Having sugar gliders as pets is such a joyful experienced. You know that sugar gliders are one of the super active among other pocket animals. This is one or the reason among other reasons why sugar glider could make a good pet for you. Just put some toys such hanging cork and tread-wheel, and you could play all day long – moreover, due to fulfill the need to exercise of sugar glider. Although, I am pretty sure that they wouldn’t categorize those playful activities as “exercise”.
Furthermore, I am not going to say that keeping sugar glider was an easy matter; the fact is not. You should – applied to all pet animals too – know the proper nursery and all the requirement that they needed. Physically and psychology; you have to educate yourself on both subjects before bring this species into your comfortable house. Let’s start from physical matter; the most important duty you must fulfill is provide your sugar glider with the best diet which contained with all the nutrient that they needed.
The main question would be ask: have you feed your sugar glider correctly? Unfortunately, there are mistakes done a lot by some owners based on lack of proper knowledge of do and don’t list of foods that could be eat by sugar glider. Wrong choices of foods could lead to the unbalance state of substances within sugar glider’s body and trigger some health problems of sugar glider. Foods are fatal; so, make sure that you learn the proper guide on how to take care of sugar glider, my dear friends!
Move to psychology matter; sugar gliders are born as undomesticated animals – they were wild animals. The wild instinct was run inside their blood; so, sugar glider taming should be your first priority to build relationship between the two of you. For the first period, don’t be surprise, biting action would occur frequently. But, however, to understand the reasons behind biting behavior, you could check this one: do sugar gliders loves to bite you? Here’s how to stop.
Furthermore, there’s a lot more discussion of sugar glider’s behavioral that we need to explain to you. So, without further do, here are 4 behaviors of sugar glider you should familiar with.
In The Wild Life
In the wildlife, sugar glider was lived in a group consist by seven adult members and their babies (if they do have babies). Sugar gliders are social animals, they do normal social activities between each other, such as grooming action. Yes, grooming is part of unique behavior of sugar glider; they love cleanliness – so much. So, they do this action a lot to themselves and other members – it’s part of their daily routine. Furthermore, they also have duties such as guarding their territory from intruders and other animals, which is could be estimated about 2 acres of measurement.
Due to exhibit his dominion, the male would mark all of the members of the group with his saliva which is take the scent glands to recognize his members. Yes, every group determined the affiliation by the scent of the body. All these actions are the actions exhibit by sugar glider while in the middle of wild nature.
Inside the Captivity
So, learning how sugar gliders act in the wildlife would give you so much understanding of al their action while in captivity. Let me remind you my friends, sugar gliders are social animal, they crave companionship. Otherwise, he could be stress out; that is why, you need to commit yourself to spend as many times as possible with your sugar glider – or simply just give him other companion.
But, however, commonly sugar gliders that have been born in captivity were not raised in wild methods. So, this could help the sugar gliders adapt as they being pet on someone – but, still, they are brought some of nature behavior along with them.
Common Behaviors of Sugar Gliders
They were never being named as sugar gliders if they don’t have this such of behavior on them. Yes, gliding is the first behavior we would talk about. Sugar glider would glide with his hind and fore limbs which is extended to his body at the most perfect angles, followed by flexed upwards of his feet. By spreading his limbs while he fly to one tree to another, he would expose his gliding membranes of his.
That is also the reason why you should create miniature of sugar glider’s natural habitat inside the cage; so they could glide over to everywhere he wants. Make sure you purchase the cage that could provide the gliding need of sugar glider, my dear friends!
2. Nocturnal Behaviors
As nocturnal species, you shouldn’t be surprise at all if your sugar gliders would sleep comfortably all the day, and then do so many activities during the night. Yes, between you and sugar glider have different time day schedule, which is would be a little bit distract you, especially in the night.
That is why, it is for your best to put sugar glider’s cage on some distance with your room to prevent you from any disturbance, because apparently, you beloved one would enter all the joyful activities all night long.
Not only dogs, sugar gliders are able to bark too! One thing for sure, you would be surprise by how loud their voices could be. Sugar glider’s bark is the same level of chihuahua or a small dog bark. The cause of bark? It could be attention seeking action, or he simply is scares of something. All you need to do is take a visit to his cage, talk to him for moment, and you could let the light turn on, so that he could see all the scenery surround him.
As I mentioned previously, sugar gliders are fond of cleanliness. They would often seen groom themselves by spit out their saliva and rub it all over their bodies, and this is happened frequently. Even more, sometime, they would also lick and bite you as to “groom” you. If this happened, be proud my dear friends, that is a sign that your sugar glider like you so much!
This is the end of 4 behaviors of sugar glider you should familiar with. I hope you enjoyed it, folks!