The Glider Tree Diet
Fed by Mary Holcombe at the Glider Tree since 2000
and by Cora Holt at Coras Glider Tree (Formerly Coras Gliders) since 2009
I encourage you to do your own research on the many diets being fed, talk with your vet and decide the diet that is right for your gliders and your lifestyle and of course the ingredients that are available to you! I would like to say Sugar gliders are sap suckers by design. They have a very long tongue to lick up sap and juices and to probe things. When eating other foods, they will often chew and chew to release the food matter into their saliva, and then they will spit out a dried husk of uneaten things. Dried fruit is counter to this concept and doesnt make much sense but ok for treats. Feeding Dry pellets also doesn't make much sense. I get mealworms from grubco.com and feed 4 a day. I get premier white morsels at the store (no chocolate, just the vanilla) cheaper than yoggies, I dont feed these every day , maybe 2 to 3 times a week in a tooth box or egg to make them work for it!
I feed approximately 1 tablespoons per glider of vanilla flavored Ensure, diluted with 1/2 tablespoon water, every night (Use only Bottled) Powdered Does not have same amount of nutrients, along with fresh , frozen fruits and veggies, or gerber step 2 baby food (Approx. 2Tablespoons of each per glider).
Optional: Occasionally I will replace the ensure with either Boiled chicken or Scrambled eggs (nothing added just the eggs) along with a teaspoon yogurt per glider plus dont forget the fruits and veggies. The Yoplait yogurt, very cherry, blueberry, strawberry whips are some of my gliders favorites (regular, not light).
Keep your calcium to phosphorus ratios 2:1. Corn is high in phosphorus. Collard greens, papaya, bok choy are high in calcium.
I like to feed different fruits every night so the gliders get a variety.
The ensure will last 24 hours in your fridge.
I give fresh water nightly in shallow dishes or bird feeders that come with the flight cages.
Pics of a few of my old plates I fed out of for years each plate has enough food for 2 gliders