Sugar Glider Diet Basics - Keep Your Suggie Healthy!
On this page, we will teach you about sugar glider diet basics. There are several recommended and widely
approved diets, but most consist of the same basic components, listed below. You can click the links for
more details about each. As with any pet, you may want to work with your veterinarian in selecting a diet
As a new glider owner, this may all seem very overwhelming at first. The diet seemed to be the most
complicated thing for us in the beginning. Once you get into a good routine though, it is really not that
hard. To give you an example, every evening around 9:00-10:00PM, we feed fruits, veggies, and pre-mixed HPW (see video below). We just thaw
out some fruits and veggies and mix in the HPW. We also make sure they have a quality dry food in their cage, in case they wake up during the
day and need a snack. Then we just kind of alternate between different proteins and enrichment supplements
throughout the week. It really only takes us 5 minutes to feed them every night. If you are finding
diet to be confusing, please click here to learn about the SSG Complete HPW
Diet - it's feeding made easy!
For those who want to really do some research, these are the main components of the recommended sugar glider
diet in captivity:
Main Course (usually a make-ahead, frozen mixture of
One tip we recommend is to make a "glider kitchen" of some sort, to keep the cage cleaner and make your life
easier. We'll get information up soon about how we make our glider kitchens. Another good option to use
as a glider kitchen is a plastic igloo.
Video of Our Nightly Feeding Routine
This video may be helpful if you are trying to decide whether or not a glider is right for you. This
should give you some idea of what is involved in feeding sugar gliders. Please note, we will be updating this
video soon to reflect some recent changes we have made to our feeding routine, as indicated on the SSG Complete HPW Diet page.