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Date Posted: 22:34:47 11/05/06 Sun
Author: Connie; thax
Subject: Re: Vitamins and Supplements?
In reply to:
's message, "Re: Vitamins and Supplements?" on 21:09:11 11/05/06 Sun
>Am doing the best I can! Have learned a LOT and a LOT more here. One thing I know for sure; NO SUGAR! Except what comes natually, as in apples and other fruit; right?? I do still let her have a bit of Apple/cinnomin Rice cake once a week!! She does so love it and begs so sweetly when I bring out the bag!! She also loves a bit of white chicken and a boiled chicken leg bone every other week! The Rep-cal? I dip my finger in it and smear it on her apple slice every night. Sometimes she eats it and sometimes not! I take it she is regulating that on her own?? I always clean up her fruit and veggie mess the next morning before I go to work or whatever. Clean water everyday, lots of nuts and attention! That's 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
>A variety is the way to go, but flyers have a sweet
>tooth and some will pick fruit over vegetables. Offer
>veggies 4-5 nights a week alone and fruit alone the
>other 2-3 nights.
>>How much exactly should she be
>You can leave small amounts and it will be easier to
>>She pretty much leaves the dry food
>If you mean rodent pellets or "flying squirrel"
>pellets, most won't eat them unless raised on them.
>>....I bought repti-cal to sprinkle on her
>>food,but then she wont touch it at all.........
>Only use a pinch 2-3 times a week.
>You can buy liquid calcium that goes in their water.
>There is a calciun/D3 liquid called Calcivet by
>Vetafarm and it goes in water and you wouldn't need to
>give anything else.
>I offer a choice of plain water and vitamin water.
>>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
>They do, but forget these commercial foods for flyers.
>>Would Sugar Glider food be acceptable?
>No, they are totally separate species. Flyers are much
>easier to feed. You are feeding her correctly with the
>variety and she's eating what she needs. They will NOT
>>have Glider-Cal which has no phospherous...does she
>No, phospherous is needed as it works with calcium.
>See here for foods that contain both:
>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?
>Don't waste your money
>>Should i maybe be using
>>Are all flyers such picky eaters?
>They will love something one day and hate it the next
>... just continue with a variety of veggies and fruit.
>>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
>LOL I knew of one that like to shower with it's HOF,
>but most don't care for water.
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