Pelleted foods are always a hot topic and up for debate. But in this post I wanted to see what you guys think of a specific brand: Exotic Nutrition.
I haven't seen anyone post about this specific brand before, and I don't even remember how I stumbled across their site. I wanted to bring it up because in my quest to find a healthy, balanced pellet food they stood out to me.
Here is a link to their food section:http://www.exoticnutrition.com/suglfo.html
Some of the things I like about their foods (pelleted and otherwise):
* they have pelleted foods with papaya, and also a mixed pellet type so perhaps you could try different types and use them to combat food boredom?
* unscientific reasoning here, but it looks better than most of the stuff I've seen--like you can actually see the individual ingredients, instead of one puffy crunchy mass
* in addition to pellet foods they have jars of acacia gum, and insect eater, wombaroo, and many other supplements I'd be interested in even maybe for treats!
* they list ingredients and analysis for the foods; I plan to show this to my vet
and get his opinion since I don't know what a good or bad 'nutrition facts' breakdown would look like! but the fact that it's there says something to me.
* they provide a list of colleges and institutions where their products are used. however I am keeping in mind that they are probably not necessarily their sugar glider products.
* they are in virginia, which for me means they are local! if I decide to give their foods a try I'd like to visit their facility and see if their manufacturing standards are really what they say they are.
Drawback: Even if it is high quality stuff (of which I still have no guarantee), it is still pelleted, and could maybe cause abscesses of the mouth if it's too hard? (controversial?) I don't know if this is soft enough or not.
So obviously one of the best things I could do is take all the info I can about this food to my vet
and get their opinion. But being a vet
doesn't necessarily make a person a sugar glider
expert, so I wanted to also see what some of you breeders