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Sugar Gliders
Looking for a new supplemental food.
Looking for a new supplemental food.
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May 18 2017
11:19:44 AM
Now, just to be clear, I feed my gliders the "TPG" diet daily with gut-loaded mealworms and yogurt drops as snacks once or twice a week.

I do, however, like to keep a dry food in the cage in between meals in case they want something and I'm at work. I have used both Wholesome Balance and Vita Prima Sugar Glider formula. Looking at the ingredient lists and important ratios, I don't see much difference between them and high-end dog food like Blue Buffalo's Wilderness Small Breed Chicken Recipe version which has 36% protein and a Calcium/Phosphorus ratio of 1.4:0.9. Does anyone have any experience with Blue Buffalo as a supplemental daytime food source?

Blue Buffalo Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dried Egg, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Potato Starch, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

Nutritional Percentages:
Crude Protein 36.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.4% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% min
Glucosamine (naturally occurring)* 400 mg/kg min
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May 23 2017
11:57:10 PM
Tiakristin3 Super Glider 307 Posts
I'm not familiar with Blue Buffalo and while the ingredients look similar, I'd be nervous about giving my gliders something that's not made for them. I like to leave dry food in the cage as well and have been happy with Pet Pro Happy Glider.
Looking for a new supplemental food.

GliderGossip GliderGossip
Sugar Gliders
Looking for a new supplemental food.