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You Will Need
- Food dishes
- Water bottle
- Exercise equipment
- Nesting box
- Aspen shavings
- Vitamins and minerals
- Dry food
- Other sugar gliders
Buy a cage
Use a wire cage that is at least 30 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and 36 inches tall. Place the cage in an area that is an average room temperature.
Furnish the cage
Furnish the cage with hanging food dishes, a water bottle, toys, and exercise equipment. Fill a nesting box with aspen shaving for sleeping.
Feed fruits, vegetable, and protein
Feed your sugar glider in the evening with fruit, vegetables, and proteins, removing leftovers the following morning. Make sure the protein portion equals 50 percent of your sugar glider's diet.
Add extra vitamins and minerals
Sprinkle extra vitamins and minerals over the fruit and vegetable mixture.
Supplement their diet with dry food
Supplement your sugar glider's diet with dry food.
Socialize with other sugar gliders
Socialize your sugar glider with other sugar gliders, but don't leave two sugar gliders together unsupervised unless you know they get along.
See a veterinarian
Take your sugar glider to a veterinarian that specializes in exotic animals. See a veterinarian if your glider shows signs of illness.