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Scientific name of the Sugar Glider:PB
They are native to:
Eastern and Northern Australia
When are they most active?
at night (nocturnal)
In the wild what do they feed on?IEG
How did it get its name?
preference for sweet food like tree sap
What is prominent on the male?
scent gland forming a bald spot on the top of the head
How many babies can a female hold in her pouch?
How long are neonates in the pouch?
Young are born:
furless and blind
Where are sugar gliders illegal?
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
How long can they live in captivity?
For their cage it is better to be _ than _.
tall than wide
remember they are arboreal
What are some good things to put in the cage?
PLASTIC wheel (they have tiny toes metal ones will damage them)
branches or climbing ropes
*nesting or hiding spot
Temp for housing
Diet is 50:50 of what?
What is not a good source of protein for them?
As sugar gliders are mostly lactose intolerant yogurt is to be given sparingly. What is a better dairy choice?
Name the 4 food groups:F,P,D,N
Which are the 2 most important ones?*
When should groups 1 and 2 be given?
in the evening and taken out in the morning as it will rot
When is dry food given?
during the day as a snack between naps and can be left for 24 hours before switched out
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
Carry your glider around frequently. How much contact a day is a minimum?
45-60 minute play times up to 3 hours a day
Why shouldn't you pull away when bitten?
it will teach them that they can get away if they bite
What other than spending the proper amount of time and patience can help the bond form?
leaving things with your scent in their cage
What may need to be routinely done?
nail trims(remember when initial trim is done they may not be able to grip well)