The BML sugar glider diet is a version of the original Leadbeater's Diet, a well-known complete diet used to feed sugar gliders in captivity. It is a widely accepted and known diet for sugar gliders.
The BML sugar glider diet should not be used in conjunction with other formulated diets, such as Brisky's Sugar Glider food, and if anything is changed or substituted your glider will probably not eat it.
After preparing this diet, you have a real time saver on your hands since you have pre-made cubes to feed your glider.
- 1/4 cup regular apple juice
- 1/2 cup regular honey
- 1 hard-boiled egg, with shell removed
- 4 oz. of premixed Mixed Fruit Yogurt Gerber Juice
- 1 tsp. Rep-Cal Herpivite Vitamin Supplement (Blue Label)
- 2 tsps. Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement Non-Phosphorous with Vit. D3 (Pink Label)
- 2 1/2 oz. jars of chicken baby food
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup dry baby cereal (mixed or oatmeal)
Blend the honey, egg, and apple juice in a blender until smooth. Turn off the blender and add the Gerber juice and Rep-cal Herpivite Vitamin Supplement. Blend until smooth and then turn off blender. Add the Rep-cal Calcium Supplement, the chicken baby food, wheat germ, and dry baby cereal. One last time, blend until smooth, and pour into ice cube trays, filling each compartment only halfway and place into the freezer.
A full ice cube equals about 2 Tbs. and this diet should be served in 1 Tb. increments, along with 1 Tb. fresh or frozen fruit and 1 Tb. fresh and frozen vegetables each evening. This is why you only fill the ice cube tray compartments halfway with the diet.
Simply place the cube and fruits and veggies in the food dish a few hours earlier than feeding time to allow the fruits and veggies to thaw and the cube to melt a bit. Remove it in the morning to avoid any food spoilage and make sure the fruits and veggies are cut up very small.
Small snacks may be offered mid-day with this diet if your sugar glider is extra hungry.