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What do Sugar Gliders Eat?

What do Sugar Gliders Eat

What do Sugar Gliders Eat?

Sugar gliders are a type of possum with flaps of skin along their arms to help them glide from tree to tree. Because of their small size and affectionate personalities, they are becoming popular pets in America. If you’re considering a sugar glider as a pet, it’s important to understand their natural diet and how to apply that in captivity. In the wild, sugar gliders are omnivores with something of a sweet tooth. They mostly eat insects and small invertebrates like beetles, spiders, snails and flies, but they also eat the sap and gum of eucalyptus and acacia trees, as well as honeydew, nectar and pollen.

As pets, sugar gliders can be fed crickets and mealworms, which are available at most pet stores, and then one fruit per day such as apples, bananas, grapes or melon. To keep things interesting, try also feeding meaty baby foods, yogurt or boiled eggs to your sugar glider.

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