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Date Posted: 16:16:31 11/05/06 Sun
Author: Squiggysmom
Subject: Re: Vitamins and Supplements?
In reply to: connie 's message, "Re: Vitamins and Supplements?" on 14:42:51 11/05/06 Sun

>Maybe I was using too much Repti-Cal....how much should she have?I didnt know they needed salt....there are several websites concerning the care of FS,and some of them contradict each other,so I dont know what to do!But the people on this board seem, to me at least,pretty knowledgeable,so I will take your advice....I had heard that they should NOT eat salt........When I go into a pet store,I am hesitant to say what I am looking for,because FS are verboten here...
I understand that they are legal in NJ and since I have relatives down there,I was considering visiting a pet store that I had heard about in Brick,NJ in the spring....I would like to get another flyer....maybe a male so we can have babies.......But I wouldnt do that untill and unless I am comfortable knowing that I know what I am doing or know someone who does.........a neighbor of mine is apprenticing with a licensed Wildlife rehabber and I asked if she could ask him if I could go too-I have already taken the classes,but it has been a few years...........I just want to know all I can cause I would really hate myself if I did something stupid that caused the death or injury to ANY animal........
Oh! Do you know if FS have the same dietary needs as Sugar Gliders....I think they inhabit different parts of the world,so I would think their diets would be very different...and SG are marsupials and FS are rodents.....What do you think?




>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
>>reflection...........haha....

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