Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
HeatherK329, Philbert12321
Featured Member
Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 378
Last 10 Posts
The Exciting Adventures of Lord Feverstone
by Temulin
The Morning Report
by Feather
11:10 AM
Tucker is a Grandpa again!
by KarenE
10:02 AM
RV Life with Gliders?
by KarenE
09:58 AM
Giardia testing, etc
by kidqwik
09:24 AM
New and in need of advice !
by TwoDog
(aka - ComradeFluffyPants)
06:18 AM
What tent do you use?
by Ladymagyver
04:00 AM
balding spots/overgrooming, need advice
by Feather
04:18 PM
Bonding update
by Alan
03:00 PM
On the road again!
by Ladymagyver
01:19 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1407597 - 03/03/17 02:59 PM Kiwi w or w/o seeds?
kidqwik Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 01/26/17
Posts: 38
Loc: NJ
In my quest to see what Kara and Lilo will even attempt to eat, I've tried Kiwi as part of the Critter Love diet. Should I be painstakingly taking out the seeds(which leaves very little of the kiwi left to give them) or is ok to give them pieces of the kiwi minus the skin? I've Googled this and some people keep them in, some take them out. What says you!? :-b


Edited by kidqwik (03/03/17 02:59 PM)

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1407598 - 03/03/17 03:00 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: kidqwik]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40556
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Do not worry about the seeds. They are so very small they make no difference at all.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1407656 - 03/06/17 02:31 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: kidqwik]
Kesha Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Georgia
Hi. I usually take the seeds out. I eat the seeds and give them the green fruit. My vet told me to avoid giving them seeds. I cant remember the reason. I think it does something to their digestion system.

Top
#1407657 - 03/06/17 02:35 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: kidqwik]
Kesha Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Georgia
I've also read in several glider books to remove grape, apple & papaya seeds.

Top
#1407664 - 03/06/17 05:22 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: Kesha]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40556
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Originally Posted By: Kesha
I've also read in several glider books to remove grape, apple & papaya seeds.


The seeds above are large enough they could cause problems IF the gliders were to eat them. We have also learned over the years that gliders are smarter than we previously gave them credit meaning they generally will not eat items dangerous to their health.

Kiwi seeds are simply just too small to cause any damage. If you are really that concerned and want to take all the time it would take to remove the seeds that is entirely up to you. But kiwi seeds are not ony small, they are soft.
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1407678 - 03/07/17 05:32 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: KarenE]
kidqwik Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 01/26/17
Posts: 38
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: KarenE
Do not worry about the seeds. They are so very small they make no difference at all.


I've been leaving them in since reading your reply. Either way I guess I have nothing to worry about since they still haven't touched them. lol

Top
#1407680 - 03/07/17 06:00 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: kidqwik]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 40556
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Some gliders just don't like kiwi dunno
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#1407681 - 03/07/17 07:56 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: KarenE]
kidqwik Offline
In Pouch

Registered: 01/26/17
Posts: 38
Loc: NJ
Yeah, they seem to be picky. They love apples, Pro O's, and their Critter Love Plus mix at night. Most of the salad mix goes to waste. Doesn't look they touch any of it some nights. They like they're Happy Glider and Exotic Nutrition when I leave a very small amount during the day, but they don't eat much of it. They literally are waiting for the Critter Love at night though. They lick some of it up, hop on the wheel, hop off the wheel, get some more, then hop back on the wheel, etc. They sometimes eat some kale, blueberry or raspberry, but the rest of the stuff? Naaahh. :-b

Top
#1407683 - 03/07/17 08:29 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: kidqwik]
Feather Offline
Administrator

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11499
Loc: Wisconsin
They could be eating more of the salad mix than you know, gliders leave the non soluble fiber behind, so you will see the pea hulls, corn hulls, outsides of the green beans and so on.
_________________________
Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Widget, Gadget, Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Flower & Pappy :bb: T'Pol, Pandora, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:


Top
#1407684 - 03/07/17 09:03 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: Feather]
Srlb Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16690
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
Here ya go, read this. Then grab a journal and follow along. You will be surprised at what you learn about your sugar gliders eating cycle.

P.S. made me smile to hear how much they love their Critter LoveŽ grin

Picky Eater
_________________________
Peggy
Critter Love
Critter LoveŽ Diet Center

If you want to know what a person is like, watch how he treats others.

You'll never know what the outcome is if you don't step up and try.


Top
#1407739 - 03/10/17 08:52 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: Feather]
Kesha Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Georgia
I've never fed my gliders springmix. I'll have to try it. They love mango, papaya, apple grapes and a lot of other fruits.
Do you all feed your gliders mealworms? If so, how many do you feed each glider and how often? Live or dried? My gliders have a prefernce for live mealworms.

Top
#1407759 - 03/11/17 04:29 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: Kesha]
DCMuffin Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28195
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Originally Posted By: Kesha
I've also read in several glider books to remove grape, apple & papaya seeds.


Kesha - apple seeds should not be fed, they can be toxic to your gliders. You do not need to remove grape seeds. The seeds in a papaya can actually be eaten (they actually have a peppery flavor) and are not dangerous for humans or animals, though you'll likely find that your gliders won't eat them.
_________________________
~~~Aimee~~~
__________________________
...and "The Monkeys"

Top
#1407786 - 03/12/17 03:54 PM Re: Kiwi w or w/o seeds? [Re: DCMuffin]
Kesha Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 193
Loc: Georgia
Thanks for your advise.

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
2 registered (Philwojo, 1 invisible), 18 Guests and 66 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Britts_furry_fam, BoricuaOnnr, Lindayaks, broch20, Reefgal
6145 Registered Users
Forum Stats
45 posts in the last 24hrs
6146 Members
130 Forums
8455 Topics
143812 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Tucker is a Grandpa again!
by Feather
12:20 AM
Giardia testing, etc
by kidqwik
07:45 PM
What tent do you use?
by kidqwik
12:55 PM
Sudden Weight Loss- Stress? Kidney Failure? Liver Disease?
by Britts_furry_fam
03/27/17 11:10 PM
I lucked out.
by Reefgal
03/27/17 04:50 PM
Bonding update
by Alan
03/27/17 07:09 AM
Unfluffy Tail
by becpop
03/26/17 08:23 PM
The Morning Report
by TwoDog aka ComradeFluffyPants
03/26/17 10:16 AM
Numbert 6
by TwoDog aka ComradeFluffy
03/25/17 11:19 AM
Athena is all grown up...
by TwoDog aka ComradeFluffy
03/25/17 03:48 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20194675
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12452651
TEXAS 581799
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 504831
OHIO 445127
Member Titles 397751
MISSOURI 338180
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 310029
OKLAHOMA 301009
UTAH 288385
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017