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#1405448 - 11/26/16 09:46 PM Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ?
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Registered: 11/26/16
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Hi, Im new to the site and expecting two suggies next month and Ive done plenty of research, and Im aware protein is needed in their diet . Im planning to follow the The Pet Glider Pet Glider Fresh diet , Id fulfill the protein portion with chicken/turkey or other meats. Im also gonna make sure to provide all other aspects and also the vitamin/ calcium too.
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#1405452 - 11/27/16 06:02 AM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: suggietakeover]
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Registered: 11/10/15
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Bugs are not necessary, there are many other sources of protein you are able: Chicken, turkey are good. You can also serve eggs (boiled or scrambled) or yogurt.
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#1405463 - 11/27/16 08:04 AM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: suggietakeover]
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Hutch is correct, bugs are not necessary. I feed them rarely, it is more of a special treat in my house for them to get meal worms.
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#1405476 - 11/27/16 10:01 PM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: suggietakeover]
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Thank you guys so much. I'll definitely be keeping bugs limited to treats.If I have an option to avoid bugs I will, haha. One more question, when bugs are fed, do they need to be alive, or can they be dead bugs, like ones that are given to bearded dragons?
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#1405482 - 11/28/16 11:16 AM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: suggietakeover]
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I use canned bugs frequently when I feed bugs with no problems. As long as they smell of food, they'll become food.
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#1405522 - 11/30/16 07:50 AM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: Hutch]
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Registered: 10/30/03
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Loc: St. Johns, Florida
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Ive done plenty of research, and Im aware protein is needed in their diet


Actually, sugar gliders require very LOW amounts of protein. Too much protein over time can/have cause kidney issues.

I do not offer any bugs at all. Havent for years. There is more fat in the bugs we offer than protein, plus they already have plenty of protein in their staple.
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#1405755 - 12/13/16 07:07 PM Re: Sugar Glider Diet:are bugs necessary ? [Re: suggietakeover]
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Registered: 12/30/15
Posts: 125
Loc: Louisiana
I will buy 500 crickets, then put them straight into the freezer. Once frozen I put them into a Tupperware container. It doesn't take long for a few to defrost and my gliders love them.

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