Can Sugar Gliders Eat Apples?


Sweet, crunchy, and juicy, Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world and offer various health benefits to humans.

Apples are rich in various nutrients and such as copper, manganese, and vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6. 

is apples safe for sugar gliders

They’re also excellent sources of fiber, and, as the saying goes, An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

However, are they safe for our sugar babies to consume? 

In this post, we will answer the question, “Can sugar gliders eat apples?in as much detail as we possibly can. 

So, let’s glide away! 

Sugar Gliders and Apples: Are They Safe? 

The definitive answer to the question, “Can sugar gliders eat apples?” is YES.

can i give my sugar glider an apple to eat

All varieties of apples are completely safe for sugar babies to consume. 

However, there are still a couple of things that you should know. 

Take a look: 

  • Fresh and organic apples are completely safe for sugar gliders. However, you should cut them up into small pieces that can fit your sugar baby’s mouth and remove the seeds
  • Organic apples can contain worms and other pests which aren’t necessarily safe for gliders to eat. So, it is important to check the apple before letting your glider have it
  • Commercially produced apples are also completely safe for gliders to consume. However, you need to remove the skin from the fruit as it may contain harmful or toxic insecticides and pesticides
  • The outer layer of imported fruit is usually covered with wax to make the fruit look more appealing in supermarkets. Of course, the wax isn’t actually safe for sugar babies 
  • Apple seeds contain trace amounts of Cyanidewhich is a deadly poison. Of course, apple seeds don’t contain enough of it to harm up, so you don’t have to worry if you accidentally swallowed some seeds. But, it is essential that you remove the seeds from the apple just as a precaution
can sugar gliders eat apple seeds

Isn’t that amazing? 

Conclusion: Can Sugar Gliders Eat Apples? 

Yes, sugar gliders can eat apples. 

In fact, love the way apples taste and go gaga over it!

However, it is also important to keep individual differences and preferences in mind. 

While most gliders love apples, not all of them will care for the taste. 

sugar glider resting in pouch

Do make it a point to remove the skin and seeds before letting your pet have them.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! 

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