|gliderloverforever Posted - Feb 15 2021 : 09:23:28 AM
Hey! It's awesome that you're doing a bunch of research.:) Sugar gliders are a commitment, but they bring so much joy to life!
You could wait to see what diet the breeder is feeding, but that's not necessary. If you pick one of the staple diets, you should be good. There are several to choose from, you just have to find one that you like. :) I have been feeding TPG for almost a year, and I've recently decided to switch to OHPW. For most of the staple diets, you'll have to buy things online. I think you can get everything from local stores if you do the BML diet.
There is SO much conflicting info about foods to feed gliders. Corn is very high in phosphorus and can cause weight gain, so it isn't recommended. I feed my sugar gliders strawberries, etc. and they haven't had trouble. *shrugs*
As far as the calcium to phosphorus ratios...it can be really confusing. As long as you are feeding a staple diet, they should be getting the nutrition that they need.