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Oct 27 2011
12:22:19 PM
Poll Question:
So There is a debate about weather aloe is toxic or good for Sugar Gliders.

I know a lot of vets that say aloe is really good for healing wounds on a glider, or even eating the aloe juice can be very healthy. I also have heard a lot of people say that aloe is toxic for them.

I know the outside of the aloe is a cactus but the point is your supposed to cut it open and give them the juice.

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Yes, its very healthy for them!
No, its toxic!
Its okay but i wouldn''t recommend it.
I don''t no but would try it.

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Oct 27 2011
01:08:17 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I didn't know it was a debate but my understanding is it's not good for them:

http://www.moondance-sugargliders.com/sugar_glider_plant-tree_information.htm
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Oct 27 2011
01:33:09 PM
Arrivederci Joey 33 Posts
That is kinda what I mean. Even though that list says its not good for them. I have heard lots and lots of people say that it is very good for burns and cuts. May be only time will tell.
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Oct 27 2011
01:37:28 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
Interesting
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Nov 04 2011
04:17:34 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
I have not tried it because all the talk has freaked me out but I know for a fact that aloe is safe for people to ingest. It helps aid in digestion naturally and it has many medicinal qualities.

When I research it I only read of good things but all the here-say states that it is toxic.
http://www.herbmed.org/#param.wapp?sw_page=viewHerb%3FherbID%3D3&sw_anchor=sw_anchor_categoryID_31
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/607.html
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Nov 07 2011
09:10:29 AM
Untouchable3 Glider Visit Untouchable3's Photo Album 57 Posts
I have no idea, but it is interesting to learn something new!
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Jun 02 2020
03:51:32 PM
EVNInon Starting Member 0 Posts
Hi !
(FYI : I have 2 five-year-old gliders, and I've never feed them aloe vera.)

I think both of the answers can be true !
I know plenty about plants and their medicinal use / toxicity : it depends on the dosage AND the application !
So, in the case of the aloe vera for gliders, my guess is that its external application is ok, but an "internal application" (ingestion) may not be ^^

I checked : it's bad !! toxic for the digestive system : the alone is tolerated at a rate of 0.1mg/kg in humans and only for a limited duration like a week. There, if you're interested by the details (it's in french but Google translation should do the trick !) : www.aloemagazine.com/aloine-et-seve-aloe-vera/

In a nutshell : don't put your gliders in contact with aloe vera as the whole plant.
For aloe vera as juice sold in supermarket, maybe check the composition : gel, not sap, and free of alone >> if so, it should be ok to ingest.
I would advice you to try a tiny amount some night, then pay attention to the reaction of the glider and its stool for 1 day ! Anyway, it's not gonna kill it, but it might make its stomach hurt a bit or make its stool close to liquid.
If so, you'll know aloe vera is not for your gliders !
If not and they seem to appreciate the juice, I think you can keep giving them some as treat or as part of their meal :)
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