Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
GeriS, Mommieof3
Member Spotlight
Ladymagyver
Ladymagyver
SW Missouri
Posts: 4,198
Joined: October 2014
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Stewie:" It's MY Mouse!"
by Ladymagyver. 06/13/21 10:18 AM
COLORADO - PART 2
by Paani. 06/07/21 01:27 PM
Possible UTI
by Feather. 06/03/21 05:32 PM
Freedom Wheels
by cookielover. 05/30/21 02:16 PM
Glider aggressive to neighbouring cage
by Ladymagyver. 05/30/21 08:24 AM
still around all 10 of us
by mechnut450. 05/28/21 09:38 PM
Stewie caught a MOUSE!
by Feather. 05/25/21 10:08 PM
Safe Wheels
by cookielover. 05/25/21 12:42 PM
Hey wvglidermomma
by Feather. 05/18/21 07:36 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
New mom -- baby food question #1420098
04/17/19 12:24 PM
04/17/19 12:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
Hi! I'm a new mother of two girls, Cloud and Apple, they're about 12 weeks old now and I've had them for almost 5 weeks! I've been following the dietary instructions I got from the pet store I got them from, but I've been doing a lot of research online and now I'm not sure if they gave me sound advice. Specifically, they told me it was fine to supplement their diet with baby food, I was wondering if any of you ever did that and what your experience was?

I only buy no sugar and no salt-added organic brands, so far I've given them three -- pear and blueberries, apple and kale, apple and pumpkin (I think the brand is Beech Nut?). I don't know how accurate the claim "no sugar added" is given how corporations work so I'm skeptical of that as well lol. I've also heard that giving them blended food isn't good because it inhibits their natural ability to digest fiber. But, some people I've talked to have told me it's fine. I don't give it to them all the time by any means, usually once a week, and the others nights they get either fresh cut berries, kale, snap peas, carrots, plum, sweet potato, apples, etc. in addition to their staple diet.

What do you guys think? Thanks so much in advance!! heart Sorry in advance if this has already been answered in the forum, I haven't figured out the search function yet!



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Current Research, Studies & Resources
Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420101
04/17/19 05:50 PM
04/17/19 05:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,806
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,806
Wisconsin
Hi and Welcome to GliderCENTRAL!!

First what is your staple diet?

Are you giving them fruit and vegetables?

There are several good diets out there, I feed Critterlove with the recommended Salad mixtures. Critterlove can be either Plus, which you add your own eggs, bee pollen and honey it freezes to the consistency of ice cream. Then there is the Critterlove Complete, which has powdered honey, powdered eggs and be pollen already in it and it should be frozen in ice cube trays as it freezes solid.

There are 5 different fruit/veggie salad mixtures that you rotate through. It is one of the best diets out there. It has been and continues to be tested. I rescue and all rescues go on this diet right away.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420103
04/17/19 09:30 PM
04/17/19 09:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,198
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,198
SW Missouri
Hi! :welcome2: wave to GC!!!

There are several good diets out there. I use Critterlove plus, but have fed BML(which has baby food in their staple), and OHPW. (Click on the any blue word and it will take you to that topic or database).

I am curious what the pet store had been feeding them and what they recommended.

As far as baby food, it is better for their digestion if their food isn't blended. Especially their fruits and vegetables. When they eat these, they chew it and spit out the insoluble part. Carrots sometimes look untouched, however upon closer inspection, they may be gnawed on.

I hope this was helpful


Dawn

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!

Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420105
04/18/19 01:18 AM
04/18/19 01:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 158
DFW, TX
X
Xeno Offline
Joey Member
Xeno  Offline
Joey Member
X

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 158
DFW, TX
I use Critterlove Complete and Critterlove salads and cannot complain. I would be fine supplementing with baby food if it is safe and I use applesauce as a treat along with yogurt drops and sugar glider kibble. I also often give them fresh fruit and veggies (the group favorites are apples, peas in a pod, and blueberries so far) as a snack and slightly lower how much salad I give them to compensate.

I really recommend giving them at least some solids which you are doing. I am curious what their staple is as well.


Dobby :grey: Elric :wfb: Arwen :plat: Eilonwy :leu:
Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420128
04/20/19 05:35 PM
04/20/19 05:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
Hi, thanks everyone for the advice! Their staple is what they recommended to me at the pet store, alternating every night between Exotic Nutrition HPW and insectivore pellets, in addition to the fruits and veggies. I'll probably switch to Critterlove after this and cut down on baby food



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove
Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420129
04/20/19 07:44 PM
04/20/19 07:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,806
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,806
Wisconsin
Please do change from the Exotic Nutrition HPW crap. It has been tested and what is in the bag is not reflected in the labeling. That stuff in a jar is just plain scary.

Critterlove is great stuff.


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: New mom -- baby food question [Re: glider323] #1420133
04/21/19 01:26 PM
04/21/19 01:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
G
glider323 Offline OP
New Member
glider323  Offline OP
New Member
G

Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 10
New York
Will do!



mlove :bb: Apple mlove
mlove :wfb: Cloud mlove

Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Lysendriel), 65 guests, and 326 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Dani1980, Brenda65, DexTaz, Kiley521, LasVegasGliders
7247 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,245
Posts158,543
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,247
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
Possible UTI
by cookielover. 06/03/21 05:19 PM
Freedom Wheels
by cookielover. 05/30/21 02:16 PM
Glider aggressive to neighbouring cage
by Tamxie. 05/29/21 03:12 PM
Safe Wheels
by cookielover. 05/25/21 12:42 PM
Stewie:" It's MY Mouse!"
by Ladymagyver. 05/25/21 09:57 AM
Stewie caught a MOUSE!
by Ladymagyver. 05/22/21 08:01 AM
Hey wvglidermomma
by Feather. 05/18/21 07:36 PM
still around all 10 of us
by mechnut450. 03/15/21 09:01 AM
COLORADO - PART 2
by sugarlope. 11/20/07 05:04 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
820,265 TEXAS
652,549 OHIO
459,148 OKLAHOMA
407,798 UTAH
300,737 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2021
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.024s Queries: 14 (0.009s) Memory: 1.2989 MB (Peak: 1.4609 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2021-06-14 20:59:28 UTC