How Much Does A Sugar Glider Eat In One Day?

Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia have tree-dwelling sugar gliders. Exotic pets can make great pets if given the proper care and enrichment.

Poor feeding kills many pet gliders each year. Malnutrition, obesity, and illness can result.

How Much Food Should I Feed My Glider?

Short Answer
The amount a sugar glider eats in one day can vary based on age, size, and activity level. On average, a sugar glider will eat about 1 to 2 tablespoons daily, with most of their diet consisting of commercial sugar glider food. It’s also important to offer them fresh water at all times and provide a source of calcium, such as cuttlebone or mineral block.

Sugar gliders have strict diets. They need honey and other sweets for their jumping, gliding, and calcium-rich diet.

Vitamins and minerals are necessary too. Diets lacking these nutrients can cause several health issues.

Every afternoon or evening, feed your sugar glider. You can communicate with them and provide friendship now.

To give your glider a range of flavors, provide a variety of foods in little amounts daily and switch them around. To avoid under or overfeeding, check their weight at least biweekly.

What Should I Feed My Glider?

A balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, protein, and calcium is necessary for sugar gliders. They need at least two fresh, filtered water sources like bottles, small water dishes, or water silos to survive.

Gliders eat sap, honeydew, manna, pollen, nectar, and gut-loaded insects in the wild. Their vitamin B1 and vitamin C-rich exudates are also beneficial.

Captive sugar gliders need a balanced diet of exudates, insects, and prey to mimic their natural diet. Captivity requires weight control.

What Should I Avoid Feeding My Glider?

Canned fruit and vegetables include sugar and preservatives that are unhealthy for gliders. Choose fresh or thawed frozen produce.

Gliders need 1 spoonful of fruit and veggies daily. Apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, nectarines, and raspberries are advised.

Oxalate-rich vegetables and fruits impede calcium absorption. Small exotic pets may get kidney and bladder stones. Dandelion, mustard spinach, swiss chard, beets, pears, and figs are culprits.

How Much Can I Feed My Glider?

A sugar glider can eat around a spoonful of fruit or vegetables daily. Rotate their fruits and veggies to avoid boredom.

Give sugar gliders treats sparingly—5% of their diet. Small bits of cooked chicken, veggies, mealworms (dried or live), fresh eucalyptus, and dried fruit are nice treats.

Sugar glider treats vary by age and weight. Gliders can be fussy eaters, so try different foods in little amounts to see what they like.

If you’re unsure, check online and at your local pet store for glider food. Ask your vet for advice on how much to offer.