With their small size, lovable personality, and
low maintenance requirements, sugar gliders
are highly regarded as one of the newest and
most popular household pets in the United
States. While their size makes them ideal for
an apartment as well as a home, their
maintenance requirements also fit in well with
the lifestyle of a busy individual or family.
Below are a few of the benefits to having these
pocket-sized animals as pets.
– Unlike dogs or cats, these animals do not
have to be taken outside each day for
exercise. Owners also do not have to worry
about keeping them occupied while they are
away at work, as gliders are nocturnal and like
to sleep during the day.
– Gliders are very sociable, friendly creatures,
traits that were developed while living in big
groups in their native habitat. These animals
enjoy being carried in an owner’s pocket or
pouch and bond very quickly and easily with
– These animals eat much of the same foods
as humans, so feeding them is not as difficult
or complex as it is perhaps with other animals.
Gliders enjoy eating fruits such as apples,
bananas, or grapes, as well as meats such as
chicken or turkey.