Sugar Gliders do not need to be bathed. They usually do an excellent job of keeping themselves groomed and cleaned. However, if your glider has something in/on the fur that it doesn't seem to be able to clean, you can use a washcloth or Q-Tip dipped in warm water and gently rub the area that needs cleaning. When you are done, be sure to keep them warm and cozy until dry.
You might hear the phrase "Lumpy Jaw". Sugar Gliders do NOT suffer from "Lumpy Jaw". This is a condition found in Macropods and is caused by bacteria; Fusobacterium Necrophorous in the soil. "Lumpy Jaw" is the common name for mandibular abscesses. Gliders can suffer from a jaw abscess just as any animal can. Any unusual lumps anywhere on the body should be checked out by your vet.
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Standing water in buckets, bathtubs, sinks and toilets can be dangerous to
your Sugar Glider. They cannot swim!
A leash /harness can be extremely harmful to your glider. It can injure the patigium ( gliding membrane) between the wrist and the foot. If you are using one of these, it is advisable to discontinue use.
It is important to have a vet that is knowledgeable in the care of exotics; i.e. Sugar Gliders. Unfortunately accidents can happen or your Glider may become ill for a variety of reasons. Keep your vets phone number handy. Gliders are small and every minute counts when it is ill, so don't hesitate to contact your vet.