If you are looking for a small addition, you may be thinking; which is a better pet, a chinchilla or sugar glider? The first difference between a Chinchilla and Sugar Glider is that they are rodents and marsupials respectively. If you live in Australia and using yourself which is a better pet, you do not have much choice. That is because Sugar Gliders are native to Australia, while Chinchillas are banned due to the environmental impact the Australian government has deemed them to possess. However, if you are in a country that doesn’t have such stringent rules, you may want to take a while to consider which is the best fit for you.
Sugar gliders are a lot more difficult to look after than a Chinchilla, as they require more space and a more challenging environment in general. As they are used to living in hot, humid climates, they can become very ill if they do not have the same climate. Furthermore, they are pretty shy creatures, meaning that they don’t like a lot of noise. However, if you have the time and ability to look after them, they are wonderful pets that will excite you with their long-distance jumping. As an added bonus, their personality is likened to a dog. Sugar Gliders are very affectionate, and they live up to 15 years. So, you know that you will have a lot of entertainment out of them.
Chinchillas, on the other hand, are easier to take care of, but they do not live as long, and they do not have the same affection. However, they are better in noisier environments than a sugar glider.