Sugar gliders are small marsupials that are wildly popular as companions. The time and effort put into them are reciprocated tenfold. Gliders form a deep bond with their human owner and enjoy spending hours climbing around or sleeping in their owner’s clothing.
What is a Sugar Glider?
Small soft marsupials often are found quietly snoozing since they are nocturnal. When they awake they can sound as loud as a hand drill if they are startled. They are not found wild in the US, only kept as companions.
Are they the same as a Flying Squirrel?
No, they are completely different and are not even related! Sugar gliders are marsupials and flyers are rodents. Sugar Gliders have a musky smell and scent glands and flyers do not. Gliders breed all year round and will breed very well and easily in captivity, Flyers breed once a year and are not very successful when paired and bred in most captive situations. They have different diets, fur color fur textures, smells, and noises. The only thing they share is that they both glide, they are the same size and they both form deep bonds with their owners.
- They have a musky odor
- Their favorite place to sleep is a hanging sleep pouch
- They have over a dozen different sounds they can make
- The babies ride on the parent’s back
- They have fun and adorable personalities
- They prefer to have glider friends vs being an only child