Island Sugar Gliders is creating Custom Sugar Glider Cage Sets, Blogs, Art & Photography
1

patron

$4
per month
Hi there! My name is Sara Cole of Island Sugar Gliders and I am an educator and breeder of these amazing animals. I also manage an Etsy shop dedicated to them!

A Bit About Me and What I Do
I am a 25 year old female from New York with a passion for animals. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology from Adelphi University, and I am currently working on a degree in veterinary technology. My dream is to one day become an exotic animal veterinarian! I own over a dozen sugar gliders along with a few New Caledonian gecko species, and an Indonesian blue tongue skink. I also own and operate a shop on Etsy called Island Sugar Gliders, where I sell custom-made cage sets and toys for gliders and other small animals. My goal is to provide my followers and loyal patrons with educational blogs, adorable content including photos and artwork, hold raffles for some pretty awesome Etsy items, and overall just celebrate the wonderful pets known as sugar gliders!

What is a Sugar Glider?
Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small, nocturnal tree-dwelling mammals that are members of the marsupialia infraclass, just like kangaroos! They are named for their affinity to sweet, nectar-filled fruits and their ability to glide between trees using a thin membrane that stretches from their wrists to their ankles. Gliders are colony animals by nature and as such can commonly be found in the wild in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia in groups of 10+!

My Motivation - Becoming a Breeder of Exotics
For as long as I can remember, I have loved animals and have always been fascinated by their individual behaviors and group interactions. Where most animal lovers would say that they love the domestic breeds of dogs or cats, I have always drifted towards exotics. It's common knowledge that a dog is happy by watching the wag of it's tail, or that a cat is angry when they hiss, but what about the chuffing sound a cheetah produces, or the altruistic social signals of meerkats? If those last two examples sound confusing, then you are beginning to understand what draws me to exotic species!

-More coming soon to this section!-

Why Should I Become a Patron?
First
, patrons will be able to participate in my polls and receive special access to my blogs about all things sugar glider! These blogs cover topics ranging from the most basic information about gliders and determining if they are the right pet for you, to diet and husbandry, bonding, breeding, genetics lessons, and even access to my more heated "opinionated" blogs about what goes on behind the scenes of breeders and owners that I feel people should know!

Second, my patrons will be able to commission a piece of artwork from me of their sugar glider or other small pet! Simply send me a photo after signing up for your desired tier and in return I give you a custom piece of art of your pet! These may be sketches, line art, colored art, or full shaded, colored pieces, depending on the tier.

Third, COUPONS! Patrons receive some pretty amazing deals for my Etsy shop! Free shipping on orders, coupons, a priority order queue spot, and even gift cards depending on the tier you choose!

Fourth, a first-look at newly out of pouch joeys from my breeding pairs, along with first dibs to purchase the joeys before they go publicly available on my Facebook page! Some reward tiers even offer up to 25% off the purchase price of a sugar glider joey!

Fifth,
and most importantly, your monthly support means the world to me, and allows me to become more independent as a person and motivated to create new content! More pledges means more blogs, art, photos, coupons, and raffles. There are so many things that I would love to accomplish in this life, and with your support, I can make those things happen <3 To all future Patrons, thank you sooo much!
Tiers
Joey
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Access to current Etsy order queue & order status
Classic Grey
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • Access to "Ownership Topics" Blog
White Face Blonde
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  1 ticket per raffle 
  • "Meet My Gliders"
  • Access to my "Rant n' Rattle" Blog

       - Gaining respect in the pet keepers/breeders community 

       - How NOT to approach a vendor or animal breeder

       - Breeding gliders successfully and more

  • Free, one-time digital sketch of your sugar glider(s) 
Leucistic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • 2 tickets per raffle 
  • Monthly Etsy coupons

          - Free shipping, percent off, gift card giveaways

  • Monthly, hour long 1-on-1 messenger chat to answer any questions you may have about glider care not covered in my blogs
  • Free, one-time digital line art of your sugar glider(s)
Platinum
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  4 tickets per raffle 
  • All Etsy orders ship for FREE (Continental US only)
  • Automatically go to the top of my Etsy order queue every time, with no need to pay a rush order fee
  • Free, one-time digital colored line art of your sugar glider(s)
  • Third dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale before being released to the public

           - Able to place a deposit on day three out of pouch

Cremeino
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  5 tickets per raffle 
  • TWO pieces of free, one-time digital fully shaded and colored art of your sugar glider(s)
  • Second dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale 

         - Able to place a deposit on day two out of pouch 

  • Patron for 6+ months receive 15% off ALL joeys!
  • One-time FREE $25 gift card to my Etsy shop!
Piebald Mosaic
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • 10 tickets per raffle 
  • FIVE pieces of free, one-time digital fully shaded and colored art of your sugar glider(s)
  • First dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale 

         - Able to place a deposit on day one out of pouch

  • Patron for 6+ months receive 25% off ALL joeys!
  • One-time FREE $50 gift card to my Etsy shop!
Goals
$4 of $20 per month
Specialized Blogs and Raffle for a Free Cage Set Item
At $20 a month, I will be able to spend more time working on blogs tailored to sugar glider owners that help answer a large majority of their questions before AND after adopting gliders!

When this goal is reached, I want to give back to my Patrons for their support by holding a raffle to win a custom, fully colored and shaded digital drawing of their pet!

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Hi there! My name is Sara Cole of Island Sugar Gliders and I am an educator and breeder of these amazing animals. I also manage an Etsy shop dedicated to them!

A Bit About Me and What I Do
I am a 25 year old female from New York with a passion for animals. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology from Adelphi University, and I am currently working on a degree in veterinary technology. My dream is to one day become an exotic animal veterinarian! I own over a dozen sugar gliders along with a few New Caledonian gecko species, and an Indonesian blue tongue skink. I also own and operate a shop on Etsy called Island Sugar Gliders, where I sell custom-made cage sets and toys for gliders and other small animals. My goal is to provide my followers and loyal patrons with educational blogs, adorable content including photos and artwork, hold raffles for some pretty awesome Etsy items, and overall just celebrate the wonderful pets known as sugar gliders!

What is a Sugar Glider?
Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small, nocturnal tree-dwelling mammals that are members of the marsupialia infraclass, just like kangaroos! They are named for their affinity to sweet, nectar-filled fruits and their ability to glide between trees using a thin membrane that stretches from their wrists to their ankles. Gliders are colony animals by nature and as such can commonly be found in the wild in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia in groups of 10+!

My Motivation - Becoming a Breeder of Exotics
For as long as I can remember, I have loved animals and have always been fascinated by their individual behaviors and group interactions. Where most animal lovers would say that they love the domestic breeds of dogs or cats, I have always drifted towards exotics. It's common knowledge that a dog is happy by watching the wag of it's tail, or that a cat is angry when they hiss, but what about the chuffing sound a cheetah produces, or the altruistic social signals of meerkats? If those last two examples sound confusing, then you are beginning to understand what draws me to exotic species!

-More coming soon to this section!-

Why Should I Become a Patron?
First
, patrons will be able to participate in my polls and receive special access to my blogs about all things sugar glider! These blogs cover topics ranging from the most basic information about gliders and determining if they are the right pet for you, to diet and husbandry, bonding, breeding, genetics lessons, and even access to my more heated "opinionated" blogs about what goes on behind the scenes of breeders and owners that I feel people should know!

Second, my patrons will be able to commission a piece of artwork from me of their sugar glider or other small pet! Simply send me a photo after signing up for your desired tier and in return I give you a custom piece of art of your pet! These may be sketches, line art, colored art, or full shaded, colored pieces, depending on the tier.

Third, COUPONS! Patrons receive some pretty amazing deals for my Etsy shop! Free shipping on orders, coupons, a priority order queue spot, and even gift cards depending on the tier you choose!

Fourth, a first-look at newly out of pouch joeys from my breeding pairs, along with first dibs to purchase the joeys before they go publicly available on my Facebook page! Some reward tiers even offer up to 25% off the purchase price of a sugar glider joey!

Fifth,
and most importantly, your monthly support means the world to me, and allows me to become more independent as a person and motivated to create new content! More pledges means more blogs, art, photos, coupons, and raffles. There are so many things that I would love to accomplish in this life, and with your support, I can make those things happen <3 To all future Patrons, thank you sooo much!

Recent posts by Island Sugar Gliders

Tiers
Joey
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Access to current Etsy order queue & order status
Classic Grey
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • Access to "Ownership Topics" Blog
White Face Blonde
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  1 ticket per raffle 
  • "Meet My Gliders"
  • Access to my "Rant n' Rattle" Blog

       - Gaining respect in the pet keepers/breeders community 

       - How NOT to approach a vendor or animal breeder

       - Breeding gliders successfully and more

  • Free, one-time digital sketch of your sugar glider(s) 
Leucistic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • 2 tickets per raffle 
  • Monthly Etsy coupons

          - Free shipping, percent off, gift card giveaways

  • Monthly, hour long 1-on-1 messenger chat to answer any questions you may have about glider care not covered in my blogs
  • Free, one-time digital line art of your sugar glider(s)
Platinum
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  4 tickets per raffle 
  • All Etsy orders ship for FREE (Continental US only)
  • Automatically go to the top of my Etsy order queue every time, with no need to pay a rush order fee
  • Free, one-time digital colored line art of your sugar glider(s)
  • Third dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale before being released to the public

           - Able to place a deposit on day three out of pouch

Cremeino
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  •  5 tickets per raffle 
  • TWO pieces of free, one-time digital fully shaded and colored art of your sugar glider(s)
  • Second dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale 

         - Able to place a deposit on day two out of pouch 

  • Patron for 6+ months receive 15% off ALL joeys!
  • One-time FREE $25 gift card to my Etsy shop!
Piebald Mosaic
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything from previous tiers
  • 10 tickets per raffle 
  • FIVE pieces of free, one-time digital fully shaded and colored art of your sugar glider(s)
  • First dibs on newly out of pouch joeys for sale 

         - Able to place a deposit on day one out of pouch

  • Patron for 6+ months receive 25% off ALL joeys!
  • One-time FREE $50 gift card to my Etsy shop!