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Acacia Gum #707875
01/06/09 11:38 PM
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i've heard it mentioned a couple times now. what is it ? can somebody tell me more abt it ?
also what is Exotic Nutrition Gumnivore Fare ?


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: Holly1221] #707878
01/06/09 11:46 PM
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I have some acacia gum It was given to me along with insect eater stuff. :sick: Smells like cat treats to me. The label for the Acacia says to sprinkle it on the glider's fresh fruits. dunno I haven't used it yet though.


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: chattrbabe] #707936
01/07/09 12:57 AM
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Gliders normally eat sap and gums in their natural habitat. One of my glider's breeders recommended it. He mixed it in as part of their staple diet.

My vet recommends getting glider-safe branches with some holes in them, stuffing mealies in the holes, and then plugging them with acacia gum so my gliders have to root through the acacia and maybe eat some to get the mealies out. This would be somewhat similar to what they'd do in a natural habitat. I have not really had the access to branches to try this yet, but I bet they'd lvoe it.

As for the Gummivore fare, I have no idea, but it sounds pretty commercialized, I'd be suspicious...I got my acacia gum from a reputable, natural source. PM me if you want and I'll dig up the link!

Re: Acacia Gum [Re: ] #707980
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I just use it as an occasional enrichment activity. I have branches with holes drilled in them and I mix the gum into a paste and fill the holes. The top dries/seals over and they chew at the bark working to get at the goo. They like it for something interesting to do and it is fun to watch them work at it.


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: sugarlope] #707982
01/07/09 02:26 AM
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Do yall think acacia gum would be ok to supplement (only on occasion) with the BML diet?

Re: Acacia Gum [Re: ] #708291
01/07/09 01:22 PM
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what kind of branches are safe to use ? i think i heard bamboo & pear is ok to use ? i can never find cork bark..

i still have a ton of mealies so that would work. i like making them think so they're not always bored !


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: Holly1221] #708469
01/07/09 03:55 PM
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I've heard that most Acacia gum available is either from China or cut with Chinese gum? That its not the true AU gum. Hey-ya Marz, if you see this could you explain a little on Acacia gum?


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: MatchMakerMagic] #708527
01/07/09 04:33 PM
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I was wondering the same question, so glad you asked for me smile

Re: Acacia Gum [Re: MatchMakerMagic] #708570
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Originally Posted By: MatchMakerMagic
I've heard that most Acacia gum available is either from China or cut with Chinese gum? That its not the true AU gum. Hey-ya Marz, if you see this could you explain a little on Acacia gum?


Yeah, we totally need input from our Aussie expert. Oh Maaarrrrzzzz!

Re: Acacia Gum [Re: ] #708642
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I'll see if I can find the thread, but Marz has discussed Acacia before and said something to the effect of AU gliders not eating Acacia very readily (that and there are such a huge # of Acacia species, it would be difficult to pinpoint the correct species anyway). I also recall Marz saying that AU doesn't produce Acacia gum, but the dry powder we buy is either African or Indian (often produced in China). Ok...I'll go look for it.


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Re: Acacia Gum [Re: sugarlope] #708647
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