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Are these safe?

Posted By: ArcherMylin

Are these safe? - 09/26/18 07:52 AM

k guys been doing research on glider diets and I have some questions about these foods:
1. Grapes
2. White Chocolate
3. Sunflower Seeds
4. Iceburg and Romaine Lettuce

Thank you guys in advance.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Are these safe? - 09/26/18 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ArcherMylin
k guys been doing research on glider diets and I have some questions about these foods:
1. Grapes - Yes, in moderation - seedless
2. White Chocolate - white baking chips are fine. Can be used in place of yoggies.
3. Sunflower Seeds - yes
4. Iceburg and Romaine Lettuce - yes

Thank you guys in advance.
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Are these safe? - 09/27/18 07:16 AM

I will add to Karen's list.

White baking chips with no cocoa. It's the cocoa in chocolate that's toxic.
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 09/27/18 08:02 AM

Ok, thanks!
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 09/27/18 08:03 AM

Good to know. Thanks for telling us!
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/01/18 07:52 AM

k guys got more I wanna add to the list:

1. Baked Goods
2. Reptile Calcium
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Are these safe? - 10/01/18 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By: ArcherMylin
k guys got more I wanna add to the list:

1. Baked Goods - This covers alot of ground. Is there anything specific you had in mind?

2. Reptile Calcium - To the best of my knowledge, I have only seen this used in the BML diet. I don't know of any other use for it with sugar gliders.
Posted By: Feather

Re: Are these safe? - 10/01/18 11:21 PM

I have a cook book for sugar gliders and there are several baked items they can have.
Posted By: Hydrus

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 02:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Feather
I have a cook book for sugar gliders and there are several baked items they can have.


Is this a book we can buy online? I'd love to bake for my suggies! I already bake for my dogs and bird lol
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 04:45 AM

For the baked goods part, I meant home baked goods specifically for suggies.
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 04:45 AM

Really? Where did you get it?
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 04:46 AM

thumb :agreed:
Posted By: Ladymagyver

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Feather
I have a cook book for sugar gliders and there are several baked items they can have.


Yeah Kim, share your secrets!
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By: ArcherMylin
For the baked goods part, I meant home baked goods specifically for suggies.


These should be perfectly fine.

Originally Posted By: Ladymagyver
Originally Posted By: Feather
I have a cook book for sugar gliders and there are several baked items they can have.


Yeah Kim, share your secrets!


Absolutely share with us. If it is something you have gathered over the years, can you publish it?

Also if it is a cookbook specifically for gliders, wouldn't all recipes be okay for them dunno
Posted By: Feather

Re: Are these safe? - 10/02/18 10:14 PM

Chris Hamman has the cook books I have messaged her on Facebook as her website is down.
You can contact her through Facebook if you wish.

Here is the link to her page: Chris
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/03/18 07:57 AM

Thanks peeps!
Posted By: ArcherMylin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/04/18 11:16 AM

Ugh why do I keep forgetting to add things the the list.. Anyways there's some controversy around oranges. Are they safe?
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Are these safe? - 10/04/18 02:50 PM

Yes, oranges are safe, however, do NOT make them part of their everyday diet. Give them occasionally as you would with any acidic fruit.

Originally Posted By: Clemson University
Fruits and fruit juices high in acid
Here’s a list of fruits and their pH from Clemson University. They are listed from most acidic to least:


limes (pH: 2.00–2.80)
blue plums (pH: 2.80–3.40)
grapes (pH: 2.90–3.82)
pomegranates (pH: 2.93–3.20)
grapefruits (pH: 3.00–3.75)
blueberries (pH: 3.12–3.33)
pineapples (pH: 3.20–4.00)
apples (pH: 3.30–4.00)
peaches (pH: 3.30–4.05)
oranges (pH: 3.69–4.34)
tomatoes (pH: 4.30–4.90)
Posted By: Claralice

Re: Are these safe? - 10/09/18 03:50 AM

Piggy backing!
I bought too much plain greek yogurt as I did not use it after purchasing the Critter Love diet. I used ice cube trays to freeze the left over. How much of a cube should I use for a treat as I believe a cube itself would be too much. I have removed from the trays and have it in baggies.
Hope piggy backing was okay as I thought others might want to know.
Posted By: KarenE

Re: Are these safe? - 10/09/18 03:33 PM

Many gliders like their frozen staple served frozen, so yours may appreciate their yogurt frozen. I would just chip off some pieces to serve as treats. About yoggie size would be my guess.


Originally Posted By: Google
When yogurt is frozen then thawed, it can separate and become grainy and watery. The yogurt may also take on an acidic taste and some of the live bacterial cultures abundant in natural yogurt may be destroyed by the freezing process. However, thawed yogurt is still healthy to eat.Apr 2, 2018
Posted By: DCMuffin

Re: Are these safe? - 10/20/18 07:30 PM

Feel free to visit THE GLIDER CHEF for help in identifying foods, how to prep, etc. It's a blog and I continue to add things to it.

Note that nearly all foods are fine for gliders to have. Stay away from anything in the onion family, garlic and rhubarb. For the rest, simply enjoy and have fun feeding.
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