Oh my goodness Lisa!!
I just made my first attempt at feeding Rusty and Audrey
Wow!! I don't know what else to say but WOW!! They took to them IMMEDIATELY!!
They always come out around 3 pm for a "midnight
snack", and today I saw it as a good opportunity to give the insects a go.
I only put a few of the...
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Cricket and Insect Food
2 for $8.62
Product ID # 5014 - now in 4 oz size!
This product formerly known as ESU Gut
Load; same product, different company (Zilla purchased ESU)
Feeding bugs and insects to your sugar gliders is just about the nicest thing you can do for
them. In the wild, sugar glider diets are made up predominantly of insects in the warmer months
when bugs are abundant. Feeding captive sugar gliders a diet that best assimilates the diet of
free ranging gliders is important to their overall health and stimulation.
Commercially available live mealworms and crickets are often
undernourished (canned insects
are not). It is for this reason, we suggest gut loading your
live insects for 48 hours prior to feeding the bugs to your sugar gliders.
Zilla's Gut Load is a very good product used for this purpose. After all, you want your insects
to be well fed before they are ... well ... fed.
Start by acquiring a "feeding" bin by either using a plastic aquarium (with lid) or a Tupperware
type container with holes punched in the top. Make a bedding of bran (from the grocery or
health food store) and a teaspoon of Zilla Gut Load. Add a small amount of
Vionate for extra nutrition. On top of this
bedding you will place pieces of carrots and apple if you are feeding
mealworms, or slices of orange if you are feeding crickets. Do not place the feeding bin in the
refrigerator while gut loading as the insects will not eat, defeating the purpose.
Zilla Gut Load Cricket and Insect Food provides feeder crickets and mealworms with a "supercharge"
of carbohydrates, calcium and beneficial calories to make them an ideal food source for
your sugar gliders.
Much of the nutritional value of a wild insect is found in the stomach content, or "gut load".
Insectivore/omnivores, which is the class of animal sugar gliders fall into, rely just as much
on the gut load of an insect for calories and nutrition as they do on
the other parts of the insect.
Commercially raised feeder insects do not have access to the variety of vegetation found in the
wild, and are often severely lacking in body weight, calories and nutrition.
Furthermore, it is likely that the insects have not ingested any food for several
days during transportation. It is therefore necessary to feed the
feeder insects with Gut Load before they are fed to the gliders.
Crude Protein (Min) 20.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 3.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 8.0%
Moisture (Max) 10.0%
Calcium (Min) 1.2%
Calcium (Max) 2.0%
Ingredients: Grain Products, Plant Protein Products, Processed
Grain By-products, Forage Products, Animal Protein Products, Ground
Limestone, Deflourinated Phosphate, Salt, Vitamin A,
Acetate, D-activated Animal Steral (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin B12,
Chlorine Chloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate,
Niacin, Vitamin E, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinal Bisulfite, Trace
Minerals, Rice Hulls (for carrier).
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