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The bigger the cage, the better! Taller is better than wider, because Sugar Gliders are arboreal and like heights.
Glider owners have different preferences when it comes to different types of cages for their Sugar Gliders.  Some people prefer Apogee Reptariums, for convenience and cost.  Some people prefer inexpensive tall bird cages.  Some people prefer practical pvc-coated wire cages.

Here is a list of pros and cons for different types of cages:

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PROS

CONS

Apogee Reptariums

  • inexpensive
  • easy to wash & dry
  • lightweight
  • collapsible
  • great for travel
  • hard to hang pouches, toys, water bottles, etc.
  • food bowl on floor is easily soiled
  • gliders come into contact with excrement on floor
  • urine goes through the mesh bottom
  • chewing gliders
  • large door allows for easy escapes

Tall Bird (flight) cages

  • inexpensive
  • size
  • lightweight
  • may not come with assembly instructions
  • may not be able to fit wheel through door
  • may be flimsy and noisy
  • may have numerous small doors that need ziptied

Landware & PVC Pipe cages

  • inexpensive
  • easy
  • lightweight

     

  • have to build cage yourself
  • requires use of many zip ties
  • door closure may be tricky
  • may need tools to cut pvc pipe

PVC-Coated Wire Cage

  • sturdy
  • quiet
  • escape-proof
  • easy to clean
  • build to your dreams!
  • have to build cage yourself
  • fairly expensive to ship
  • need tools
  • heavy

When shopping for a cage, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • ability to move cage through doors for outdoor cleaning

  • affordability

  • assembly

  • availability of space for cage(s)

  • longevity of cage(s) - rust, chewers

  • bar spacing - must be no bigger than 1/2 inch.  If a dime can fit through, then it is too big.

  • size of cage door(s) - for an exercise wheel, toys

  • number of shelves, if any

I have been building pvc-coated wire cages since 2001, so needless to say, I have a lot of experience.  In my opinion, pvc-coated wire cages are the best investment in the long run.  Please contact me for assistance on pvc-coated wire cages.

 

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