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Nov 23 2010
11:01:46 PM
Can Gliders eat water chestnuts and also white meat turkey from Thanksgiving? Any Ideas, experiences, suggestions, knowledge to pass on??? I have been picking some items out of sugar snap pea stir-fry veggies (No Spices or sauces) and have water chestnuts left over and not sure if they can have them. Also, I know that there will be plenty of turkey left over Thursday and will bring some home and wonder if it is not spiced or salted or covered in gravy if they can have a small amount of it? Let me know good or bad. Thanks in advance for all answers.
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Nov 23 2010
11:18:32 PM
angelmom Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit angelmom's Photo Album USA 1997 Posts
I dont know about the Water Chestnuts but as for the turkey if it has no spices or herbs or anything on it I know its okay. Hopefully someone else can give you some better detailed advice!
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Nov 24 2010
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dpatters28 Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit dpatters28's Photo Album USA 3134 Posts
I know a lot of people give their gliders full glider-sized Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving. They don't season the glider portion, of course, but it seems to be a pretty popular thing to do. I won't be doing it cuz I'm not making dinner this year and would feel funny asking my aunt to make two dinners... one for the humans and one for the gliders.
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Nov 24 2010
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bwetherell Glider Visit bwetherell's Photo Album MA, USA 164 Posts
Thanksgiving isnt at my house, so the gliders don't get any of the meal, but christmas time they get some leftovers. One year Bailey came out of his pouch and took some of my cheese cake...Not sure if they can actually eat that though! haha. Turkey should be fine as long as its not seasoned etc.
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Nov 24 2010
10:28:27 AM
TheGliderGuy Glider Visit TheGliderGuy's Photo Album 118 Posts
To be more specific if any of the turkey is cooked in Garlic or Onion do not feed it, both are highly toxic to gliders.
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Nov 24 2010
10:36:21 AM
TheGliderGuy Glider Visit TheGliderGuy's Photo Album 118 Posts
Not all seasonings are harmful to gliders. Garlic and onion are toxic. Salt is alright but they get enough salt naturally through the foods they eat and like humans, too much salt is bad for them.

Seriously, I would LOVE to see the documentation that proves that seasonings are dangerous to gliders besides the garlic, onion and salt.
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Nov 24 2010
07:21:57 PM
Essika Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Essika's Photo Album Essika's Journal ON, CA 581 Posts
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Originally posted by TheGliderGuy

Not all seasonings are harmful to gliders. Garlic and onion are toxic. Salt is alright but they get enough salt naturally through the foods they eat and like humans, too much salt is bad for them.

Seriously, I would LOVE to see the documentation that proves that seasonings are dangerous to gliders besides the garlic, onion and salt.



Gliders don't digest the way people do. They may taste good to them but if brocolli creates painful gas in there digestive system, what do you think pepper or other spicy-ness what would happen? Things like Chili spice also contain onions and garlic... so it's best not to feed them spices at all. Documentation or not I wouldn't risk it.
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Nov 24 2010
09:38:37 PM
TheGliderGuy Glider Visit TheGliderGuy's Photo Album 118 Posts
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Originally posted by Essika


Gliders don't digest the way people do. They may taste good to them but if brocolli creates painful gas in there digestive system, what do you think pepper or other spicy-ness what would happen? Things like Chili spice also contain onions and garlic... so it's best not to feed them spices at all. Documentation or not I wouldn't risk it.



I'm quite aware of their digestive tract and its specialized bacteria, BUT you simply cannot say all seasonings are dangerous.(Most spice are made from garlic or onions but I wasn't correcting spices now was I?) Bee pollen is a seasoning used in all sorts of desserts, so I guess by that logic four of the biggest diets are dangerous. Its not about documentation is about learning what is healthy for your pets and whats not it is also about spreading proper information, as a holistic healthcare provider (and student botanist)it frustrates me to no end when people get vague answers like. "All Seasonings are dangerous." Well no..not all of them are some have very good benefits not to mention Spices and Seasonings can/are very different.

Edited by - TheGliderGuy on Nov 25 2010 12:32:54 PM
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Nov 25 2010
12:48:23 PM
angelmom Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit angelmom's Photo Album USA 1997 Posts
Gliderguy- It was just a quick and easy rule of thumb. No one here has said "All Seasonings are Dangerous"

If you don't know whats in it you shouldn't feed it. Especially if there's a chance of Garlic or Onions.

Usually, when herbs and seasonings are used they are used in tandem with other things. Many pre-made seasonings have garlic in them.

Its always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your glider.

Edited by - angelmom on Nov 25 2010 12:49:31 PM
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Nov 25 2010
02:39:02 PM
Catman Goose Catcher GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Catman's Photo Album CO, USA 2670 Posts


and when you are talking about turkey meat at Thanksgiving,it's a good chance it has onion or garlic,if not both. I have given all my pets food that has been seasoned with garlic and onions at one time or another(not really thinking), or they have gotten on the counter and eaten half a dinner with seasoned food .I haven't had a single animal die from eating something yet. I would be more worried about MSG,artificial sweeteners...
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Nov 25 2010
02:48:26 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Honestly, my gliders get a full blown Thanksgiving dinner every year. They get turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, candied yams, cranberry sauce and yes - even some pumpkin pie.

They love it. And once a year is not going to kill them.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tilly, Tosca, Weasel & Benji!

This is NOT something that should be done on a regular basis!!!!!
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Nov 26 2010
01:26:15 AM
bwetherell Glider Visit bwetherell's Photo Album MA, USA 164 Posts
When I said as long as its not seasoned I never stated that seasoning was bad for them- because honestly I have no idea. I just know its better to be safe than sorry and a bit of plain turkey shouldn't hurt. I've had Bailey steal pizza from me and he's still around. Of course it shouldn't be something you do regularly. I never purposely give them "human food"- he sneaks it when he has the opportunity which only happens during christmas time because we have it here & he stays in his pouch with me. On the other hand I've given him fruit & veggies from the platters. I think a thanksgiving feast one night out of the 365 other days will not hurt.
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