Safe Foods For Your Sugar Glider


When trying to decide on a diet for your Sugar Glider, the information on the internet can be very confusing and conflicting. There are resources to help you make an informed and educated decision about feeding your gliders safely, while maintaining a healthy diet. There are things like calcium:phosphorous ratios and oxalate content to consider. It sounds scarier than it is. Many of the recommended diets have ratios pre-calculated for you to keep the guesswork out of it. Keep in mind that no diet is a good one, unless your sugar gliders are going to eat it.

There is no single "best" or agreed upon diet. Sugar Gliders simply have not been domesticated pets long enough for long term studies and research to be completed. Below are some resources to help you with your decision.

Explanations of ca:ph ratios and oxalates (also includes ratios for fruits and vegetables)

[http://files.meetup.com/768852/Ratios.pdf ]

Related Gliderpedia article regarding ratios

Fruits And Veggies

Sugarglider.com Nutrition resource center (includes search options, calculator, recipes and more)

[http://www.sugarglider.com/nutrition/ ]

Safe fruits and vegetables

[http://www.gliderkids.com/nutrientlist2011.pdf ]

[http://www.sweet-sugar-gliders.com/safe-fruits-and-vegetables.html ]

Vegetables

Alfalfa

Amaranth

Artichoke

Asparagus

Avocado

Bamboo Shoots

Beats

Beet Greens

Broccoli (Spears & Sprouts)

Brussels Sprouts

Burdock Roots

Cabbage (Green & Red)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Chayote

Chicory Greens

Chinese Cabbage

Collard Greens

Coriander

Corn (yellow)

Cucumber(With or Without skin)

Dandelion Greens

Dock

Endive

Eggplant

French Beans

Ginger Root

Green Beans (Snap Beans)

Jew's Ear (Pepeao)

Jute (Potherb)

Leeks

Lettuce (Butter Head, Iceberg, Loose Leaf, & Romaine)

Lupines

Kale

Kohlrabi

Mushrooms

Mustard Greens

Mustard Spinach

Napa Cabbage

Okra

Parsley

Parsnips

Peas (Green)

Peppers (Sweet)

Potato (White)

Pumpkin

Radish

Soy Bean (Green & Sprouts)

Spinach

Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard, Spaghetti, Summer, Winter & Zucchini)

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard

Tofu (Firm & Regular)

Tomato (Green & Red)

Turnip

Turnip Greens

Watercress

Yams

Fruits

Acerola

Apple (With or Without skin)

Apricots

Banana

Blackberries

Blueberries

Breadfruit

Cantaloupe

Carom bola

Carissa

Casaba Melon

Cheri mayo

Cherries (Sweet)

Crab Apples

Cranberries

Currant

Custard Apple

Dates

Elderberries

Figs

Grapes

Grapefruit

Ground Cherries

Honeydew Melon

Jack fruit

Java Plum

Jujube

Kiwi fruit

Kumquat

Lemon

Lemon Peel

Lime

Long ans

Loquats

Mammy Apple

Mango

Mulberries

Nectarine

Oleo berries

Orange Peel

Orange (Navel & Valencia)

Papaya

Passion Fruit (Purple)

Peach

Pear

Persimmon

Pineapple

Pi tangs

Plantain

Plum

Pomegranate

Prickly Pear

Prunes

Pummelo

Quince

Raisins

Raspberries

Rose Apple

Roselle

Sap odilia

Sapote

Sour sop

Strawberries

Sugar Apple

Tamarind

Tangerine

Watermelon

(from [http://kryskritters.com/Safe_Fruits_Veggies.html ])

Valuable diet discussions (from people like you!)

[http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=24924&whichpage=1 ]

[http://www.sugarglider.com/glidergossip/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=26197 ]



Last Edited August 8, 2011



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