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Adding Another Sugar Glider

We get asked this question often ... Can I keep more than one Sugar Glider together in one cage? We are also asked frequently if another Sugar Glider can be added to an existing lone Sugar Glider or a cage that houses multiple Sugar Gliders? Well, the answer to both questions is yes. Sugar Gliders are colony animals. In the wild they live in groups (colonies) or 'families' of up to 30 animals. It is normal for Sugar Gliders to thrive in groups, although when one animal is kept alone for long periods of time, it may require a slow introduction of any new additions to the cage.

Our recommendation for adding another Sugar Glider to a cage that has housed one existing single glider, is to do so slowly. If possible, house the two gliders in two separate cages next to each other at first. Let the gliders get to know each other before they can interact together. If possible let the sides of the cages touch each other. They will get used to each other's behaviors, smells etc. Once the gliders have been able to get accustom to each other you can allow them to visit each other’s cages. Make sure that the initial introduction is carefully supervised, if there is any aggression, separate the gliders, and try again in a few days. In our experience, most Sugar Gliders will adapt peacefully to the addition of another or multiple Sugar Gliders.

When adding a baby glider to a cage that houses an adult Sugar Glider, extra caution should be given during the introduction process. Established adult Sugar Gliders should have a slow (2 week) introduction to baby gliders entering their domain.

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Please Note: Exotic Nutrition is not in a position to provide specific health and care guidelines on an individual basis. Please visit our animal info tabs or consider purchasing a care guide book for additional information. If you have a health or pet emergency issue, please notify your veterinarian or a specialized technician. 


Looking for more information on Sugar Gliders? Browse our archive of articles:

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Adding Another Glider to Your Household
Are Gliders Legal in My State?
Cage Finishes
Bonding With Your Sugar Glider
Common Nutritional Problems of Sugar Gliders
Dirty Secrets About Gliders' Food
Enriching Gliders' Lives
Exotic Nutrition Foods for Sugar Gliders
Feeding Baby Gliders
Feeding Mealworms to Gliders
Glider Health Issues
Healthy Treats and Chews
HPW (High Protein) Diet for Sugar Gliders
Introducing New Foods to Gliders
Odor Control
Proper Feeding of Gliders
Sugar Glider FAQs
Suggested Cage Requirements
Tips on Breeding Gliders
Veterinarian Database - Find a vet to care for your Sugar Glider
What to Feed Adult Sugar Gliders
Where Can I Get a Glider?
Why Toys are Important for Gliders


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