Sugar Gliders: Not Legal in NYC or NSW

Sugar Gliders in NYC: Fuhgeddaboudit

A brief work discussion on sugar gliders led me to research if they’re legal in New York City. Turns out that these strange-but-cute marsupials are legal in New York State… but not in the five boroughs. That’s shitty.

So, if you have a sugar glider and you’re moving to NYC, keep it on the down-low, or hand it off to a friend before you move. Also, don’t release your sugar glider into the sewer system or it’ll grow to gargantuan size before attacking Manhattan.

You Don’t Need a Dingo Licence in New South Wales

Once you do web research of that nature, you can’t stop. As such, I learned that, in New South Wales, it’s only legal to keep three types of native mammal:

  1. Dingoes
  2. Spinifex hopping-mice
  3. Plains rats

Admit it, you’d never heard of a spinifex hopping-mouse until this moment. That’s okay. Me, too. Anyway, those last two (i.e. the cute, cuddly mice) require a licence. Dingoes: no licence needed. Note that sugar gliders are not in the list above. This means no sugar gliders as pets in NSW.

Get your spinifex hopping-mouse licence at the DECC . Nothing I can do about the sugar glider situation, though. Sorry.

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.