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Exotic Nutrition Foods

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. Over the past 20 years we have experimented with many diverse ingredients and formulas in pet foods to determine the best possible 'species specific' diets. Testing for our formula begins in the laboratory where microscopic examination determines nutritional values and vitamin content of the foods. The second stage of testing begins on our own colony of animals, where all our foods, treats 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. All made in the U.S.A. Exotic Nutrition is registered, regulated and regularly inspected by the USDA/FDA.

Sugar Glider in No Mess FeedingStationWe 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 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+ pets, we offer 40 lb. bags.

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


Exotic Nutrition Foods

  We encourage all exotic animal owners to understand exactly what is in the foods they are providing to their pets. All of our formulas are tested by independent laboratories ands registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture along with the feed control departments of most states. We are also a registered USDA/FDA manufacturing facility. A list if ingredients and guaranteed analyses for each food product can be found on the product descriptions listed on our website. We are happy to answer questions about our products, their ingredients, and where they are sourced from. Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the website to get in touch with a representative. There are many opinions about which foods are best for for your pets. We want to provide you with the necessary information to make informative decisions, and to choose what you think will be right for your pets. We do not wish to dictate your decisions, but rather offer guidelines, answer questions, give recommendations, and provide options. We try to offer as many diet plans as possible, to satisfy everyone’s personal specifications and beliefs about what to feed their pets. 

As stated previously, the ingredients and guaranteed analysis of our diets are printed on every bag, and listed online under every detailed product description. When our foods are 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 foods are made in small batches to guarantee freshness, and are 100% natural with zero artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. The thousands of pets who have thrived from our diets over the past 20 years are proof of the reliability and calculated nutritional content. Our pellet diets are not extruded like many other products on the market. Extrusion is when ingredients are exposed to extreme heat over a short time, which can greatly diminish the nutritional values. The extruded product usually puffs and changes texture as it is extruded, because of the release of moisture. This ‘puffed’ dry product means high volume and low weight. The only advances made in the extrusion process are those that will cut costs. You can read more about extrusion here.


Instiutions & Universities that use Exotic Nutrition products:

Exotic Nutrition is proud to serve universities, zoological parks, veteranarians, research centers and other instiutions seeking to advance the health and well-being of exotics worldwide.

Bucknell University / PA     Stony Brook University / NY    Americas Teaching Zoo / CA    Jungle Island / Miami FL    University of Maryland / MD       UCLA Lab Animal Research / CA        Kansas City Zoo / MO    National Aquarium Baltimore / MD U.S. CDC / GA          University of KS Animal Resources / KS     Heritage Park Zoo / AZ      University of Rhode Island / RI  Missouri State University / MO   PETA / VA      Kauai Humane Society / HI     University of Louisiana / LA      Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary / KY   University of Montreal / CA    Alabama A&M University / AL        Big Cat Habitat & Santuary / FL     University of Kentucky / KT   Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium / WA  Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary / AL      Peel Zoo / AUSTRALIA  Harvard University / MA    University of British Columbia / CA  Washington State University / WA  University Med Center / KS      University of Pennsylvania / PA      Heritage Zoological Association / AZ    Sunset Zoo / KS    Baton Rouge Zoo / LA      Colorado Parks and Recreation    Humane Animal Welfare Society / WI  Guadeloupe Zoo /West Indies    Utica Zoo of Utica / NYLiberty Science Center / VA      Roos-N-More Zoo / NV      Shedd Aquarium / IL   NC Aquarium / NC     Blue Ridge Wildlife Center / VA    Seoul National University / SOUTH KOREA   Thüringer Zoopark / Germany     Guadeloupe Zoo / France   Sea World / CA     Pittsburg State University / PA        Native Animal Rescue / CA        Humane Society / MD  AZ State University Animal Care / AZ     Foothills Wildlife Research Facility / CO     Atlanta Zoo / GA    Indian Creek Zoo / MI       North East Ohio Medical University      University of Rochester / NY      University Department of Entomology / AZ    Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge / FL      Charlotte Nature Museum / NC       San Diego Zoo / CA     Veterinary Care Specialists / MI     Highlands Nature Sanctuary / OH      Virginia Aquarium / VA      Wildlife Conservation Center / NJ      El Paso Zoo / TX   Atlantic City Aquarium / NJ      LSU School of Veterinary Medicine / LA       Animal Medical Center of Forney / TX  Squirrel Creek Wildlife Rescue / CO     American Museum of Natural History / NY      University of California / CA  Dakota Zoo / ND   Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation / Canada   Eastwood Animal Clinic / AL      Black Pine Animal Sanctuary / IN       Eastern Wyoming College / WY       Alexandria Zoological Park / LA     Tanganika Wildlife Park / KS      Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo / MS        Edenton National Fish Hatchery / NC   Penn State University / PA       University of Western Ontario  /CANADA       Pocono Animal Farm / PA    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center  Texas Tech Department of Bio Sciences / TX       Yosemite National Park / CA     Pocono Snake & Animal Farm / PA   Ross University School of Vet Medicine / St.Kitts        Pittsburg State / PA   University Biology Dept / KS   University of Missouri / MO       Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium / PA       Purdue University Biology Dept. /IN          El Paso Zoo / TX        Hutchinson Zoo / KS   Northeastern University / MA       Sandy Bottom Nature Park / VA      University of Kansas /KS       Virginia Zoo / VA     Houston Humane Society / TX         Nebraska Humane Society / NE       Wayne State University / MI          University of Virginia / VA       University of Ontario / CANADA    University of Chicago / IL     University of Montana / MT     University of Utah / UT   University of Pittsburgh / PA     Trine University / IN    Winter Park Veterinary Hospital / FL    Broward Exotic Animal Hospital / FL   Baltimore National Aquarium / MD      Dickerson Park Zoo / MO       Animal Care Society / FL      Oxbow Learning Center / GA     Broward Exotic Animal Hospital / FL     Small Animal Rescue / NY    Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic / SC      Sweetbriar Nature Center / NY   Rare Species Conservatory Foundation / FL       Griffin Exotics Veterinary Hospital / NC      Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary / NC   AWARE Wildlife Center / GA     Animal Medical Center / MS     Oregon Farm Center / WA    Critter Creek Farm / FL     Kasminoff's Bat Rescue / NY     Evelyns Wildlife Refuge / VA     Zookeeper Rescue, Inc. / TX      Freestone County Veterinary Hospital / TX     Buffalo Zoo / NY     Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary / FL      Fort Wayne Children's Zoo / IN    Monterey Zoological Society / CA    Tiny Miracles Rescue / PA      Bearizona Wildlife Park / AZ    Montclair State University / NJ       North Davidson Veterinary Hospital / NC     Benchmark Animal Hospital / OK    Winter Park Vet Hospital / FL    San Jose State University / CA   All Creatures Animal Hospital / FL   Apple Valley Animal Hospital / NC  British Veterinary Center / Qatar      Anne Arundel Veterinary Hosp. / MD     AWARE Wildlife Center / GA    University of Pittsburgh /PA  Placerita Nature Center / CA       Freedom Center for Wildlife /NJ      Southside Virginia Wildlife Center /VA              Freestone County Veterinary Hospital /TX     Sweetbriar Nature Center /NY    Audubon Zoo / La           Pasadena Humane Society/CA  El Paso Zoo / TX   Hutchinson Zoo /KS




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. 


Looking for more information on Sugar Gliders? Browse our archive of articles:

**Recommendations for Sugar Glider Foods & Basic Feeding Guide
Adding Another Glider to Your Household
Are Gliders Legal in My State?
Cage Finishes
Bonding With Your Sugar Glider
Common Nutritional Problems of Sugar Gliders
Dirty Secrets About Gliders' Food
Enriching Gliders' Lives
Exotic Nutrition Foods for Sugar Gliders
Feeding Baby Gliders
Feeding Mealworms to Gliders
Glider Health Issues
Healthy Treats and Chews
HPW (High Protein) Diet for Sugar Gliders
Introducing New Foods to Gliders
Odor Control
Proper Feeding of Gliders
Sugar Glider FAQs
Suggested Cage Requirements
Tips on Breeding Gliders
Veterinarian Database - Find a vet to care for your Sugar Glider
Veterinarian's Opinion on a Sugar Glider's Diet
What to Feed Adult Sugar Gliders
Where Can I Get a Glider?
Why Toys are Important for Gliders
What Exactly Are Booster Multivitamins?


More Questions?

Our customer service representatives are happy to address your questions or provide additional information about products.. Please use the Contact Us link located at the bottom of the website.

Exotic Nutrition
270 Enterprise Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23603

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