The Australian Sugar Glider

By: Robbie L. P-5th



Swooping down from trees, gliding to tree to tree, or playing in its cage is the amazing, big eyed, marsupial known as the sugar glider.


" A sugar glider is a small Australian marsupial ( a mammal that carries its young in a pouch) that can glide up to 164 feet (50 meters) between one tree to another" According to Worldbookonline.com.


The sugar gliders eyes are so big because they're nocturnal. Their big eyes let light in so they can see at night. In captivity people let them stay nocturnal so the sugar glider(s) can sleep while the owner goes to work or school. "Surprisingly in the wild sugar gliders live to be between 5 to 7 years old, but in captivity gliders can live to be up to 15 years old." Says TheGliderPouch.com.


I guess they live that long because they aren't around their predators and they're fed more and fed better food."The sugar glider's predators in the wild include owls, foxes, cats, kookaburras, and lace monitors." According to www.bearriverranch.com. But in captivity they can become "friends" or create bonds with your other pets.


The sugar gliders diet includes plants and meats. The meats they eat are from insects. In captivity they eat things like insects and eggs. They also eat pelleted food called Glider-R-Chow. Finally, sugar gliders get their name sugar glider because of its liking for sweet food.


I think the Australian sugar gliders are majestic and interesting animals. Sometimes you need to know facts and information about objects or items that you want.

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