Animal Size

Sugar glider size: How big do they get?

How big does a Sugar glider get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) reaches an average size of 15.2 cm (0′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 14 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 120 grams (0.26 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Sugar gliders have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Sugar glider (genus: Petaurus) is a member of the family Petauridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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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.

Animals of the same family as a Sugar glider

We found other animals of the Petauridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Sugar glider

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Sugar glider:

Animals with the same litter size as a Sugar glider

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Sugar glider:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Sugar glider

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Sugar glider:

Animals with the same weight as a Sugar glider

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Petaurus breviceps: