How to Make Nectar for Sugar Gliders

By Elle Di Jensen

When you adopt a sugar glider, the most important thing you can do for her health is to feed her a balanced and nutritious diet. But providing proper nutrition for your glider isn't as easy as buying a bag of glider chow from the pet supply shop. If your furry little friend were living in the wild, she'd make her meals from tree sap, nectar, pollen, honeydew melons and a selection of insects. The fruit and insects are simple to provide, but you should whip up a batch of nutritious nectar to keep your glider healthy and happy.

Step 1

Place the warm water, honey, egg and vitamin supplement into the blender and puree the ingredients together.

Step 2

Remove the stopper from the blender lid, and with the blender still running, slowly pour the baby cereal through the opening in the lid. Continue blending until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3

Pour the nectar mixture into the container and put the lid securely in place before storing it in the fridge.

Items you will need

  • 5/8 cup warm water
  • 5/8 cup raw honey
  • Hard-boiled egg, shelled
  • 1 teaspoon sugar glider vitamin/mineral supplement
  • 1/2 cup high-protein baby cereal
  • Blender
  • Plastic or glass container with lid

Tips

  • Throw out unused nectar after three days and make a new batch.
  • Monitor your glider's weight and adjust the amount of nectar you feed her, if necessary. Too much nectar or overfeeding in general could cause obesity, which could in turn cause other health conditions. Talk to your vet about appropriate food portion sizes and a healthy weight for your sugar glider. It's wise to always consult an experienced veterinarian regarding the health and treatment of your sugar glider.

Author

Elle Di Jensen has been a writer and editor since 1990. She began working in the fitness industry in 1987, and her experience includes editing and publishing a workout manual. She has an extended family of pets, including special needs animals. Jensen attended Idaho and Boise State Universities. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications.

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