A very important aspect when owning a Sugar Glider is a good proven diet.
We choose to follow the BML diet which is Bourbon's Modified Ledbeaters. We have fed it for 3 1/2 years now and are very happy with the result.
We ask our customers as part of our warranty to feed the BML diet. We do this because it is a good diet, and also it is something our Joeys recognize. It can be dangerous to an animal's health to change a diet immediately you get it home. There are some other diets that we do think are ok to feed if your glider does not like the BML diet such as:
but any changes made should be gradual.
The BML is fed along with fruits and vegetables and mealworms. We also will replace the mealworms with chicken, turkey or deer meat some nights.
I also give them plain or fruit yogurt every other night. This can be fed either as a licky treat or put in their bowl with their other food. Make sure the yogurt does not contain artificial sweetners which are found in some diet yogurts.
Peas, green beans, carrots, corn (when fed along with other vegetables) ,squash, asparagus, okra, and spinach (in moderation-too much can block calcium absorption) and sweet potato.
We buy bags of mixed frozen vegetables at the grocery store.
Papaya, apples, pears, raspberries, blackberries, seedless grapes, plums, mangos, watermelon, strawberries, cranberries, apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, kiwi, peaches, bananas (mine will only eat it if I mash it up.) Take out pits and seeds. (Don't worry about the smaller seeds i.e. strawberries, kiwi, etc.) They also love avacado, but feed it in moderation as it is fatty.
Make sure all fruit has been washed really well. We like to chop up our fresh fruit and freeze it, so they get a good variety and the fruit doesn't go off before we have fed it out.
Wash, peel and section fruit (leave berries whole), place in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze 4 to 6 hours or until frozen. Pack in freezerweight resealable plastic bags and store in freezer until ready to use.
Yogurt, Apple Sauce, Baby Foods (Fruit, Veggie, Chicken, Turkey), Yogurt Drops/Yoggies (can be found at the pet store or in the small animal pet section of Walmart), mealworms, chicken, turkey, venison. All meat should be cooked plain and unseasoned.