Some foods are high in phosphorous and low in calcium. This can be detrimental to your sugar glider's health because a calcium deficiency can lead to hind leg paralysis. Therefore you need to maintain a 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio when feeding your sugar gliders. You can use the charts below to better balance your glider's diet to help prevent health issues associated with an imbalanced nutrition.

NOTE: These charts are only meant to aid in balancing your glider's diet. They are not meant to discourage you from feeding certain foods nor be exactly representative of what your glider is eating.

The nutrients are divided into 2 groups: promixates and minerals. The minerals are listed first starting with calcium and ending with potassium. The minerals are measured as the nutritional value of one miligram per ounce. The proximates are listed second starting with protein and ending with fat. The proximates are measured as the nutritional value of one gram per ounce. These values and more nutritional information were obtained and can be found at the USDA's National Nutrient Database (http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods).

The CA:P column is a quick color reference for the calcium to phosphorus ratio. Green means that there is a higher amount of calcium. Grey means the Ca:P ratio is approximately equal. Yellow means that there is slightly more phosphorus than calcium. Red means that there is a higher amount of phosphorus. Thus the requency they receive this food should be regulated or balanced out with more calcium.

All of the food below are RAW and uncooked. This chart excludes all toxic foods but includes foods that may have toxic parts such as stone fruits which contain fruit pits. Please remove fruit pits before giving the fruit to your glider.

NO fruit pits, garlic, onions, chives, lima beans, rhubarb, catnip, chocolate, cheese, canned goods, seasonings, or coffee because they are toxic and/or unhealthy for your glider.

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