Care Management

Sleep Cycle

Personally I feel that Sugar Gliders are very easy animals to care for! First of all they are nocturnal. This will mean that during the day they will sleep and at night they will come out to play. You should feed them in the evening and leave lots of toys in their cage for them to play with while you sleep.


When it comes to spending time with your glider, again, it’s all about what works for you. Many people think you need to get them out and directly play with them for hours on end. The truth is gliders are happy just being in a binding pouch around your neck while you do chores or watch TV.


One of the most misconceived areas if the glider world is a gliders proper cage. Many people will say that a glider needs a huge practically walk in cage. This is NOT the case. A decent sized cage that fits on a table or stand is fine. You want to have enough room for your glider to hop around and play but they don’t need to be able to glider around inside of it. A simple 18’ by 18’ by 36’ or something around there will work just fine.


There is a lot of controversy when it comes to glider nutrition. Every glider breeder, owner, or vet has a different idea of what works. It is important to note that there really is no right answer and it all depends on the individual glider as well as your own preferences. My gliders have been fed the same diet for roughly 20 years and it has yet to fail me.