Sugar Glider Cages - How to Set Up a Sugar Glider Cage
You've decided to keep a sugar glider. Of course, you want to make sure the cage is set up properly. You can go to a pet store and invest in a prefab model, or you can construct one yourself. If you choose to set up your own sugar glider cage, here are some tips.
First of all, pay attention to not only the horizontal, but also the vertical. Sugar gliders love to climb and enjoy being up off the ground. In order to accommodate this, think in terms of a sugar glider cage that is at least three feet high, and even more if you have the space for it.
Horizontal measurements are somewhat less important, but even at that make sure it is at least two feet long and two feet wide. This will allow a reasonable amount of room for your sugar glider to move about.
Your sugar glider cage should include a nesting box that can be taken in and out of the cage. Cleaning the box periodically is important to the health of your sugar glider, so make it easy on yourself.
Create the door to the cage sufficiently big enough for you to be able to reach in and remove the box without a lot of trouble. The box can be composed of just about anything from wood to plastic to fabric. Just make sure it is easy for you to handle.
For climbing, you can add just about any type of branch that is sturdy enough to support your sugar glider. If you are really industrious, take some scraps of wood and build a structure that is easy for your pet to climb.
As with the nesting box, make sure you can remove the structure from time to time for cleaning.
For more ideas about how to set up your sugar glider cage, consult your local pet shop. If they have some models of sugar glider cage in stock, take a good look at them and borrow some of the ideas you see.
With a little ingenuity, you can outfit a sugar glider box that will be perfect for your pet.
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