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Date Posted: 18:08:13 11/05/06 Sun
Author: connie
Subject: Re: Vitamins and Supplements?
In reply to: Squiggysmom 's message, "Re: Vitamins and Supplements?" on 16:16:31 11/05/06 Sun

Wrong person here; everything I have learned has been on this forum and some books. Rain is lucky to have survived her 1st year w/me! Thank Heavens she is healthy and very forgiving of my ignorance!! I do still want to get the Vits. you add to water, but when I ask around here, they look at me like I'm nuts!! Salt?. I heard I should make it available, like salt and minerals for horses.? Sugar Gliders? They are from Aust. right? That's all I know!! Sorry!>>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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