Sugar Glider Squirrels
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Sugar Glider Squirrels - Description
Sugar Glider Squirrels are not rodents. These animals belong to the group of small marsupials, and look similar to flying squirrels. Females have a pouch where her little ones grow after birth. They are nocturnal, and are usually most active late at night.
These squirrels are capable of gliding through the air when they jump from place to place. The animals have a thin stretch of skin between their front and back legs, which is very helpful for their jumping ability. These gliding membranes are only noticeable when they jump.
Scientific Name: Petaurus breviceps
An adult Sugar Glider Squirrel has a body, which is about five inches long.
Sugar Glider Squirrels tend to live about four years in the wild. In captivity, properly cared for, they can live up to fifteen years.
Sugar Glider Squirrels - Habitat
It is one of the most common mammals in Australia. The species inhabits the large territory across the southeast, east and the north coastal regions inland to the mountains. The animals' distribution also covers New Guinea and Bismark Archipelago. The animals also range on a great part of Indonesia. Sugar Glider Squirrels live in open eucalyptus woodland. Sugar Gliders can live in various types of forests. Sugar Glider Squirrels tend to build their nests in the branches of eucalyptus trees.
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