Sugar gliders can make good pets for children due to their playfulness and tendency to bond with their owners. However, they do have sharp claws and teeth that can cause minor injuries.
Sugar gliders need a lot of human interaction, so they may not be suitable for busy families without much time to devote to working with them. Their small size also makes them somewhat easily injured, so small children should only handle them under close supervision. They can be trained somewhat using positive reinforcement, though they cannot usually be housebroken, and their cages need to be cleaned regularly. Sugar gliders also need carefully balanced diets, which younger children may need help managing.