Possum Milk Replacer
Product ID # 5055
Please note: Wombaroo makes a soy-based
product called High Protein Supplement. We do not recommend
using that product with sugar gliders. Our product contains no soy
protein or soy derivatives.
are now able to offer a new product especially prepared for use with
sugar gliders that is state of the art in milk replacement
products. Arnold’s Choice Possum Milk Replacer is similar to
Wombaroo Possum Milk Replacer Formula >0.8 in nutritional
Plus, because this product is made in the USA (no shipping
charges from Australia added in), we can offer you much more product
- 397 grams versus 250 grams of Wombaroo - for a lower price!
the really good news is that the proteins used in this new product are
even more digestible than Wombaroo, which is a problem we’ve always
encountered when using Wombaroo straight up as a milk replacer.
This product contains no soy and has been used for years by sugar
gliders breeders both to rescue orphaned joeys through hand feeding and
to support maternal nutrition.
We recommend Possum Milk Replacer
as a necessary shelf item for anyone keeping sugar gliders. While this
product is useful in raising sugar glider joeys that have already
emerged from the pouch, we primarily use is as a healthful flavor
enhancement product to offer the vitamin and calcium supplements in a
palatable mixture. It can also be useful with sugar gliders who are
sick or recovering from illness.
SunCoast Sugar Gliders does not recommend interfering with a healthy
female gliders ability to nurse her young. Removing joeys from
the care of their mother at too early an age can create serious
health deficiencies. First of all, immunities are passed from
mother to joey via her milk. This is a difficult natural
process to replicate by hand feeding. Also, Colostrum levels will
drop quickly in babies removed too quickly from mother's
Please note we do not suggest a milk replacer product be used by
itself when hand rearing joeys, but as part of a modified
Joey BML formula. Hand rearing joeys is a rather hefty topic;
you can find comprehensive information on this topic here.
This product is highly recommended for that purpose, but only when the
mother is unable to feed the joey on her own and you have to step
For breeding females, we also use the milk replacer product more for preventative measures than anything else.
been our experience that dusting a lactating female's fruit or veggie serving with
Possum Milk Replacer helps to keep her vital at a time that could create a drain on her
focus is to keep our breeding females healthy, and leave it up to them to keep their
joeys healthy. We've been using milk replacement products
from the very beginning of our breeding
efforts with good success.
We have found a relatively small amount (1/8 teaspoon) per feeding
dusted on the fruit or vegetable serving has provided excellent
benefits to our lactating females.
We also find this product is effective at increasing the flavor and palatability of otherwise bad tasting vitamins
and other foods sugar gliders should consume but often need
encouragement to try out in the beginning. We use One part Vionate, One part Green Label
and Two parts Arnold's Choice Possum Milk Replacer. If you want
to make a small batch and are using a tablespoon, use One tablespoon
Vionate, One tablespoon Repcal, and Two tablespoons Arnold's
Choice Possum Milk Replacer. It doesn't matter what size measure
you use as long as you keep the ratios in the same
Feed 1/4 teaspoon of this mix per
two gliders each night. We supplement only one course in the
nightly meal, either by a quick shake from a cheese shaker or you can
use a 1/4 teaspoon measure. We prefer putting mix on the food
that we know the gliders will eat the most of that night, to ensure
they are getting their supplements. We do not add the supplements
to the staple food as gliders will typically eat their fresh foods
first and the staple food is already nutritionally Balanced.
The milk replacer product is a powder. Keep product package
sealed, out of direct light and store in a cool dry place for best
results. Product has a two year shelf life with proper storage.
Use this product according to instructions. Over-usage of milk
replacement products could lead
Possum Milk Replacer
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