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SSG Veggie Relish Recipe 1

The SSG Veggie Relish Recipe for sugar gliders can be used in place of the vegetable portion of the diet. It was designed by Misty at Sweet Sugar Gliders, to work with the HPW Diet. Click here for 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.

SSG Veggie Relish Recipe


  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 6 cups butternut squash 
  • 6 cups bok choy

 *Recipe was changed on 09/12/2009.


Peel the cucumber.  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.)  Chop/dice the cucumber, squash, and bok choy using a food processor or knife. (We use a food processor to blend up the bok choy and chop the cucumber into pieces about the size of peas and shred the squash.) 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 veggie relish mixture into ice cube trays.  We use slightly less than one TABLEspoon per cube. Cover and freeze. Once frozen, run hot water over the bottom of the ice cube trays, pop the vegetable mixture out and place the cubes in a freezer container or Ziplock freezer bag. This will prevent freezer burn.
Feed one cube for one glider or 2 cubes for two gliders per day, with the HPW Diet or SSG Complete HPW Diet. This can be fed as the vegetable portion of the main diet. Some diets specify which vegetables you should use, but otherwise, the SSG Veggie Relish can replace the vegetable portion of any diet.

Extra Advice

  • If your gliders are picky and not eating some of the veggies, you can try blending them with a blender (instead of chopping them) and mixing them in with your HPW or other main diet.
  • The SSG Veggie Relish can be used as a substitute for the vegetable portion of the sugar glider diet.
  • Aside from making your nightly feeding routine easier, the SSG Veggie Relish works great if you are out of town and want a convenient way for your glider-sitter to feed your gliders.
  • This yields approximately 1.89 ca:ph ratio, by our calculations. This ratio was calculated estimating even amounts of the different vegetables in the frozen bag mix. Please let us know if you believe our math to be incorrect.
  • When combined with one of the SSG Fruit Smoothies and HPW Diet as shown in the SSG Complete HPW Diet, you will get a 1.5-2:1 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 (and can be used in other diets as well).

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