Petaurus breviceps


Possibly the most commonly known of all the glider species. Their fur is a blue-grey to brown-grey colour, with a dark stripe that extends from the middle of the head to the mid-back region. The tail can have a white tip whereas the squirrel glider never has a white tip.


The northern and eastern parts of mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and several associated isles, including Indonesia.

Oakvale Distribution Maps Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider Distribution Map


8 - 12 years.


The size of the Sugar Glider is up to 30 centimetres long (including the tail) and weighs approximately 120 grams.


Native fruits and foliage, flowers, insects, nectar, pollen and sap.


Commonly found in both wet and dry woodlands, usually where acacia is present.


Breeding twice a year the female will have 2 per litter. The male sugar glider has also been recorded helping care for the young.