Hi my name’s Elizabeth and I’m representing
Expert Village. Today I want to talk about the nutrition of sugar gliders. These guys
are exotic pets and there is no complete food like there is for a dog or a cat for these
guys. So all of their food pretty much has to be made from scratch. The number one cause
of health problems for guys, cause of death and cause of any sort of health problems is
nutritional deficiencies. Either from improper diet or over supplementation of these guys.
So you want to be very careful what you feed them. You want to stick to fifty to seventy
percent fruits and vegetables and the other twenty to fifty percent would be protein.
You can use other carbohydrates sources and protein sources like a kibble, they sell sugar
glider like biscuits, food. You can use monkey biscuits, dog food. They are possums so they’re
omnivores. A lot of times, some commercial food is beneficial because it will cover,
it will have a little bit of added calcium and torrent and things that they won’t get
from a freshly prepared diet. These guys diet in Australia is actually a very nutritionally
sparse diet so if you over supplement these guys and give them too much added vitamins
and minerals it can actually make them more ill than it does them good. So the key to
properly feeding your sugar glider is just to make sure you give them plenty fruits and
vegetables and you want to stick to your dark leafy greens, berries, and tropical fruits.
When you give them any sort of commercial diets just make sure it comes from a high
quality protein source and that it?s from a respected manufacture. Other things that
can be used and are generally a big part of these guys? diets are insects so you would
want to gut load your crickets. You can use meal worms, beetles, they’ll pretty much just
take anything these guys really like sakatas if you happen to be in an area where you can
catch a sakakta you can put it in their cake you can really watch these guys run around
and hunt like they would in the wild.