Baby sugar gliders rescued in the Eurobodalla last month are thriving under the care of trained WIRES rescuer Sandy Collins.
Ms Collins, of Surf Beach, has raised the pair since early November, when they were surrendered in poor condition.
A member of the public had rescued the baby sugar gliders, and tried to raise them on fruit juice, before passing them on to WIRES.
The duo, who have been christened Philip and Archibald, have more than doubled in size since, and according to Ms Collins, are thriving.
Philip and Archibald have settled into their new home and new routine.
Ms Collins said after their evening meal of possum milk, they indulge in: “a mutual milk moustache cleaning session.”
A trio of baby feather tail gliders who went into care at the same time have already been released.
Despite being not much bigger than a thumb, the precocious teens were nearly independent when they came to WIRES – like many teens, they were reluctant to give up home comforts (like the fluffy lounge cushion they were found in).
After a short time in care, they were judged big enough to make a go of it on their own, and released not far from where they were originally found. There is no word as yet of them sneaking back into the house to raid the fridge.
To encourage healthy wildlife into your own backyard, consider installing a nest box to create a safe home for birds and other native species.
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