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Date Posted: 14:42:51 11/05/06 Sun
Author: connie
Subject: Re: Vitamins and Supplements?
In reply to: Squiggy'smom 's message, "Vitamins and Supplements?" on 13:31:09 11/05/06 Sun

>Rain loves her mirror also! [primping and such in front of it!] I also use the Repti-cal powder w/D added. I am not real happy w/this but it was all I could find! I rub it on her apple slice everynight and check to make sure she has eaten most of it the next morning [she ussually has] Rain gets her nut mixture plus [always] veggies, apple slice and orange slice plus a grape everynight. I clean out the leftovers the next morning before work and while she is sleeping!! I also keep a salt and mineral block available at all times.. These she ussually uses as "things to climb on" but at least they are there if she wants them. Mine is not a fussy eater at all! I even give her a drop of soy milk, acorns, dandelions, clover, what ever; If I see the Grays eating it I try it.I'm concerned that Squiggy isnt getting the nutrition
>she needs-she's pretty picky.She loves green grapes
>the most...Every night I give her a large assortment
>of fruits and veggies,but she leaves most of them
>uneaten....How much exactly should she be
>consuming?She pretty much leaves the dry food
>alone....Sometimes eats a few nuts and sunflower
>seeds....I bought repti-cal to sprinkle on her
>food,but then she wont touch it at all.........I tried
>mealworms...wont touch them,either........I'm afraid
>she isnt getting enough protein...I tried hard boiled
>egg and chicken....yuk!
>Anyway,I was looking at Exoticnutrition.com and they
>have foods and supplements,but I am not sure what to
>get as nothing seems to be made expressly for
>Flyers...Would Sugar Glider food be acceptable?They
>have Glider-Cal which has no phospherous...does she
>need that?..There are vitamins for Gliders as
>well....Would those be okay for Flyers?There is also
>something called Calcimize which is supposed to remove
>chlorine and heavy metals from the water AND add
>calcium..I have well water,there is no chlorine in
>it,but we have a water softener that uses potasium
>chloride....will that harm her?Should i maybe be using
>bottled water?
>Are all flyers such picky eaters?
>By the way,she loves to play in her water dish...She
>immerses first her front half in the dish,splashing
>with her front legs as if she were swimming...then she
>drapes herself across the dish and gets her belly
>wet....she will use the water to wash herself.....she
>is one clean squirrely!!It seems she is always
>grooming herself!She was sitting on my arm last night
>grooming away,so intent on the job that she fell off!!
>I had to laugh........
>The dish is really very small and shallow....I was
>afraid to get a bigger one,thinking she might
>drown...but I'm wondering if I should get a larger one
>so she can get her whole body in it and play till her
>heart's content....but I was thinking she might get a
>chill........Do all Flyers love the water?
>I'd like to get her started on supplements asap,as
>I've had her for 2 months now and I sure dont want her
>to get sick...........As I've said,I did try the
>Repti-Cal,but she refuses to touch her food with that
>stuff on it.....It doesnt seem she eats enough to get
>all the vitamins she needs.............I think she
>must be very concerned with her "figure".......I have
>one of those plastic bird mirrors with a bell on the
>bottom and she is always checking out her

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