19 Mar '11, 2am

Cute Sugar Gliders not suitable pets: M'sia: "It is wrong for parents to encourage their children to keep such p...

Cute Sugar Gliders not suitable pets: M'sia: "It is wrong for parents to encourage their children to keep such p...

JOHOR BARU: Sugar gliders are not meant to be kept as pets. The nocturnal animal could cause an imbalance in the local ecosystem if released into the wild said Malaysian Nature Society Johor advisor Vincent Chow. Chow added that although the animals are cute and adorable, not many people knew how to take care of them. "Most buyers tend to get bored of them as they are only active at night and spend most of their time sleeping in the day. "Because of this, many sugar gliders are released into the wild," he said. The mammal, added Chow, are not native to Malaysia. A member of the marsupial family, the sugar glider can be found in Western Australian and Papua New Guinea. Other species categorised as marsupials includes Koala, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Common Brushtail Possum, Virginia Opossum, and the Tasmanian Devil. "The animals are also not used to our climate as it is hot an...

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