What is a sugar glider ?
Sugar gliders, intelligent and playful pets are known to have come from Australia. Reputed for being social animals, these soft animals live in groups. Sugar gliders have been named so for their eating habits - they love to eat the sugar syrup oozing from the trees. Sugar gliders can be kept on the lines of flying squirrels. Adult sugar gliders can grow to about one foot or little more, including tail. This attention-grabbing pet is a great site to watch.
A sugar glider can change your mood instantly with his playful attitude. Experts recommend having at least two sugar gliders as pets. Single sugar glider will need all of your attention for the most of the day. If he is not given that attention, this may put him to a state of depression. This playfulness needs a solid company all the time.
Sugar gliders can glide in the range of 100 - 150 feet. This makes them superior to flying squirrels. Sugar glider body construction is unique in itself. That's why a sugar glider needs special care and attention. Sugar gliders in America are known to have been imported from Indonesia, and not Australia. This 150 gm of pet owns a very soft fur which is gray in color. Its underbelly is white and a black stripe runs from the nose through the neck right across the back. Some species also have small black stripes running down the legs. Sugar glider face resembles to that of a bat. However, large difference lies here - sugar glider looks very beautiful and cute.
Sugar glider can create a variety of sounds - chirp, bark, crab, and what not. Never try to put the glider in a cage. It is a neat and clear formula for the death of this cute and loving pet. Try to build a place of comfort, more of a house than a cage. Your sugar glider will feel very comfortable there. Still, if you feel that a cage is needed, it should be large enough to offer adequate space to the animal. There should be a swing and a stick for the pet to have some playing around. Ensure that the cage has litter tray to keep it hygienic. Sugar glider food must be balanced in terms of water, protein and calcium. Don't overfeed your sugar gliders otherwise they will be smelly.
Also, give them glider food, and not the people food.
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