Learn how much it costs to purchase and raise a sugar glider in this free pet care video on owning and caring for a sugar glider.
Today we are talking about sugar gliders and the cost of purchasing the sugar glider and then their upkeep for about one annual year. The starting price for getting a sugar glider if you are getting a young animal is about $150. It can go up from there. This is a normal gray sugar glider who is about two years old and he would cost about $150 either at a pet store or from a breeder. Pet stores sometimes are a little bit more expensive. There are some color mutations and they range anywhere from $250 for cinnamons or spotted ones to $1,000 or $2,000 or an an all white sugar glider. They are very hard to find. Really they are all the same quality of pet you will just pay more if they are some exotic color. As far as maintenance goes, these guys are again insectivores so you have to provide live food most of the time for them or at least some type of dead processed cricket food. There is also produce and supplements. Between supplements, produce and insects, it runs about $50 a month per sugar glider. If you have two or more sugar gliders, it goes down slightly because you are not double buying and you are not wasting as much food but monthly I would pretty much go to the produce section of the grocery store and drop $50 just for one animal. Bugs will cost you about $10 to $15 a month and then generally like supplemental protein foods, biscuits and treats will run you $5 to $10 a month as well. It is a little bit more economical if you have two but it runs $50 to $60 a month to feed one of these sugar gliders. So you can add that up over a year to get your estimate. Then other expenses that these guys have which are just your startup expenses which we will talk about in another clip.