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what snacks do you feed your sugar glider
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Mar 04 2012
02:28:01 PM
my sugar glider does not like a lot of treats. so if you guys could tell me what you feed your sugar glider as treats then i could try it out and see if she likes it. thanks!
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Mar 04 2012
02:30:23 PM
Twist-n-ShoutsMom Face Hugger Visit Twist-n-ShoutsMom's Photo Album USA 406 Posts
My gliders LOVE mealworms! Yoggies are another treat I give.
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Mar 04 2012
02:31:42 PM
Kozi Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Kozi's Photo Album Kozi's Journal WI, USA 1278 Posts
Dried fruit chunks(no added sugar or dyes, always from the health food store or all natural/organic area, usually), almond slivers once in a while, NOT OFTEN, avocado about once a month, sugar cane once every couple months..
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Mar 04 2012
02:46:51 PM
hypnotist321 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit hypnotist321's Photo Album hypnotist321's Journal 1718 Posts
What Kozi said, and the occasional piece of boiled egg, bit of deer meat or chicken, brie cheese (doesn't constipate them) - their absolute favorite, unsalted sunflower seeds, dry oat meal flakes, an apple branch with 'tunnels/grooves' carved into it that I drizzle a little ascia gum mixed with water and flavored with a drop of maple syrup, a tiny bit of tangerine/orange, home made pumpkin seeds, small piece of monkey biscuit, the list goes on!
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Mar 04 2012
03:00:38 PM
cupcake Glider 136 Posts
thanks, those are all awsome treats. i will see if she likes them!
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Mar 04 2012
03:03:53 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by hypnotist321</i>
<br />What Kozi said, and the occasional piece of boiled egg, bit of deer meat or chicken, brie cheese (doesn't constipate them) - their absolute favorite, unsalted sunflower seeds, dry oat meal flakes, an apple branch with 'tunnels/grooves' carved into it that I drizzle a little ascia gum mixed with water and flavored with a drop of maple syrup, a tiny bit of tangerine/orange, home made pumpkin seeds, small piece of monkey biscuit, the list goes on!
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What's monkey biscuit. I love monkey bread but I've never heard monkey biscuit is it the same?
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Mar 04 2012
03:04:57 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
My babies are all way for gerber yogurt drops they absolutly go crazy for them
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Mar 04 2012
03:06:05 PM
Dd Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Dd's Photo Album USA 1135 Posts
Has anyone ever given them honey sticks like the ones you get at the orchards? not to take over the op post just curious
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Mar 04 2012
03:16:36 PM
amym_02 Super Glider Visit amym_02's Photo Album 239 Posts
My Skeets loves vanilla yogurt drops but won't touch the berry or cheese flavor. Lily loves all three flavors. They also love dried fruit (like above) and mealworms.
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Mar 04 2012
06:16:44 PM
cupcake Glider 136 Posts
i just got some mealworms and cupcake (my sugar glider) loves them! i will try all the other treats tomorrow. thanks everyone! cupcake says thanks too!
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Mar 04 2012
06:25:45 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
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What's monkey biscuit. I love monkey bread but I've never heard monkey biscuit is it the same?
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http://www.sugar-glider-store.com/monkey-biscuits.html


Mine won't touch a yogie to save their lives so they get Hersheys White Morsels, mealworms, unsalted sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, dried blueberries, berries & bugs from EN.... amongst other things.
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Mar 04 2012
08:28:17 PM
hypnotist321 Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit hypnotist321's Photo Album hypnotist321's Journal 1718 Posts
Jazz answered before I could :-) I had to have the pet store order it for me. I understand they use to use it as the protien portion of their diets, so since learning that, I've giving them less often, not wanting to give too much protein.

They love it soaked in fruit juice :-) But it's messy, like giving a baby a chocolate cookie. lol
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Mar 04 2012
11:58:35 PM
karensink Face Hugger GliderMap Visit karensink's Photo Album 786 Posts
mealies, yoggies, pine nuts, dried coconut, crickets. all except for the live treats, i put in little hanging baskets for them to hunt for. they are tiny plastic easter baskets i found at kroger. perfect size for them to ALMOST get a greedy head stuck in!!
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Mar 12 2012
04:24:59 PM
RChurch Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit RChurch's Photo Album RChurch's Journal USA 1377 Posts
I just wanted to warn against the dangers of too many snacks. My poor Catwoman put on a lot of weight due to my giving her too many treats. I mistakenly thought that since she was addicted to her wheel, there was no way she would have a weight problem. I had forgotten that unlike Batman, she can be a glutton. :(

I am not saying don't give any snacks. Just be careful when feeding nuts. And don't be like me in thinking that treats = love. Healthy gliders = love. I hope I don't sound preachy. I just really goofed and I am ashamed and I want to spare anyone else the situation I am now in. Easier to prevent an occurance like this from happening than to fix it.

That said, I have cut out all treats for the time being and am hand feeding them parts of their dinner in a hope to fix this. And I am grateful she has always been an active glider and her love of her wheel has not changed.

Please forgive me if I have hijacked your thread. I seriously just wanted to warn you not to do as I have done.
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Mar 13 2012
09:44:59 AM
dpatters28 Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit dpatters28's Photo Album USA 3134 Posts
My gliders LOVE yoggies. For the longest time they refused to eat mealworms, but then I got some Camille and they eat them like crazy. I guess they can tell quality from pet shop crap. LOL! They also love yogurt.
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Mar 13 2012
11:19:33 AM
yitz Glider Visit yitz's Photo Album 185 Posts
My gliders didn't care for the freeze dried mealworms, but love the dried grasshoppers.
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Mar 13 2012
11:46:27 AM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by hypnotist321</i>
<br />What Kozi said, and the occasional piece of boiled egg, bit of deer meat or chicken, brie cheese (doesn't constipate them) - their absolute favorite, unsalted sunflower seeds, dry oat meal flakes, an apple branch with 'tunnels/grooves' carved into it that I drizzle a little ascia gum mixed with water and flavored with a drop of maple syrup, a tiny bit of tangerine/orange, home made pumpkin seeds, small piece of monkey biscuit, the list goes on!
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I keep hearing about acacia gum. What is it and where do you get it?
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Mar 13 2012
12:00:55 PM
sugarglidercutie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit sugarglidercutie's Photo Album sugarglidercutie's Journal GA, USA 1028 Posts
YOGGIES AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS are there favorite

I give a piece of bread and some cheerios that's it I am afraid they will get sick if I get the something else and I am afraid to get something they can't have
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Mar 13 2012
12:49:20 PM
Farns Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Farns's Photo Album USA 842 Posts
Ours love yoggies, Can-O-Worms mealies, Honey-Nut Cheerios, died papaya, rare pieces of orange, and honey sticks. Dd, we get the honey sticks from Exotic Nutrition with Orange Blossum Honey in them. It is a little sweeter and smells nicer. I saw that someone (not sure who)on this site made their own with a straw, honey and poured some in and folded the straw into a triangle pushing one end inside the other and let their suggies go after the honey that way. Sounds like an easier way to see if you suggies will like honey straws and just use straws you probably have and honey you may already have too.
Cupcake, one word of advice, go easy on the treats or you could end up with some very chunky gliders. Hopefully you'll find them something out of all these ideas!

Edited by - Farns on Mar 13 2012 12:50:48 PM
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Mar 13 2012
12:51:35 PM
sugarglidercutie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit sugarglidercutie's Photo Album sugarglidercutie's Journal GA, USA 1028 Posts
where do I get meal womrs? and the crickets so I let loose a few crickets so my girls can go crazy in the tent
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Mar 13 2012
12:55:22 PM
Farns Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Farns's Photo Album USA 842 Posts
I you are looking for live mealworms, try Camille's Vita Mealies online, canned, go to Petco and get the Zoo-Med Can-O-Worms. Crickets, maybe Petco or PetSmart that they sell for reptiles.
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Mar 13 2012
01:15:29 PM
sugarglidercutie Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit sugarglidercutie's Photo Album sugarglidercutie's Journal GA, USA 1028 Posts
awsome I will try that thank you
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Mar 13 2012
02:49:34 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2901 Posts
I feed a lot of treats but its always in moderation and for the most part I use these treats to encourage foraging so they do have to work a little.
Acacia Powder with water
Honey Sticks
Agave Nectar
Maple Syrup
Oats
Nuts and Seeds
Chicken
Egg
Dried fruits and Vegetables
Crickets served in a mesh hamper for hunting
Mealworms
Other bugs, phoenix worms, moths, grasshoppers, etc.
Yogurt Drops
Organic Peanut Butter
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