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Fattening foods. #1405756
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My critters eat everything. They are getting a bit chunky. What foods and treats are the most Fattening? I offer fresh and freeze dried insects as treats. Fresh salads and veggies and critter love. When I had my male neutered his calcium and phosphorus was normal. So what are the high calorie foods to avoid?

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I would start with cutting out the treats. Then start eliminating fruit out of the diet.

Avocado is fattening.


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Amazingly, fruit is their least favorite. I realize I feed too many mealworms and crickets.

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Forgot to mention the only dry food they eat is the baby glider chow. Will have to go with low calorie.

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Can you feel any lumps in their patagium? If not they are not over weight.


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F8nally able to get a feel, no lumps. But if you look at her from the front she has a chest like grandma. If you get what I mean. But still better looking than Tara Reid. Hahaha
She is bigger , squishier, ando the first one to the food dish.
What about dried mealworms and crickets..still Fattening?
I have them eating Critter Love breeder dried kibble and when that is finished will try the lower protein fruity kibble.

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A lot of the moobs your seeing is skin, all that patagium has to go somewhere when they are not using it.


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Originally Posted By: Cathayvet
Amazingly, fruit is their least favorite. I realize I feed too many mealworms and crickets.


How many meal worms and crickets are you feeding each day that you think is too much?

I am still trying to find the right balance of treats for my two young gliders, and don't know what "too many" may be. I have been feeding about two mealies each per day, on top of maybe one yogurt drop each, and a few sunflower seeds. (Plus Critter Love and salad as the usual daily meal.)

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