I am selling a pair of gliders to someone that can not touch apples, they are allergic to them. This issue came up when I sent her the BML diet. I think I am going to recommend HPW diet but I want to make sure that she has an alternative for feeding apples. Can someone help with this issue? Thanks
JazzNZoeysmomZippy GlidershortsUSA5349 Posts
May 03 2012 : 11:03:55 PM
HPW is one of the more lienient diets concerning f/v that can be fed. She doesn't have to use apples....any other fruit will suffice.
Heck, mine won't touch apples anymore.
sierranevadaKFace HuggerUSA796 Posts
May 03 2012 : 11:16:43 PM
I agree with JazzNZoeysmom! HPW is not so strict. With that I just give Rue whatever fruits and veggies we have in our house. Blueberries, cantaloupe, mangos, papayas, spinach, green peppers, carrots, strawberries, pears, black berries, and whatever else.
That's why I enjoy HPW. It's simple and healthy. (:
josiecSuper GliderOR, USA226 Posts
May 04 2012 : 12:00:01 AM
Blueberries are huge with my suggies..
BabyGurlSuper Glider298 Posts
May 04 2012 : 01:19:44 AM
Yup, agreed with both of them. Hpw is a you-can-give-anything diet. 1TBSP each for fruits and vege that's it.
JNZmum~ mine too. they stopped eating apples and pears :3 guess they are bored with it lol.
petluv15Fuzzy Wuzzy1500 Posts
May 04 2012 : 08:42:33 AM
All diets allow for more than just apples to be fed - she will need to be cautious that her diet mix itself doesn't incorporate apples in any form(juice, applesauce, apples, etc.) which probably leaves HPW as the best option :) There are fruit & veggies relishes(set mixtures that provide the proper ca:ph ratios) or if she is sure to offer a variety incorporating some of the higher calcium foods, she should be good!
Just so its out there, BML allows more than just apples to be fed - it allows for a variety of melons(watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.), berries, grapes as well as apples (but it does use apple juice in the mix, so I understand her avoiding it).