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Sweet Sugar Gliders - SSG Veggie Relish 2 CA PH RatioSSG Veggie Relish Recipe 2

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

This recipe will make around 40 servings for 2 sugar gliders.


  • 1 cup frozen vegetable mix of peas, green beans, carrots, & corn
  • 1 cup jicama
  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 4 cups turnip greens
  • Unsweetened apple juice (if needed)


Dump the frozen vegetable mix into a large bowl. Peel the jicama. Poke holes into the sweet potato with a fork and microwave 5-6 minutes (until soft in the middle). Scoop the sweet potato out of the skin with a spoon, measure, and pour into the bowl. Chop/dice the jicama and turnip greens using a food processor or knife. (We use a food processor and chop small batches into pieces about the size of peas.) Measure the ingredients AFTER chopping them, then put them into the bowl. Mix with a large spoon. If needed, add enough apple juice to wet the mixture a little (so it will freeze together in the ice cube trays). Scoop the veggie relish 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 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. If necessary, add some unsweetened apple juice to the mixture, to make it easier to blend.
  • 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 1.75 ca:ph ratio, by our calculations. This ratio was calculated estimating even amounts of the different vegetabless 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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