The age of sexual maturity in sugar gliders varies slightly between the males and females. The males reach maturity between 4–12 months old while females reach maturity between 8–12 months. In the wild, sugar gliders breed once to twice a year depending on the climate and habitat conditions while they can breed multiple times a year in captivity as a result of consistent living conditions and proper diet.
A Sugar glider female has one (19%) to two (81%) joeys a litter. The gestation period is 15 to 17 days, after which the baby sugar glider (0.2g) will crawl into a mother’s pouch for further development. It is virtually unnoticeable the female is pregnant until after the joey has climbed into her pouch and begins to grow, forming bumps in her pouch. [b]Once in the pouch, the joey will attach itself to its mother’s nipple where it will stay for about 60 to 70 days. The joey gradually spills out of the pouch until it falls out completely. The mother can get pregnant while her joey/s are still ip (in pouch), and hold the pregnancy until the pouch is available. Their eyes will remain closed for another 12–14 days and they are virtually furless at first. During this time they will begin to mature by starting to grow fur and increasing gradually in size. It is about two months for the offspring to be completely weaned off of the mother, and at four months they are on their own.
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