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#886289 - 12/25/09 09:52 AM Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet
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Can anyone help me find the links about this diet. I read about this somewhere and cannot find it now. Thanks smile

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#886300 - 12/25/09 11:02 AM Re: Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet [Re: ]
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Here ya go. Hope this is what you were looking for.
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#886355 - 12/25/09 03:53 PM Re: Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet [Re: Srlb]
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Loc: Melbourne Australia
That's the pre August 2006 diet Peggy. The August 2006 nectar mix reduces the eggs by half and the honey from 1:1 (honey/water ratio) to .75:1. With this streamlining, they also changed sustagen to calcivet/soluvet so it would be suitable for species other than sugar gliders.

The other components of dry food/fresh food have also changed very slightly in the August 2006 version.

To add the confusion, they have reduced the honey content down again and increased the green leafy offerings since the last published diet sheet in August 2006.

Healesville Sanctuary have been doing slight tweaks on this diet for many years as they are continually monitoring the health of their gliders on a very regular basis.

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#886388 - 12/25/09 06:19 PM Re: Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet [Re: Marz]
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Thanks

Marz can you pm me with more information about these changes I would appreciate it. Thank you

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#886641 - 12/26/09 09:36 PM Re: Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet [Re: ]
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Can someone give me more information about the changes to this diet or PM me?

Also exactly how much baby cerel in the recipe?

and how much HPW do you add to the cerel to make it High Protein baby cerel?

Thanks for your help and time with this. smile



SPECIES: SUGAR GLIDER: Petaurus breviceps
NATURAL diet: Insects, pollen, nectar, sap, lerps.
AD LIB: Water.
DAILY diet (per animal):
1 Dog chow/Advance.
6g Fruit, chopped (1tbspoon).
3 ml Nectar mix.*
1g Fly pupae (¼ tea spoon).
5g Corn (¼ thin slice).
2g Sprouted seed.*
2 Mealworms.

SUPPLEMENT: 5 Pollen grains – once per week.
3 Sultanas – 3-4 times per week.
2 Sunflower seeds – once per week.
1g Pet Health Food (small cube) – once per week.
1 Almonds - once per week.
Insects – 3-4 times per week (eg. moths).
Acacia, eucalypts, other blossoms as available.


NECTAR MIX - To Make up:
Nectar Mix 2 Litres 4 Litres 6 Litres 8 Litres
Honey 700 ml 1.4 Litres 2.1 Litres 2.8 Litres
Hot Water 1.0 Litre 2.0 Litres 3.0 Litres 4.0 Litres
Eggs 3 6 9 12
Soluvet 20 g 40 g 60 g 80 g
Calcivet 20 ml 40 ml 60 ml 80 ml
Cold Water 250 ml 500 ml 750 ml 1.0 Litre
Cereal 70 g 140 g 210 g 280 g
Dissolve the honey in the hot water.
Blend together:
Eggs – hard boiled – shelled.
Soluvet
Calcivet
Cold water
Once blended, add mix to the honey and water, together with High
Protein Baby Cereal.
It is essential that the vitamin supplements are thoroughly mixed to ensure even
distribution throughout the mix.
This mix needs to be made fresh on a daily basis. Remaining contents of each day to
be discarded.
The mix can be made up last thing each afternoon and placed in the fridge.


Sprouted Seed Mix
Composition (as specified on diet Sheet)
40 % Fine seed mix
40 % Wheat
10% Sunflower seed
10% Mung Beans
Method
1) Place required amount of seed into container, and cover with water and Aviclens
(5ml Aviclens to 10L of water).
2) Soak for 24 hours.
3) Then place the empty soaked seed into seedling trays to a maximum depth of 2cm
and rinse thoroughly using shower spray.
4) Place onto heat pad in Autumn, Winter and Spring until sprouted (usually 24
hours to 48 hours ) additional rinses may be required if conditions are particularly
dry.
5) When sprouted remove from seed trays and place in refrigerator.
6) Thoroughly clean all equipment. Scrub with detergent, then rinse in sodium
hypochlorite at (3ml/L of water).
Plastic lids will need to be used only when conditions are Dry and or Cold to maintain
warmth and humidity . Use in warm humid weather will promote mould growth,
please use own judgement.
Hygiene
1) Conditions required to sprout seeds are also ideal conditions for the propagation of
a wide range of fungus and moulds, some of which are highly toxic.
2) For this reason it is vitally important that all equipment is kept clean, scrubbing of
all equipment needs to be carried out at completion of every cycle.
3) If any mould is detected (black spots, grey filaments, mouldy odour), discard the
whole batch and clean trays thoroughly with sodium hypochlorite (3ml per litre of
water).
The Heat Pad
1) Use of the heat pad will need to be adjusted according to the conditions.
2) In autumn, winter and spring only turn the heat pad on at night.
3) Leave the heat pad off in summer unless the temperature falls below 13oC.
4) The seed raising mix should not get warmer than 23-25oC, as he heat pad raises
the temperature on the mix approximately 10oC above the ambient temperature it
not required at ambient temperatures above 15oC or it will promote growth of
contaminants.
Healesville Sanctuary diets
August 2006 This document in under constant review and is modified continuously.
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5) To assist with decision making a max/min thermometer should be kept at the seed
sprouting station.
6) Please refer to the adjacent sheet from the manufacturer for full instructions

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#888628 - 01/01/10 09:04 PM Re: Australia's Healesville Sanctuary Diet [Re: ]
BabyLoveGliders
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I just heard back from Healesville and they will not be publishing another diet sheet for about 1 year or so.. they are apparently doing even more in depth reviewing/tweaking like Marz said. I cant wait to see all the wonderful greens they have added.

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