Litter Size

How many babies does a Sugar glider have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Sugar gliders are in a litter?

A Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 16 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 56 grams (0.12 lbs) and measure 1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Petauridae family (genus: Petaurus). An adult Sugar glider grows up to a size of 15.2 cm (0′ 6″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Sugar glider is 1

The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods such as sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. They have very similar habits and appearance to the flying squirrel, despite not being closely related—an example of convergent evolution. The scientific name, Petaurus breviceps, translates from Latin as “short-headed rope-dancer”, a reference to their canopy acrobatics.The sugar glider is characterised by its gliding membrane, known as the patagium, which extends from its forelegs to its hindlegs, one on each side of its body. Gliding serves as an efficient means of reaching food and evading predators. The animal is covered in soft, pale grey to light brown fur which is countershaded, being lighter in colour on its underside.The sugar glider is endemic to parts of mainland Australia, New Guinea and certain Indonesian islands; and it was introduced to Tasmania, probably in the 1830s. It is a popular exotic pet but is prohibited in some regions, including parts of Australia and the United States.

Other animals of the family Petauridae

Sugar glider is a member of the Petauridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sugar glider

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Sugar glider

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Sugar glider

What other animals weight around 120 grams (0.26 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Sugar glider

Also reaching around 15.2 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: