Hello, I am considering buying a sugar glider but my problem is I am currently living in Thailand and I am having trouble finding pellets, multivitamins and saps and gums. I am trying to look for ways to feed my future glider, I need a homemade recipe that fulfills its nutritional needs without having to use multivitamins, saps or gums. I can easily find vegetables, insects, common foods, fruits and human vitamins. Someone please help me I am in dire need of a recipe I can EASILY make. Thanks.
May 28 2012 : 11:12:25 AM
Hi, Just an update, I could easily make this recipe but is it possible to feed this to my glider during every feeding? I know that it would be eating the same thing every feeding but does this fulfill the nutritional requirements? DIET- www.sugarglider.com/gliderpedia/index.asp?KazkosDiet
Edited by - maximly1 on May 28 2012 11:13:02 AM
valkyriemomeGoofy GorillatoesUSA3478 Posts
May 28 2012 : 11:17:38 AM
Most of the diets are considered a staple food. Those are to be fed as the main source of food, and always supplemented with glider-safe vegetables and fruit. Think of the recipes the way you would a pelleted food for a dog. There are NO pelleted foods for gliders which are nutritionally complete, the way there are for dogs. So the recipes you mix up ARE to be fed daily, and usually as the main source of food.
The recipes are not nutritionally complete, either, and must be supplemented with veggies and fruit.
As for feeding the same thing every feeding - yes, that is usually best. The variety comes with the vegetable and fruit choices you make. But too much variety makes any animal a picky eater. Having the same staple food daily is actually good for gliders.
May 28 2012 : 11:21:04 AM
So could I use this kazos Diet as staple food? Suggestions on how much of each ingredient I should put in the blender and could I freeze this in a ice cube tray until feeding time?
ResaJaneFace Hugger410 Posts
May 28 2012 : 11:30:23 AM
Hi, when I was in Thailand I saw that you could get all the ingredients for the BML diet.
Try feeding them this along with veggies and fruits on the approved list, insects, and healthy treats....
May 28 2012 : 12:24:47 PM
If you're planning on feeding the Kazko's diet, everything you need to know is on the link provided. Its not a very strict diet, it just specifies the food groups that you should be feeding everyday. It gives you a lot of freedom to choose what you'd like to feed, but its based on the fact that you need to do research to determine what is the best for your glider- kind of like feeding a child. There is also a video there that shows you what to blend up as the base.
May 28 2012 : 08:17:25 PM
Thank you very much
LHillSuper GliderVA, USA347 Posts
May 28 2012 : 08:22:29 PM
Vals Green Diet is also made with items bought in the grocery store, health food store and vitamin shop.
May 28 2012 : 08:30:16 PM
Since I am currently in Thailand some of these things are challenging to find. Thank You though.
JazzNZoeysmomZippy GlidershortsUSA5349 Posts
May 28 2012 : 08:41:32 PM
Yeah, I'm not understanding what you mean by blending and freezing this diet....
The items on this diet are examples of the different foods such as protein, fruits and veggies. This is how I feed because my gliders won't touch any of the recognized diets for any length of time, but they always eat hardily on their "off" nights which consisted of feeding this way...so I do it full time now.
You can give them a hard boiled egg one night with maybe some greenbeans & watermelon.
One night they could get a chicken drumstick...cooked with no seasoning. I boil mine. A veggie and a fruit and maybe some yogurt.
Another night you could offer ground turkey, a different veggie and fruit.
Does that help give you some ideas? Also if you look in Kazkos albums he has photos of several of his dishes at feeding time which can help also.
Mine are very picky about veggies so I take some ground turkey, I use either broccoli slaw or a varity of greens/veggies such as some Kale, Spinach, and a chunk of carrot...I chop it very finely in my Magic Bullet and mix it all up with the turkey just like making meatloaf.... I cook it and let it cool then chop it all up in glider sized pieces...THEY LOVE IT! And the veggies are so small they can't pick 'em out.
On another night I'll scramble an egg....I do the same thing with the veggies and actually put a raw egg into the Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly...then I cook it up just like an omlette...again, they gobble the entire thing up... and they've gotten their veggies without knowing it.
They eat so much better this way! I know people tout the "recognized" diets, and I'm sure they work wonderfully for many people, but for mine, IMO it does no good to feed a "recognized" diet when they aren't eating it. They aren't getting any nutrition if they leave it in the dish so while it may have the optimum Ca:P ratio and be perfect in every way...my gliders aren't benefiting...so while I may not have the perfect Ca:P ratio every single night, I know they are getting a wide variety of foods ie; nutrition and it all evens out in the end.
May 28 2012 : 09:02:41 PM
Yes thanks so much!!
hypnotist321Fuzzy Wuzzy1630 Posts
May 29 2012 : 08:47:46 AM
(There is a video here that will show you how to make calcium our of egg shells)