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Baby Food? #1415737
03/30/18 07:39 PM
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Hello!

Im just wondering if anyone else feeds their babies baby cereal and baby food like mango, peach, corn...? Mine love all of those.

Thank you!

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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1415738
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Hi and :welcomegc:

I have fed mine the BML diet which has baby cereal and chicken or turkey baby food.

You can click on the blue word diet and it will bring up a list of diets for sugar gliders.

I'm currently feeding Critter love complete, as it's easier to make and I follow the recommended salads too. We travel with work and live in a 5th wheel 1/2 to 3/4ths of the year.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: Ladymagyver] #1415740
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I've heard of it used in diets, s/a BML as Dawn mentioned. I have also heard of it used at temporary, as an in-between food (if you run out of staple), travel food or possibly a "cheat night" food. I haven't heard as it being a stand-alone staple diet though. I personally haven't offered any to my gliders, no particular reason, just always done Critter Love (formally HPW), and previously other HPW (imitations) type diets.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1415743
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baby food is all of the food crushed together, and it isn't that healthy for them.
when they eat regular food, they spit out what the don't eat, b/c it is most likely hard for there system to digest.
I've only fed baby food when it is an emergency thing to feed for whichever glider would need it, and then it's off of the stuff as soon as possible.


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I've used baby food as an occasional treat & emergencies (aka, forgot to go shopping). Mine like the fruit/veggie mix ones the best.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1418825
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Can you feed them the meat ones also? Is there a certain stage you should only feed? Such as just stage 1 or so?

Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1418826
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I fed BML and used the stage one chicken and gravy. It is the most blended of the foods.


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Originally Posted by ChristySanchCarr
Hello!

I�m just wondering if anyone else feeds their babies baby cereal and baby food like mango, peach, corn...? Mine love all of those.

Thank you!

Curious Sugar Baby Mama


You could keep them on hand and have a junk food night before they expire. Or feed them as a treat once a month. BML only calls for the chicken and gravy, not the fruits and veggie babyfood.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1420562
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I was told to feed mine "Tutti Fruiti" until he was a little older, and dried fruit or fresh apple pieces as treat. I was only able to find it from the breeder themselves.

I am very new to Gliders, so any advice is very much welcome!

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Re: Baby Food? [Re: Oz_The_Third] #1420564
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Originally Posted by Oz_The_Third
I was told to feed mine "Tutti Fruiti" until he was a little older, and dried fruit or fresh apple pieces as treat. I was only able to find it from the breeder themselves.

I am very new to Gliders, so any advice is very much welcome!



I'm not familiar with this food you were told to feed him. Where does it come from? Oh, ok, I again reread what your breeder said... Hummm....

Gliders need a balanced diet. Pellets don't full fill that. I do use pellets as a snack. I get mine from Pet-pro.com 'Happy Glider' pellets. Mine prefer the fruit flavor. I have fed BML diet which has a staple and a strict recommended salad as a side. Now I feed Critterlove plus nectar (staple) and one of the 5 recommended salads. (Critterlove.com )

If you click on the blue word diet, it will take you to a database that lists several diets.


If your glider is at least 8wks oop, he can eat what his parents eat. Only difference would be he may not eat as much until he grows a little more.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1421381
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I feed baby food as heir base diet and cereals instead of that kibble they don’t like. Add plenty of other fruits and things and you have a balanced diet without driving yourself crazy and spending a fortune in commercial feed. Someone replied that baby food is all mixed up together .... what?? They come in separate jars.... I also feed organic applesauce and other fruit sauces .

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Originally Posted by Crispy_Mister
I feed baby food as heir base diet and cereals instead of that kibble they don’t like. Add plenty of other fruits and things and you have a balanced diet without driving yourself crazy and spending a fortune in commercial feed. Someone replied that baby food is all mixed up together .... what?? They come in separate jars.... I also feed organic applesauce and other fruit sauces .


Yes, baby food comes in separate jars specifically made for human babies.


Sugar gliders have different nutritional needs than humans. As mentioned in this thread it is okay to have a cheat night or use baby food in an emergency, but feeding on a regular basis, you may find in the long run your gliders will not look at all like those fed diets with the nutritional ingredients meant for them.

They may not have the shiny coats and busy tails of their counterparts. They may also be susceptible to illness and possible death long before they should.

Although gliders are indeed sap suckers, they also need to be able to chew semi soft and hard items for healthy teeth. I do not mean to keep their teeth whittled down, because their teeth do not continuously grown like rodents. I mean to keep their teeth clean. Many people add live meanworms to their gliders diet for this purpose, and they do love them.

A proper staple diet does not have to cost a fortune. There are several you can either order or make yourself at home that will cost you the same or little more than you are spending on the store bought baby food.

Click on the word diet wherever you see it highlighted.


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: KarenE] #1421384
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I know they need to chew foods... if you look at my post again I said I feed them a variety and use common sense. They don’t eat kibble in the wild just like dogs don’t. I feed them real food. Yeah baby food is labeled for babies but it’s real Whole Foods much like what they would eat normally, not processed packaged stuff that they don’t even like. If fed a variety of healthy foods daily they will be perfectly healthy. Commercially processed diets are completely unnecessary unless you dont have access to real food

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Originally Posted by Crispy_Mister
I know they need to chew foods... if you look at my post again I said I feed them a variety and use common sense. They don’t eat kibble in the wild just like dogs don’t. I feed them real food. Yeah baby food is labeled for babies but it’s real Whole Foods much like what they would eat normally, not processed packaged stuff that they don’t even like. If fed a variety of healthy foods daily they will be perfectly healthy. Commercially processed diets are completely unnecessary unless you dont have access to real food



An important part of sugar glider digestive process has been missed here. They do not digest food like humans and babies do.

Our (humans) require soluble as well as in soluble fiber.

Sugar gliders cannot process insoluble fiber in their digestive system from F/V. They spit out what their system cannot take by chewing up their food only to get the nutrients out. Baby food is far from wholesome for gliders when it comes to that This leads to health problems down the road.

There is also the calcium (2) to phosphorus (1) ratio 2:1 to consider when selecting items in their diet. Too much phosphorus and the body can't absorb enough calcium which leads to HLP( hind leg paralysis).

The pellets from Pet-pro are cooked in a way that AIDS in digestion. Still, they mostly chew on it to get what they need and spit out the rest.

In the wild, gliders are opportunistic creatures. But will eat what ever doesn't eat them first. They also help "clean-up" carion or dead carcasses. Their diet also varies by season and what is available. In the wild they may choose one available food over another for what ever their body requires.

Since we cannot duplicate what they may have needed in the wild, thousands of dollars have been put in to research to figure out what the needs are for these creatures that can be replicated in captivity. This is a continuing project. Funds are needed now to start up the next step.

This is what we base our diet choices on current research.

There is nothing wrong with having opinions about what these babies should eat. In the meantime, I personally will feed a tested diet that is proven digestible, and know their little bodies are getting proper absorbtion of life giving nutrients they need for good health, vibrant activity, and longevity. JS


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Re: Baby Food? [Re: ChristySanchCarr] #1421387
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I appreciate your post ladymagyver, I tried to “like” it but the like button is apparently a link to Facebook. ??

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Very good post, Dawn/Ladymagyver.

Crispy_Mister, we do not have like buttons here as there on on fb. We do have a Follow Us button at the top of the page.


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No like button? It’s right there I can see it....
I don’t have Facebook

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