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Original Sugar Glider Fruit Smoothie Recipe

This sugar glider fruit smoothie recipe can be used if your sugar glider won't eat his fruit, or is being picky about eating certain fruit. If using a bag of mixed fruit for this recipe, please be aware that the calcium:phosphorous ratio may be very low. If using this recipe, you may want to mix a little calcium powder into it on the nights that you use it.  An even better option would be to add a high-calcium fruit like papaya to the mixture, to help balance out the ratio.  Here at Sweet Sugar Gliders, we have developed our own version of the Fruit Smoothie Recipe, which takes out the extra ingredients and gives you a good calcium:phosphorous ratio.  Click here to see our own SSG Fruit Smoothie Recipe.

Fruit Smoothie Recipe


  • 32 oz thawed mixed fruit and/or suggie-safe fresh fruit
  • 4 oz baby fruit juice
  • 1 TABLEspoon of honey (use 1/2 TABLEspoon per each 16 oz of fruit)
  • 1/4 cup of Dannon French Vanilla Yogurt


Place 1/2 of the ingredients in the blender. Blend or chop to the consistency of a thick relish.
Place or scoop the sugar glider fruit smoothie mixture into ice cube trays. Freeze them. 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, so they don't get freezer burned. Mix, freeze, and store the other half of the ingredients.
Feed one cube for one glider or 1.5 cubes for two gliders per day.  This can be fed as the fruit portion of the main diet.

Extra Advice

  • As previously mentioned, be careful if feeding this as the primary fruit source with your main diet.  Depending on which fruits you choose, the calcium:phosphorous ratio may not be very good.  If this is the case, you should supplement sugar glider fruit smoothie with a little sprinkle of calcium or add a high-calcium fruit to the mixture, like papaya.
  • This fruit smoothie can be used as a substitute for the fruit portion of the sugar glider diet.
  • The sugar glider fruit smoothie may be used for several reasons: your sugar glider is being picky, your sugar glider is refusing to eat fruits, you want to give your glider something different occasionally, or you are out of town and want a convenient way for your glider-sitter to feed your gliders.
  • Please note, we believe that enrichment and variety are important in keeping your sugar gliders healthy and happy.  If feeding this blended up fruit smoothie regularly, please make sure to provide variety in the diet in some other way (like enrichment supplements) to help prevent boredom.
  • This diet was developed by Anita at http://www.mysweetgliders.com.

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