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What Eat Your Sugar Glider?
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Jan 10 2009
03:01:14 PM
Hello
I want to know what food (Vegetables/Fruits/Meat) usually eat your Sugar Glider...

My SG usually eat:
Carrots
Grapes
Ham
Apples
Cat Food

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Jan 10 2009
03:08:24 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Vegetables:
Spinach, Carrots, Peas, Green beans, some corn, spring mix, zucchini, squash, garbanzo beans, sometimes cucumber, sweet pepper, broccoli

Fruits:
Apple, Mango, Papaya, Peaches, grapes, watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, pineapple, some tomato, banana, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi

Meats:
Turkey, chicken, shrimp, egg

Other:
Yogurt, Cottage cheese
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Jan 10 2009
03:09:13 PM
dgreco Glider 100 Posts
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:)
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Jan 10 2009
03:11:35 PM
snusie Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit snusie's Photo Album snusie's Journal USA 2962 Posts
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.
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Jan 10 2009
03:16:33 PM
rileyjones28 Glider 58 Posts
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
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Jan 10 2009
03:47:19 PM
Britt_marie19 Face Hugger Visit Britt_marie19's Photo Album USA 537 Posts
I feed my babies

Veggies: Spring Mix, carrots, green beans, peas, sometimes corn, sometimes cucumber

Fruits: Papaya, Mango, Watermelon, Apple, Grapes

Protein: Eggs, shrimp, mealworms

Other: Cottage cheese, Pedialite, V8 Fusion, treats
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Jan 10 2009
03:53:13 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I forgot mealworms and sometimes Ensure also.
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Jan 10 2009
04:51:05 PM
gliders34 Glider GliderMap Visit gliders34's Photo Album USA 198 Posts
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

meat: chicken, lean beef, mealworms, crickets, shrimp,

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.
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Jan 10 2009
04:51:13 PM
cangryman Joey 16 Posts
Thanks for the info snusie
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Jan 10 2009
05:40:02 PM
alyanne Face Hugger Visit alyanne's Photo Album FL, USA 487 Posts
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?
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Jan 10 2009
05:43:55 PM
gliders34 Glider GliderMap Visit gliders34's Photo Album USA 198 Posts
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.
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Jan 10 2009
06:12:37 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Everything in a can has preservatives in it.

Fruits: honey dew, watermelon, cantalope, cherries, blueberries, grapes, papaya, mango, apples, strawberries, pears, peaches

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
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Jan 10 2009
06:20:43 PM
gliders34 Glider GliderMap Visit gliders34's Photo Album USA 198 Posts
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.
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Jan 10 2009
09:25:48 PM
mtb Face Hugger Visit mtb's Photo Album USA 950 Posts
veggies: spring mix (always gone in the morning) parsley, cucumber, peas, corn (occassionally) carrots, green beans.

fruits: blueberries, any melon, apple, strawberries

BML
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Jan 10 2009
09:52:07 PM
Cheddy Glider Visit Cheddy's Photo Album 186 Posts
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.
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Jan 11 2009
08:48:36 PM
Tortiebaby Glider Visit Tortiebaby's Photo Album IL, USA 159 Posts
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.
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Jan 11 2009
08:57:04 PM
stepakapets101 Super Glider GliderMap Visit stepakapets101's Photo Album stepakapets101's Journal Canada 366 Posts
why cant they eat red meat? just wondering because I do feed my gliders ground beef every once in a while
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Jan 11 2009
09:33:56 PM
dizzysmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit dizzysmom's Photo Album dizzysmom's Journal IN, USA 3882 Posts
I could not find onion powder listed on the ingredients of V8 Fusion.
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Jan 11 2009
09:48:50 PM
suggiemom08 Glider GliderMap 89 Posts
I can't find it on the ingredients either. Someone please help us out with this one.
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Jan 11 2009
10:18:46 PM
Britt_marie19 Face Hugger Visit Britt_marie19's Photo Album USA 537 Posts
yes. where did you see that one? is it just certain flavors?
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Jan 16 2009
12:36:59 PM
Cheddy Glider Visit Cheddy's Photo Album 186 Posts
Why is pork not good too? I dun feed them frequent cos they dun really like it
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Jan 17 2009
09:38:31 AM
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit THEHYLAND's Photo Album FL, USA 4774 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by cangryman

Hello
I want to know what food (Vegetables/Fruits/Meat) usually eat your Sugar Glider



If they ate my glider I wouldn't give it to them.

Here is a list of ratios to help u.

Veggies
Food name
Cal: Phos Ratio
Collard Greens ..... 14.6:1
Mustard Spinach............. .. 7.5:1
Beet Greens................. .. 2.9:1
Dandelion Greens .. 2.8:1
Lettuce (Loose Leaf) . .. 2.7:1
Mustard Greens... .. 2.4:1
Parsley........................ .. 2.3:1
Cabbage (Green) .. 2.0:1
Watercress... .. 2.0:1
Spinach .. 2.0:1
Squash (Spaghetti) . .. 1.9:1
Celery.. .. 1.6:1
Squash (Butternut) . .. 1.5:1
Napa Cabbage. .. 1.5:1
Lettuce (Butter Head) . .. 1.4:1
Okra .. 1.3:1
Tofu (Regular) .... .. 1.2:1
Cabbage (Red) .. 1.2:1
Tofu (Firm) . .... 1.1:1
Broccoli (Spears) .. 1.1:1
Soy Bean (Green) .. ... 1:1
Green Beans (Snap Beans) . .. 1:1
Squash (Winter, All Variety) . .. 1:1
Lettuce (Iceberg) .. 1:1
Squash (Acorn) .. .. 0.9:1
Sweet Potato .. 0.8:1
Lettuce (Romaine) ...... .. 0.8:1
Broccoli .. 0.7:1
Cucumber (without Skin.. .. 0.7:1
Squash (Hubbard) ... 0.7:1
Cucumber (with Skin) . .. 0.7:1
French Beans... .. 0.6:1
Carrots.. .. 0.6:1
Squash (Summer, All Variety) .. 0.6:1
Pumpkin .. 0.5:1
Tomato (Green) . .. 0.5:1
Cauliflower .. 0.5:1
Squash (Zucchini.. .. 0.5:1
Peppers (Sweet) .. .. 0.5:1
Alfalfa (Sprouts) .. .. 0.5:1
Soy Bean (Sprouts) .. .. 0.4:1
Yams.. .. 0.3:1
Eggplant .. 0.3:1
Peas (Green) . .. 0.2:1
Bamboo Shoots.. .. 0.2:1
Tomato (Red) .. 0.2:1
Mushrooms.. .. 0.02:1
Corn (Yellow) .. .. 0.02:1

Fruits

Food name
Ratio
Papaya.. .. 4.8:1
Lemon.. .. 4.0:1
Figs.. .. 2.5:1
Prickly Pear .. 2.3:1
Orange (Valencia) .. 2.3:1
Orange (Navel) .. 2.1:1
Lime.. .. 1.8:1
Raspberries.. .. 1.8:1
Blackberries.. .. 1.5:1
Grapefruit (white) .. 1.5:1
Custard Apple .. 1.4:1
Tangerine.. .. 1.4:1
Grapes, American (Slip Skin). .. 1.4:1
Grapefruit (Pink & Red).. .. 1.2:1
Mulberries.. .. 1:1
Raisins (Seeded) .. 1:1
Mammy Apple .. 1:1
Pear.. .. 1:1
Pineapple.. .. 1:1
Apple (with Skin) .. 1:1
Elderberries.. .. 0.9:1
Mango.. .. 0.9:1
Dates.. .. 0.8:1
Grapes (European) .. 0.8:1
Watermelon.. .. 0.9:1
Sugar Apple.. .. 0.7:1
Cherries (Sweet) .. 0.7:1
Apricots.. .. 0.7:1
Strawberries.. .. 0.7:1
Cranberries.. .. 0.7:1
Honeydew Melon .. 0.6:1
Prunes.. .. 0.6:1
Kiwifruit.. .. 0.6:1
Cantaloupe.. .. 0.6:1
Raisins (Seedless) .. 0.5:1
Apple (without Skin) .. 0.5:1
Raisins (Golden Seedless) .. 0.4:1
Peach.. .. 0.4:1
Plum.. .. 0.4:1
Banana.. .. 0.3:1
Nectarine.. .. 0.3:1
Ground Cherries .. 0.2:1
Passion Fruit (Purple) .. 0.1:1

Edited by - THEHYLAND on Jan 17 2009 09:39:30 AM
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Jan 19 2009
02:36:39 PM
cangryman Joey 16 Posts
thanks
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