Scientific Name: Petaurus breviceps
Higher Classification: Petaurus
Size: up to 8.5 inches
Weight: 95 - 160 g
Gestation Period: 15 - 17 days
Coloring: The sugar glider’s fur is a blue-grey to brown grey above 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 face of the sugar glider is blunter than the squirrel glider as well. The glider is about the size of a rat, the tail is about the thickness of a human thumb and is slimmer than the squirrel glider.