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Selected Physiologic Data for Sugar Gliders

Selected Physiologic Data for Sugar Gliders

Life span

9–12 years

Adult male body wt

100–160 g

Adult female body wt

80–135 g

Respiratory rate

16–40/minute

Heart rate

200–300 bpm

Body temperature

97.3°F (36.3°C)

Thermoneutral zone

80°–88°F (27°–31°C)

Food consumption

15%–20% body wt/day

Dentition

Diprotodont

Dental formula

2 (I 3/1-2 C 1/0 P 3/3 M 4/4)

Puberty

8–12 months in females, 12–15 months in males

Estrous cycle

29 days

Gestation period

15–17 days

Litter size

2 (81%)

Birth weight

0.2 g

Pouch emergence

70–74 days

Weaning

110–120 days