Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
paintmud, TempyKDog
Featured Member
Registered: 05/03/16
Posts: 142
Last 10 Posts
New Freedom Stealth Wheel by Atticworx
by Dallie
Today at 09:46 AM
by KarenE
Today at 09:44 AM
poor Kahless
by mechnut450
Today at 09:24 AM
SpinZone Global™
by Dallie
Today at 08:29 AM
My Female Glider used to Love me
by TlcMager
Yesterday at 11:57 PM
by Feather
Yesterday at 07:52 PM
Male glider mangled female glider
by Terry
Yesterday at 04:43 PM
Somewhat new Sugar Glider Baby Mama
by Sandeewhispers
09/23/17 07:27 AM
by 1daddyglider1
09/23/17 01:19 AM
by Ladymagyver
09/22/17 10:12 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1408634 - 04/07/17 08:56 AM how long to adjust to new diet
Chelle7780 Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Ohio
My rescue babies are not eating much of the BML. It has been less than a week since getting them but they do not seem to like BML much. It is way better than the cat food they were being fed at the previous home but I want to make sure they are getting what they need.

They seem to be picking around the BML and eating the fruits and veggies instead. I started mixing them all together to get more of the BML in them and it helps. How long should I give it before deciding to switch to another staple?

Side note...we see the vet tomorrow morning for our check ups and neuter. YAY!
Michelle, co-parent to two new rescue babies

Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1408645 - 04/07/17 09:34 AM Re: how long to adjust to new diet [Re: Chelle7780]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12012
Loc: Wisconsin
You could contact Peggy at, she would be more than happy to send you out a sample of her product. My gliders love it!
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

#1408651 - 04/07/17 09:41 AM Re: how long to adjust to new diet [Re: Feather]
KarenE Offline

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41232
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Here is the BML Link

Since your gliders have been on it for less than a week, I would give them a little more time before changing again. Remember they are coming off a completely different feeding plan of cat food and who knows what else. They aren't used to eating what is good for them.

After the recipe there are some tips you could try for how you feed the BML. It might help or at least give you a better idea of whether they simply aren't going to eat it.

You could still contact Peggy as Feather suggested to have you sample of Critterlove available when you want to try it.
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help

#1408659 - 04/07/17 01:05 PM Re: how long to adjust to new diet [Re: KarenE]
Chelle7780 Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Ohio
That is the exact BML I am following. I started mixing the fruits, veggies and BML together in their dishes to make sure they get more of it but they always leave more BML than anything else and go after the fruits and veggies...well except the carrots. They don't seem to like them very much so we have been doing some carrot baby food for licky treats just to make sure they get a little more carrots in them. Beechnut Organic Just Carrots is what we are using for licky treats and they seem to enjoy it.
Michelle, co-parent to two new rescue babies

#1408712 - 04/08/17 12:22 PM Re: how long to adjust to new diet [Re: Chelle7780]
Chelle7780 Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Ohio
Last night more of the BML was gone!! Yay! I put a few mealworms in the bottom, fruits and veggies on top of that then the BML. It worked! They gobbled up the other stuff to get to the mealworms. I'm not above bribing to get he good stuff in them. I have three sons so I've been through this baby thing a few times. It really isn't much different than human babies, is it!? LOL!
Michelle, co-parent to two new rescue babies

#1408739 - 04/09/17 07:45 AM Re: how long to adjust to new diet [Re: Chelle7780]
Ladymagyver Offline

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 2034
Loc: SW Missouri
:thumb2: I posted 24 hours ago, and must have deleted instead of submitted, but I see they are doing fine!

They are still adapting to their new surroundings too. I tried using BML as a gravy and found mine preferences them separate.

Thank you for updates and please keep us posted. :yes:

Inhale the future...
Exhale the past...

Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 22 Guests and 60 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
ScarlettWillow, Pilkington88, TlcMager, ajmckay, Terrylt7
6348 Registered Users
Forum Stats
23 posts in the last 24hrs
6349 Members
134 Forums
8882 Topics
147615 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
by Feather
Yesterday at 07:57 PM
by suggietakeover
Yesterday at 02:50 PM
My Female Glider used to Love me
by TlcMager
Yesterday at 08:33 AM
Male glider mangled female glider
by Luithicca
09/22/17 10:20 PM
by Feather
09/22/17 05:30 PM
Roxie is smaller than the others
by kidqwik
09/22/17 03:17 PM
by Feather
09/20/17 05:45 PM
Brisbane Cage for Sale in NJ
by kidqwik
09/20/17 11:55 AM
Milk or juice jug as nesting box?
by Belladonafire
09/20/17 11:08 AM
It is time to Party!
by Feather
09/19/17 07:02 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20201606
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12463030
TEXAS 636231
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 575598
OHIO 494659
Member Titles 440866
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 333722
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!