Feeding gliders (Petaurus breviceps)
In captivity, sugar gliders do not need a lot of energy, and not spend half of their day feeding and running and jumping through the trees. Instead, they need more carbohydrate diet that will keep them on the right foods for healthy living.
Feeding the same thing all the time every time, is poor practice and not allow varied nutrition that sugar gliders need.
In captivity, it is difficult to provide a proper diet for our gliders.
Basic Diet for gliders::
The basic diet for sugar gliders is a varied diet containing all. Here I want to explain how we do it to eat everything, fruits, vegetables, proteins, sugars, cereals, etc..
We prepared with the following ingredients (according to the animals that you have to bend or divide the quantities, we have a few to do pretty much)
- 3 pieces of fruit (which are different if possible, to choose between which want)
- 2 pieces of vegetables (eg a carrot and a piece of broccoli)
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 2 tablespoons of baby porridge
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 4 or 5 tablespoons of water
All this went through the blender. Tritureis not the maximum, it is preferable that they are chopped. This amount is not for one day, once the porridge made it back into silicone molds or ice cube trays and put it in the freezer, and every day a few hours before giving them to eat will draw the portions that need and let them thaw . Once thawed you'll take calcium and multivitamin powder, stir well and distribute it ...
Important for our gliders:
You have to give vitamins and calcium usually is easy to find in pet stores, give very good results calcium and vitamin powder for reptiles. Calcium and vitamins have to put them put them right before our gliders food from losing its effectiveness.
Pollen granules, once per week
Insects 3-4 times per week
Fresh water should be available at all times. Other vegetables can be added to the diet, ie, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, your choice will depend on what each glider.
Exercise and proper diet help prevent sugar gliders become obese. Obesity can lead to health problems. Cages should be revised to remove food debris and refresh water bowls.