These Are Berry Good For You!

Berries…they come in all shapes, colors and sizes and they are ALL excellent sources of nutrition for your gliders.

Note that berries do not have a stone or a pit, though some do have tiny, little seeds.  You do not need to remove the seeds or pips before feeding.  Here’s just a small list of those that are just fine to feed:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Lingonberries
  • RaspberriesBerries
  • Acai berries
  • Blackberries
  • Goji berries

If you wish to feed fresh berries, my advice to you is to buy in small quantities.  It does not take them long to go bad, so get enough for a couple days worth of feeding and keep them in the refrigerator to get maximum freshness from each.  Look for those fruits that are bright in color, firm and with no mold.  This last one is important, as some of those packages you find at the grocery have been there a while and once mold is prevalent, it will quickly take over the entire container.

You can also find bags of berries in the frozen foods section at your local grocery.  This is a great alternative because you will likely use them up long before they would ever expire.  I often purchase large bags of strawberries and blueberries, as well as smaller bags of cranberries, raspberries and blackberries in the frozen section.

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