Pet Names for Sugar Gliders

Sugar glider being held by pair of hands and cared for in wildlife shelter in Victoria, Australia
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While a sugar glider might look like a rodent, it is not—it is a marsupial from the same family as the kangaroo and koala bear and it can live for 12 to 15 years. Baby sugar gliders are the size of a grain of rice when they're born; they're called joeys just like newborn kangaroos. Sugar gliders spend the first few weeks in their mother’s pouch, grow to an adult size of 5 to 7 inches, and weigh in at about six ounces.

Sugar gliders are very clean pets and you never have to bathe them. They are also not destructive like typical rodents that need to chew on things to wear down their constantly growing teeth. Sugar gliders are just as smart as a dog and when you train them, they can learn their name, perform tricks, and come when you call.

Bonding Behavior

One of the most unique and rewarding aspects of owning a sugar glider is that they bond strongly and permanently to you. Establishing that connection can take anywhere from three days to two or three months. They instinctively want to bond with a group, so they will consider your whole family as a colony. However, they will likely form a primary bond with the person who holds them the most.

Once they are fully bonded to you, you can take them almost anywhere in your pocket or on your shoulder, and they won't leave your side. Here's a list of some cute and quirky names for your adorable sugar glider:

A-B

  • Anastasha
  • Anastasia
  • Andromeda
  • Angalina
  • Angel Wings
  • Angelica
  • Angie
  • Angus
  • Anjon
  • Annabella
  • Annabelle
  • Annalillia
  • Annara
  • Antigone
  • Antwan
  • Anubis
  • Anya
  • Aphrodite (Ditey)
  • Asia
  • Bandit
  • Betty Boop
  • Blayz
  • Bo
  • Brisbie
  • Brutal
  • Budong
  • Buffy

C-D

  • Camira
  • Caesar
  • Charger
  • Cheza
  • Chenzie
  • Chica
  • China
  • Cracker
  • Crakerjack
  • Craner, Cranky
  • Crazy, Cree, Cribiter
  • Cricket, Crickett, Cricky
  • Crippler
  • Critter
  • Cruella
  • Crystal
  • Cubbie
  • Cuddles
  • Cujo
  • Cupcake
  • Cupid
  • Custard
  • Dakota
  • Davinci
  • Diesel
  • Dodger

E-F

  • Emma
  • Fizgig
  • Foxglove
  • Franky
  • Franky
  • Frasier
  • Frat
  • Fraz
  • Freckles
  • Fred
  • Freda
  • Frenchy
  • Fresca
  • Fresco
  • Frick
  • Frisbee
  • Frisco
  • Friskey
  • Fritter, Fritz
  • Fritzi
  • Frosty
  • Frou Frou
  • Fudgie
  • Fu Fu
  • Fuko
  • Furby
  • Furgie
  • Furry

G-I

  • Gabby
  • George
  • Gidget
  • Gizmo
  • Gizzy
  • Gladden T. Hart
  • Gladys Night
  • Gladys Night's Little Pip, Squeak (Squeak for short!)
  • Goliath
  • Hamilton
  • Izzy

J-K

  • Jasa
  • Jizell
  • Joey
  • Jazmin
  • Jazz
  • Jeepers
  • Jeeves
  • Jelly Belly
  • Jellybean
  • Jenny
  • Jerry
  • Jersey
  • Jesse
  • Jester
  • Jetta
  • Jewel
  • Jezebel
  • Jibbet
  • Jiboo
  • Jiffy
  • Jigaboo
  • Jimmy
  • Jingles
  • Jinx
  • Jurell
  • Kia
  • Kiba
  • Kiki
  • Kona

L-R

  • LaiLah
  • Littlefoot
  • Mango
  • Meeko
  • Meka
  • Merlin
  • Miah
  • Monkey-Boy
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Ody
  • Peanut
  • Rage
  • Rambo
  • Raven
  • Rio

S-T

  • Rocky
  • Sammy (Sam Man)
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Savannah
  • Scrat
  • Shivers
  • Shweedie
  • Sidney
  • Sissy
  • Smeagol
  • Snickerz
  • Spazz
  • Spongebob
  • Squishy
  • Stitch
  • Sugar Baby
  • Tao
  • Taz
  • Tinkerbell
  • Toby

U-Z

  • Utong
  • Wynjara
  • Waffles
  • Waldo
  • Wally
  • Walter
  • Wanda
  • Ward
  • Warner
  • Watson
  • Webster
  • Wellington
  • Whatley
  • Whiskers
  • Whiskey
  • Whisper
  • Widget
  • Wiggy
  • Wiglesworth
  • Wilbur
  • Wiley
  • Xena
  • Yoda
  • Yogurt
  • Zen
  • Zeus
  • Zoey