Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Myst369, PetriesMommy
Featured Member
Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 48
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
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#94528 - 04/12/06 02:46 PM Darcy's Diet
Anonymous
Unregistered


Ok. I think I'm going to use the Darcy's diet, but I have a few questions. Can I use frozen veggies, or do they have to be fresh? How much of the fuits and veggies do I put in with the mixture (tsp, tbsp)? And is it recomended to use the Zookepper's Secret? And, I have two gliders, do I double the ingrediants? Thank you so much. Searching for a diet has been so confusing.

Top
#94529 - 04/12/06 02:55 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
You do not put the fruits and vegies into the ensure mixture. The ensure is just ensure and added calcium. Most feed 1 tablespoon fruit and 1 tablespoon vegie per glider per day. Yes, they can be frozen (again, most use the mixed vegies, corn, peas, green beans and carrots). While you can put them in there frozen, I stick mine in the microwave for about 30 seconds. For some reason, it makes a difference to my gliders.

Also, make sure you use the REGULAR ensure, not the high protien or high calcium as those both also have high amounts of sodium (salt).
_________________________
620-704-9109
Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

Top
#94530 - 04/12/06 02:56 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />Hi Hillary,

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />Yes choosing a diet can be confusing, but everyone here will help you out as best they can.

Frozen mixed veggies are fine (try to avoid the mix with lima beans in it, the Peas, corn, carrot and green beans works best).

The diet calls for 1 tablespoon each of the Ensure, fruits and vegetables, so for 2 gliders you simply double the portions.
You can serve the Ensure in a seperate bowl to the fruit/veg as most gliders seem to like it this way.

As for the Zookeepers Secret... that will be your decision, the diet plan doesn't call for it but soem find their gliders like a snack during the day. Try not to offer too much if you decide to use it as it will throw off the balance of the diet.

Also keep in mind to never use the chocolate Ensure and stick with the regular as the High Protein and High Calcium ones have a higher sodium level.

Hope this helps some <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />

Top
#94531 - 04/12/06 02:57 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />Dancing... tag your it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />

Top
#94532 - 04/12/06 03:05 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Where can I buy the Calcium carbonate? Or do I have to oder it online?

Top
#94533 - 04/12/06 03:18 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anmaw Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 659
Loc: Hernando, MS - USA
You can use Jurrasical(sp?) and can get it at PetCo. It's in a powdered form, so you don't have to worry about crushing tablets. All you have to do is measure out the correct amount. Don't know if the other pet stores carry that brand or not.

On mixing the Ensure and everything together - I know the instructions don't tell you to, so I guess it's up to the individual. I mix all of it together and so far it has worked quite well for Stryder. It does cut down on the number of dirty dishes you have to clean each day.


Edited by Anmaw (04/12/06 03:30 PM)

Top
#94534 - 04/12/06 03:18 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


You can find this in your local pharmacy.. just look at the mg amounts as they have many different ones.

Top
#94535 - 04/12/06 03:22 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Thank you so much! I found the jurrasical at Petco. None of the pharmacies, stores, healthfood places have this item. Thank for all of your help!!

Top
#94536 - 04/12/06 03:23 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


My pet store doesn't have jurrasical <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Still looking.

Top
#94537 - 04/12/06 03:30 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I know I'm full of questions, but I have just one more. Can I freeze the Ensure/Calcium mixture?

Top
#94538 - 04/12/06 03:45 PM Re: Darcy's Diet [Re: ]
Anmaw Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 659
Loc: Hernando, MS - USA
Hillary,
I tried freezing it once, but the calcium sinks to the bottom and the whole thing was bad about sticking to the ice cube trays. Still working on that particular thing. What I have ended up doing is after shaking the Ensure, I pour it into a clean jelly jar (can use a fruit jar, but found the ring and top were a problem), add the calcium, and shake vigorously. I store in the frig and each night when I get it out, I once again shake it vigorously to make sure the calcium is incorporated before measuring into a tablespoon. I have gone through two six packs for one glider and so far this has worked fine with no problems. A side note on the Ensure, I use the WalMart equivalent that Leyna suggested - it's cheaper. Just make sure you get the regular, no extra calcium, protein, chocolate, etc.

Feel free to ask questions anytime. That's one of the ways you learn.


Edited by Anmaw (04/12/06 03:49 PM)
_________________________
Becky
Guardian of Stryder,
my Grandson's Sugar Glider

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 (), 11 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Alisa3333, reba, AlyCatz, mandydarr, FinFiFuFe
6390 Registered Users
Forum Stats
19 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
by
10/19/17 03:36 PM
Older Male/Joey Female or Older Female?
by
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
MISSOURI 383476
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 360236
OKLAHOMA 344432
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!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017