SSG Fruit &
Veggie Mix 1
The SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix Recipe for sugar gliders can
be used in place of the fruit AND vegetable portion of the
diet. It was designed by Misty at Sweet Sugar Gliders, to work
with the SSG Complete HPW
Diet. Our intention was to make it easy for glider owners.
By not spending so much time calculating ratios, you are now
freed up to spend more time with your sugar gliders. We do not
claim to be nutritionists. We simply strive to do the best we
know how for our sugar gliders (based on the research we have
done) and wanted to pass along the information. For a
recipe with fewer ingredients, check out SSG
Fruit/Veggie Mix 2.
SSG Fruit & Veggie Mix Recipe
- 4 cups butternut squash
- 2 cup cantaloupe
- 1 cup orange
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 8 cups papaya
- 2 cups mango
- 1 cup frozen snow peas (in the pods)
- 6 cups spaghetti squash
- 6 cups bok choy
Dump the blueberries into a large bowl. Set snow peas
aside to thaw while preparing the other ingredients.
Peel the orange & remove any seeds. Peel the mango and
remove the pit. Cut the skin off of the squash
and remove the seeds. (We pop our squash in the
microwave for a few minutes to make it easier to
peel.) Remove the cantaloupe from the rind. Remove
the seeds from the papaya and scoop the flesh out of the
skin with a spoon. Chop/dice all of the fresh ingredients
and snow peas using a
or knife. (We use a
and chop small batches into pieces about
the size of peas.) Measure the bok choy BEFORE
blending it and the other ingredients AFTER chopping them,
then put them into the bowl. Mix with a large spoon.
Scoop the fruit/veggie mixture into ice cube trays (measure
one TABLEspoon per cube). Cover and freeze. Once frozen,
run hot water over the bottom of the ice cube trays, pop
the fruit mixture out and place the cubes in a freezer
container or Ziplock freezer bag. This will prevent freezer
Feed 2 cubes for one glider or 4 cubes for two
gliders per day, with the HPW
Complete HPW Diet
. This can be fed as the fruit AND
vegetable portion of the main diet
. Some diets
specify which fruits you should use, but otherwise, the SSG
Fruit/Veggie Mix can replace the fruit and
veggie portion of any diet.
- If your gliders are picky and not eating some of the
ingredients, you can try blending (instead of chopping
them) and mixing them in with your HPW
or other main
- We actually pour 3/4 TEASPOON of HPW
Diet on top of each cube before freezing. Then we
do not have to measure anything on a nightly basis.
We just give 2 cubes per glider.
- The SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix can be used as a substitute
for the fruit AND vegetable portion of the sugar glider diet.
- Aside from making your nightly feeding routine easier,
the SSG Fruit/Veggie Mix works great if you are out of
town and want a convenient way for your glider-sitter to
feed your gliders.
- This yields approximately 2/1 ca:ph ratio, by our
- The orange in this diet can be substituted with prickly
pear if available, which has a slightly lower ca:ph ratio,
but no oxalates (so the gliders are better able to absorb
- When combined with HPW
Diet as shown in the SSG Complete HPW Diet, you
will get a 1.6/1 ca:ph ratio.
- This recipe was developed by Misty at http://www.sweet-sugar-gliders.com to be
used in the SSG
Complete HPW Diet. It will work with some most
glider diets as well.
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