Saturday, February 17, 2007

Since you asked.

Above are photos of sugar gliders. And some info I copied about them:

Sugar Gliders are marsupials; that is their young start life off in a pouch (like a kangaroo). They originally hail from Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and live in forests. Their name is derived from their diet (in part they feed on nectar and the sap of eucalyptus), and from the flap of skin they have between their wrists and ankles that allows them to glide between trees. They are omnivorous, meaning they will eat plant material and meat - food in the wild include nectar, fruit, insects and even small birds or rodents.

Aren't they adorable?


Blogger Maria said...

Can they be trained? Stuff like that is IMPORTANT to me.....

9:11 PM  
Blogger sumo said...


4:56 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

what lovely creatures
Thank you for your lovely comments the other day

7:33 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Indeedy do! I have some that eat fruit from my trees...and yes they are very very cute :o)
Maria, no you can't really train them, but you can leave fruit out for them in a tray of an evening and they'll eat from it. Only thing is, if you sell your home and people move in, they may not like to feed them.......this causes big problems for the possums and sugar gliders, so its a good idea not to feed them that way and just let them eat the fruit and flowers from the trees in your garden :o)

4:30 AM  
Blogger The Scribe said...

I've never heard of this animal before. Thanks for the introduction!
The Boomer Chronicles

8:46 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Oh they are adorable! I wonder if they play dead like their cousins do?

8:03 AM  
Blogger ordinarygirl said...

Awww.. they are cute.

9:01 AM  

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