Sugar gliders are omnivores, more specifically preferential insectivores sometimes called gummivore. Gummivores eat a lot of bugs, not just tree gums and gummivores are NOT the same thing as sapsuckers as often cited on other websites. Those folks are just a bit confused about the scientific definition of gummivore.
These farm-raised mealworms are retorted (cooked in the can). This unique cooking process locks in the flavor, freshness and natural juices. The exoskeleton is softened for easier digestibility. You will be amazed how readily your animals will take to this food.
Canning has many advantages including less preservatives and binders meaning that your sugar gliders receive more usable food materials in every meal. And the extended shelf life (un-opened) of this product is two years! Exo Terra Labs, manufacturer of this fine product, tests all food products through a strict six month process.
SunCoast Sugar Gliders does not recommend this product or any product as a single source of nutrition or protein for your pet. Exo Terra mealworms are a good source of protein to fill sugar glider needs of 40-50% protein in their diet. In addition to protein sources, we recommend servings of fresh fruits and veggies along with a high quality staple food like Wholesome Balance.
Ingredients: Farm raised Mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor)
Crude Protein, min, 17.0%
Crude Fat, min, 5.0%
Crude Fiber, max, 1.0%
Crude Ash, max, 3%
Moisture content, max, 70%
Feeding Instructions: Offer your sugar glider 5-10 mealworms per serving. This product must be refrigerated after opening. A plastic lid is included to make storage easy! For best results, use within 1 week or freeze unused portion. Frozen bugs should be fed as soon as they thaw. This product may be fed to gliders of any age. Baby sugar gliders may not eat them right away, but one day, they will get the taste for them, and boy oh boy, you better have a good supply on hand!
Do NOT feed mealworms every day. They are a bit high in fat for regular use as red meat is too fatty for us to eat every day. Try a leaner bug like Zoo Med Crickets or Exo Terra Grasshoppers to alternate bug choices and add more variety to the diet. Grasshoppers have a very low fat content and could be fed every day!
You save 75 cents per can buy buying in bulk!