Often called “one of the world’s healthiest foods”, the banana should be a staple in your home if you have sugar gliders. Bananas are rich with potassium, which leads to healthy kidney function in humans. Certainly can’t hurt for our gliders, right?
When looking for bananas to feed, I have found that our gliders like them just a little less ripe. Not necessarily green, but just a light to moderate yellow, still firm but with a little give. When they get too mushy inside, I find that our gliders will turn up their noses and go for the other goods. It can also help to chop and then place them in the refrigerator or even freezer, prior to serving.
Whether you’re feeding yourself or your gliders, always look for fruit with few blemishes and bruising. Bananas will ripen quickly on the counter so I generally purchase green and let them ripen so I can have them on hand for a number of days. If you wish to ripen them faster, simply toss them in a brown bag and they’ll actually ripen overnight!