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Sweet Sugar Gliders - SSG Fruit Veggie Mix CA PH RatioSSG Fruit & Veggie Mix 1

The SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix Recipe for sugar gliders can be used in place of the fruit AND vegetable portion of the diet. It was designed by Misty at Sweet Sugar Gliders, to work with the SSG Complete HPW Diet. Our intention was to make it easy for glider owners. By not spending so much time calculating ratios, you are now freed up to spend more time with your sugar gliders. We do not claim to be nutritionists. We simply strive to do the best we know how for our sugar gliders (based on the research we have done) and wanted to pass along the information.  For a recipe with fewer ingredients, check out SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix 2.

SSG Fruit & Veggie Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups butternut squash 
  • 2 cup cantaloupe
  • 1 cup orange
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries 
  • 8 cups papaya
  • 2 cups mango
  • 1 cup frozen snow peas (in the pods)
  • 6 cups spaghetti squash
  • 6 cups bok choy

Instructions

Dump the blueberries into a large bowl. Set snow peas aside to thaw while preparing the other ingredients.  Peel the orange & remove any seeds. Peel the mango and remove the pit.  Cut the skin off of the squash and remove the seeds.  (We pop our squash in the microwave for a few minutes to make it easier to peel.)  Remove the cantaloupe from the rind. Remove the seeds from the papaya and scoop the flesh out of the skin with a spoon. Chop/dice all of the fresh ingredients and snow peas using a food processor or knife. (We use a food processor and chop small batches into pieces about the size of peas.)  Measure the bok choy BEFORE blending it and the other ingredients AFTER chopping them, then put them into the bowl.  Mix with a large spoon. Scoop the fruit/veggie mixture into ice cube trays (measure one TABLEspoon per cube). Cover and freeze. Once frozen, run hot water over the bottom of the ice cube trays, pop the fruit mixture out and place the cubes in a freezer container or Ziplock freezer bag. This will prevent freezer burn.
 
Feed 2 cubes for one glider or 4 cubes for two gliders per day, with the HPW Diet or SSG Complete HPW Diet. This can be fed as the fruit AND vegetable portion of the main diet. Some diets specify which fruits you should use, but otherwise, the SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix can replace the fruit and veggie portion of any diet.

Extra Advice

  • If your gliders are picky and not eating some of the ingredients, you can try blending (instead of chopping them) and mixing them in with your HPW or other main diet.
  • We actually pour 3/4 TEASPOON of HPW Diet on top of each cube before freezing.  Then we do not have to measure anything on a nightly basis.  We just give 2 cubes per glider.
  • The SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix can be used as a substitute for the fruit AND vegetable portion of the sugar glider diet.
  • Aside from making your nightly feeding routine easier, the SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix works great if you are out of town and want a convenient way for your glider-sitter to feed your gliders.
  • This yields approximately 2/1 ca:ph ratio, by our calculations.
  • The orange in this diet can be substituted with prickly pear if available, which has a slightly lower ca:ph ratio, but no oxalates (so the gliders are better able to absorb the calcium).
  • When combined with HPW Diet as shown in the SSG Complete HPW Diet, you will get a 1.6/1 ca:ph ratio.
  • This recipe was developed by Misty at http://www.sweet-sugar-gliders.com to be used in the SSG Complete HPW Diet.  It will work with some most other sugar glider diets as well.

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