Food and Diet
FOOD AND DIET
Sugar gliders require a varied diet that consists of a variety of vegetables, fruits, and basic staple. Here at NH Sugar Gliders we use HPW original (see below for instruction on how to make a batch).
Fruits and veggies should be served nightly and a variety should be given. Good nightly choices include collard greens, green beans, kale and cucumber. Peas and corn are good choices but are best for alternative nights and no more than twice a week as it can give them an upset stomach.
Good fruits include apple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, mango and papaya, try not to give the same every night, variety is important to get a good balance of nutrients.
Each sugar glider needs about a tablespoon each of fruits and veggies every night. Fresh is best, but frozen is also good, dried all natural is fine occasionally, but keep in mind gliders get a lot of moisture from their fruits and veggies. Never ever give canned produce.
Meal worms(dried or live), yoggies, fresh eucalytus and dried fruit make great treats.
Sugar Gliders love chicken as an occasional treat and it's a great source of protein, always boil any chicken in a pan of water until thoroughly cooked, if feeding a knuckle bone always supervise and never feed any small bones and NEVER EVER baked, roasted or otherwise cooked, must be boiled to soften.
HPW Original Instructions
Your suggie will go home with a bag of HPW powder, add honey, bottled water and 3 eggs to make up your first batch.
A single batch is enough for 2 sugar gliders for approximately 6 weeks.
1. Scramble 3 eggs being careful not to overcook them. Do not use oil or seasonings in your egg or any glider food. Put eggs to one side to cool.
2. Heat 2 cups of bottled water in a large jug or mixing bowl until it is warm but not hot, then add your 1.5 cups of honey and stir until completely mixed together.
3. Get your blender and add your 3 scrambled eggs, about a quarter of your honey water and blend on high for about 1 minute so the egg becomes liquified with honey water.
4. Add your pouch of wombaroo supplement powder and another quarter of the honey water and blend on high for another minute to incorporate the powder into the mixture.
5. Finally add the remaining honey water and blend for one more minute.
6. Pour into a large Tupperware container and place in the freezer. The mixture will take about 12-24 hours to freeze and will become the consistency of ice cream.
7. You will serve 1 tablespoon of this mix PER sugar glider every night with their fruits and veggies in a separate dish. Small heavy ceramic dishes work great as they won't tip over.
Glider Safe Fruits and Vegetables List
Sugar Gliders should be fed a wide variety of fruits and vegetables along with their staple OHPW diet. Every night serve 1 tablespoon of fruits and 1 tablespoon of vegetables per glider. Only use fresh or frozen produce and remove in the morning to prevent spoiling. The highlighted fruits and vegetables are the ones we use frequently here at NH Sugar Gliders and that our gliders are used to being fed. Berries are a favorite fruit and green beans a favorite vegetable.
Apples, Apricots, Asian Pear, Advocado, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Carambola, Carissa, Casaba Melon, Cherimoya, Cherries(sweet), Coconut, Crab Apples, Cranberries, Currants, Custard Apples, Dates, Elderberries, Figs, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes(green seedless), Guava, Honeydew, Jackfruit, Java Plum, Jujube, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin oranges, Mango, Mulberries, Nectarine, Oranges, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plantain, Plums, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Prunes, Pummelo, Quince, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangerine, Tomato, Watermelon.
Alfalfa Sprouts, Artichoke, Asparagas, Baby Carrots, Bamboo Shoots, Beet Greens, Beets, Black Eyed Peas, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory Greens, Chinese Cabbage, Collard Greens, Corn, Chick Peas, Cucumber(skin on), Dandelion Greens, Eggplant, Endive, French Beans, Ginger Root, Green Beans, Green Pepper, Jicama, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Peas, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Red Peppers (sweet), Rutabagas, Snow Peas, Okra, Spinach, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Turnip Greens, Watercress, Winter Squash, Yams, Yellow Wax Beans, Zucchini.
ENJOYING A BLACKBERRY
NEVER EVER FEED THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR SUGAR GLIDER - GARLIC, SPICES, CHOCOLATE, RHUBARB, RAW LIMA BEANS AND ALWAYS BE SURE TO WASH FRESH PRODUCE THOROUGHLY BEFORE SERVING.
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