Sugar gliders are small marsupials that are found primarily in New Guinea and Australia. They can also be found in Indonesia and Tasmania, both countries with plenty of forest and jungle. Sugar gliders love to climb around trees, and they are particularly fond of eucalyptus trees. Most sugar gliders will make their homes in eucalyptus trees, though any tree will do if they are unable to find one of their favorite trees to shelter in.
The name sugar glider comes from two aspects of the marsupial that makes it completely unique:
- The sugar part of the name sugar glider comes from all of the types of sugar gliders and their preference for sweet things. Any fruits or berries that they can find are a favorite food, as well as small vertebrates and insects. Sugar gliders will also eat the sap of gum, acacia, and eucalyptus trees.
- The glider part of the sugar gliders name is due to the ability of all of the types of sugar gliders to glide through the air like a flying squirrel. They have a membrane stretching between their paws in the same way that flying squirrels do, and this membrane enables them to glide through the air.
P.S: friend of mine asked me who is this little guy..? So babe.. this is the answer.