Unless your diet specifies certain fruits and vegetables, you’ve got carte blanche to feed whatever it is you want on a nightly basis. If you do have that luxury (and hopefully you do!), it’s important that you feed a variety of f/v’s so your gliders have choices. As I’ve mentioned before, gliders are not picky by nature. It’s owners who make their gliders picky. Yes, I said it, it’s your fault if your gliders are choosy about what they eat.
Think of it this way. Do YOU want to eat the same thing, day in and day out? Do YOU want to have only one or two choices on what you can eat? If you answered “yes” to either one of those questions, I send you my apologies now (and you might want to rethink!!). We’ve got SO many options out there for items to feed, so why not use them?
On any given night here in our home, we have a mix of 10-12 fruits and veggies (combined). The mixtures each night are never the same, we change things up here and try to keep it interesting. But, it’s important that you allow your gliders to learn new flavor sensations (yes, they DO have taste buds) and allow them to experience new tastes and textures.
You may have heard the term pH:C (Phosphorus to calcium ratio) in the glider community. Yeah, me too. *eye roll* Everyone talks about this and frankly, it scares the hell out of new glider owners because a) they have no idea what it means and b) the are sure that they are never going to be able to feed their gliders exactly as they should. My advice? Quit number crunching. Quit worrying and start enjoying. If you are feeding a good protein source (staple, we’ll get to this), and a good variety of fruits and vegetables, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. Really, I’m serious. It’s time to start enjoying instead of stressing. 🙂 Trust me, you’ll thank me for it later!