There are many commercial diet supplements available.
Happy Glider Food by Pet-Pro is a complete nutritional food source essential for growth, maintenance, and reproduction.
All basic diets need to be supplemented with fruits, vegetables, and you still need to provide protein based food sources such as mealworms, crickets, grasshoppers, boiled chicken, turkey, eggs and other low fat/high protein food sources.
The list of fruits is extensive and includes, apple, watermelon,
cantaloupe, date, fig, grapes, kiwi, mango, melons, papaya, peach, pear,
persimmon, plum , and all berries to name a few. Frozen fruits are
acceptable. The sweeteners added to canned fruits will not be good for the
health of your pet.
Never offer onion , garlic, scallions, leeks, chives, or anything that has been seasoned with them. This includes baby foods and other prepared items. This can cause a hemolytic anemia. (Destroys blood cells) Coffee, tea, chocolate and soda pop and all artificial ingredients, including artificial sweeteners are toxic to Sugar Gliders.
It is extremely important to make sure your glider has an ample amount of fresh water at all times. They can dehydrate very quickly.
The occasional canned fruit (low or no sugar added) will not be a major problem as a treat. Most veggies are ok for your glider. They especially like sweet potato, *corn, carrots, cucumbers, etc. Experiment on your pet for his/her likes and dislikes. *Corn does not provide a large amount of nutritional value to your Glider, but they love it on the cob or prepared from frozen niblets. Avocado is high in fat and contains toxins known as cardiac glycosides. Peach, Plum, Nectarine and Cherry seeds contain extremely potent toxins. Apple seed are deadly to your Gliders. Kiwi seeds will not harm your pet.
Never offer RAW meats or eggs.
Gliders are said to be lactose intolerant, but the correct term is lactase
deficiency. No milk, cheese, butter or ice cream should be given to
A healthy glider diet consists of about 75% protein, and 25% fruits and vegetables and about a 2:1 overall calcium to phosphorous ratio. (See charts below)
Many people are still feeding Sugar Gliders cat food in spite of research indicating cat food may cause intestinal blockage or renal (kidney) failure. Cats are strictly carnivores and Sugar Gliders are *insectivore/**omnivores. *insects make up a large portion of their diet. **they eat a variety of foods.
If you are feeding your Sugar Glider cat food, please stop and feed them food that is beneficial to them.
As long as Sugar Gliders are given a proper diet and care, they are extremely resilient and healthy.
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Facts Wax Worm (galleria mellonella )
Cricket (acheta domesticus)
Phoenix Worms (