Sugar glider is a small animal, the shape of the body resembling a squirrel. The body length is 15-21 cm, tail 16,5—21 cm Weight 95-170 grams.
Sugar gliders inhabit the Northern and Eastern parts of Australia, New Guinea, the Bismarck archipelago and Tasmania.
Its name derives from the special love for sweets and the ability to soar through the air.The coat colour of the animal usually grey-blue, but sometimes yellow-brown, yellow, and very seldom even possumy-albinos. Sugar glider can plains at a distance of 50 meters and sometimes more.
Most of life sugar glider spends on the trees and seldom get down to the ground. The main habitats are forests with eucalyptus trees.
Sugar gliders are night animals. Feeds on the sweet sap of certain species of eucalyptus and acacia, as well as nectar and fruits of plants. Important role in diet plays a protein food is insects.
Sugar gliders live about 9 years in forests, about 12 years in zoos.
Some people have suger gliders like a pet.