Sugar Gliders are wonderful pets, they make good companions, loyal, trusting and infinitely entertaining.
With a scientific name like Petaurus breviceps, meaning "rope dance" a sugar glider is guaranteed to be an interesting pet that will be FUN to watch and play with!
Sugar gliders are small tree dwelling critters with huge personalities. Mainly native to countries, including Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, and Tasmania. Sugar gliders are nocturnal gliding marsupials that give birth to fetal infants that mature for several months in the mother's pouch. Adults are approximately 12' from nose to tail tip and weigh around 3-5 ounce. Average life span of a sugar glider is around 10 to 15 years when cared for properly. They are not rodents and are not related to rodents. In fact they are closely related to koalas and kangaroos.
The Gliding membrane is called a patagium. In the wild this adaption makes it easier for them to travel from tree to tree while foraging and helps them escape potential predators. They are active pets that love to jump, hover and glide as well as inquisitive little clown; well know for their sociable behavior. Sugar gliders do seem like they take a lot of work, but they really are easy to keep as pets as long as you take the time to bond with them and plan for their few special needs. They are a complete joy to own, and with a little forethought they can be an incredibly rewarding addition to your family.
Sugar gliders live in social family units in the wild, a trait wich makes them inclined to bond well with their human family. However, if they are deprived of social interaction they will not thrive (A single glider is more likely to self mutilate, in fact they can become depressed to the point where they will die)
For these reasons the Crazy Critters family dose not adopt out single gliders. All of our sugar gliders are paired up in same sex groups so you don't have to worry about babies & your new sugar glider can focus all their attention on getting to know their NEW family.
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