An Albino sugar glider is one that lacks pigmentation. It has white fur, or very faint markings, and red eyes. Albinism is caused by a mutation in one of the genes that produces melanin. This results in a complete or partial absence of the enzyme tyrosinase. Tyrosinase catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments in the skin, hair, and eyes.
In humans, Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus, and amblyopia. However, this phenomenon is not studied or observed in the general sugar glider population.
This is a very rare color in Sugar Gliders and the genotype is recessive in nature, thus an albino sugar glider must possess two albino alleles to be phenotypically shown. The Pet Glider has raised many albinos, in good health, to old age. Happily, we have not observed any negative health issues related to albinism in sugar gliders.
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Once you have placed an order for your Sugar Gliders, you will receive a call from The Pet Glider (or you can give us a call at 713-446-4415) to set up a shipping date to receive your Sugar Gliders. They will arrive the same day we ship, you will pick them up from your closest international airport in either baggage claim or cargo.
Your Sugar Gliders are guaranteed to arrive healthy and safe.
At the Pet Glider, we fly (ship) our sugar gliders on Passenger Planes that have climate-controlled cargo areas (with same day arrival). Please be aware that there is the potential for flights to be delayed or rescheduled due to issues beyond our control, such as weather or mechanical concerns. We package our gliders with extra hydrating food and water gel for this reason and include instructions for airline personnel on the shipping crate in case of delay.
The shipping cost is $99.00 for domestic flights (United States) through Delta Airlines and this covers up to four sugar gliders. The airline that we use can vary based on your location. This shipping cost is for gliders shipped within the contiguous United States. This include airfare, shipping crate and travel/sleeping pouch. We ship throughout the United States. Canada is considered an international destination; therefore, shipping will need to be discussed & quoted. In addition, we are Expert International Shippers and ship our sugar gliders worldwide. If you have additional questions about shipping to your area, please email: email@example.com
Summer Heat or Winter Cold: We try to exclusively use Delta Airlines to ship our sugar gliders domestically. Their pet-safe program is top-notch, and they have temperature-controlled vans that transport live animals to the planes. However, Delta does not fly to all locations. Some airlines have heat or cold embargoes imposed for the safety of the animals. Live animals are not allowed to take off or land in a location where the temperature is not safe for live animals. We do our best to work around these embargoes. Be advised that we may have to postpone the arrival of your new family member until the weather in your part of the world changes either cools down or warms up. For more information about airlines and embargoes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org