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Cage Finishes...Don't be Fooled!

Certain companies that sell Sugar Gliders & Sugar Glider cages tout a 'Medical Grade Finish' or a cage finish that is unique to their cages ... this is simply not true.

It's a ploy to get you to buy their cages. There is no such thing as 'medical grade finishes' on Sugar Glider cages. Companies use this ploy (to create fear) state that if you do not purchase 'their' cages ... your pet will be in danger ... this is a ploy. These companies charge exorbitant prices for cages with the same exact finishes that are used in the manufacture of Exotic Nutrition cages. Don't be fooled and end up spending 30%-40% more for the same exact cage ... with the same exact finish.

Do not be fooled into thinking that a company offering 'unique' wire or 'Medical grade' finish offer something different ... they doen't. What they actually offer is a powder coat finish ... exactly the same as our cages. These companies over price their cages, and have to justify the higher pricing by fooling you into thinking their cages are unique... they are not.

The medical profession does not make Sugar Glider cages, nor do they make the wire used for Sugar Glider cages. The only 'Medical Grade wire' available is Medical Grade Stainless Steel ... and Sugar Glider cages are not made from this material, the bar spacing is too large (1 inch). Some larger parrot cages with 1 inch bar spacing (not suitable for Sugar Gliders) are made from this 'Medical Grade' stainless steel (very expensive) ... but again, are made for parrots .. not Sugar Gliders. The bar spacing is much too wide for Sugar Gliders which require 1/2 inch bar spacing.

The bar spacing on all of our cages is ½ inch wide and the wire construction is finished in a heavy powder coated (animal safe) finish containing no lead or zinc. This is the best finish available for Sugar Glider cages.

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Please Note: Exotic Nutrition is not in a position to provide specific health and care guidelines on an individual basis. Please visit our animal info tabs or consider purchasing a care guide book for additional information. If you have a health or pet emergency issue, please notify your veterinarian or a specialized technician. 


Looking for more information on Sugar Gliders? Browse our archive of articles:

**Recommendations for Sugar Glider Foods & Basic Feeding Guide
Adding Another Glider to Your Household
Are Gliders Legal in My State?
Cage Finishes
Bonding With Your Sugar Glider
Common Nutritional Problems of Sugar Gliders
Dirty Secrets About Gliders' Food
Enriching Gliders' Lives
Exotic Nutrition Foods for Sugar Gliders
Feeding Baby Gliders
Feeding Mealworms to Gliders
Glider Health Issues
Healthy Treats and Chews
HPW (High Protein) Diet for Sugar Gliders
Introducing New Foods to Gliders
Odor Control
Proper Feeding of Gliders
Sugar Glider FAQs
Suggested Cage Requirements
Tips on Breeding Gliders
Veterinarian Database - Find a vet to care for your Sugar Glider
Veterinarian's Opinion on a Sugar Glider's Diet
What to Feed Adult Sugar Gliders
Where Can I Get a Glider?
Why Toys are Important for Gliders
What Exactly Are Booster Multivitamins?


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