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AZ SUGAR GLIDER RESCUE, INC.
Technically, what is a
Sugar Glider?
The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial
infraclass. The common name
refers to its preference for sugary
nectarous foods and ability to
glide through the air, much like a
flying squirrel. They have very
similar appearance and habits to
the flying squirrel despite not being closely related. The scientific
name, Petaurus breviceps, translates from Latinas "short-headed
ropedancer," a reference to their
canopy acrobatics. Sugar gliders
are characterized by their gliding
membrane, known as the patagium, which extends from their
forelegs to hindlegs. Gliding
serves as an efficient means of
both locating food and evading
predators. They are covered in
soft, pale grey to brown fur,
which is lighter in color on their
underside. The sugar glider is
endemic to mainland Australia,
New Guinea, and its surrounding
islands and were probably introduced to Tasmania in the 1830s.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_glider
The Arizona Sugar
Glider Rescue is a 501
(c)(3) nonprofit, family
style rescue. It was
founded for the
purpose of
making the lives of
sugar gliders happy and
healthy. We not only
care for gliders, but
offer
education and
mentoring to
prospective and
current glider parents.
Website:
Azsugargliderrescue.org
Phone:
480-238-6063
E-mail:
[email protected]
ARIZONA SUGAR GLIDER RESCUE, INC.
A NONPROFIT 501(C)(3) CORPORATION
What are SUGAR
GLIDERS to AZSGR?
Being highly intelligent, with the abil-
If you are interested in adopting
ity to use logic and reasoning, sugar
sugar gliders, volunteering with our
gliders enjoy having toys and stimula-
rescue, or would like to make a do-
tion in their locking cage environ-
nation to help with rescuing these
To us, the sugar glider, affectionate-
ments. While awake and active these
ly called “suggies” are a pocket
natural gliding tree dwellers thrive in
sized companion pet.
large cages, but when resting, choose
beautiful animals please contact
us!
to pile up on top of each other, cud-
Website:
Living 12 to 15 years, with proper
dling together in fleece pouches. They
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diet and care, these beautiful animals
often imitate this same cuddling with
have the ability to emotionally attach
their human parents in bonding pouch-
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or bond with their human parents,
es or even clothes, hence their other
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showing the affection equivalent to a
nicknames of “Bra Babies or Pocket
Sugar-Glider-Rescue
small child.
Pets.”
Twitter:
As they are omnivores their diet is
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have found they survive better in
very similar to ours. They require pro-
Instagram:
pairs or small groups. Having at
tein such as cooked chicken, eggs and
least one same sex or neutered part-
insects. Fruits and vegetables are very
ner, allows for them to have com-
important in their diet, as sugar gliders
panionship at night when they are
have various vitamin and mineral
most awake and active, without in-
needs. They do enjoy yogurt and yo-
creasing the population.
gurt drops even though they should
Suggies are colony animals so we
have no other dairy products. As
with all pets they should never receive
junk food, chocolates, or candies.
AZ SUGAR GLIDER RESCUE, INC.
www.instagram.com/
az_sugar_glider_rescue
We
can’t
wait to
meet
you!
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