Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Myst369, PetriesMommy
Featured Member
Registered: 10/22/17
Posts: 2
Last 10 Posts
I think my new glider Self-Mutilation
by Ladymagyver
Today at 12:23 AM
Our first sugar gliders
by Klasha
Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Took in a glider from my Ex
by New_Guy
Yesterday at 11:09 PM
Bare Tail Question
by kskill99
Yesterday at 10:33 PM
Older Male/Joey Female or Older Female?
by glide247
Yesterday at 10:26 PM
Introducing Two Colonies
by Kris
Yesterday at 08:41 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by KarenE
Yesterday at 11:01 AM
Should breeding pairs ever be separated?
by KarenE
Yesterday at 09:48 AM
Looking for vet recommendation, Atlanta
by Jen_faith
Yesterday at 04:40 AM
Fruits and Veggies
by KarenE
10/22/17 10:39 AM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#168850 - 11/08/06 07:42 PM PML Confusion

I read the recent post about PML - and I am just a tad confused.

I looked on the diet link and read the ingredients for the PML diet. It doesn't mention bee pollen and only calls for 2 eggs. How much bee pollen and at what point in the blending is it added?

Also, it says to feed 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) but in the post some said they were only feeding 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons (tsp) - which is correct?

I might consider switching Lucy over after I finish my BML ingredients..... she eats it ok and is gaining weight - but something tells me she isn't "sold" on the BML.

#168887 - 11/08/06 08:17 PM Re: PML Confusion [Re: ]

Lady H- I was a bit confused on that post too. It seems that there are extra ingredients that people are talking about that I didnt see listed for the PML diet. Hopefully someone can clear this up. smile

#168891 - 11/08/06 08:23 PM Re: PML Confusion [Re: ]
TracieB Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 4338
Loc: Lenexa, KS
There is the original "Pockets" PML, then Peggy (srlb) also has a version. That's where you're getting the conflicting information. Peggy's version calls for three eggs, bee pollen and serving size is 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons (tsp). Pockets' version calls for 2 eggs, no bee pollen and serving size is 1 tablespoon (TBSP). The amount of Wambaroo High Protein Supplement is also different in each.

Here's a link to a discussion in which Debbie (Pockets) and Peggy (srlb) both have some input. Just a warning, you may be even more confused after reading it!! grin


Hope this helps clarify things for you!
1 wonderful husband - Chris
1 goofy Yorkie - Dexter
2 naughty kitties - Chloe & Alek

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge:
1 spoiled Yorkie, Myles - April 5, 1993-June 5, 2007
1 sweet :wfb: Xavier - August 5, 2007-May 20, 2010
2 sweet :grey: :grey: Nara & Alkina - February, 2006-November, 2011

#168924 - 11/08/06 09:11 PM Re: PML Confusion [Re: TracieB]
Srlb Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16745
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
Yes, true. Pockets (Debbie) has her version and than I have my own. When first speaking with Pockets about this, before she came back and reannounced it on GC and going over all the details with her she could not stress enough to have the diet checked out by your vet. I than took the box of HPW into my vet who checked it out. After looking into it and discussing it with him he told me how he felt it should be fed and thought it was an outstanding diet.

You see, Pockets has access to many of the plants and such they have in Australia, she grows many of her own things, things you and I dont have, or have the time, or the patience to grow so she is able to offer things I can not. After discussing that with the vet as well he suggested to add in the Bee Pollen as that is one of the beneficial things they eat in their natural habitat. It provides natural calcium and is beneficial to the high metabolism that gliders have.

I also decided to stay with the three eggs in the diet plan as that is the protein. Pockets chose to cut back the eggs due to her fear of high cholestrol.

There is plenty of vitamins and calcium in the diet itself that none is needed to be added as far as supplements such as repcal or herptivite.

The original diet calls for 1 o 1-1/2 teaspoons and that is what I chose to feed my gliders. They eat it all and they are healthy as ever.

I, like Pockets, recommends to talk with your vet about the diet to see what they feel about it. Please make sure the vet is knowledgable in gliders though. Unfortunately many vets dont know enough about them and have not researched them enough to really be able to discuss or choose diet plans. That is where one of our diet issues arises from.Hopefull that will be able to change and some more research can be done in the near future.

I dont recommend to anyone to just go out and pick a diet and change it according to how *they* want it or they *feel* would benefit their gliders without consulting a qualified vet. If you do choose to switch over to another diet, choose one that has been used successfully over several years by many of the members here.

Many members have switched to the PML and the HPW (which is what I call the version I use) diets with WONDERFUL success. I see big improvements all the time in gliders that are using the HPW as part of their diet plan.

Dancing can be one to tell you about how well it did for Reep. A glider that went to her with fur issues, he was just about bald and she started to sprinkle the HPW powder over his food and today he is fully furred.

If you have any questions, please do feel free to ask. Im sure that Pockets will pop on here sooner or later and comment on the diet as well, or you can email her and she will answer. I am so very grateful she introduced me and my furballs to the HPW. I honestly feel I have increased not only their health and happiness but also their life span by putting them on this diet. grin
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.

#169028 - 11/09/06 05:53 AM Re: PML Confusion [Re: Srlb]

Thanks Peggy! That clears up the confusion lol.


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

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 12 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Alisa3333, reba, AlyCatz, mandydarr, FinFiFuFe
6390 Registered Users
Forum Stats
18 posts in the last 24hrs
6391 Members
134 Forums
8905 Topics
147924 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
I think my new glider Self-Mutilation
by Newbie
Yesterday at 11:51 PM
Our first sugar gliders
by Klasha
Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Bare Tail Question
by kskill99
Yesterday at 04:57 PM
Took in a glider from my Ex
by New_Guy
Yesterday at 12:11 AM
Should breeding pairs ever be separated?
by AlyCatz
10/22/17 04:53 AM
Twitchy tale movements
by FinFiFuFe
10/20/17 12:29 AM
Looking for vet recommendation, Atlanta
by Jen_faith
10/19/17 08:40 PM
First time glider owner looking for wisdom
10/19/17 03:36 PM
Older Male/Joey Female or Older Female?
10/19/17 10:01 AM
Cold snap!
by Ladymagyver
10/19/17 12:51 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20203127
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12465237
TEXAS 646372
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 589453
OHIO 505440
Member Titles 449413
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 342429
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!