Sugar Glider

08th May 2017
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(Petaurus breviceps)

The Sugar Glider earned it's name from it's love of eating nectar and flowers, but it's diet also includes the sap of the black wattles and eucalypts common in Nungurner.

Sugar gliders are very social and a number of them will inhabit the same nest in a tree hollow or in a nest made of leaves and twigs.

Weighing only 100 to 160 grams, it moves nimbly about the tree tops at night seeking out food. The membrane that extends from its forelegs to hind legs helps it to glide through the air and float down to a landing.

Its “yip-yip-yip” call is a telltale sign you have a sugar glider nearby.

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