Stop the Sale of Sugar Gliders
  • Petitioned Patty Wiltrout

This petition was delivered to:

Operations Manager Eastwood Mall
Patty Wiltrout
General Manager Eastwood Mall
Kenneth Kollar

Stop the Sale of Sugar Gliders

    1. Robin Merritt
    2. Petition by

      Robin Merritt

      Edwardsville, IL

Sugar Gliders are being sold at Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk. Companies like Pocket Pets receive their Sugar Gliders from breeders, which are much like puppy mills!


In the wild, Sugar Gliders live in groups up to 30 and "glide" freely from tree to tree searching for bugs. When in captivity, they require a proper diet, a lot of attention, and a cage large enough for them to move around and jump. In the traveling kiosk, they are kept in small cages without enough room to move around. They are also handled roughly and not fed proper diets that they need to be healthy. In conditions like this Sugar Gliders are more than likely to be stress and when they are stress they harm themselves.


Living in a tiny cage traveling from mall to mall just to be purchased by someone who will not give you the proper nutrition and living habit is no way for this beautiful creature to live.


Reach out to Eastwood Mall in Ohio to ask them to create a policy that bans the sale of Sugar Gliders from Pocket Pets.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
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      Robin Merritt
      Petition Organizer

      Keep it up everyone! Keep putting it out there! These Sugar Gliders need out help!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
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      Robin Merritt
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      240 in 24 hours! Awesome job everyone! Tell all your friends to sign!

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Gina Giarrusso KINGSTON, NH
      • about 2 years ago

      Seems like a see a fb every other day about someone buying a sugar glider and it's dead with in a few weeks!!! Stop buying them! Stop selling them!

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    • stephen manning PAYNESVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      they are beautiful and deserve to live the way nature intended

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    • Terry Patterson CLAYTON, NC, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Sugar Gliders are a WILD animal, not a pet! I saw these for sale on Craigs List. It is truly a shame!

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    • Allan Richardson FERNY HILLS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      They belong in Australia, where they are not permitted to be kept as pets. They are WILDLIFE!

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    • Carole Hughes MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      These animals are wild and should stay wild. No wild animal should be kept as a pet!

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