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  • Purchase a captive-raised animal because it is usually healthier, of known age, and has adapted as a companion animal.
  • Take your sugar glider to an exotic animal veterinarian for a physical examination and fecal check for parasites.
  • Keep environmental temperature between 70-90 F.
  • Heat supplementation to an area of the sugar glider's cage is necessary in most homes.
  • Frequently clean enclosure and nest box so feces and urine won't accumulate.
  • Feed fresh food in the evening.
  • Provide fresh water every day in a crock (elevated off the floor of the cage to prevent contamination) or sipper bottle.
  • Provide branches from nontoxic trees, such as apple or citrus, for climbing and chewing.


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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