Black Face Black Beauties, (commonly called BFBB in the Sugar Glider community), have an overall "black face". They lack eye rings around the eyes, and only the noseband is visible. The lack of eye rings is what gives off the "black face" look! The whole face may appear dark or the area around the eyes very light in contrast to a very dark face.
The first black face discovered is named Elvis. His parents are Beeny & Wendy. Elvis has three other BFBB siblings, Raven, Java & Parsnip. Raven resides and is breeding at The Pet Glider. In order to display the BFBB phenotypically (the color they look physically), a glider needs only one allele from one parent. Considering that, breeding BFBB X BFBB can result in a melanistic glider, if the joey inherits two BFBB alleles. Melanism (derived from the Greek: μελανός ("black pigment")) is a development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism.
Many melanistic babies have died before weaning (approx. 8 weeks old). Most have very thin tails and then coat. The cause is unknown. Because of infant mortality and an unhealthy look, it is unwise to breed BFBB to BFBB. Best practice is to breed the BFBB sugar glider to black beauties who are not related to any BFBB. They should be outbred 6-8 generations. After being bred out with new blood it is thought that they can then be safely bred back to a BFBB who is also bred out multiple generations.
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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.
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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 $299.00 for domestic flights (United States) through Delta Airlines and this covers up to four sugar gliders (INCLUDES HEALTH CERTIFICATES MANDATED BY ALL AIRLINES EFFECTIVE BY 02/21/2019). 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