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#1048860 - 12/31/10 02:38 PM Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale
sandbat Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Hello,

I am going over the safe fruits/veggies list again on the sweet sugar gliders site, and noticed that lemon peel and orange peel are listed. Do I just peel the fruit and give them the peel, or should I grate the pith off? How much is good to give them? I'd heard that too much citrus can give suggies the runs.

Also kale, and collard greens...do I have to cook 'em first?

Thanks in advance!


Edited by sandbat (12/31/10 02:38 PM)

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#1048870 - 12/31/10 03:19 PM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
I usually just grate a little lemon or orange peel and mix it with other fruits and vegetables.

As for the Kale and collard greens - I cut the fresh leaves up into small pieces. Most of the time I buy frozen Chopped Collard Greens and just put it on the glider plates frozen. It thaws in just a few minutes.
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#1048912 - 12/31/10 04:41 PM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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I just gave mine collard greens the other day (like you suggested Candy) and they went BERZERK!!!!!....they really loved it....

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#1048976 - 12/31/10 07:10 PM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: ]
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Registered: 05/11/08
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Loc: Upstate, SC
Originally Posted By: GoGoGliders
I just gave mine collard greens the other day (like you suggested Candy) and they went BERZERK!!!!!....they really loved it....

No kidding?? I never tried it because I didn't think they'd even touch it... now I have to try! dance
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#1049098 - 01/01/11 06:28 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Thanks, everyone! I think I'm going shopping for this stuff tonight.

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#1049122 - 01/01/11 09:21 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
BCChins Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
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Loc: Central Connecticut
You can make a foraging toy out of Kale or Collard greens.

Cut into smaller block's circles whatever but big enough to place a mealie or treat inside then tie it closed with a fleece stripe or a heart/star link thing or anything glider safe. Place in cage and watch them tear it up to get to the center.
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#1049124 - 01/01/11 09:25 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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jump Yes!! Brenda is right, they love it wrapped up jump

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#1049131 - 01/01/11 10:09 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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Registered: 11/19/09
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what a wonderful idea! ill have to try this!!!
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#1050473 - 01/04/11 05:30 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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That's an amazing idea! Thanks!

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#1050479 - 01/04/11 07:22 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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That is a neat idea! Will have to give it a try!
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#1051837 - 01/07/11 01:02 PM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
djtaul
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Mine love different kinds of greens, especially the tender baby ones.

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#1054626 - 01/13/11 10:54 AM Re: Feeding citrus, orange peel, lemon peel. also kale [Re: sandbat]
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Registered: 12/25/10
Posts: 524
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado
orange peel:
when giving citrus I have always given a thin slice and then quartered of orange still on the peel..(even then.. maybe only once a week or so) Mine have *never* touched more than the fruit. It looks like they suck the juice out and leave the rest.. So~~ if you are looking to feed it I would think grated finely and mixed with other food.

As for cooking collared greens~ I never have whether using fresh or frozen I just give it that way~ (though fresh needs washed~)
So I don't think there is a need to cook it~ dunno ? mine just like it as is~ smile
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