Cute Overload :D
That facial did wonders. You are absolutely glowing! Did you change your hair? Is that a new shade of lipstick?
You’d think they’d never seen a leucistic sugar glider before, Dave H.
I shall return to the meme that Theresa posted, the other day, from days-gone-by SNL/ Steve Martin & (? not sure) Bill Murray…. “Wot tha hay-ull IZ that thang???”
Yes, it was Bill Murray.
i think this sweet critter went to the eye doctor
and had his/her eyes dialated!
Aw, c’mon now — you’re going to hurt it’s sweet little frosted feelings.
[No, I’ve never seen a leucistic sugar glider before — heck, I don’t even know what “leucistic” means. “Big black-eyed squirrely cute”?]
Sugars can take one or two lumps.
“Leucistic” means, approximately, “not quite albino”. In this cute little guy’s case, his fur is white but his eyes are their normal dark color. If he were a full albino, his eyes would be pink.
PS and his cute little ears are their normal color too!
He’s Vanilla! Can I kiss him to make sure???
As soon as I scrolled down, my immediate thought was, “Oh my gosh, what is that thing?!?!” But then I realized whatever it is, it’s ADORABLE.
You may not be experiencing technical difficulties…. but I certainly am…….
Well-volleyed, bmc :)
I learn something new every day… I had to look up the definition of leucism, and here it is (from Wikipedia):
“Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals and humans. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin.”
I believe that a synonym, at least where it concerns sugar gliders, should be adorable.
*shakes pompoms for Berg’s research motivation*
No worries–it was way more fun than working!
Ohohoh, Go to the wikipedia page for Leucism…there’s an AMAZING picture of a Leucistic PEACOCK…totally white tail fan!!
In Nebraska we had leucistic and melanistic squirrels. Yup, white and black squirrels who lived along with the regular reds and grays. It was wonderful!
I need to ee it in order to believe it. :) Do you have any pics?
Blast. Of cours I will ee, or even EEEEEE, as soon as I SEE it :)
I do have some pictures I found, but attaching is something I am seriously lacking in the skill department.
I have a Cornish Rex cat, so the first thing I thought of was, “Hey, that’s cool, now they have Rex hamsters too!” It soooo looks like one!!! And with the ears folded down like that, I’m thinking he’s worried someone is going to take his little treat away from him!
Looks like the love child of a sheep and a mouse.
Only if the cat had hands
the cat with hands video is nasty…i think blue footed booby is a smelly little troll…
No, it’s a smelly little bird.
Ok, now what did that have to do with the leucistic sugar glider?
Squinty Mcbuggleeyes’ plan was working. As he nibbled the sweet delicious treat, mixed with his naturally sugary self, he became a being who saw beyond the sweet. He saw into the eye of the All-Knowing Cute.
And he teleported to the TOP of his cage.
Pyrit, I hereby award you and Dave H. 5 million Internetz each for proper identification of this glider as leucistic and NOT albino.
Now that’s taking the BEF a bit far!
Yellow body and black ears? Pikachu-!!
Eeek, alien eyes!!
That is the PINKEST nose I’ve ever seen! Impressive!
My what BIG eyes you have!
Also maybe because I am hungry but, he reminds me of a perfectly toasted Marshmallow!
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