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#1062216 - 01/28/11 04:39 PM Fresh fruits question - Blended diet
sunjana1 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
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For those using fresh fruits (non-relish) with the Blended diet I am curious about your rotation (daily/weekly) and what you gliders seem to enjoy the most. I have the calculator but rather than doing a lot of trial and error I thought I would throw this question out there for people that have been doing it a lot longer. wink
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#1062293 - 01/28/11 07:22 PM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Registered: 09/03/08
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I use cantalope, honeydew, papaya, blueberries, watermelon, cherries and mango on a regular basis. I use fresh figs when in season and sometimes grapes, blackberries or apples.
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#1062303 - 01/28/11 07:41 PM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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That's a great variety! Thanks Candy. smile
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#1062463 - 01/29/11 12:17 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Registered: 03/21/10
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I use asparagus, cherries, potato (russet and sweet), brussel sprouts, bananas, kiwi, papaya, blueberries, blackberries, mushrooms, celery, sugar snap peas, green beans, peaches, prickly pears, eggplant and cucumber on a regular basis...
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#1063880 - 01/31/11 10:37 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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I have an absolutely amazing list of all kinds of fruits and vegetables you can feed suggies. It gives next to each item the Calcium Phosphorous rating, so you don't have to do any figuring on your own. The link for the list is: http://sweet-sugar-gliders.com/calcium_phosphorous_ratios.pdf

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#1063881 - 01/31/11 10:38 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Thanks very much!
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#1063885 - 01/31/11 10:40 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Oh, I use the fresh fruits/veggies with a blended diet, also. I have found that alternating fruits one day and veggies the next works best.

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#1064193 - 01/31/11 08:41 PM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: DCMuffin]
sharit Offline
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Registered: 10/27/10
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aimee, are prickley pairs grown on a cactus?
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#1064360 - 02/01/11 01:34 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Loc: South Africa
It is a type of cactus, yes.
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#1064417 - 02/01/11 07:37 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: WV
I'm originally from Tx and so when we went back to see my family we went and was going to make prickly pear jam we avoided wearing gloves because we could see the big thorns lol however we didn't see the little hair like thorns and we got them all over our hands..needless to say we left them alone lol
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#1064435 - 02/01/11 08:25 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
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Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Yes, this is very true...they are a type of cactus and are sometimes called cactus pears. Use caution when peeling them because they DO have little pokers in them that can stick in your hands. They're VERY irritating! While my monkeys won't eat regular pears, they LOVE prickly pear...it's not what you would expect. It's very small, has small seeds (I don't remove them) and it's a dark pink color!
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#1064439 - 02/01/11 08:29 AM Re: Fresh fruits question - Blended diet [Re: sunjana1]
Vona Offline
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Loc: WV
And it makes the BEST jam lol if you can find someone that already makes it...please try it smile
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