Healthy treats are a great way to add excitement to a sugar glider’s overall diet and to help build a deeper bond between you and your glider! They receive the bulk of their nutrients from their main meal, so it's important that they are eating their dinner everyday. But you wouldn't want to eat the same thing everyday with no cookies or candies, right? So we can give tasty treats on the side to provide our suggies with variety and excitement!
Now treats are important but we don't want to go crazy with them! These guys are your babies. Remember that moderation is very important with animals, especially omnivores! You want to make sure that they don't fill up on favorite snacks and ignore their dinner. That dinner ensures that they're getting a variety in nutrients (not just eating 1 type of fruit) and all the essential vitamins that they need! These tiny guys can very easily become overweight and unhealthy from too many goodies. So make sure that you, as their parent, know when they've had enough for today!
Treats should always be fed in small quantities and only on occasion. If you’re using treats for bonding, only do so once a day. Give very small pieces at a time to make them last longer. If you use treats for foraging enrichment, hide a few small pieces around their cage per day. Or you can give slightly larger quantities if you don't use treats daily! Just remember that gliders have small little tummies. If they're full on treats, then there's no room in the belly for their main food.
Hearty, favorite treats include various fresh fruits, dehydrated fruits, live insects (mealworms, dubia roaches etc), & pet-safe yogurt drops!
Canned fruits, seeds, bread, chocolate, and any type of candy is dangerous for gliders and should NOT be fed under any circumstances. The Pet Glider does not feed our gliders any nuts or honey. Do NOT feed your gliders any bird seed mixes.
The Pet Glider sells various treats on our website! All of our fruit treats are dehydrated fruit with no added sugars. Our yogurt drops are 100% pet safe.