Sugar Gliders for Sale
The common name of this adorable animal comes from its love of sugary, nectarous foods and their membrane that allows the ability to glide through the air, similar to a flying squirrel. Their lifespan in captivity can be up to 15 years with proper care. Sugar gliders are highly social animals, and even like to socially groom each other! Being nocturnal, though, they sleep in their nests during the day and are most active at night.
Sugar Glider Diet
Sugar gliders are seasonally adapted omnivores with a wide variety of foods in their diet. Their diet should consist of about 50% insects (gut-loaded) or other sources of protein, 25% fruit and 25% vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be provided daily. Some dry Sugar Glider formula food can be kept in the habitat for 24 hours in case they need a snack. Be sure their diet is adequate and ensures that they do not suffer from a deficiency of calcium. They prefer to be fed at night with any uneaten food removed in the morning as they are also nocturnal.
Sugar Glider Habitat
These cute little guys also require a rather large living space to allow them enough room to casually glide from one end of the enclosure to the other whenever they like. The bigger and taller the enclosure, the better! Some perches, hanging food dishes and water bottles, possibly a running wheel or saucer, and a variety of toys such as ropes and ladders will be great for enriching your Sugar Glider's environment as they are extremely active when awake. They will also enjoy a hammock or other soft pouches for sleep. Plus, they would appreciate at least one nesting or hiding area where they can tuck away for the day for rest and relaxation. Being social animals, they do best living in pairs. If you decide to take home only one, please be prepared to spend at least a few hours a day with your sugar glider.
Are Sugar Gliders Right for Me?
Sugar Gliders can recognize their caregivers and can even show them affection over time and with bonding. While acclimating them to human interaction can take some time and patience, they can become extraordinary and loving pets! However, because they are an exotic animal and have very specific habitat, behavior, diet, and other particular needs for their species, they may not be suitable for every home. While they are not difficult to keep, deciding to take one home should be considered carefully, especially in homes with loud noises or small children.
At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Sugar Gliders for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure!