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Exotic Nutrition Foods

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Exotic Nutrition Foods

Exotic Nutrition is proud to provide information about how our foods are formulated and tested. We encourage all exotic animal owners to know exactly what is in the foods that they are providing to their pets. All of our main formulas are tested and approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture. A list of ingredients and guaranteed analyses for each food can be found in their particular section.

About our foods ...

The most important part of exotic animal care is their nutritional needs. Supplying the correct nutrition and balanced diets for exotic animals is the basis of our company. Through the years we have experimented with many diverse ingredients and formulas in Sugar Glider foods to determine the best possible 'species specific' food for Sugar Gliders. Testing for our formula begins in the laboratory where microscopic examination determines nutritional values and vitamin content of the Sugar glider food. The second stage of testing begins on our own colony of animals, where all our foods and supplements are fed for extended periods, and monitored to ensure palatability, good breeding results, and no deficiencies. When we are satisfied with the results from our first two stages of testing, we then send samples of our Sugar glider food to qualified veterinarians and breeders for examination and use. Our thorough manufacturing and testing procedures ensure that you receive the finest ‘species specific’ animal diets available. Quality control is key to exotic mammal diets that deliver freshness, you can see it in our foods and your pets can smell and taste it. The animals reap the rewards through better nutrition and health. All of our diets are made with the freshest all natural ingredients.

Allow us to help you with your Sugar Glider husbandry issues. The informative pages listed in the Sugar Glider department contain quality information to guide you in the care and raising of your pet gliders. Take the time to read through this important information, preferably before you purchase a pet Sugar Glider. Articles on Sugar Glider food, Sugar Glider cages, and suggested veternarians are listed, along with breeding information and purchasing guides. Being informed on the care and breeding of Sugar Gliders will benefit both you, and your new pets. It will also help you avoid health issues with your Sugar Gliders in the future.

We believe in transparency, therefore we have the ingredients and guaranteed analysis of our diets printed on every bag, and listed online under every detailed product description. We offer multiple size packages of food to satisfy everyone’s specific needs. You should always be wary of companies trying to sell you 180 day supplies of food...with no refunds. Foods do get stale and lose nutrients over time. For those trying a food for the first time, who are worried their gliders will not like it, we offer smaller trial size bags. For breeders with 20+ gliders, we offer 40 lb. bags. Exotic Nutrition is proud to serve universities, zoological parks, veterinarians, and research centers seeking to advance the health and well-being of exotics worldwide. You can view a list of all of the institutions using our products here. These are time-tested diets, thousands of sugar gliders worldwide have lived long, healthy lives when fed Exotic Nutrition diets, you can rely on our 20 years of experience.

Exotic Nutrition is registered and inspected by the FDA. When the food is packaged, oxygen is extracted (because it is the main culprit in food spoilage, molds, yeast, and bacteria), and nitrogen is pumped in to keep the food at maximum freshness. Our food is made in small batches to guarantee freshness, and are 100% natural, with zero artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. Exotic Nutrition pellets are simply…nutritional ingredients, fortified with vitamins, then compressed together. Our pellets are not extruded like many other products on the market. Extrusion is the opposite of compressing ingredients together to form a pellet. Extrusion is when ingredients are exposed to extreme heat over a short time, which can induce protein denaturation and lower retention of essential amino acids. The extruded product usually puffs and changes texture as it is extruded, because of the release of moisture and heat. This ‘puffed’ dry product means high volume, low weight, low nutritional content. A cup full of extruded food can weigh ¼ as much as a cup full of our pellet food. Less weight per volume also means less nutrition for the same volume of food. You can find all these facts about extrusion using a research study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, found here

If you want an unbiased comparison of all sugar glider diets on the market, click here to view a chart created by popular sugar glider forums - GliderCentral and Sweet Sugar Gliders. Exotic Nutrition is not associated with these forums in any way, and completely impartial. That information was compiled by sugar glider owners, and shows Exotic Nutritiion foods have some of the highest protein content and lowest fat content compared to competitor's diets. 

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Please Note: Exotic Nutrition is not in a position to provide specific health and care guidelines on an individual basis. Please visit our animal info tabs or consider purchasing a care guide book for additional information. If you have a health or pet emergency issue, please notify your veterinarian or a specialized technician. 


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Exotic Nutrition
270 Enterprise Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23603

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