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Re: Blended Diet Concerns - Part One [Re: Adri] #1108838
05/04/11 12:34 PM
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I want to give a little update, too...

Back in Feb., I posted that I was having no concerns with the blended diet. In March, after returning from a trip to Texas, I noticed that both Monk and Munch's fur was extremely cracked, and didn't feel quite so soft -- despite the fact that their diet, and environment, had remained exactly the same.

In April, I brought two joeys home that were being fed HPW Original. I ended up switching Monk and Munch to it cold turkey. Since then, I have noticed that their fur feels softer, and is starting to look better. I have also noticed that they are much more active than they were previously.


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Re: Blended Diet Concerns - Part One [Re: Adri] #1108874
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I have been reading and watching this thread since it started as I started feeding the blended diet when I heard about it from Alden. I have 3 breeding pairs and a cage of rescues as well as a neutered boy and I have never seen any of the points brought up in this thread. I have waited until now because I wanted to listen to everyone side and see what results switching had for those who were having problems.

All of my babies look healthy have great fur (yes it is a bit cracked but that is normal for this time of the year in the Midwest and they are looking better every day as again expected). No one has any strong stains, no tails look thin or rat-like. My one neutered boy is a complete fluff boy (just moved him in with a new mate a couple of weeks ago and out of mom and dad's cage so will watch that). I am often commented on how little of a smell they have (from those who have had gliders in the past) and as I have noticed a difference from how they smelled on HPW I completely agree.

Now I have been asked by different people who know I fed the blended diet if I have had any problems and I have always said nope but that I don't feed the baby food meat I buy human grade boneless skinless chicken tenders/breast and boil them with the eggs.

I feed a set diet of veggies in the late fall, winter, and early spring of a mixed veggie mix that is 40% carrots, 40% green beans, 10% peas and 10% corn, every couple of days I pull the peas and corn and instead feed broci in its place. (I have found that if I do the broci all the time it doesn't get eaten)

During the middle of Spring, Summer, until the middle of Fall I use only fresh veggies off of the approved veggie list that is purchased at my local farmers market.

Fruit is Mango, Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries and Raspberries depending on what looks good fresh (when possible) or frozen when not.

We love this diet and so do my babies. We normally have nothing left or if we do it is a couple pieces of veggies. ( I also give my babies a bit of extra veggies)

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Re: Blended Diet Concerns - Part One [Re: Adri] #1108963
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I just spent the last 45 mins trying to read this thread on my phone lol.

I just switched to the blended diet as of yesterday. I have a breeding trio with 4 joeys oop, a breeding pair with 2 ip, soon to be neutered & a trio of rehomes in which the female has 2 joeys ip, but her mate has been neutered for more thn a month. While this thread does concern me, I am going to still try this out and will observe closely. I was on the breeders modified hpw but switched because I had trouble with my gliders eating all their fruits & veggies. I made a double batch of the blended diet without the chicken and am using the calcium citrate. I feed the typical veggie mix with corn, carrots, peas, green beans & edemame, along with spagetti squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and some others. I feed frozen berries, watermelon, honeydew, cantelope, strawberries, grapes, apples, bananas, clementines, kiwi & papaya... etc. I try to feed a variety. I will update with any concerns if I come across any.

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