I can see you've put some serious thought into this, and you're really trying to accommodate your picky eaters.
Remember that (contrary to common sense) offering too much variety can make for picky gliders. Even what might seem like small amounts can add up. Also note that gliders are extremely adept at hiding their illnesses, so by the time you do notice symptoms that might be related to an improper diet, it might be too late.
It really is best if you find a recommended diet that has been calculated as far as all of the balances.
If you offer even boiled or roasted chicken (which is what some diets call for), know that the Ca:P ratios are much higher than, say, baby food chicken (make sure it has no seasonings, especially garlic or onion). From the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
, per 100 gram servings:
- Chicken breast (roasted): 15 mg Ca : 228 mg P (15.2 times higher in P than Ca)
- Chicken baby food (junior): 55 mg Ca : 122 mg P (roughly 2.2 times higher in P than Ca)
From the BML
page, you can substitute Heinz or Beechnut if you can't find the Gerber (chicken with either gravy or broth). Even if you feel the BML diet won't work for your babies, the baby food that's recommended in that diet might be a good choice.
Many people have had great success with their picky eaters with the The Pet Glider
, or Priscilla's diet. Here are a couple of threads:Wanna hear about Pricilla's Diet Wanna Hear about Priscillas diet II
, or Pockets Modified Leadbeater's, diet is also one that seems to work for many picky eaters. Here are some threads on that:PMLPockets Modified Leadbeater'sPockets Modified Leadbeater's Pt. 2Pockets' Modified Leadbeater's Pt. 3
I strongly urge you to consider one of our recommended diets. It's so extremely difficult to calculate all the necessary balances a captive sugar glider needs. A lot of thought and research (often with a glider-knowledgeable vet) has gone into these diet plans. And fortunately, many of the developers of these diets are available to answer questions about recommendations for fruits and veggies, or slight variations (and how often) might be safely made.
Here's an additional thread that might interest you: Diet doubts