The term sugar glider is somewhat of a misnomer. They certainly glide, but they don’t really eat a lot of sweet foods in the wild. Tree gum is one of their sustenance items in the wild, but I tasted it and it’s not naturally sweet. However, sugar gliders do have an affinity for sweet foods and when fruits are dehydrated it brings out many of the natural sugar in a very sweet and tasty dessert.
The papaya is dried to perfection. It’s delicious and nutritious and a good source of calcium. Papaya is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods and was reputably called the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus.
Vitamin C 224.1%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Pantothenic acid 10.6%
Some of the reported health benefits of papaya in people include support of healthy heart function, aids in digestion, a good source of fiber, anti inflammatory effects, immune boosting, vision support, and protection against arthritis.
These diced chunks are smaller than you will find in most retail outlets and are easy for sugar gliders to handle, even to the extent of one in each paw! But we do caution you, dried fruits are a treat or dessert item and we do not recommend that you used dehydrated fruit in lieu of fresh fruit or vegetables for their main meal. Treats should be limited to 5% of total daily food intake. The moisture content of fruits and veggies seems to be essential to sugar gliders as they tend not to be large water consumers. Too many dried foods can lead to intestinal discomforts and blockages in the form of constipation.
Why are our prices cheaper than our competitors? That’s simple. We don’t waste a lot of money on fancy packaging. We use a tamper resistant package with a security strip on the top. Once you pull off that strip, it’s your basic everyday ziplock bag that you can reclose to preserve freshness. Do you want to pay for fancy packaging with cute little pictures on the bag, or get the most for your money with all natural and nutritious treats?
Papaya Treats contain natural papaya, cane sugar, sulfur dioxide, calcium, citric acid, and artificial color. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min .3%, Crude Protein max .8%, Crude Fat min .2%, Crude Fiber max 1.5%, Moisture max 18.8%