My boy eats anything I give him, but on here I've learned what is good. Chicken is good, along with eggs (scrambled or hard boiled) for protein...most fruits and veggies except plain lettuce (no nutrients)...also, I've read in many places cat food is very bad - hopefully someone with more knowledge will post here soon to help you more:)
snusieGoofy GorillatoesUSA2962 Posts
Jan 10 2009 : 03:11:35 PM
Cat food is not good, they need 100% meat. Ham is also not good, too much salt. Everything Kyro listed is healthy and they like it.
Jan 10 2009 : 03:16:33 PM
no cat food lol its cat food not SG food. pretty pets has a food that i give my gliders. its about $10 and lasts me a couple weeks
Britt_marie19Face HuggerUSA537 Posts
Jan 10 2009 : 03:47:19 PM
I feed my babies
Veggies: Spring Mix, carrots, green beans, peas, sometimes corn, sometimes cucumber
veggies: corn, spinach, broccoli, zuchinni, sweet potato, carrot, cucumber, edamame, green beans, plantain(which to me when i cook with it is like a veggie) mushrooms, turnips, mashed potatoes, endive, beet greens, and lots of other stuff
fuit: rasberry, strawberry, mango, pear, apple, orange, kiwi, pappaya, bananas, plums, apricot, watermelon, blueberries, and lots of others
and the way I prepare all of the food, is I get zip top freezer bags. So once a month or so I go to the store and get sugar glider stuff. I come home, diassemble all the fresh stuff, and put it into freezer bags and into the freezer. It works really well for me, and makes feeding time fast.
Jan 10 2009 : 04:51:13 PM
Thanks for the info snusie
alyanneFace HuggerFL, USA487 Posts
Jan 10 2009 : 05:40:02 PM
Should all the veges be fresh or is it safe and healthy to use canned veges as long as its no salt added? Anyone know?
Jan 10 2009 : 05:43:55 PM
I have never used canned before, but if there is no added preservatives or salt, then I wouldn't see why not. I would use frozen instead of canned though.
Vegetables: green beans, carrots, peas, corn, fresh spinach, Spring Mix, collard greens, mustard greens, red, yellow and green bell peppers, yellow squash, zucchini
Protein: eggs, baked or boiled chicken, ground turkey, shrimp
Other: 2-3 pieces of dry dog or cat kibble (Evo), cottage cheese, yogurt, sometimes HPW mixture, or a meat mixture made with ground chicken, vanilla boost
Jan 10 2009 : 06:20:43 PM
ya, the good thing about frozen veggies is that most of them are harvested and frozen at the peak of their life, so they are perfectly rippened.
mtbFace HuggerUSA950 Posts
Jan 10 2009 : 09:25:48 PM
veggies: spring mix (always gone in the morning) parsley, cucumber, peas, corn (occassionally) carrots, green beans.
fruits: blueberries, any melon, apple, strawberries
Jan 10 2009 : 09:52:07 PM
I feed mine twice a day Morning: Baby cereal with minced chicken/shrimp. They love this and this has been their staple diet since day 1.In fact my vet said baby cereal is in fact an excellent source of calcium for them. Be sure to check the cal:pho ratio at the label before purchasing the baby cereal.I do add a very small bit of honey in for taste but if yours can do without it, is even better.Along side with this I will prepare them veggies and fruits Veggies: Chinese cabbage, broccoli, Brassica campestris family (scientific name), green beans Fruits:Apple, navel orange, tangerine, honey dew, papaya, pear, grapes and sweet potato occasionally Night: Solid protein ie boiled chicken, pork and shrimp. I do add parsley in for seasoning. I am thinking of adding turkey and birds' eggs into my protein list. I do feed them mealworms as well.
A thing to share with everyone here about something my vet said about: Spinach - She said spinach contents two type of enzymes that will react chemically once processed by the digestive system. The effects of it is that it blocks the absorption of the calcium inside the spinach itself. So she recommended not to feed spinach so much. Bee pollen: This is something suggies love in the wild. You may want to drop by at a local organic food store to get the organic bee pollen for them. However, it is indeed costly.
TortiebabyGliderIL, USA159 Posts
Jan 11 2009 : 08:48:36 PM
I was reading this and just thought I'd add(for the sake of newbies reading and thinking all this stuff is fine to eat) that the following should NOT be giving to gliders:
*ham/pork *cat food *broccoli(it's not that it's dangerous, it simply gives them gas and makes their tummies hurt) *V8(or V8 Fusion...because it contains onion powder) *edamame(a.k.a.-soybeans) *beef(NO red meats!)
Also, be sure that if you feed tomatoes, oranges, or pineapple, only do so in moderation because they're high in acid and can cause diarrhea.
stepakapets101Super GliderCanada366 Posts
Jan 11 2009 : 08:57:04 PM
why cant they eat red meat? just wondering because I do feed my gliders ground beef every once in a while
dizzysmomGoofy GorillatoesIN, USA3882 Posts
Jan 11 2009 : 09:33:56 PM
I could not find onion powder listed on the ingredients of V8 Fusion.
Jan 11 2009 : 09:48:50 PM
I can't find it on the ingredients either. Someone please help us out with this one.
Britt_marie19Face HuggerUSA537 Posts
Jan 11 2009 : 10:18:46 PM
yes. where did you see that one? is it just certain flavors?
Jan 16 2009 : 12:36:59 PM
Why is pork not good too? I dun feed them frequent cos they dun really like it
THEHYLANDZippy GlidershortsFL, USA4766 Posts
Jan 17 2009 : 09:38:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by cangryman
Hello I want to know what food (Vegetables/Fruits/Meat) usually eat your Sugar Glider