we have been to two vet offices in our city, one has a father and son vets
that seem to have a lot of sugar glider experience. We were told the they could
tell you if the glider is a child or an adult, but other then that they have NO
way to tell the true age once the glider matures.
I have read several theories on HLP. what it is and what it isn't. In the
end if you go with critterlove WITH the salads on the side EVERY night, you
should be feeding your glider right. Also glider get MOST of their water from
their food, so drinking water from bottle, dish, silo is not often or much.
I use some bottles, and also bird silos, I like the silos, but you have to do a
good cleaning on them (but bottles need a good cleaning also.) dishes are less
preferred as gliders tend to dirty them up every night.
being a small animal gliders should eat small amounts thoughout the night.
little now and little later.
we had one glider that would run in the wheel for a little while then sit in
the bottom of the wheel looking around, just used it as a lookout, she was a single
glider all alone at the time.
calcium - The critterlove diet has all the calcium your glider needs. Also
if using honey, use raw honey, NOT pasteurized.
None of our gliders have had HLP, but they are small animals and can get sick. I have read they are good at hiding illness, in the wild you don't want to be seen as
the easy prey for predators, so sometimes you don't see your glider is sick till
it is late.
but if your glider looks healthy and the vet says it seems healthy I would
relax a little.