Care of Petaurus breviceps
- Characteristics of the gliders (Petaurus breviceps)
The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small arboreal marsupial that is found in the forests of Australia and Tasmania, New Guinea and neighboring islands of Indonesia.
This little creature is a member of the same order that includes kangaroos, possums, wombats and Tasmanian devils!
- Feeding gliders (Petaurus breviceps)
In captivity, sugar gliders do not need much energy power as they do not spend half of their day feeding and running and jumping through the trees. Instead, they need more carbohydrate diet that will keep them on the right foods for healthy living.
- Accommodation for gliders (Petaurus breviceps)
- Our gliders need a large cage, the bigger the better, must have lots of things to jump and jump. For a sugar glider, height is more valuable than floor space. A wire cage, wire should be narrow, and the cage must have good ventilation. A plastic tube can be placed under the cage to collect any debris which may fall outside the cage. Lots of toys should be provided, as well as a nest box exercise wheel, and sleeping bag. Branches, ropes and ladders will provide many opportunities for climbing and exercise our gliders.