I got a sugar glider and so far I have been feeding it fruits and nuts it wont eat anything else like bugs I have tried to give them to her but she dosent eat them. Does any one have any ideas about what to feed her that would be great thanks.
They eat mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts, so you're probably doing fine right now. I don't think they need a whole lot of animal protein. You could try hard-boiled eggs, deli meat, anything like that. Just avoid stuff with a lot of preservatives or added sugar in it.
You could also look into some feed formulations specially designed for sugar gliders and other omnivores. Any exotic pets place would carry it.
***Edited By: AngeGauche on 7/7/2005 2:56:41 PM*** Reason: *
DO NOT SIMPLY FEED THEM HARD BOILED EGGS. They are high in phosphorus and not good for them. Hard boiled eggs are ok to use in a larger recipe that you are adding them to but you need to know how to balance them properly with the vitamins and calcium in order to balance out the phosphorus. Try to feed them chicken or turkey. Never anything with preservatives. If they are babies they probably don't want much to do with the meal worms give them time all sugar gliders love to eat bugs. Also, do not feed them insects from your back yard, they could be loaded with insecticides.
You should never feed them nuts, according to what I have read and been told. Their teeth aren't constantly growing like a squirrels. We have 2. Xena and Zeke. Right now, I feed mine Spam because it is high in protein, which a pregnant suggie needs. I also put fresh fruit and other things on thier saucer.
PS. They are NOT untamed animals put into cages. If they are raised and treated right, they can be just as much a part of the family as any dog or cat. Xena is almost 3 and she is the one who hops on us, down our shirts, on our heads, streaks across the livingroom, etc.... Zeke was kept in a 1X1 cage before we got him and built him a 5X4 cage. He is very introverted but getting out of that slowly but surely.
Those who speak about a subject they know nothing about really shouldn't be speaking. No offense intended.