A healthy sugar glider diet consists of protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, a dry diet, fresh water, and a calcium supplement. A strict feeding schedule is highly recommended at the same time each day. It is best to feed in the afternoon or early evening. Sugar Gliders are nocturnal; therefore the evening is when they wake up to start their day.
Fresh Food Diet a variety of fresh fruit or vegetable item is recommended per meal. Some examples of good items to choose are the following: Apple, Banana, Carrots, Grapes, Sweet potato, Melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Peas, Green beans.
Take note of which items your sugar glider likes the best.
Water Supply Fresh water is extremely important to the health of your sugar glider. Sugar Gliders have the tendency to dehydrate very fast, even after only one day. You should keep a water bottle dispenser in the cage at all times and be sure to change it often. Through the dispenser, fluids should only release one drop at a time. If the bottle is dispensing too quickly or you see water in the bottom of cage, replace the leaky water bottle quickly to avoid contamination. Some recommend a water dish to be placed in the cage. However, only have one available when you can monitor it because they become contaminated easily during the course of play. Calcium Supplement is necessary we recommend a calcium supplement called Rep-Cal. This can be placed in wet foods. This supplement can be applied easily if you replace the container with a salt shaker, and put it in either the fruit or vegetable that you are feeding your sugar glider. It can last 8-10 months in the salt shaker. There are also home made diets available. My gliders do well with the HPW diet.