Sugar gliders mod 10

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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of sugar gliders?

They have extra pubic bones typical of many marsupials

What is the average weight of a female sugar glider?

95-135 grams

What is the average heart rate of a sugar glider?

200-300 beats per minute

Where are the scent glands located in a female sugar glider?

Inside her pouch

Which of the following is NOT a component of the artificial nectar/protein mix used for Leadbeater’s possums?

Neonatal baby formula

What percentage of the diet is composed of the commercially available insectivore or carnivore diet for sugar gliders?

50%

How much crude protein is recommended for adult captive sugar gliders weighing 130g?

Between 1750 mg and 2000 mg

Which mite has been associated with mange in sugar gliders?

Petauralges rackae

Which dental formula is correct for the sugar glider?

I3/1 C1/0 Pm3/4 and M4/4 (total 40)

Which part of the sugar glider's digestive system is specialized to digest acacia gum?

Enlarged caecum

What is the function of the cloaca in marsupials?

Common opening for the urinary, reproductive, and digestive system

How does the heart size of marsupials compare to that of Eutherian mammals?

Around 30% heavier

Which of the following is true about the reproductive system of marsupials?

The urethral opening is located in the vaginal canals

What is the average gestation length of a sugar glider?

16 days

What is the purpose of foetal diapause in marsupials?

To delay the development and implantation of the fertilized egg until the young have been weaned or die

How do neonates of marsupials attach to the teat?

The teat swells up and the neonate becomes firmly attached

Which condition is commonly seen in captive sugar gliders due to a lack of calcium and vitamin D3?

Musculoskeletal disease

What can be a cause of paralysis in sugar gliders?

Migration of nematodes in the spinal cord

Which part of the body do male sugar gliders self-mutilate when kept alone?

Penis and scrotum

What can be a consequence of obesity and overcrowding in sugar gliders?

Infertility

Which vitamin deficiency can lead to seizures in sugar gliders?

Vitamin B1

Which bacteria have been reported to cause gastrointestinal infections in sugar gliders?

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Salmonella spp., and Clostridium spp.

What symptoms can be caused by Clostridium spp. infections in sugar gliders?

Acute death, diarrhoea, tenesmus, and rectal prolapses

Which parasite has been reported in the gut of sugar gliders?

Parastrongyloides spp., Paraustrostrongylus spp., and Paraustroxyuris spp.

What respiratory infection has been reported in sugar gliders?

Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Klebsiella spp.

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