Saturday, March 15, 2008

OUR NEW ADDITION

This is our newest addition to our family (this is not our actual Glider ours is asleep in a blanket). His name is "Peak" he is a Sugar Glider and he is 8 weeks old. Sugar Gliders are small marsupials which are native to the rainforest's of Australia and Indonesia. In the wild they live primarily in trees in colonies of 10 - 15 Sugar Gliders. He really is a neat pet for us. Brady has had hamsters and they seem to only last about a year or so and it is so upsetting when they pass away because we are so attached to them. This little guy has a life expectancy of 12 - 15 years, that means Brady can take him to college when he goes!!! He has a dry food that he eats but you also feed him fruit and bread every day. We have his cage set up but can not hold him for 2 days, he needs to get use to his surroundings and our smell of our home of course they did not tell the 9 year old this until we had purchased him. I will post pictures of our little guy when we can start holding him.

4 comments:

Mob said...

What a cute little guy. I've never seen or heard of those before. Good to hear that he has a long lifespan, it's so sad to lose a pet.

Denise C said...

What a little cutie he is! I am sure Brady will have lots of fun times with this little guy!

Jake and Taryn said...

How fun!! I bet Brady just loves him!! I can't wait to see more pictures.

I also will certainly be continuing prayers for your Dad. I too am a HUGE believer in prayer. Hang in there and just have faith that he is in God's hands.

Blessings!

redmaryjanes said...

Wow,
I have never heard of one of those. It is darling!