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I noticed a lot of drooling today
I noticed a lot of drooling today
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Jan 12 2020
09:06:27 PM
My friend actually pointed this out, and I hadnt given much thought into it until now. My Glider seems to be drooling a lot when he eats yogurt drops. (The ones from the pet glider specifically) Im curious if this is a normal thing when they eat yogurt drops or if its abnormal ...on top of that I know gliders are notoriously picky but he used to eat most treats given but now he turns his nose up at papaya and fruit and only wants the yogies. Their dinner is always gone in the morning and I make sure to give them vitamins .

This time around I put peas, carrots, celery (because celery is good on calcium I never dont put celery) and corn (rarely because I know its not the best heh so its only in this batch and hasnt been in last two previous batches)

Fruits are apples, pears, I beleive banana and I forgot the fourth one as its been a while since I made the tpgDiet batch.

They get applesauce in there and calcium orange juice and stoneyfield plain yogurt ... I just hope Im feeding my babies what they deserve and not unintentionally hurting them ...
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Jan 14 2020
10:29:38 PM
Jesselou802 Joey 10 Posts
Bumping this up because I would really just like to hear if this is normal or not ...
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Jan 20 2020
01:03:09 PM
MelonLeaf321 Joey Visit MelonLeaf321's Photo Album 15 Posts
Hey so I am not nearly as experienced as some people on here but from everything I know drooling is normal with suggies.

I know at least that my two girls will sometimes drool a little when eating Mealies because they get excited.

Also the diet you are feeding them sounds very good as far as I'm aware. I personally dont feed TPG though I feed OHPW but it sounds like a good diet.

Overall in my opinion and from my experience drooling when having treats sometimes is normal so I wouldnt worry.
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Jan 27 2020
10:35:23 PM
Tveit_Momma Glider Visit Tveit_Momma's Photo Album 196 Posts
Your diet sounds fine. TPG is a complete diet so im not sure what supplements (vitamins) you are using but you dont need any. Just TPG and f/v every night. I would cut back on the yogurt drops as they are not as healthy as f/v. One a day is probably fine. Mealworms can be given 3 a week and they LOVE them (but they are high in fat so be careful).

Drooling over their favorite food is a normal response.

Not eating a f/v they used to love is normal. They switch their preference often. Mine LOVED apple and then didnt eat it for over a year and now will eat it again.

It sounds like you are doing great! :)
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Jan 28 2020
09:41:36 AM
BatGirl Joey Visit BatGirl's Photo Album BatGirl's Journal USA 37 Posts
Keep away from the fake yogurt drops or covered raisins - look at the ingredients: there's only a token sprinkle of dried yogurt (ie no live cultures) and mostly sucrose (table sugar) and corn syrup (high fructose corn syrup is even worse) and fillers... not to mention the contentious raisins...

The other yogurt (Stoneyfield plain) is the right idea! I use farmer cheese (lactose-free, and live cultures abound) mixed with Smuckers fruit spread (no corn syrup) - strawberry usually... makes this yogurt like stuff they lick the bowl clean with. I like it too
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Feb 12 2020
05:19:14 PM
BatGirl Joey Visit BatGirl's Photo Album BatGirl's Journal USA 37 Posts
Back to these fake yogurt 'drops' (sugar/syrup compound coated raisins) - back when I was ridiculously gullible and fed my suggies these things (left over from previous owner), I noticed they ate the (nasty) coating but rejected the raisins... bunch always found in bottom uneaten.

I understand raisins are not good for Sugar Gliders, and apparently they know this ~ but grapes are (mine fight over a single grape - really fierce). Even the white raisins in the Exotic Nutrition Complete pellet mix are never eaten. Probably gives them the 'runs'...
I noticed a lot of drooling today

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I noticed a lot of drooling today