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Which diet plan is best for sugar gliders? How much should I feed them?

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April 24, 2019 / By Darwin
Question: I am getting 2 sugar gliders soon. I have done a lot of research and I have a basic idea but I would like a straight forward answer of what is best for my suggies.
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Baldwin Baldwin | 4 days ago
A good diet is very important for the health of your sugar gliders. You should research approved diets and see which one is good for you and fits your life-style. Some diets are: Original HPW HPW Complete Priscilla Price Diet BML I feed the original HPW. With this you would need to order some of the ingredients through the internet. I started out using BML, with this one you can get everything you need at the groccery store. With these two diets you mix up the ingredients and freeze it in icecube trays. Then each evening you give an ice cube of the frozen stuff along with 1 tbsp. each of fruits and veggies. If you want a wonderful place to go to find out about diets and any other questions about sugar glider join www.Glidercentral.net. They have all the recipes for the diets I mentioned along with some others. Good luck with your new babies:)
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Baldwin Originally Answered: is coffee bad for my diet? I have like 2 cups a day, NO SUGAR and fat free creamer.?
Two cups of coffee a day is fine. The normal serving of coffee (6oz.) will not have any major effects on your diet. Coffee is a natural diuretic, which means it will make you lose a little bit water, not dehydrate you. Tea and sodas are also diuretics. If you are drinking extra water to make up for the slight diuretic effect of coffee, then that is even better. While it is best to drink coffee black, a fat free creamer is a much better choice than a full fat one. And caffeine will not hurt your diet, it may even help it a little. Caffeine has been used for years as a natural way to boost metabolism... that's right, caffeine will boost your metabolism. However, it is important not to overdo it, or you may get shaky or have trouble sleeping. A good time to drink a cup of coffee is before your workout, as the caffeine boost will keep you from getting tired. Personally, I prefer green tea for my caffeine lift. It doesn't have as much of a kick to it (which is good for me as I am very sensitive to caffeine), and it packs tons of antioxidants for your health. If you do drink any teas, be sure to add a little lemon juice as new studies are showing that the lemon juice helps you absorb more of the good stuff in tea.
Baldwin Originally Answered: is coffee bad for my diet? I have like 2 cups a day, NO SUGAR and fat free creamer.?
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Shavonne Shavonne
Diet is definately one of the hardest things to get right, but most important. A bad diet can cut a gliders lifespan in half if not more. There are definately differences between UK and US diets. I'm in the UK and I don't use a 'proven' US style diet. Basically they need 75% fruit/veg and 25% protein. Here is the link to a VERY good forum ... http://www.sugar-glider.co.uk. The diet i'm currently using for my 3 is this ... "When doing a large batch: Do fruit/veg mix as normal. Prepare your fruit/veg batch and add to it 3 x tablespoons of WHEATGERM vitamin supplement as per normal(glider booster, glider cal) 1 x teaspoon of bee pollen 1/2 teaspoon of acacia gum 2 x tablespoons of low fat natural yogurt Soaked linseed Whizz it all up in the food processor. Linseed, when doing a large batch of suggie food, put two tablespoons of linseed in a bowl with about 8 tablespoons of boiling water and leave to soak while preparing the batch. The seeds will absorb the water and become ‘oily’. On every other night add 1 x boiled egg (without the shell) to the mix for the protein, also add calcium supplement - whizz in food processor with mix. On every other night, miss the calcium and give the cat biscuits for that all important crunch! I also add fruit juice to the mix, it’s not your bog standard orange or apple though, I tend to use Princes Mango, or Rubicon juices, it depends what’s on offer. I don’t like to give apple/orange as they are too acidic. The Wheatgerm and Linseed I buy from Holland and Barratt - if you don’t have one near you they do have an online shop with really cheap P & P. I use 1 bag of wheatgerm to 2 bags of linseed, here are the links to what I use. The yogurt is low fat, plain natural yogurt. I use Onken but any is fine, just check it is pro biotic and does not contain Aspartame." Where they mention fruit/veg mix here is a link to the recipe's already worked out (they all have a ratio of Calcium:Phosphorus or 2:1 - recommended) ... http://www.sugar-glider.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,2165.0.html. The main difference of this diet to US ones is that it uses cat biscuits for protein. They are SPECIFALLY Iams+1 cat biscuits. They have a very good ratio (1:1) and EVERY single ingredient has been reseached and is fine for gliders. The main reason I use them and I think this is very important to consider even if you don't chose to use them youreself is that they provide CRUNCH in the diet. Especially with a lot of the US diets containing large quantities of honey, imagine eating soft food covered in honey all day and never being able to brush your teeth. I've seen a few gliders (not gona name the diet but it does contain honey and is completely a soft fed diet) who have had gum disease and tooth decay and had to have teeth removed due to plaque build up etc .... Some people help this by putting real branches in the glider cage as suggies do enjoy stripping the bark from the branch but PERSONALLY I also like to make sure they have crunch in their diet to keep their teeth healthy. Things to stay away from... Onions, or anything from the onion family. Grapes - they've been proven to cause renal failure in so many animals I just don't risk it. Nuts, very high in fat, can give as treats VERY rarely but again I don't bother. Sugary things, refined sugar basically. I don't give mine honey, For a short time I mixed a little apple sauce in with the vegetables as I struggled to get mine to eat veg for a while but I gradually reduced the amount of apple sauce as they started to take to it and now I've cut it out of the diet again. For treats... Natural, low fat yogurt is always a winner. Yoggie drops are easy to get hold of online, dried mango and papaya pieces, Wax worms, Note on live food... altho it seems like the best idea to fill them up on live food as it's more 'natural', live food such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms don't really have much to them. They are really low in terms of nutritional value, I use them more as an enrichment treat. Wax worms are the 'chocolate' of the insects so be careful not to overdo it with them as you will get chubby gliders. I use suppliments from exotic nutrition. They're about £7.50 a bag but they last for months. I use glider booster which is a vitamin/mineral powder, glider cal which is a calcium suppliment. Bee pollen which is a good source of protein and acacia gum which is good for their gut and is used as an enrichment treat (make it up and stuff it into branches. The glider will gauge the wood to get to it). I know this is a lot to take in but it's definately worth getting it right and finding the one that best suits you (and your gliders). Good luck x
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Shavonne Originally Answered: Does anyone know a good diet plan to go on? I was thinking about the South Beach Diet program?
If you think of a diet as something to "go on" you will also "go off" and regain. diet is a way of life - change your lifestyle, become healthier. find daily calorie intake calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 400-600cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose. eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours - it optimizes your metabolism) 5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day (have lots of veggies to eat in between meals if you are still hungry) 8 glasses of water -carry bottle of water with you and when you feel hungry drink it - we often confuse hunger with thirst (our bodies confuse it) have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy have protein (lean meat, legumes etc) for dinner - repairs muscle cardio is the only fat burning exercise and burns fat all over your body (running, jogging, swimming, spinning, elliptical etc) 4-6 times a week for average of 45min - in your case i would suggest walking longer than that or swimming (but swimming actually makes my leg hurt afterwards because i dont feel the pain in water and if its too much), light weight training a few times a week (more muscle=faster metabolism) dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, pasta etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, ice cream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily. of course you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

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