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New to gliders and want advice on food
New to gliders and want advice on food
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Dec 08 2017
03:42:41 PM
Hi! we are a rescue group in our little town in MS. we mainly have dogs, have recently acquired a few cats. someone "donated" sugar gliders to us. I guess people hear you are an animal rescue and they think you can take anything .
None of us know ANYTHING about these guys so I have taken them on and have done a lot of reading. I feel like I have done pretty well with them. I have found different toys using things from around the house. we bought a nice roomy cage form ExoticNutrition. I have read a lot about their diet. I feed them different fruits (mainly apples, plumbs, they didn't like strawberries or blueberries), a few vegetables (they don't like most. they like sweet potato, carrots, I think they are eating the green beans), eggs, yogurt, and chicken baby food (I made sure it didn't have the additives in it). a friend of mine does wildlife rescue so I borrow monkey chow from her and keep it in the cage for snacking in the day time or if I have fed something they don't like at their meal.
Am I doing it right? I am so afraid since I don't know anything about them I am not feeding them correctly. Bonding....that is another topic for another day
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Dec 09 2017
02:34:38 PM
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Welcome! So glad you reached out, sorry for delayed reply. Thank you for what you do for displaced animals.

EN, (Exotic Nutrition) has pretty decent cages, I've purchased two from them, very satisfied. As for their other supplies, I've purchased few other items from them over time, 2 bonding pouches, and at times their brand "HPW", specifically the "kit" which I don't think they sell anymore, not sure; and their Instant HPW. I don't recommend these for long term.

The Original HPW, now branded as Critter Love Original, would probably be your most economic choice. I'm actually on my tablet right now, or would link the site needed for the WHPS. Anyway, I've purchased mine fro Pampered Chef, maybe i can get a link in later. The fruit and vegetables are offered in recommended salads on the Critter Love official website, again, maybe I can link later. It's pricey at first, but once made your supply should last a couple of gliders for quite some time. If you want to offer pellets, not necessary, but some of us do, I recommend getting Happy Glider directly from Pet Pro website (again, sorry no links).

As for furnishing the cage, I'm not sure what was included with the reliquished gliders, but fleece is the safest and recommended material to use in their cage for bedding. Sleeping pouch would be the priority, but other fleece cage items are welcomed by gliders. You can find some bird toys and even some children's toys that are safe for them, and of course, a glider safe wheel would be the next biggest (expense wise) investment.

Being that you are a rescue, you may want to find a forever home for them, to help defer cost, you could include purchased items for sale along with adoption fees. Sugar Gliders can be quite an expense.

Wish you the best of luck!
New to gliders and want advice on food

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Sugar Gliders
New to gliders and want advice on food