Browse Animals by Category

Turn animal categories on or off by clicking on them, or click ‘show all’ to view the full list of EcoHealthy Pets rated animals.

Showing 1 - 5 of 52 Animals

Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are small marsupials that inhabit the tropical forests of Australia and New Guinea. The species is nocturnal, sleeping in tree holes during the day and foraging for food at night. It has a special flap of skin extending from the front paws to the back ankles that enables it to glide… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations do not appear to be at risk

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Social animals, should not be kept alone
  • Diet including live insects may be difficult to provide

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Can carry and transmit Salmonella

EcoHealth Alliance works at the intersection of ecosystem, animal and human health through local conservation programs and develops global health solutions to emerging diseases.
More about EcoHealth Alliance