BML stands for Bourbon's Modified Leadbeater's diet.



1/2 cup honey

1 egg (hard boiled, scrambled, or microwaved, no shell)

1/4 cup apple juice

Blend well, then add the following:

One 4oz bottle premixed Gerber juice with mixed fruit yogurt

1 TEAspoon Rep-Cal Herpivite Vitamin Supplement (blue label) <- DO NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY OTHER VITAMIN

Blend well, then add the following:

2 Teaspoons Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement Non-Phosphorous with Vitamin D3 in it (pink label) <- DO NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY OTHER VITAMIN Two 2 1/2 oz. jars of Chicken baby food(Chicken with Broth or Chicken with Gravy)

1/4 cup Wheat Germ

1/2 cup dry baby cereal (mixed or oatmeal)

Blend well again. Pour the BML Diet mixture into Tupperware bowl or ice cube trays and FREEZE. It freezes soft so you can scoop it nightly.
Nightly Feeding(per glider):
1 Tablespoon of BML mix
1 Tablespoon of mixed Fruit
1 Tablespoon of mixed Veggies

Nutritional Analysis:

Important Notes:
  • The BML diet is an Americanized reformulation of a diet known as Modified Leadbeaters supposedly used by the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. [Bourbon]'s earliest known public posting of the diet was on 25 Nov 1998. archives

  • BML strictly uses Rep-Cal as a general vitamin supplement which is known to use Menadione as a source for Vitamin K (K3 actually). Menadione has been banned for human consumption by the FDA as well as in use with any animals consumed by humans. Yet, it is still widely used in pet quality food products including supplements, canned food, dry kibble food and so forth.



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