Sugar Glider As Pet

Sugar Glider As Pet

Have you ever saw  a creature that looked similar to a flying squirrel? Well, if you did, it was probably not a squirrel. It was a sugar glider. Sugar gliders are tiny animals that live in trees and they are able to glide through the air. They are gliding possums that belong to marsupial infraclass (kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums are also the members of this infraclass).

Sugar Glider as pet is attractive in the way they look and also there are a lot of interesting facts about their way of living, their temperament, their diet, etc. These little animals are omnivorous and feed on a diversity of foods. Sugar gliders are active only at night. They sleep during the daytime. They have a gliding membrane that  extends between their limbs. Gliding is a major factor that helps a sugar glider to find food and escape from predators.  When sugar gliders face an intruder, they release a high-pitched sound. Furthermore, they are like small tumblers that glide on tree crowns. Sugar glider originated from Australia, New Guinea and some Indonesian islands. In nineteenth century, it was acquainted to Tasmania. For the last few decades people from the United States have been breeding these active animals as their pets. In nature they live in groups of 10-15 sugar gliders and they are very playful with each other.

sugar glider careThere are many advantages that allow people to feel happiness while breeding these beautiful pets. Sugar gliders usually live for 12-15 years, therefore they can easily become their breeder‘s  family members. In addition to this, they have no bad smell if they are being fed properly and healthy. Moreover, they can remain clean by themselves and they don‘t need a wash-up.

Actually, it‘s quite hard to domesticate a glider that is already a grown-up. There is no doubt that it‘s easier to tame a youngster by simply holding it in hands every day. These little beauties can be trained. For example, they can learn their name and come to you as soon as you call them. Sugar gliders as pets are very energetic and sociable, that is why they need attention and the company of one or more sugar gliders. That is because they don‘t like being lonely. A lonesome sugar glider can become really unhappy. It can even die from loneliness. But these tiny creatures love their owners dearly. They can stay in your shirt pocket the whole day. They need to be treated with tenderness, warmth and love.