New Mexico Sugar Gliders
Providing information, aid, and simplicity for Sugar Glider husbandry.
The Goals of NMSG
The goal of New Mexico Sugar Gliders is to provide information to owners, to simplify essential care, and to advocate the adoption of Sugar Gliders.
By providing information for owners NMSG is hopeful that Sugar Gliders kept as pets will live more enriching, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
The information found on this site will provide owners with skills to enrich the person-glider relationship. Knowledge will also be gained to learn how to avoid medical issues, life threatening diseases, and behaviors.
Along with the above, owners will hopefully gain understanding of Sugar Gliders all together as well as the type of pet they make.
Wild Glider Facts
- Sugar Gliders are small gliding marsupials native to Indonesia and Australia. They are found in the forested areas of these countries.
- Sugar gliders are colony animals. Keep sugar gliders in pairs or more.
- Gliders are known as "sap suckers" or more precisely exudativores. In the wild their diet mainly consists of nectars, saps, mannas, gums, insects, and various plant materials.
- The sugar glider is a nocturnal animal meaning it is mostly active at night and will sleep in tree hollows or fabricated nest boxes during the day shielding themselves from the sunlight as best as they can.
- They are an arobreal marsupial living high in trees. To stay off the ground the travel by gliding through the trees and using their semi-prehensile tail to direct themselves in the air.