Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
dinah505, GliderNoob2389, Sunshine, tlkngfethrs1
Featured Member
Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 484
Last 10 Posts
"Homemade" yogie treats
by Terry
0 seconds ago
Hubby said yes!
by Terry
8 minutes 27 seconds ago
'injury' at bald spot?
by josefine
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
TheWildRose311
by Terry
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Dear Crabby
by Hutch
Yesterday at 10:27 AM
Joeys and parents long term?
by KarenE
Yesterday at 10:04 AM
Double Critter Nation bedding ?
by Alan
Yesterday at 09:19 AM
Melanistic Gliders
by Hutch
Yesterday at 02:48 AM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by Kp3690
08/20/17 08:30 PM
Camille
by Terry
08/20/17 04:08 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#428028 - 12/04/07 03:28 PM Can they eat nopales(cactus)???
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
I bought a bag of pre-cut cactus because I thought the giders might like it. smile

However, I wanted to check with ya'll if it's good for them?

I don't know if this will be of much help, but here's the nutritional info:

Total fat: 0
Soduim: 0
Total carbs: 7 grams
Dietary fiber: 4 grams
Sugar: 0

Vit. A: 4%
Vitamin C: 20%
Fiber: 35%
Calcium: 25%
Iron: 2%
_________________________
~Nicole~

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

Top
#428062 - 12/04/07 04:59 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
Wantiki2
Unregistered


I don't know if this is a 'safe' food for gliders, but I sure like the 25% calcium. I wonder if nopales are available fresh in Miami? dunno

Top
#428069 - 12/04/07 05:17 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I'm not certain. Here is a list of safe fruits and veggies. Maybe this will help.
Safe Fruits & Veggies

Top
#428085 - 12/04/07 06:02 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: LSardou]
TWilson
Unregistered


Linda that link takes you back to the "we've moved message".

Top
#428088 - 12/04/07 06:09 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Thanks, I think that Eddie is still trying to get things moved over. There will be some technical problems for a little while until everything is finished.

Top
#428094 - 12/04/07 06:19 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: LSardou]
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
Thanks everyone, I'll see if I can find the "safe fruits and veggies" list and check if it's on there. wink

WANTIKI2- Nopales are a popular food in Mexico and since there's lots of hispanics(Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican) in Miami then I'm sure if you check some of the Spanish grocery stores you can find some. wink

Here's a wikipedia link you can see what it actually looks like un-cut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nopal . I prefer to go for the pre-cut stuff, lol.

I hope it's good for them. If so then I also hope they like it! laugh
_________________________
~Nicole~

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

Top
#428112 - 12/04/07 07:14 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
USMom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 7356
Loc: Austin, TX
Yeah, I was gonna say, but will they eat it? Little weirdo's like the strangest things. I will try and find the list, too.
_________________________
Shawna
Who are you networked with? Networking could save your gliders life. Create one now.


Top
#428113 - 12/04/07 07:16 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
MacoGrenada
Unregistered


Is this the link you are looking for ? This should be what Linda posted, look on page 2 I think...

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/309291/fpart/1

Top
#428122 - 12/04/07 07:34 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
USMom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 7356
Loc: Austin, TX
Maco, I borrowed your link from Kristen's post--
http://www.moondance-sugargliders.com/sugar_glider_plant-tree_information.htm
Shows them as safe to eat...
_________________________
Shawna
Who are you networked with? Networking could save your gliders life. Create one now.


Top
#428136 - 12/04/07 08:11 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: USMom]
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
Thanks!

I offered the gliders some and heard them licking it, but I'm not sure if anyone ate any, I'll have to check the pouch later. Either way, at least now I know they can have it. wink
_________________________
~Nicole~

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

Top
#428307 - 12/05/07 01:37 AM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
USMom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 7356
Loc: Austin, TX
If they don't do it this time, maybe try again later. Sometimes they like something one day, then won't touch it the next. Kind of like a baby.
_________________________
Shawna
Who are you networked with? Networking could save your gliders life. Create one now.


Top
#428336 - 12/05/07 03:01 AM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: USMom]
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
Well, I cleaned out the pouch and only found 1 piece of cactus(I put about 4-5 pieces in there) and a bunch of little dried chuncks so I guess it was a hit! laugh
_________________________
~Nicole~

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

Top
#428398 - 12/05/07 10:11 AM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
Wantiki2
Unregistered


That's good news, especially in view of the calcium content.

Top
#428412 - 12/05/07 10:51 AM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
LindsayAnnG
Unregistered


i just read the entire wiki about the calcium in the napol's and the calcium content is HIGH but it's not biologically available because it is in the form of calcium oxalate which is not easily absorbed through the intestines..

I was about to special order some to my house, but if the calcium isn't there, i am not sure it would be worth it..

I do wanna try some for myself as i always had in my mind an idea what a cactus would taste like..

Top
#428500 - 12/05/07 01:21 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
UH-OH! I just read on the Wiki site that adding nopales to a mixed meal reduces the glycemic effect!

Isn't that BAD for gliders because they NEED to absorb all the sugars in their food?

Here's a link about the glycemic index stuff:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_index

Good thing I haven't added the cactus to their food mix, I just gave em a couple pieces yesterday and that was WAY before they ate.


Edited by sugarlope (12/05/07 04:57 PM)
Edit Reason: reworded text~Gretchen

Top
#428517 - 12/05/07 01:46 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
Guerita135 Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
Do you think maybe it should be put on the list of fruits/veggies NOT to feed?
_________________________
~Nicole~

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

Top
#428535 - 12/05/07 02:30 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: Guerita135]
Wantiki2
Unregistered


I also noticed that the site said that the calcium was in the form of oxalates. question

Lucky Glider Ed...where are you? Need input.

Top
#428683 - 12/05/07 06:20 PM Re: Can they eat nopales(cactus)??? [Re: ]
LindsayAnnG
Unregistered


Oxalates are a more solid form of calcium. It is a needle shaped crystal, what some kidney stones are made of.

This might be a VERY bad thing, as animals can get kidney stones too!

Top




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



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
1 registered (Terry), 12 Guests and 64 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Glidermike, BeardedGlider, saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun
6306 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15 posts in the last 24hrs
6306 Members
134 Forums
8815 Topics
147058 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
'injury' at bald spot?
by josefine
Yesterday at 07:19 PM
Hubby said yes!
by Ladymagyver
Yesterday at 10:02 AM
TheWildRose311
by Feather
08/21/17 08:37 PM
Joeys and parents long term?
by Pigbat
08/21/17 01:56 PM
Double Critter Nation bedding ?
by Kp3690
08/21/17 11:35 AM
Camille
by Feather
08/19/17 10:14 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
08/19/17 05:44 PM
Joey or Full grown
by kinn2388
08/16/17 09:43 AM
How could I help this glider?
by MomoShiva
08/15/17 05:21 PM
One day too late
by CrypticDelirium
08/15/17 03:06 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200289
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12461157
TEXAS 626459
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 561272
OHIO 483047
Member Titles 431490
MISSOURI 367529
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 342374
OKLAHOMA 328802
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 323045
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017