Before you decide to make a Sugar Glider a part of your family you need to think about whether they are the right pets for you. Although they are about the size of a small rodent, their care is more difficult, and they are not a suitable pet for everyone. They can live up to 15 years in captivity and need fresh food daily. To have a happy friendly Sugar Glider you need to spend time with it in the evening, as they are nocturnal. You can also carry it during the day in a bonding pouch whilst it sleeps. Sugar Gliders like company and if you cannot buy two of them to keep each other company, you will need to spend at least 2 hours a night playing with your glider. If you still feel you can commit to one of these amazing creatures please read on.
What is a Sugar Glider?
A Sugar Glider is a marsupial native to Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Their body is about 5-6 inches in length and their long tail is about the same length as their body. They have big black eyes that help them to see at night and a gliding membrane which they use to glide from branch to branch.