Known today as sugar gliders, they are very popular in the United States. Sugar gliders are friendly animals that like to bond with their owners.They are very social and need companionship. Their descriptive names come’s from their love of sweet foods and a membrane that allows them to glide. Sugar gliders recognize the people that handle them and express affection and displeasure. Other sugar gliders can provide each other the same kind of companionship and socialization. Sugar gliders can be very vocal, loud, and bark like a small dog. They are social animals that do better in pairs. Adults weigh up to 4-5 ounces, so they are small animals. But make sure to keep your sugar glider well fed so they can live up to 10 to 15 years. The tail of a sugar glider is used for stability and balance. During gliding it acts as a rudder to control the direction of flight. A membrane of skin reaches from the wrist to the ankle as it is this membrane that gives them the ability to glide.A sugar gliders diet consists of fruit, insects, and eucalyptus tree sap. They also eat nectar and invertebrates in the wild. If you give your glider treats, make sure they are low in fat. Nuts are their favorite treats, but if you give your glider a treat on a daily basis it will malfunction in the body. They are omnivores and as a pet they are often fed specific diets that are recommended by experts and zoos. Formulated, pre-packaged diets for sugar gliders do exist in pet stores. In the wild, sugar gliders eat a variety of different foods depending on the season.They began to gain popularity in the United States as pets in 1994. Sugar gliders are originally from Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, and Tasmania. If you have one as a pet, you have to take it out everyday to bond with it. Sugar gliders love their pouches so much that they hide in them. In the wild, they live in the trees and rarely, if ever, touch the ground. They can be found in any forest where there is food supply, but are commonly found in forests with eucalyptus trees. Climatic conditions preferred by sugar gliders include rainforests and bushland (both wet and dry). They can adapt to cool-temperate climates, such as that found in Tasmania, and warmer, humid climates of northern Australia, but they are healthiest in drier bushland rather than moist rainforest.Sugar gliders are very social animals that love to bond with their owners. They began to gain popularity in the United States and will become more popular as time goes on. They are very social and need companionship. Gliders love sweet foods and that’s how they got that name. Sugar gliders recognize the people that handle them and express affection and displeasure. Although they do require some work, sugar gliders can make fun, enjoyable, and loving pets.