What is a sugar glider?
Sugar gliders are cute little animals who love to bond with their human owner. They are unique
exotic pets that are intelligent and curious, and require a special diet.
Where do sugar gliders originate from?
Sugar Gliders in the wild live in indonesia, New Guinea,Tasmania and Australia.
What do wild gliders eat?
In the wild, the sugar glider diet consists mostly of gums and saps from trees, nectar, and insects.
They are also known to eat eggs and small invertebrates.
What do wild captive gliders eat?
Having a captive glider, you can feed fruits, vegetables, and insects. A proper balanced diet
should be fed, refer to the Food and Growth page.
kind of animal are they?
They are marsupials that belong to the same family as the koala and the Kangaroo.
What kind of sounds do they make?
Sugar Gliders make many kinds of sounds to communicate. Like: barking, crabbing, clicking, chattering,
Is a Sugar Glider the right pet for you?
Yes / No
1. An approved diet will be provided, (no pet store pellets!)
Your house will be Sugar Glider proof.
3. An appropriate location for your Glider cage is available.
4. At least two hours a day will be spent with your new pet.
Primary care will be provided by a
mature person, (18 or older).
6. Will you be committed to your glider through his/her lifespan? (In captivity they can live
up to 18 years.)
7. Will you accept that your Sugar Glider will be smelly?
8. You will give your glider patience and accept your pet even if he/she ends up being a biter?
If yes was answered to
all the questions then a Sugar Glider may be an acceptable pet for you. Remember a Sugar Glider is an exotic pet, and
has special needs. A Sugar Glider is not an appropriate pet for everyone.
Glider owner, remember…
Do not squeeze the Sugar Glider.
Do not pull or grab your glider by the tail.
Treat your new glider with kindness and patience; he/she does not know you yet.
Best way to take your glider out of their pouch is by bribing the glider out with a treat. Later your pet will know
you and come out on its own.
Make sure that you play with your new pet in a glider proof home, similar to a baby proof home. (Watch out for
outlets, hot light bulbs, crevices, and bodies of water, Click Glider Proofing for a more comprehensive list.
Make sure to never leave your cage open, sugar gliders are curious creatures; they love to “play” hide-and-seek.
Like children do not leave them unattended.
I do not recommend you to take your new pet outside until u have it bonded to you. They are curious creatures and will
quickly leap off you to go explore.
to provide calcium and vitamins along with thier balanced diet, (Extremelly important without it, your Sugar Glider can get
Raising Healthy and Hand-tamed Gliders
in the Sunshine State.
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