These are questions that people frequently ask. Hope these answer any questions that you may have. If you have any other questions that are not answered here please feel free to give us a call.
Q. What is a sugar glider?
A. A sugar glider is a small marsupial in the same general family as a kangaroo and koala bears.
Q. Where do sugar gliders come from?
A. Sugar gliders come from the rainforest of Australia and Indonesia.
Q. Why are they called sugar gliders?
A. They like to eat almost anything that is sweet, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, and they have a gliding membrane that stretches from their wrist to their ankles allowing them to glide.
Q. Do they fly?
No, they glide. They can glider side to side or from high to low.
Q. How long do sugar gliders live?
A. Sugar gliders can live about 12-15 years if given the proper care.
Q. Are sugar gliders rodents?
A. No, they are a marsupial similar to kangaroos and koala bears.
Q. How big will sugar gliders get?
A. A full size glider will be roughly 4-5 inches long from nose to where the tail begins and approximately 4-6 oz.
Q. Will my dog and cat eat them?
A. Depends on your particular animal, some dogs and cats can get along with you other pets depending on the temperament of your other
animals. Always supervise your other animals around your glider.
Q. What can a sugar glider not have??
A. Sugar gliders cannot have chocolate, avocado, onions, or spices. Avoid processed foods keep it natural.
Q. Where do they go to the bathroom?
A. Sugar gliders go in their cages for the most part. They are very predictable, so you will learn their bathroom habits. They are like humans going as soon as they wake up.
Q. Do they have to go to the vet?
A. No, they do not require going to the vet because they do not require shots like a cat or dog. It is recommended that you take any pet for a well check to make sure your vet is comfortable treating your sugar gliders.
Q. Are sugar gliders nocturnal?
A. Yes, by nature they are nocturnal. However, with time you can train them to be on your schedule.
Q. Is it better to get one or a pair?
A. All animals are happier with another of their kind, but if you only have one you need to give it plenty of extra attention to make sure that your glider doesn't get lonely.
Q. Which is better male or female?
A. Just like children, every baby has its own unique personality. How much time you spend with them determines the temperament more than gender.