The SGS Diet Plan II (SGS2) was developed by Marie Bannister who lives in the UK. This diet incorporates some of the items that a wild glider would consume. The same basic principles apply for gliders as they would humans: low fat, low sugar, and plenty of variety. Following these directions will yield approximately 30 servings. This diet is primarily fed in the UK.
|1 LB / 450g||Mixture of Fruits and Veggies (¾ to 2/3 of the mixture should be Veggies)|
|2 Teaspoons||Wombaroo High Protein Supplement|
|1 Tablespoon||Natural Probiotic Yogurt – Flavored or not, low fat and no Aspartame|
|1||Boiled Peeled Egg (Source of Protein)|
|1/4 Teaspoon||Acacia Gum (May cause loose stool in the beginning)|
|1 Teaspoon||Bee Pollen|
|0.1ml (per 100g glider weight)||Zolcal-D (2-3 times per week, per glider)|
|1 Tablespoon||Linseed (soak in 3-4 spoons of boiled water)|
|1 Tablespoon||Oatmeal or Wheatgerm (amount can be doubled in Winter)|
Feed Per Glider
|1 Tablespoon||Diet Mix (Nightly)|
|0.1ml||Zolca-D (2-3 Times per week, per glider)|
|5-6 Pieces||High quality cat biscuits/kibble|
Soak 1 tablespoon of linseed/flaxseed in 3-4 tablespoons of boiled water for 10-15 minutes
Begin by blending together the fruits/veggies 60-90 seconds.
Add the vitamin supplement, probiotic yogurt, eggs, acacia gum, bee pollen, oatmeal, linseed and water. Blend again for 45-60 seconds.
Separate into 1 tablespoon servings. (Ice cube trays are typically 1 tablespoon per square)
For Breeding Gliders & Joeys
Boost the protein with home made turkey balls.
Turkey (or chicken) mince, a bit of grated sweet potato, butternut squash, apple, one egg (raw). Mix together and separate out one tablespoon at a time, roll into a meatball, and cook in the oven at 150 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown. Feed ½ ball per glider.
Batches and Freezing
One “batch” of this recipe will produce about 30 individual services. One tablespoon per serving, per glider per day. The bulk of this batch needs to be kept frozen and put out to feed daily.
Recommended brand for cat biscuits in UK: James Wellbeloved
James Wellbeloved Locator: Stockist Finder
Recommended brand for cat biscuits in the US: Orijen
Typically Orijen can’t be found in big chain stores or groceries. You can usually purchase it at smaller mom and pop stores or Pet Supplies Plus. Also you can choose to buy it on Amazon or other online stores.
Orijen’s Locator: Where to buy Orijen
Fruit & Veggie List
- Use at least 80% of the items in the GREEN section, use more from green 1 than green 2.
- Use 20% at most of the AMBER section.
- Use very little or NONE if toxic, of the RED section!
Green Fruits & Veggies – At least 80%
The GREEN items with a ratio of 1:1 and above. Use mostly these items:
Papaya, Rosemary, Bok Choi, Squash (Spaghetti), Raspberries, Blackberries, Celery, Squash (Butternut), Custard Apple, Java (Jambolian) Plum, Apple (with Skin), Pear, Iams(UK Only) or James Wellbeloved, or Orijen cat biscuits, Persimmon (Sharon Fruit).
GREEN with a ratio of between 0.97 – 0.7:1
Guava, Green Beans, Carrots, Squash (Acorn), Blackcurrant, Mango, Sugar Snap / Snow Peas, Rutabaga, Dates, Cherries (Sweet), Apricots, Broccoli (florets), Sweet Potato, Kiwi, Strawberry, Cucumber, Broccoli, Mange Tout.
Amber Fruits & Veggies – At most 20%
AMBER – use only 20% in weight of these
Dandelion Greens, Spinach, Watercress, Kale, Collard Greens, Grapefruit (Pink, Red, & White), Pineapple, Tangerine/Mandarin, Lime, Orange (Navel), Raspberries, Lemon, Fig (fresh), Kumquat, Cantaloupe Melon, Honeydew Melon, Blueberry, Star Fruit (Carambola), Cauliflower, Pumpkin.
Red Fruits & Veggies – Very little
RED – Use very sparingly or not at all if toxic
Chinese (Asian Pear), Peach, Plum, Pomegranate, Nectarine, Banana, Tomato, Physalis (Cape Gooseberry), Passion Fruit, Sweetcorn.
Avoid: Rhubarb, Avocado (Extremely high in fat), Grapes (Have caused illnesses and death in other species)