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omnivore or herbivore??? #215787
02/10/07 03:05 AM
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What is the classification of sugar gliders?

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They are omnivorous

In the wild they eat an assortment of plants, gums, eggs,small vertebrates and invertebrates.


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I have read they were herbivores. This info would be mistaken for a personal belief? I mean scientifically if they eat the small critters they are unmistakably omnivores right? Thank for helping my confusion.


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As angelskates said, they are omnivorous. They eat mostly plant material but eat bugs and small vertebrates when these are available - their breeding season in the wild corresponds to the increased availability of insects and small vertebrates.

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Yes, definitely omnivores—a bit carnivorous and a bit herbivorous.


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yep.. omi-s ..

ditto to above...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnivore
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It seems they are omnivore opportunistic feeders.


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