Sugar glider mothers can reject joeys for numerous reasons, among them being that the mother is young or inexperienced. (Both of which Dreamer is). To be on the safe side, I wanted to get everything I needed in the unfortunate case that I would have to hand-raise a joey. That way I would have it all before I needed it desperately.
There are several online sites that sell joey rejection kits, but they are either missing things or they cost $50 more than if I just pieced the whole thing together myself.
So that’s what I did.
I found this awesome website that has a lot of info about hand raising joeys. It has a list of everything that you need. (You can find that here) You can get all of this for around $100, which is what I was estimating. A little pricy, but considering that it will save the life of a rejected baby, it’s worth it.
This was $55.43 and includes all of the formula and feeding tips that you’ll need to feed two joeys until they are fully weaned.
I also got some Pedialyte electrolyte solution that will help keep the joey hydrated. ($4.98)
In order to keep your joeys warm, you need to have an incubator. To create one, you’ll need several things. (You can see how to assemble it at the bottom of the page on hand raising gliders)
- The incubator is made from a Kritter Keeper container. This one was $10.89
- You’ll need a heating pad with a no-shut off button. I got this one for $11.97.
- You also will have to have a thermometer & hydrometer. This will keep a stable temp and keep the joey from drying out. ($8.75)
- And spray bottles to mist the incubator and keep it moist. I got a pack of six for $2.99
- You’ll also need some towels, fleece pieces and a joey-sized pouch.
- Little Remedies Gas Relief to help prevent bloating when switching from mother’s milk to the formula. ($7.58)
- Digital Download of a sugar glider medical binder. ($10)
- Facial tissues
- Hypoallergenic wet wipes
- Lash/brush comb set to groom joeys
- Vitamin E oil for moisturizing dry skin
Thanks for reading!