Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD): Often caused by a diet lacking essential nutrients like calcium, MBD results in weakened bones, muscle tremors, and deformities.
Obesity: Overfeeding and providing a high-fat, sugary diet can lead to obesity in sugar gliders, which increases the risk of diabetes and heart issues.
Diabetes: A diet high in sugary fruits and treats can lead to diabetes in sugar gliders, resulting in weight loss, excessive thirst, and frequent urination.
Respiratory Infections: Sugar gliders are susceptible to respiratory infections, with symptoms like sneezing, nasal discharge, and labored breathing.
Parasitic Infections: Internal and external parasites, such as mites and worms, can affect sugar gliders, causing skin irritation, weight loss, and gastrointestinal problems.