Buying a Cage for your Sugar Glider

One thing a new sugar glider owner needs to think about is a cage for sugar glider. As sugar gliders are still consider exotic even though they are growing in popularity. Most people are not familiar with the requirements of a cage for sugar glider. Fortunately these pets are easy to care for and many cages on the market will make a great cage for sugar glider.

When they are young babies or adolescents, sugar gliders do not require a large cage. Actually large cages for sugar glider can be counter productive to the bonding process. As your sugar glider gets older around 7 to 10 months of age they can be moved to a larger cage. A larger cage for sugar glider will give more room for toys and playing. This cage will need to be durable in order to last many years. When properly cared for sugar gliders can live 12 to 15 years.

Just like the name implies, sugar gliders are active and prefer climbing, jumping and yes gliding. In choosing a cage for sugar glider you should take these things into consideration and be sure there is enough room for their acrobatics. A cage that is at least 36 inches tall, 24 inches deep and 24 inches wide is a good idea. A larger cage would be appropriate for more than 3 Gliders.

Some important considerations:

· Be sure you have a proper cage floor as gliders feet are small and may slip between many cage floors a solid floor is best or at least no wider than 1/2 inch.

· Be sure you have plenty of room for your Gliders to play, do not overcrowd the cage.

· Be sure you have a proper sleeping place for your Sugar Gliders. A nesting box or a sleeping pouch is best.

· Be sure to place the cage in a warm dry spot away from direct sunlight and away from outside entrances also pay attention to heating and air conditioning vents.

· The ideal temperature for your Glider is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

· Remember Sugar Gliders like to mark their territory and will urinate on a nesting box. Any nesting box made from a porous materiel will need to be replaced from time to time. Consider a plastic nesting box to avoid this problem.

· When purchasing a metal cage for Sugar Glider it is a good idea to be sure it is coated to avoid any issues with rusting or metal flakes causing problems for your Glider.

If you plan ahead and get the best cage you can at the beginning it will save you many problems in the future. The cage you purchase could be you Sugar Gliders home for as long as 15 years.  This is the best time to plan for the best home for your pet. Taking proper care to be sure the important things like room and cage type and placement at the beginning is much easier than having to rearrange everything once you have already set it up.

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