(Smith 1982; Suckling 1984; Howard 1989; Jackson 2015a; Nowak 2018a, except as noted)
A sugar glider crushes a mealworm in its molars.
Sugar gliders eat pollen, insects, spiders, and—in some populations—small birds to meet their protein needs.
Nutritionally, obtaining protein may be particularly important for breeding females.
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