Informational sites that focus on Sugar Gliders as pets. The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small arboreal marsupial that is found in the forests of Australia, as well as in Tasmania, New Guinea, and the neighboring islands of Indonesia. In the wild, sugar gliders are tree dwelling creatures, often living in groups of 20 to 40. They are active by night when they hunt for insects and small vertebrates and feed on the sweet sap of certain species of eucalyptus, acacia and gum trees. Sugar gliders are so named for their preference for sweet foods and their ability to glide through the air like a flying squirrel. They travel through the midnight tree tops by launching themselves into the air and transforming into a living kite by spreading out their sails of skin. They can make glides of over one hundred meters and use their long tails as rudders to control the direction of flight. They have even been known to snatch an insect out of the air in mid flight. This gliding is made possible by a thin membrane of skin called a patagium that extends between their front and back legs.
Christie Family's Sugar Glider
Personalized information with pictures of pet sugar gliders.
Honey of a Pet - The Sugar Glider
Care instructions and related links.
Sugar Glider Central
Message board and care information.
Descriptive article on the sugar glider habitat, its diet and care.
Sugar Gliders as Pets
Information on the care, bonding, feeding, and housing of sugar gliders; picture gallery, message boards, chat and links to sugar glider supplies and breeders.
Research site for the sugar glider owner. Offers an list of links for the novice and the experienced.
An online source for information about sugar gliders offering a discussion forum, links, pictures, and articles.
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