(Includes Health Certificates mandated by all Airlines effective by 02/21/2019)

The Pet Glider is based in Houston, TX, and has seventeen years’ experience in safely shipping sugar gliders around the world. If you're able to visit to our Houston office, you can pick up your sugar gliders and all the supplies you need. We ship our sugar gliders to more than 200 airports within the continental US.

We typically ship every Fridays and the cutoff date for Sugar Glider shipping is Tuesday @ 2 P.M. CST.

We also ship our supplies, including cages, food, and more, to your home using the United States Postal Service and FedEx.


Once you have placed an order for your Sugar Gliders, you will receive a call from The Pet Glider within 2 business days, if you have not received any contact from us via call/text/email, then please give us a call at 713-446-4415 to set up a shipping date to receive your Sugar Gliders. They will arrive the same day we ship and you will have to pick them up from your closest international airport in either baggage claim or cargo.

Your Sugar Gliders are guaranteed to arrive healthy and safe.

At the Pet Glider, we fly (ship) our sugar gliders on Passenger Planes that have climate-controlled cargo areas (with same day arrival). Please be aware that there is the potential for flights to be delayed or rescheduled due to issues beyond our control, such as weather or mechanical concerns. We package our gliders with extra hydrating food and water gel for this reason and include instructions for airline personnel on the shipping crate in case of delay.

Domestic Fights

The shipping cost is $299.00 for domestic flights (United States) through Delta Airlines and this covers up to 4-6 sugar gliders (Includes Health Certificates mandated by all Airlines effective by 02/21/2019). The airline that we use can vary based on your location. This includes airfare, shipping crate and travel/sleeping pouch. We ship throughout the United States, excluding California, Hawaii and Alaska.

International Flights

Canada is considered an international destination; therefore, shipping will need to be discussed & quoted. In addition, we are Expert International Shippers and ship our sugar gliders worldwide. If you have additional questions about shipping to your area, please email:

Summer Heat or Winter Cold: We try to exclusively use Delta Airlines to ship our sugar gliders domestically. Their pet-safe program is top-notch, and they have temperature-controlled vans that transport live animals to the planes. However, Delta does not fly to all locations. Some airlines have heat or cold embargoes imposed for the safety of the animals. Live animals are not allowed to take off or land in a location where the temperature is not safe for live animals. We do our best to work around these embargoes. Be advised that we may have to postpone the arrival of your new family member until the weather in your part of the world changes either cools down or warms up. For more information about airlines and embargoes, email:

Can't wait to get your sugar gliders? Don't worry - for an additional $100, we'll take them to the airport whenever you want us to! Remember we need at least 2-7 days notice (as we have to prepare your babies to join you in your home). This option is not available for the summer and winter times.