Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Epic1, melek007
Featured Member
Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11939
Last 10 Posts
Riding on back?
by Nejwig
Today at 10:52 AM
Dear Crabby
by Stef333
Today at 09:53 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by sugarfluff
Today at 08:09 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Terry
Yesterday at 07:45 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
Yesterday at 08:05 AM
Joey or Full grown
by josefine
08/16/17 11:30 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
08/16/17 01:11 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
08/16/17 01:10 PM
Joeys from Lucky You Gliders
by Lynsie
08/16/17 01:10 PM
Let's see your cages!
by KarenE
08/16/17 10:29 AM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#519749 - 04/03/08 11:53 AM Marrow and Cartilege

does anyone here feed marrow or cartiledge to their gliders, even as a treat?

I was talking to my vet today and was telling him how i wish there was a better way to feed chicken to my gliders because all meats are generally high in phosphorous, but in the wild, the animals not only eat the meat, they eat the cartiledge, bone, and marrow, which is how they get their calcium to balance without needing suppliments.. This is not only true for sugar gliders who eat birds and small animals, but also true for cats and such..

So he suggested i call the butcher shop and see what they have as far as cartiledge and marrow bones so i called.> They said they do not have the cartiledge because the sides of beef are sectioned off and the cartiledge is taken off before the beef even makes it to the butcher shop, BUT he did say that they have 6" long Marrow bones where the marron is about 2" in diameter and would be easy to scoop out.. I plan on stopping by there tomorrow to talk to the guy about preparation and such

#519794 - 04/03/08 01:01 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]


#519831 - 04/03/08 01:32 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]

What diet are you feeding?

#519841 - 04/03/08 01:48 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]
Trigger Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 3970
Loc: Spring, Texas
I don't know about the marrow and cart. I have never cosidered it for mine but I guess they get it when people feed pinky mice or day old chicks.(smaller quantities than you are mentioning but it's still there.
-(`v)-MO MONEY!-(`v)-
kids Chance, Dylan, John, & Kayla
Skittles, Snupi, Snuki, Lucy, Shanu, Caspian, Ivy, Kalysta, Kaliya, Santee, Cheyenne, Apache, Comanche, Twirpy, Meribelle, Santeria, Shyamalan, Sebastian, Zoey, Naira & Katsu

#519850 - 04/03/08 02:01 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: Trigger]

well, the marrow and cartiledge is definitely safe, my vet would not have recommended it if it wasnt safe. And it can be chopped up into small portions and given that way, i wouldnt have to give an entire huge bone to my gliders in one sitting. it would probably be mixed in with the chicken breast to make the meat more balanced.

Leyna, i am actually using a slightly altered diet from what suncoast diet is. It was put together by a few vets in the area because my vet is totally into nutrition and such and he owns sugar gliders himself.

I basically explained to him how, no matter what i did, i COULD NOT get my gliders to eat an approved diet. I tried HPW and they gave up on that in a month, BML they never really ate, Suncoast they wouldnt touch the pellets after DAYS.. So when i explained this to him, he came up with a more "natural" diet without a nectar, but the diet is pretty well balanced. I just dont feel comfortable sharing it just yet because i know how many people are diets and such..

I do want to make sure you ALL know that i did not do this myself and it was put together by a handful of VERY knowledgable vets

#520019 - 04/03/08 05:42 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]


#520030 - 04/03/08 05:58 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]

Hum... I really don't want to toss out a random opinion when I don't know what you are feeding. I know that bone marrow is very healthy and very lean mean. I would be slightly concerned about the lack of fat in the meat, as odd as that might sound. Did you know that if humans ate nothing but rabbit meat, they would die because their meat is too lean to support our bodies? Would they be getting a fat source? Maybe a wee little bit of avocado?

#520094 - 04/03/08 08:25 PM Re: Marrow and Cartilege [Re: ]

the marrow would only be in place of the chicken that is only a small part of their diet. There are 4 sources of protien in this diet, each are given on their own days, the marrow would just take the place of one of those sources.

THANKS for the info though, i did not know there was that much of a lack of fat in there. LUCKILY that will not be a huge problem for me. THANKS for the info


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

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
1 registered (theresaw), 13 Guests and 68 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun, Chrissy3, kinn2388
6304 Registered Users
Forum Stats
9 posts in the last 24hrs
6304 Members
134 Forums
8808 Topics
147022 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
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
a strange Diabetic question
by mechnut450
08/15/17 11:37 AM
Glider in distress
by maycstay
08/15/17 12:11 AM
Dear Crabby
by TwoDog
08/14/17 06:10 AM
Let's see your cages!
by Nanina_Bryan
08/13/17 10:11 PM
Black Beauty Male
by Srlb
08/13/17 12:02 PM
End of my rope...
by TwoDog
08/12/17 04:30 AM
Reputable Rescues?
by Zoomom31
08/12/17 04:11 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200052
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12460882
TEXAS 625682
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 559608
OHIO 482335
Member Titles 430289
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 321416
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!