These are popular tiny marsupials from Australia which grow only 10 cm long and weigh 150 grams.In the wild, sugar gliders suck on the nectar and sap of the eucalyptus. They have flaps of skin between their wrists and ankles that allow them to glide between trees.
Sugar gliders are lively, curious creatures that need to socialize. People often purchase them in pairs. They’re active and require a very large cage. They bond well with humans although there have been reports about problems with biting. Sugar gliders require fresh fruits, vegetables and protein daily.
Their diet in captivity is subject to some controversy as they frequently have problems with calcium deficiency. They’re also messy. When gliders eat, they suck what they need out from the food and spit out the rest leaving behind gunk piles. They also mark their cage constantly with very smelly urine requiring frequent cleaning.