Friday, January 25, 2013

Someone's a Little Crabby...

Sometimes our pets get a little crabby, but how do they show it? Well, sugar gliders show it by "crabbing". Crabbing is a noise that these little guys make when they aren't too happy about something. It's a pretty startling noise that I can't describe very well. It kind of sounds like an angry swarm of bees. You just have to hear it to see what I'm talking about. Here's a video ~


He sounds pretty angry, don't you think? While sugar gliders may be really cute, I have to admit that I am scared to death of them. When I worked at the vet clinic, I would have rather done almost any other job than to try and catch and hold a sugar glider. They would make this noise about 10 times louder than the one in this video and try everything they could to bite. 

They have some very long and sharp front teeth that are made for biting through tough bark in the wild to get sap out of trees. I know that they can be very bonded and sweet with their owners, but I think I will have to pass on this one.

Photo via *Ryan Lee UK*

28 comments:

  1. Oh how adorable. What a cutie. Sharp teeth, bark hmmmmmm now I am thinking squiggle. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. for a minute when I read the blog title I thought you were talking about ME ....lol. Have a great weekend!

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    1. LOL... I could have been talking about me as well!

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  3. I've watched the video three times and cannot believe that sound comes from that tiny adorable creature...I wonder if it's a type of defense mechanism?

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    1. Oh definitely Gizmo! I think it works too because I am scared of them lol. They make look adorable but they will let you know if they don't like something!

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  4. he is just great - I like the noise ;o)

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  5. He's so sweet, I love the little noises he makes..:) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. Now that would definitely creep me out! I'm easily startled, so I can't imagine having that around. They are absolutely adorable, though!!

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    1. They are pretty quiet, except when they are mad... then they make that noise!

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  7. Oh my gosh, that lil dude is adorable!

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  8. This is facinating! What a unique animal and yes, he definitely sounds a little crabby. :-)

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    1. He's not too grumpy. I've seen them WAY more grumpy then him.

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  10. Such a cutie! Hey, that is some noise!

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  11. Yup! That pretty much says it all!!

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  12. Wow, he sure is cute, but that IS some scary noise!

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    1. I know! They can sound much more scary though. But yes, he is a cutie.

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  13. Mowzers. Our mom said that they had one up for adoption at Allie's alma mater last week - but it was gone by the time she got up there to see it!

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  14. Whoa! Yeah, he doesn't sound terribly happy, does he? And that sharp of teeth? We'll stick with kitties, thankyouverymuch!

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  15. I can't imagine having a pet with that sharp teeth, but I do think they are cute! I had never heard of them. Another lesson from this blog, thanks!

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  16. Wow never seen anything like that
    Thanks for sharing
    Cotton

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  17. What a sweetie. I never heard of this cute animal. About the sound: he let himself hear, that's for sure ;)

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  18. Wow that was so interesting to hear! I've never heard a sugar glider make that noise and have never met one but have always been fascinated by them. So nice to share that information!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  19. Well that is interesting. Don't think I want to fool with one of those. That noise could definitely get on one's last nerve. But he is kind of cute looking. Thanks for the info.

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  20. I don't think I will be messing with that little guy! No matter how cute he might be...

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