Category: Diet

TPG vs OHPW

A few months ago, I decided to switch diets. I had been feeding TPG and after much research, decided to change to OHPW. I had several reasons for changing diets, but my main one was that my gliders were horribly stained. I talked to some knowledgeable glider people and we narrowed it down to three things. Diet Wheel Unneutered male…

10 Must Haves For New Owners

Today I will be sharing ten MUST HAVES for new owners! This is a list of things that you should buy BEFORE or very soon after you get your gliders. Cage Obviously this is the most important thing to have before you get your gliders. The minimum cage requirements for a pair of gliders is 24″ by 24″ by 36″…

Dreamer’s Prolapse: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Hello friends. I’ve mentioned in other posts that Dreamer was sick. Today I’m going to be sharing the details of that, her treatment and the cause of her sickness. Half way through February, I noticed that Dreamer’s cloaca seemed a little swollen. I wasn’t terribly worried at the time, but kept a close eye on her. Over the next four…

I Messed Up: How I Ruined A Diet and the Consequences It Had

Diet is by far one of the most controversial topics in sugar glider ownership. While every good owner agrees that having a staple diet is essential, there are quite a few different staple diets to choose from. Everyone has their own opinions, beliefs and evidence to support their diet. This article is purely my experience. I fed the TPG diet…

7 Foods Every Glider Owner Must Have

Hey guys, sorry the content on An Inky Dream hasn’t been the most in-depth lately. I’ve just been insanely busy with school, other blogs, life and Dreamer’s been sick. 😕 But I have some great ideas for upcoming posts, so be on the lookout for those. There are some things that a glider owner should have on hand all of…

Glider Safe Treats

People say that the way to a glider’s heart is through its stomach. That is a very true statement. Sugar gliders LOVE sweet things. It is important to remember that treats should be fed in moderation. Too much is not healthy for them. That said, I have a bucket load of treat ideas that you can use for bonding time!…

Safe Foods Chart

Hey guys! I am super excited about this post! (If you don’t have sugar gliders, you probably won’t care, lol). When I first got sugar gliders, it was really hard for me to find a complete list of safe sugar glider foods that showed the calcium to phosphorus ratio as well. I decided to compile one myself. 😉 Enjoy, friends!…

Dehydrating Papaya For My Gliders

I have been on a treat hunt for my sugar gliders. For the most part, I’ve used raisins/fresh fruit as occasional treats. But raisins aren’t the best for them, so I have been looking for healthier alternatives. I’ve also been doing research about HLP (you can see my post here) and how to prevent that. My search for high calcium,…

Making TPG Diet

[Edit: I made the mistake here of pureeing my fruits and vegetables too much. This forces the gliders to eat fibers that they are not meant to digest. This can cause internal blockages and other health issues.] Hey guys! Today I’m here to share what diet I use for my sugar gliders. There are so many different diets out there…