When deciding to provide vitamin supplements for your sugar glider, there could easily be the possibility of hypervitaminosis which is a cause of many things including liver failure.

Page 298 of The Complete Guide to the Care of Macropods By Lynda Staker is an interesting read discussing how supplementing Vitamin D is bad for Macropods and probably all nocturnal marsupials in general. Too much vitamin D in marsupials will suck the calcium out of the bones causing the same result that supplementing is intended to prevent.

Wallaby/Roo kibble has an extremely low vitamin D content because of this research. They also boost VitE and Selenium to help prevent white muscle disease which could present somewhat similar to hind leg paralysis.

BML and Liver Failure

Liver Issues

Last Edited March 21, 2012