exotics.
We have a list of foods we feed our gliders and will give you a copy when you take your gliders home.
Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manual by Caroline Wightman can be purchased on Amazon and is a wonderful source of information.
Southern NH Glider Resources:
Food for Pets located in Amherst and Manchester provides sugar glider food and supplements. 603-673-7387
Pet Life in Amherst can order sugar glider food and supplements. 603-883-0044
We currently have two male joeys available for adoption. Juniper came out of pouch December 23, 2012. He’s usually the first one out of the nest each evening and likes watching our Sheltie through the glass aviary door. Juniper’s mom is Grace and his dad is Harley, a handsome glider with a curled tail and the traditional little bald spot on the top of his head that says he’s ready for love.
Percival came out of pouch January 10, 2013 and is fully weaned. He is comfortable sitting in a hand and seems to like exploring my husband’s velour shirt best.
Percival’s mom is Thyst and his dad is Harley (yeah, he gets around). He seems to be especially curious for his age and we expect him to follow in his daddy’s footsteps.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or if you’d like to make an appointment to see Juniper or Percival in person.