Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
affiebear, Nimue, sharit, TomNKole, Tuckersmommy
Featured Member
Registered: 07/02/05
Posts: 307
Last 10 Posts
Camille
by KarenE
Today at 10:05 AM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by KarenE
Today at 10:04 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by mechnut450
Today at 09:27 AM
Dear Crabby
by Feather
Yesterday at 10:17 PM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
08/18/17 08:46 PM
Riding on back?
by Nejwig
08/18/17 10:52 AM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by sugarfluff
08/18/17 08:09 AM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by gr8pots
08/17/17 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
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#80256 - 01/27/06 01:46 PM Vitamin D
USMom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 7356
Loc: Austin, TX
I was doing a bit of research, and it seems that (I pretty much already knew this) vitamin D is required to assist in proper absorption of calcium. However, it also helps maintain the proper level of phosphorus to calcium ratio in the blood. There are very few foods that contain this. Cooked salmon and mackrel being the easiest ones to feed our gliders. The others are things like cod liver oil, beef liver, stuff I wouldn't eat! Does anyone who knows more about this kind of thing than I do have any ideas?
PS, I am NOT talking about "diet" specifically, I am looking at supplimenting or something, just a way to better absorb calcium. We as people get our Vit D from the sun, or our milk. Our gliders get very little, if any of those two things.
_________________________
Shawna
Who are you networked with? Networking could save your gliders life. Create one now.


Top
#80257 - 01/27/06 05:45 PM Re: Vitamin D [Re: ]
Charlie H Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 11/13/03
Posts: 1659
Loc: Wallis Texas
Most of the Vit D in gliders diets come from the supplements that have Vit D3 added. For instance RepCal w/vit d3 or Vionate w/vit d3.

There are some who disagree with the supplementing with vit d3. It is thought that it accumulates in the liver over a period of time and harms the gliders. I am not sure anyone truly understands how effective vit d is as opposed to vit d3. One school of thought is that the gliders must have vit d3 because they are nocturnal and do not get enough exposure to sunlight. Vit d3 is supposed to work without the help of the sun. I have a lot of questions in my mind about this theory. Like what about bats in the wild that never see the sun. They sleep in caves during the day and feed at night. Some will argue that bats get the vitamin d they need from insects they eat. But what about fruit bats that never eat insects? There are even people in the larger cities who work shift work or in offices and ride subways that rarely are exposed to sunlight. And they do not supplement with vit d3 either. Lots of questions! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />
Charlie H
_________________________
Rescue & Rehabilation
http://www.angelfire.com/tx/glidertree/
[]glidertree@toast.net[/]

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
0 registered (), 14 Guests and 70 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
BeardedGlider, saharasnow, Louise, MzT3xdafun, Chrissy3
6305 Registered Users
Forum Stats
7 posts in the last 24hrs
6305 Members
134 Forums
8810 Topics
147032 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Camille
by Feather
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
"Homemade" yogie treats
by sugarfluff
Yesterday at 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
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
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20200170
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12460943
TEXAS 626091
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 559992
OHIO 482671
Member Titles 430948
MISSOURI 367274
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 341731
OKLAHOMA 328460
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 322260
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017