Sugar gliders seem to love human companionship. The adorable marsupials from Indonesia, Australia, and Papua New Guinea are popular among people who want an easy-to-care-for exotic pet. Babies start off in their mom’s pouch, like kangaroos, and they live their entire lives on treetops.
They’re considered high maintenance because of their social needs. Since sugar gliders are so social, however, you may need to get more than one of the little pets. If a sugar glider spends too much time alone, it can become depressed. They also have a very strict diet, which includes the right balance of calcium and phosphorous. Their lifespan is about 10 to 15 years.