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Sugar Gliders at a Glance

Sugar Gliders at a Glance

Life span

9 to 12 years

Adult male body weight

110 to 170 grams (4 to 6 ounces)

Adult female body weight

85 to 140 grams (3 to 5 ounces)

Respiratory rate

16 to 40 breaths per minute

Heart rate

200 to 300 beats per minute

Body temperature

97.3°F (36.3°C)

Dentition (type of teeth)

Diprotodont (enlarged incisors or front teeth)

Puberty

8 to 12 months (females), 12 to 15 months (males)

Estrous cycle

29 days

Pregnancy duration

15 to 17 days

Litter size

2 (most common) or 1

Birth weight

0.2 gram (.007 ounce)

Pouch emergence

70 to 74 days

Weaning

110 to 120 days