Candy's GliderKids Feeding Plan
GliderKids Feeding Plan
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     Glider diets are a frequently discussed topic.  There are no perfect glider diets.  Each owner must evaluate the recognized glider diets, as well as other less commonly used glider diets, and make a personal choice for their gliders.  l call my personal glider diet the GliderKids Feeding Plan.

    I cannot say this is the perfect glider diet or that it guarantees healthy gliders over a 15 year life span.  I feel it is the diet that best meets my gliders nutritional needs.  The recipes have been modified since I began using this diet in early 2009 but to date none of my gliders have had any health issues and my vet feels they are all healthy.  There are many diets for glider parents to choose for their gliders.  The GliderKids Feeding Plan is an additional option with several recipes to choose from that will meet the nutritional needs of your gliders.
   The recommended nightly feeding per glider is 2 teaspoons GliderKids Staple, 1 TBS Vegetables and 1 TBS Fruit.  I generally feed a single a fruit and a single vegetable each night but use a different combination each day so the gliders get a minimum of 7 fruits and 7 vegetables each week.  Fruits and vegetables are each rich in some vitamins and minerals and poor in others.  Offering a wide variety each week is key to presenting your gliders with all the vitamins and minerals necessary for balanced nutrition.  You may choose to offer mixtures of fruits and vegetables but no single item should be over 1/4 of the total fruits or vegetables offered during the week.  I limit dark leafy greens (spinach, collards, turnip greens, kale etc) to once a week - these are high in oxalate but also rich sources of Vitamin K.  Mixed vegetables are also limited to once a week - they are high in phosphorus but gliders do love their corn.  Insects such as meal worms may be offered as a treat but are not an essential part of the GliderKids Feeding Plan. 
This sugar glider feeding plan was developed in 2009 for personal use by Candace Otte.   Please do your own research on glider diets before choosing any feeding plan for your gliders.

Currently, there are no published daily nutrient requirements for sugar gliders. 

There is NO FORMAL APPROVAL PROCESS for sugar glider diets. 
Staple Recipes and Preparation Instructions
GliderKids Feeding Plan   -   Printable Format