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Sugar Glider Foods
For less then the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you can feed your Sugar Glider a quality food made with wholesome grains, high quality proteins and antioxidant-rich fruits! Exotic Nutrition Foods contain a blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrient dense pellets. Our foods include ingredients that have been known to strengthen your pet's immune system and support their life stage requirements. (Click on pictures for size options)
The correct diet of sugar gliders is controversial subject. Like many animals that are relatively new in the pet trade, a Sugar gliders' nutritional requirements are somewhat of a mystery, the longer they are kept in captivity, the more is known about their needs. Unfortunately many books, pet stores and internet sites give out conflicting information, which does little to help the situation. However, as with most species, discovering what works nutritionally is a matter of trial and error. After years of research by our company and affiliated breeders, we have formulated 'species specific' diets for Sugar gliders.
Along with the dry pellets, offer fresh fruits and vegetables daily. 2-3 times per week offer INSECT-EATER DIET (canned food that contains whole insects) this is a soft sugar glider diet that offers variety and a protein source. If you prefer to feed a complete diet with-out the hassle of supplementing with fresh fruit etc., then we suggest feeding Exotic Nutrition's 'GLIDER COMPLETE' or INSECT-EATER DIET in cans these diets already contains varieties of fruits, they contain high protein levels and are nutritionally complete. It is now very simple to offer you glider the highest nutrition level along with a terrific fruit variety with Exotic Nutrition's 'GLIDER COMPLETE' & INSECT-EATER DIET.
Gliderade nectar supplement should be offered on a regular basis, it is very high in carbohydrates and contains vitamins and bee pollen (something that gliders feed on in the wild). Gliderade comes in a powder form, you must mix the powder 5 to 1 with water, although we prefer to mix it 4 to 1 to thicken the liquid, then offer approx. 1 tablespoon per day in a separate dish. Acacia gum is part of the Sugar Glider's natural diet. Acacia gum is available in powdered form (see our Supplements & Nectars department) just mix a teaspoon of powdered Acacia gum with water, and offer the resulting paste to your Gliders.
You can also offer Exotic Nutrition's Berries & Bugs diet a few times a week for variety. Fresh water should be available at all times, a calcium supplement Glider-Cal and multivitamin Glider-Booster can be sprinkled over fresh fruit three times a week, this ensures that you adult sugar glider is maintaining the calcium and vitamin levels required, although supplements are not necessary if your glider consumes enough of the Exotic Nutrition's Premium Sugar Glider Diet. It is important that you keep the ratio of 40% fruits and vegetables to 60% protein based foods. If you offer to much fruits your glider will fill up on the fruit, and not eat the necessary protein based foods.
Use vitamin supplements when necessary, but don't over do it, too many vitamins can be just as harmful as not enough. Start out by feeding about 3-4 tablespoons of food per night, per glider. If they eat it all the first night add a little more the next night until they leave only a little bit.
This combination has been used successfully by us, breeders,and hundreds of our customers with great success.
In captivity, sugar gliders will sometimes suffer from malnutrition as a result of the misinformation regarding their dietary requirements. Some diet-related conditions in captive sugar gliders include the following: hypocalcemia, hypoproteinemia, and anemia. The hypocalcemia is primarily due to an imbalance of dietary calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D. Lack of dietary protein is a cause of anemia and hypoproteinemia in these animals. As with chronic malnutrition, liver and kidney values are abnormal as these organ systems can become affected. Malnourished sugar gliders present weak, lethargic, and debilitated. These animals are usually thin and dehydrated. Pale mucus membranes, edema and bruising may be present with anemic and hypoproteinemic patients. Secondary infections are common in these debilitated animals. Treatment involves general supportive care along with correction of the underlying dietary problems. (Feed a quality diet!) Obesity occurs in captive sugar gliders fed a diet too high in fat or protein. Lack of exercise also contributes to the problem. Obesity can lead to heart and liver disease as seen in other species. Fatty deposits can form in the eyes of juvenile sugar gliders when the mother is fed a diet too high in fat. These appear as small white spots within the eyes and can affect sight. Treatment of obesity includes dietary modification and increased exercise.
For more information on feeding Sugar glider, please click the glider information link on this page.
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