Bml Sugar Glider Diet?

The Bourbon’s Modified Leadbeater’s sugar glider diet (BML) is a version of the original Leadbeater’s Diet, a well-known, nutritionally complete diet for pet sugar gliders. The BML diet is widely accepted and you can make it easily at home.

1/4
cup apple juice 1/2
cup honey (do not use raw or unfiltered) 1
hard-boiled egg (shell removed) 4
ounces Gerber Yogurt and Juice Blend (Banana or Mixed Fruit, or substitute 2 ounces plain yogurt and 2 ounces mixed fruit juice) 1
teaspoon Rep-Cal Herptivite Vitamin Supplement (blue label) 2
Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement Non-Phosphorous with Vitamin D3 (pink label) 2
jars chicken baby food (5 ounces total) 1/4
cup wheat germ 1/2
cup Gerber dry baby cereal (mixed or oatmeal, but most sugar gliders prefer the rice with fruit flavors) Pour the mixture into regular size ice cube trays, filling each compartment only halfway.

Once the mixture is frozen, simply place one cube of the BML diet in your sugar glider‘s food dish a few hours earlier than feeding time (which is typically in the evening) to allow the cube to melt a bit. Remove it the following morning to avoid any food spoilage or attracting any unwanted insects. The BML diet should be fed along with fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables at each meal.

This is why you only fill the ice cube tray compartments halfway with the BML diet when you are preparing it. A diet lacking in calcium and appropriate vitamins, for example, may contribute to your sugar glider developing metabolic bone disease (MBD), like reptiles commonly get, and make their legs more prone to fracturing. Diets lacking in honey or sugary nectar (which they eat regularly in the wild and are named after) do not provide enough energy for sugar gliders who need it for all the jumping and gliding that they do.

What fruits can sugar gliders eat on BML diet?

Fruits: apples, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, frozen pitted cherries, blueberries. Do NOT feed the seeds of apples or the pits of cherries. You can use fresh or frozen, but do NOT used canned.

What is the best diet for sugar gliders?

Food and Water:. The diet of wild sugar gliders is very complex and difficult to replicate in captivity. We recommend feeding a combination of Leadbeater’s mixture, insects, fresh produce, and nuts.

What is a sugar gliders favorite food?

Named for their preference for sweet foods, sugar gliders enjoy drinking nectar and tree sap the wild. They also enjoy fatty foods, such as mealworms and fly pupae. In captivity, they can become obese if they eat too many sweet and fatty foods, which leads to health problems.

What are sugar gliders not allowed to eat?

Chocolate and dairy products should not be fed to your pet sugar glider. Avoid foods treated with pesticides. Fruits and vegetables known to be high in oxalates should be avoided as they will impair calcium absorption.

For the next 2 ingredients alternate them, a little cereal with a little juice, a little cereal with a little juice, going back and forth until both ingredients are mixed in.

2 2 oz jars of Stage 1 or 2 Beechnut,Gerber or Heinz Chicken baby food Turn off blender, then pour into Tupperware bowl or ice cube trays and FREEZE.

*** There is a very strict list of vegetables and fruits to be fed with the BML diet plan.

The Leadbeaters Diet was one of the first meal plans fed to captive gliders successfully, and was used at the Taronga Zoo for a number of years. This diet was formulated in Australia so when gliders became captive Bourbon modified the diet so it could be fed in America. The diet has a few shortcomings such as being extremely high in Calcium, iron, and the potentially harmful synthetic vitamin K3 known as Menadoine. The diet also has a limited selection of fresh produce causing a lack in variety.

After I spoon the BML mix into their bowl, I feed their veggies and fruits in various ways. Back off on everything only half of the recommended amounts and only a few pieces of veggies, increasing each day until they leave only a little behind.

I tell people to keep a log of their gliders eating habits, when they do slow down. Gliders do not tire of their food, the plan allows for daily variety. Break a mealie in half, allow them to lick the guts, or squeeze it onto your finger and offer it as a licky treat.

If they are older (over 8 weeks OOP), you may try dipping the half in their favorite licky treat. If it is a bug.. Look out In the summer the fav is moths, june bugs and mano wars or skeeter eaters.. whichever people call them they look like giant mesquitos. Do NOT feed roaches, or any insects found on the floor or on the ground, which could have come in contact with pesticides, either from your place, or someone elses.

We no longer suggest or advocate the use of crickets due to the problems posed with aflatoxin.

Do NOT feed the seeds of apples or the pits of cherries. You can use fresh or frozen, but do NOT used canned. Do NOT use fruit slurries or vegetable relishes.

Fruits: apples, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, frozen pitted cherries, blueberries. (SGD modified the article on BMLdiet.com for formatting and to add Amazon links for bulk order shoppers.

Two 2.5 oz jars of Stage 1 or 2 Beechnut , Gerber orHeinz Chicken baby food . Turn off blender, then pour into Tupperware bowl or ice cube trays and FREEZE.

Introduction

The Leadbeaters Diet was one of the first meal plans fed to captive gliders successfully, and was used at the Taronga Zoo for a number of years. This diet was formulated in Australia so when gliders became captive Bourbon modified the diet so it could be fed in America. The diet has a few shortcomings such as being extremely high in Calcium, iron, and the potentially harmful synthetic vitamin K3 known as Menadoine. The diet also has a limited selection of fresh produce causing a lack in variety.

Fruits and Veggies

Vegetables:Fruits:Do NOT feed the seeds of apples or the pits of cherries. You can use fresh or frozen, but do NOT used canned. Do NOT use fruit slurries or vegetable relishes.

BML Basic Mix Recipe

For the next 2 ingredients alternate them, a little cereal with a little juice, a little cereal with a little juice, going back and forth until both ingredients are mixed in.Blend well for 5 minutes. Turn off blender, then pour into Tupperware bowl or ice cube trays and FREEZE. Do NOT mix the fruits and veggies in before freezing. The BML staple will freeze to the consistency of ice cream.1 cube is approximately 2 tablespoons, depending on your ice cube trays. Measure out your first few cubes by pouring 2 tablespoons into each cube.