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The original Leadbeaters Nectar mix used by the 
[http://www.sugarglider.com/archives/ruth/syd_diet.html Taronga Zoo] had 
ingredients not available to Americans at the time so it was appropriately 
modified and scaled by Ruth and shared on her website as the 
[http://www.sugarglider.com/archives/ruth/diet.html#leadbeaters "Modified 
Leadbeaters Mix"] along with her own overall diet feeding plan.
  
  
== Ruth's Modified Leadbeaters Mix ==
Note: Since high-protein baby cereal is no longer available in the US, I was 
adding a second boiled egg and later switched to tofu to raise the level of 
protein and calcium. But some recent articles about tofu change my interest in 
it so I gave up on that idea. A jar of chicken baby food is a good alternative 
if your gliders will eat it, but I have ended up back where I began with adding 
a second egg and increasing the calcium to balance the additional phosphorus it 
introduces.
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 Apple Juice         1/2 cup
 Honey         1/2 cup
 Boiled egg         2 (I leave the shell on)
 Gerber Baby cereal (dry flakes)         1/2 cup
 Wheat Germ         1/4 cup
 Rep-Cal (Calcium supplement with no phosphorus)         1 1/4 tsp
 Herptivite Vitamin Supplement         1 tsp
 
Dump everything in a blender and puree until lump free. I pour it into an 
airtight plastic container and freeze it, so it won't spoil before it's all 
used. It freezes to about the consistency of ice cream, so it's easy to scoop 
out a serving of it each night.
  
One recipe of Leadbeater's Mix will make roughly 50 glider servings, depending 
on how generously you scoop it. 
  
  
  
  
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== SEE ALSO: ==
[http://www.sugarglider.com/archives/ruth/diet.html Ruth's original diet plan]
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