Sugar gliders

Sugar glider care guide

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Browse the care guide for sugar gliders designed by our vets to find answers to your concerns such as food, a healthy life and caring for your pet.

Characteristics

They are little marsupials for New Guinea and East Coast of Australia. They are social, intelligent and playful animals that live in colonies of 6 to 10 animals in tropical forests. By cold times, the sugar glider saves his energy by putting himself in a torpor state up to 16 hours.

Rectal temperature: 36.3 C
Male’s weight: 100-160 g
Female’s weight: 80-130 g
Reproduction: Seasonal/polyestrous from June to November
Life expectancy: 10-12 years

The penis is bifid, which means it separates in two to fertilize the female who has two vaginas and two uteri.

Diet

Wild sugar gliders eat sap, acacia and eucalyptus gum, nectar, manna, honeydew and a good variety of insects and spiders. They get sugars, vitamins, micronutrients and proteins.