Sugar Glider Cage Guide

Sugar gliders are happy in a cage with plenty of room to play.

Sugar gliders are happy in a cage with plenty of room to play.

Provide sugar gliders with the largest wire cage you can afford and house. The larger the cage, the more perches and exercise you can give to your sugar gliders.

You can use a cage designed specifically for sugar gliders, or one designed for small birds. Cages are available in floor-mounted or countertop style.

A cage for one or two sugar gliders should be at least 36 inches high by 24 inches deep by 36 inches wide. Sugar gliders feel safest when up high, so the taller the cage, the better. The bars of the cage should be no more than a 1/2 inch apart. 

Locate your sugar glider’s cage in an area that is quiet during the day and well-ventilated. A wire cage allows for good ventilation. Do not house your sugar glider in a garage, basement or dark part of the house.
The area where you keep your sugar glider’s cage should provide indirect sunlight during the day, but never direct sunlight. Keep the cage away from heaters and radiators, and out of drafty areas.

Sugar gliders are most comfortable at temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, although they will more active in warmer temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

It’s a good idea to expose your sugar glider to natural daylight rhythms. House its cage in a room that gets indirect sunlight. Some sugar glider owners use infrared lights so they can observe their gliders at night. 

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