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Sugar Glider Behavior


The sugar glider is a nocturnal animal. During the day the sugar glider rests in trees. It posseses an acute sense of smell and hearing, and also has acute night vision. Sugar gliders are highly social animals and live in groups of 20-40 members. Sugar gliders are very vocal. They communicate by a variety of sounds and mark their territories with scent and urine. The sugar glider is omnivorous and eats insects, bird eggs, small lizards, nectar, fruits, and leaves. Its main predators include owls, kookaburras, cats, and snakes. If you want to keep sugar gliders as pets make sure they are not alone. They enjoy companionship and hate being alone.