|THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts FL, USA
Ok here we go. I was wondering who has had their gliders the longest here at glider gossip. Who has the oldest glider and what are we feeding them. I hope this posts helps some of the newbies.
I have had Maverick and Dakota for little over a year and a half. They had one set of joeys, a boy and girl, Viper and Charlie. Not long at all. I'M STILL A NEWBIE
I feed a modified BML mix along with fruits, veggies and other foods, I also put zookeepers in the cage 24/7.
Mollysmom Goofy Gorillatoes MI, USA 2011 Posts
I've had gliders for about three years now. I've got thirteen gliders at the moment..well, ten with three that I have recently "adopted" to my thirteen year old daughter. She's doing a great job with this little family, and I am here to help her all she needs. We've had that family for quite awhile now. She was just anxious to try out being a glider mom, and has a huge bedroom, so I thought, what the heck?
The majority of the time, we feed BML. I do give them a break from BML every few weeks, and feed a balanced 50/25/25 diet. We've been doing this for awhile now, and it works great for the gliders. They are happy, energetic, and sassy babies! I think a little variety is good for all living creatures. I just like the insurance of BML, and knowing that feeding a nutritious meal to them can be quick and simple with our sometimes hectic schedules. I prefer to have the time to play with them on most nights!
ani15174eva Starting Member 8 Posts
I feed Reeds Diet due to my very picky eater. Its the only diet he will eat, however the vet and I did modify it a tad adding a little honey and a little bee pollen. he is 1 year old.
cmhenson Joey NC, USA 25 Posts
I've only had my babies for a couple of months, so I'm definantly still a newbie to the whole having gliders, but I've been doing research since I was 10 on them and I'm now 20 (almost 21), I just had to wait until I was out of my parents house and out of the dorm rooms to get my babies.
Anyways, we changed the diets a few times, we started out with the 50/25/25 but then when we got our 2nd glider a few weeks later, we realized that doing one of the prepared diets would be better, so we started researching to figure out which one we wanted. After a few days of research we found the Blended diet that Candy has on here so that's what we've been feeding. It's a mixture between BML and HPW and my gliders LOVE it. We also feed Dahlia's recipes for the fruits and veggies every night that has the correct Ca/P ratio. Our gliders are only about 6 months old, and like I said we've only had them for a couple of months so I'm still new to everything, but that is what we feed them now after a few changes.
Konotashi Super Glider 271 Posts
I have had Jacobi and Dakota for a little over two years and I've had Atreyu for about 10 months.
They're all eating BML with fruits and veggies, with mealworms. They don't get many treats aside from licky treats.
I'm going to switch them onto HPW soon.
Stevos Joey 43 Posts
ive had my two about 1.5 years, and they eat pricillas diet.
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Moriko Face Hugger AL, USA 943 Posts
I have had Moriko and Mariko for about 2 years, which they are a little older than that if you count the OOP time before they were weaned. I've had the newest introduction to the Moriko colony, Chibi, for almost 6 months now.
My colony that I re-homed only a little over a month back, the Cally colony of 5 consists of the oldest dad of the group, Cally, which is 3 years old. Kiara, the mom, which her age to me is unknown and their kids, which are unknown also and I have not named yet.
Everyone eats the 50/25/25 diet along with a special concoction of supplements and secret fixings to mix it in. =P
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts FL, USA 4774 Posts snusie is in the lead with four years. Come on people we need data on the age and diet to help the newbies decide not to feed those pellets and feed a good diet. Yoshi Glider LA, USA 87 Posts
I've had Shady for 2 years, then I got Behbet a couple months later, and I've had Yoshi for 1 year.
I tried BML, which was ok for Shady but when I got Behbet she wouldn't eat it. So I started with Priscilla Price diet, which is what Behbet was used to before I got her. The gliders loved it but I thought it was a little complicated so I decided to try HPW.
They love the HPW just as much as the priscilla diet and I like it a lot better because it's easier.
We've been on HPW for over a year now and I plan on sticking to it. It's my favorite out of the 3 i've tried.
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts FL, USA 4774 Posts firelady Joey USA 28 Posts
I've only had mine about 6 + months. I feed a mix of fruits veggies, meal worms occassionaly, pellets ocassionally, I am wondering if I should add crickets ocassionally and a supplement. I love this board cause you learn more and more. I'm going to try some yogurt too. Just trying to see what they like.....
THEHYLAND Zippy Glidershorts FL, USA 4774 Posts
quote: Still in the lead, Come on people, where is Rita, Kazko, Eric ect?
Originally posted by THEHYLAND
snusie is in the lead with four years. Come on people we need data on the age and diet to help the newbies decide not to feed those pellets and feed a good diet.
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