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Sugar Gliders

Housing

• Provide a spacious and secure cage for your sugar gliders.

• The cage should have multiple levels, branches, and platforms for climbing and exploration.

• Use a wire cage with narrow bar spacing to prevent escape.

• Provide a nesting box or pouch for them to sleep in during the day.

Diet

• Feed your sugar gliders a balanced diet consisting of a variety of foods.

• A staple diet can include commercially available pelleted food formulated for sugar gliders.

• Supplement their diet with fresh fruits, vegetables, and small amounts of protein (e.g., cooked eggs, mealworms).

• Offer a calcium supplement to support their bone health.

Socialization and Bonding

• Sugar gliders are social animals and need daily interaction and bonding with their owners or other gliders.

• Spend time handling and playing with your sugar gliders in a safe and supervised environment.

• Provide opportunities for them to climb on you and explore their surroundings.

• Sugar gliders are colony animals and thrive in groups.

• Consider keeping at least two sugar gliders together for socialization.

• If introducing new gliders, follow proper bonding techniques to ensure compatibility.

Exercise and Enrichment

• Sugar gliders require regular exercise and mental stimulation.

• Allow supervised out-of-cage time in a glider-proofed room or play area.

• Provide toys, branches, ropes, and glider-safe wheels for climbing, jumping, and play

Environmental Conditions

• Maintain the temperature in their environment between 70-80°F (21-27°C).

• Avoid exposing them to extreme temperature fluctuations or drafts.

• Provide a cozy and warm sleeping area for them during the day

Veterinary Care

• Schedule regular check-ups with a veterinarian experienced in sugar glider care.

• Sugar gliders may require periodic examinations, fecal checks for parasites, and vaccinations if recommended.

• Seek veterinary care if you notice any changes in behavior, appetite, or health.

Safety

• Sugar gliders are curious and agile, so ensure their environment is glider-proofed.

• Remove potential hazards like toxic plants, electrical cords, and small items they can swallow.

• Supervise interactions with other pets to prevent injury.