Information about Sugar Glider

The sugar is one of the exotic small pets. A number of people like to adopt them as a pet because they are not only very cute but also very attractive. There is no doubt that they make great pets.

The sugar gliders that are available for sale in pet stores are basically native to the forested areas of northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, and the contiguous islands. He was first brought to Tasmania in 1835, and since then, they have spread across the island. Although sugar gliders have been kept in zoos for centuries, however they have only been made available for sale as pets for more than a decade.

It is a fact that sugar glider is quite expensive to buy, and since they are extremely social and must be kept as a pair, it is important to consider this additional expense. In wild, they live in trees; therefore, they need plenty of space to move around comfortably. Keeping all these facts in view, if you cannot buy a pair or provide the essential space they need, the sugar glider may not be right pet for you.

The size of an average sugar glider is about 30 cm (12 inches) from their nose to the tip of their tail, where about half that length is tail. Since they are marsupials, such as koalas and kangaroos, therefore they raise their young in an external pouch. In their natural environment, they glide from tree to tree. These small creatures are nocturnal, and their large eyes help them to see at night. In captivity, if proper care is provided to them, they can live about 14 years. Since they are exotic pets, therefore sugar gliders are illegal in some parts of the world. It is important to check with your local authorities to see if it is legal to keep them.

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