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LGRS Suggie Soup

There are a lot of diet plans out there for sugar gliders. Our best advice here at Suggie Savers is to use a diet plan that meets the following criteria:
  1. Start with a diet that has a published nutritional analysis. If the diet you are looking at does not have a published nutritional analysis it means the maker of it did not do his or her research and you really have no idea what the nutritional make-up of the diet is. Avoid choosing a diet that is just "popular" and has simply been around for a long time.
  2. Once you have looked at a few candidates for diet plans, take them along with the nutritional analysis to your veterinarian to look at. It's always a good idea to get a blessing from your vet before changing diets for your gliders.
  3. When feeding side dishes and compotes it is a good idea to check out the nutritional value and ratios yourself. One of the best tools for this we have found is at Glider Gossip on this link: http://www.sugarglider.com/nutrition/ Here you will find a recipe calculator and you also have the ability to create your own recipes for side dishes.
Suggie Savers recommends a diet that is used at Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary. It is called LGRS Suggie Soup. This diet has a published nutritional analysis and have been at use at the rescue for over five years. In addition to the 80+ animals at the rescue who are fed LGRS Suggie Soup as a daily staple, there are many caregivers nationwide and some abroad that have had very good results with this recipe.

Here is Official link for the recipe which includes a one-week sample rotation of side dishes:
(Note that the sources for the less common ingredients are included in the recipe document.)

There is also a great video on preparing a batch of LGRS Suggie Soup here that was produced by ViciousEncounters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyhO3CNVzAI

If you have any questions about the diet or want to chat about substitutions or modifications, email rescue@luckyglider.org

QUICK FACTS ON DIET:

*THE MOST IMPORTANT part of Glider care is the diet they are fed.

*The leading Glider problem Vets see in their offices are    

 Gliders in poor health due to a bad diet.

*Before bringing your glider home, do your homework!

*Ask the person you got your glider from what it has been fed.

*Gliders MUST be on a "Proven Sugar Glider Diet

comprised of many things such as protein, fruits, veggies, calcium, vitamins and minerals and an acceptable amount of phosphorus. 

*To be a proven diet, it must have been fed to gliders and "proven" over the years to be healthy for your "captive" sugar glider. 

*There are many, diets out there that say they are "Sugar Glider diets" but are not nutritionally sound.

*BEWARE of any diet that you can purchase in a pet store, and any diet that says it is complete.

*FRESH fruit and veggies are a daily requirement

*ALL glider diets require fresh fruit and veggies and a protein source like crickets and mealworms that are raised as feeder food, or boiled chicken DAILY.

*NEVER feed a bug you find in or around your house

*The calcium/ phosphorous ratio in the diet is very important.


Most of the food you will see sold or labeled for Sugar Gliders is unacceptable by itself, and even when fed with fruits and veggies can be dangerous at the very least, and often times deadly.

Lets look at how a Sugar Glider eats its food. Although Gliders have large, sharp teeth, they do not swallow their food. Sugar Gliders are masticators, which means they suck the nutrients from their food and spit out what is left. If you watch a glider eat you will notice they actually roll the food with their tongues around their mouths, smashing it against their cheeks, until what is left is a dry half moon shaped ball, which they spit out. Now look at the dry foods they try to sell as glider foods and picture them eating these foods, and the scratches and cuts they can cause inside the gliders mouth. This can lead to painful infections and then to costly vet bills.


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