Exotics:Sugar Gliders

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  1. Scientific name of the Sugar Glider:PB
    Petaurus beviceps
  2. They are native to:
    Eastern and Northern Australia
  3. When are they most active?
    at night (nocturnal)
  4. In the wild what do they feed on?IEG
    • insects
    • eucalyptus
    • gum trees
  5. How did it get its name?
    preference for sweet food like tree sap
  6. What is prominent on the male?
    scent gland forming a bald spot on the top of the head
  7. How many babies can a female hold in her pouch?
  8. Gestation
  9. How long are neonates in the pouch?
  10. Young are born:
    furless and blind
  11. Where are sugar gliders illegal?
    • Alaska
    • California
    • Hawaii
    • Massachusetts
  12. Although sugar gliders are legal in PA with a permit is it likely that you can get one?
    no because it is almost impossible to get a permit
  13. How long can they live in captivity?
    12-14 years
  14. For their cage it is better to be _ than _.
    • tall than wide
    • remember they are arboreal
  15. What are some good things to put in the cage?
    • water bottle
    • toys
    • PLASTIC wheel (they have tiny toes metal ones will damage them)
    • branches or climbing ropes
    • *nesting or hiding spot
  16. Temp for housing
  17. Diet is 50:50 of what?
    • fruits/veggies
    • protein
  18. What is not a good source of protein for them?
    cat food
  19. As sugar gliders are mostly lactose intolerant yogurt is to be given sparingly. What is a better dairy choice?
    cottage cheese
  20. Name the 4 food groups:F,P,D,N
    Which are the 2 most important ones?*
    • fruit+veggies*
    • protein*
    • dry food
    • nectar
  21. When should groups 1 and 2 be given?
    in the evening and taken out in the morning as it will rot
  22. When is dry food given?
    during the day as a snack between naps and can be left for 24 hours before switched out
  23. Why should you observe what they eat?
    because they are picky and you may need to add or take away things to make sure they have a balanced diet
  24. Barking=
  25. Fussing/crabbing=
  26. chittering=
  27. Carry your glider around frequently. How much contact a day is a minimum?
    45-60 minute play times up to 3 hours a day
  28. Why shouldn't you pull away when bitten?
    it will teach them that they can get away if they bite
  29. What other than spending the proper amount of time and patience can help the bond form?
    leaving things with your scent in their cage
  30. What may need to be routinely done?
    nail trims(remember when initial trim is done they may not be able to grip well)
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Exotics:Sugar Gliders
2013-06-19 13:56:42

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