It is one of the cutest pet one can get. A sugar glider is a marsupial just like a kangaroo; they start their life in a pouch. They can glide with the help of the thin skin in between their fingers. They consume nectar and sap of some trees. You will have to get a permit in order to make this cute animal your pet. In captivity they live for 10 to 12 years. Their diet is very strict so consult a vet before getting one. They are happy when kept in pairs or in groups.