Sugar Glider Puppet
Sugar Glider Puppet

Sugar Glider Hand Puppet

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 predilection for sugary foods such as sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.
Species: P. breviceps
Genus: Petaurus
The sugar glider has soft, thick, mink-like, gray fur that covers its body and tail. A black stripe runs the full length of the body in line with the spine and crown of the head. The tip of the tail is black.SizeThe head and body measure 125 to 150 cm (5 to 6 in.)Weight114 to 171 grams (4 to 6 oz.)DietPrimarily feeds on fruits and vegetables; occasionally eats insects, mice, nuts, and other small mammalsIncubationGestation lasts approximately 16 days gestation, then they crawl into the pouch for another 10 weeksNursing DurationWeaned at 16 weeks

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“Sugar Gliders” are small marsupials in the same general family as a Kangaroo or Koala Bear. They are originally from the rainforests of Australia and Indonesia, and have been domestically bred as household pets in the United States for the last 12-15 years.
They got the name “Sugar Glider” because they:
like to eat almost anything that is sweet, especially fresh fruit & vegetables, and
they have a gliding membrane (similar to a flying squirrel) that stretches from their wrist to their ankles, allowing them to glide – not fly – from tree to tree.


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