Sugar gliders

By Leah Collins

LifeAtStart.com Reporter

Sugar Gliders could be fun pets. They’re small and are similar to flying squirrel. You can find them in Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.

Because sugar gliders are exotic animals, they aren’t legal in some places like California and Alaska. In Pennsylvania and Massachusetts you only need a special permit to own one.

They feast on insects, meats, and vegetables. They also enjoy sweet foods like watermelon, grapefruit, and plums. But eating too many sweets can cause them to be obese. They should also drink plenty of water.

Even though they’re so tiny, both female and male are different. Females weigh around 80 to 130 grams, while male gliders can weigh up to 100 grams to 160. Adult size is 4.3 oz. It’s also said that they can 5 to 6 inches long.

I would highly recommend a sugar glider as a pet because they are cute and not really hard to take care of.