potty train a sugar glider
potty train a sugar glider

How to potty train a sugar glider in 4 easy steps?

This article is to help you potty train your sugar glider. I tried to be as detailed as possible with this guide because sugar gliders can be challenging to master. I will list the steps I took to potty train mine and the links on how to do each different thing. Remember that you may have to take smaller steps depending on how much your sugar glider responds.

potty train a sugar glider
potty train a sugar glider

Why potty train a sugar glider?

There are many reasons why potty training is essential.

First, it helps keep your home clean and odor-free.

Second, it helps build trust between you and your sugar glider pet.

Third, well-trained gliders are more likely to stay out of trouble.

Fourth, they’re more likely to let you know when they need something like food or water.

Finally, they’ll be more comfortable in their environment if they know where the bathroom is!

Suger glider cleaning itself
Suger glider cleaning itself

How to potty train a sugar glider in 4 steps?

To potty train a sugar glider, you will need to provide them with a litter box filled with soft bedding material such as shredded paper or recycled newspaper. And then place it on the potty box and train it. The detailed 4 sugar glider potty training steps are as follows.

Step 1: Purchase a potty chair or make one.

Your sugar glider will need a place to go when they need the potty. The best way to do this is with a potty chair, but you can also make your own. You can make a simple one from an old box or coffee can. Just cut out the bottom and sides and place them in the corner of their cage.

Ensure that you have something soft under the potty chair so they won’t hurt themselves on hard plastic or metal when they have accidents.

Step 2: Put the potty chair in the sugar glider’s cage

Once you’ve made sure that your sugar glider is ready to go, it’s time to set up a potty chair. Place the potty chair in the corner of your sugar glider’s cage, preferably a corner that is not near where it sleeps. That will help it understand where it should go to use the bathroom.

If your sugar glider has already used his litter box before and has stopped doing so, then you can try placing his litter box right next to the potty chair. This way, it will know what goes where and won’t have trouble transitioning from one spot to another!

Step 3: Monitor the sugar glider and place it on the potty chair when needed.

After you have placed the litter box in a convenient spot, you need to monitor your sugar glider’s progress. Make sure that they are using the litter box correctly.

If they are not using it correctly, move the litter box to another location or try out a different type of litter. Monitor them closely during this time and place them on the potty chair when needed.

Reward the sugar glider
Reward the sugar glider

Step 4: Reward the sugar glider for using the potty chair

The fourth and final step in potty training a sugar glider is to reward the sugar glider for using the potty chair. This step is crucial because it helps your sugar glider associate good things with the potty chair, and they will more likely continue to do so in the future.

You can use food treats, praise, or both to reward your sugar glider. You can offer them a treat like a raisin or a small piece of banana every time they use their potty chair correctly. That will encourage them to use the potty chair to get more treats. You can also say “good job!” or “yes!” each time they use their potty chair correctly, reminding them that they did something right.


So there you have it. It’s not rocket science, but you must take your time as a glider owner and ensure that your little one is ready to handle the environmental change. At least now you have a timeline of possible stages your glider may go through and why they go through it. I hope you find potty training your glider easier than my husband did!