well if we don't ask we assume... at first i was assuming you were feeding the salads but you didn't specifically say "salads" you say "fruits n veg" so i figured i better ask and get some clarification.
I'm new to the whole hpw camp
but what i've learned so far is this.
The salads were created for a specific purpose. I don't remember all the specifics but something to do with the blood tests they did, they tweaked the salads until the blood work showed what they were looking for. The fruits and veg IN the salads were chosen because those are the ones that worked the best with the hpw staple and when they did the blood tests....
Just like bml has it's own list of fruits and veg so does critter love. They both use those ones for the nutritional values they bring to the over all diet. But bml and critter love are hugely different so the fruit and veg for each diet end up being hugely different.
Now, my first glider leela was a picky little thing when we first got her and I was completely new to all the diet stuff. She wouldn't eat frozen fruit or veg....or so I thought. Turns out, she does, I was just doing everything wrong lol and I didn't know gliders tend to grow into fruits n veg, frozen or fresh.
For the last two years or so i have offered apples and grapes, 3 cages of gliders would barely touch either.
Now that they are on hpw complete, apples are in the salads and they suddenly eat the freakin apples! i have no flippin idea why all the sudden they will eat them and wouldn't touch them before.
The only thing i can think of is the nutrients are different so maybe their body is needing something from the apples that it didn't need on the previous diet.
The other thing I've learned from Peggy is, they don't ingest the kale and green leafy astro turf, they chew on them to get the juice then the leaf is typically left on the plate. So we often think they aren't touching it, when really they probably are.
Another thing I'd like to point out, gliders aren't like Dogs n cats or other animals that clean their bowls. It is normal for gliders to leave food on the plate. So if the plates aren't clean that isn't really a bad sign. If the plates WERE clean then i'd wonder if they got enough to fulfill their needs.
So, You're kind of at a Y in the road. Basically you have combined two separate diets to make a whole new diet. So it's neither Bml or Hpw. It's a whole new diet.
You can either
A. Stick with the hpw your feeding and start using the salads and see how they do on it
B. Switch to Bml and use the fruits and veg that go with that because you already "kind of are" already.
Both choices are good diets, what you need to figure out is which direction you want to go in, changing the staple or changing the fruit and veg.
That's what i would do anyway.