Newby's
Glider Nook

Only the best for your sugar gliders!

Here at Newby's Glider Nook we strive to feed our gliders the very best and we highly recommend you do the same.  Here are some very healthy diets that will ensure that your sugar gliders live a long and healthy life.

Of course I'm going to list the diet that we feed here at Newby's Glider Nook first...

Critterlove Complete

 

FULL BATCH PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

1/2 C CRITTERLOVE COMPLETE™ Powder
1-1/2 C Warm Water

Combine all ingredients in blender
Blend on High 2-3 Minutes
Pour in Ice Cube Trays
Keep In Freezer. Will freeze solid.*

*may also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days if you choose you do not wish to freeze. Shake well before serving.

 

Critterlove Plus


PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

1/4 C CRITTERLOVE PLUS™ Powder
2 C Warm Water
1-1/2 C Honey   Raw, Filtered Honey may be used
1T Bee Pollen
3 Scrambled Eggs (cooked)

Combine all ingredients in Blender.
Blend on High 2-3 Minutes
Pour into airtight freezer safe container.
Keep In Freezer. Will freeze to the consistency of ice cream.*

*may also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days if you choose you do not wish to freeze. Shake well before serving.

SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
PER SUGAR GLIDER

1 Tablespoon HPW PLUS™
1 Tablespoon Mixed Vegetables
1 Tablespoon Mixed Fruits
(Recommended Fruits and Vegetables listed below)

SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
PER SUGAR GLIDER

1 Tablespoon HPW Complete™
1 Tablespoon Mixed Vegetables
1 Tablespoon Mixed Fruits
(Recommended Fruits and Vegetables listed below)

 

RECOMMENDED FRUIT & VEGETABLE MIXTURES

Mixture 1

1 Small Bag of Frozen Peas
1 Small Bag of Frozen Cut Green Beans
1 Small Bag Of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (Peas, Carrots, Green Beans, Corn)
2 Small Bags of Frozen Diced Green Peppers (or 2 medium green peppers diced.)
1 Batch of Bok Choy (or 2 small batches) (Chopped)
1 Large Cucumber (skin on, wash well)
1 Large Papaya (Chopped)
1 Bag of Frozen Mixed Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries)

Mixture 2

1 Small Bag of Frozen Peas
1 Small Bag of Frozen Cut Frozen Green Beans
1 Small Bag Of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (Peas, Carrots, Green Beans, Corn)
2 Small Bags of Frozen Diced Green Peppers (or 2 medium green peppers diced.)
1 Large Cucumber (skin on, wash well)
1 Batch Dandelion Greens (Chopped)
1 Large Papaya (Chopped)
2 Gala Apples (chopped, skin on)

Mixture 3

1 Small Bag of Frozen Peas
1 Small Bag of Frozen Cut Frozen Green Beans
1 Small Bag Of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (Peas, Carrots, Green Beans, Corn)
2 Small Bags of Frozen Diced Green Peppers (or 2 medium green peppers diced.)
1 Large Cucumber (skin on, wash well)
1 Batch of Bok Choy (or 2 small batches) (Chopped)
1 Bag of Frozen Mixed Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries)
2 Gala Apples (chopped, skin on)
1 Cantaloupe or Tuscan Melon (Deseeded and rind removed)
(Please Note: only 1 mixture should be fed at a time... it is not recommended to mix all 3 together)

*Vegetables and Fruits may be frozen together in same container.
* Feed all foods in Moderation

 

BML
 
 (Bourbon's Modified Leadbeaters) is also an awesome diet that I had used when I first got gliders.  Its easy to make and all the ingredients are found at the pet store and grocery store.
 
 
Bourbon's
Modified Leadbeaters (BML)
This diet plan is designed to include: the BML mix, below, fruits, veggies each night, insects in the morning, if you choose not to use the insects, please provide tree branches in their cage.               
DO NOT feed this diet plan with another diet plan.

The Basic BML Mixture

1/2 cup Honey, do not use honeycomb, raw or unfiltered honey,  Most store bought Honey is the one to use unless it uses one of the three words above 
1   4oz bottle PREMIXED Gerber juice with yogurt (Mixed Fruit or Banana)

both have yogurt mixed in, the fluid is creamy colored. For those that can not find this, you may substitute 2 oz of plain yogurt and 2 oz of mixed fruit juice

Turn on blender, add the next group of ingredients.

1/4 cup Wheat Germ
1 Teaspoon of Rep-Cal HERPTIVITE vitamin suppliment ,
Blue label on a white plastic container, DO NOT SUBSTITUTE this suppliment.
(My petstore ordered it for me)


2 teaspoons Rep-Cal Calcium Suppliment non-phosphorus with Vit. D3 in it.

Pink label on a white plastic container (my petstore ordered it for me)

2   2 1/2 oz jar of Stage 1 or 2 Heinz, Gerber or Beechnut Chicken baby food

The chicken will say either Chicken with Chicken Gravy or Chicken with Chicken Broth either is acceptable

1 Egg (boiled or scrambled)(I Hard Boil Mine)
the shell is no longer an option . We do not use it at all.

for the next 2 ingredients alternate them, a little cereal with a little juice, a little cereal with a little juice, going back and forth till both ingredients are included

1/4 cup of Apple Juice, just the good ole apple juice that you and I would drink,  Not frozen, not baby juice, just regular bottle apple juice.
you may also substitute 1/8 of the applejuice for white grape juice
1/2 cup dry baby cereal.. Heinz or Gerber (Mixed or Oatmeal) **NOTE: (most gliders do not like the taste of the oatmeal)
(I use rice with fruit bits)

Blend well for 5 minutes
turn off blender, then pour it into tupperware bowl, or ice cube trays and FREEZE,
1 cube in ice cube tray is approx. 2 tablespoons. (measure out your first couple of cubes, place 2 tablespoons in each cube (noting some ice cube trays are bigger than others)
It will freeze to the consistancy of ice cream.

This mix will feed 1 glider for approximately 1 month.

Do NOT mix the fruits and veggies in before freezing.
the veggies are corn , peas, carrots and greenbeans
the fruit is apples, grapes, watermellon, cantalope, melon, frozen pitted cherries and blueberries
Do NOT feed the seeds of apples or the pits of cherries.  You can use fresh or frozen, but do NOT used canned.

The rule of thumb per glider is..
1 Tablespoon of the BML basic mix,
1 Tablespoon of fruits, (apples, grapes, watermellon, cantalope, melon, frozen pitted cherries and blueberries)
1 Tablespoon of veggies (corn, peas, carrots and green beans)
Insects
(feed in the morning as dessert)


IMPORTANT NOTES ::

If you don't remember anything, please remember that your gliders stomach is only as big as your thumbnail. it holds less than a tablespoon of foods and liquids.



***Special Notes***
 For Joeys that are under 5 weeks OOP, please use the JOEY BML. Ask the breeder how they age them, some large breeders age them upon emergence into the pouch. If that is how they age them, subtract 60 days from their age.

 

If your glider has never been introduced to insects, it may SEEM like they do not like it, that is NOT the case. Break a mealie in half, allow them to lick the guts, or squeeze it onto your finger and offer it as a licky treat. This can be started very young (mine start this at about 3-4 weeks oop, but only the insides.) If they are older (over 8 weeks OOP), you may try dipping the half in their favorite licky treat.

As for insects,  Depending on what you feed, and what size. I feed 2-3 Large (jumbo) mealies per day (not superworms) small 5-7, Large or jumbo 2-3, superworms 1. Some of the most popular insects are . Mealworms, moths, june bugs.  My gliders do not like to have their mealies in the BML mix. I offer 2 to 3 mealworms  each morning. I may also offer them a few  moths, june bugs or Man'o'wars.  If it is a bug.. Look out... In the summer the fav is moths,  june bugs and man'o wars or skeeter eaters.. whichever people call them they look like giant mesquitos.
Caution : DO NOT feed fireflys/lightening bugs.
Do NOT feed roaches, or any insects found on the floor or on the ground, which could have come in contact with pesticides, either from your place, or someone elses. We no longer suggest or advocate the use of crickets due to the problems posed with aflatoxin.


There are many ways to offer variety this is some of the ways I feed mine...  please notice I am not changing the ingredients of the diet, but how it is offered.

After I spoon the BML mix into their bowl, I feed their veggies and fruits in various ways.
1.) Fold in a few frozen veggies.. corn, peas, carrots. etc. into the BML mix
2.) I will give them fruits and veggies during the day, for treats. reducing the amount I give them at night with their meal
3.) In a side bowl.
4.) If I "ICE" the BML mix with applesauce or another fruit, I will reduce the amounts of fruit offered. By Icing you take about 1/8 teaspoon of applesauce and spread it across the top of the BML mix, take the edge of a spoon and cut ridges into the BML mix.
Motts has snackpack flavored applesauce, try the different flavors to find out which ones your gliders like.