Sugar Glider Diet

Sugar Gliders need a well-balanced diet. We sell a variety of foods for Sugar Gliders that is in pellet form. These foods are a complete diet, however we recommend supplementing the pellets with fresh fruits and vegetables. Glider Booster adds additional vitamins, calcium, and minerals that should be mixed with the dry food. I recommend putting ½ of the container of booster into the half gallon bag of pellets. Stir/shake it up really well so that the pellets are lightly coated with the booster. A tablespoon of dry pellets needs to be given to them every night. It is best to feed them at night since they are nocturnal and that is when they eat. You will want to alternate their diet between fresh fruits and veggies. We buy bags of frozen/fresh mixed vegetables (do not use canned vegetables) and fresh fruits. Please stay away from preservatives. It is also important to give them extra protein. Mealworms and crickets are very high in protein. We carry the freeze dried ones if you don't like to handle live bugs. You can find protein in boiled chicken and eggs (don't add anything to them) or perhaps raw nuts (only a few every now and then). Babies also love baby food such as chicken, fruit, and veggies. We also offer a variety of treats that our gliders love, but only need to be given as treats. You will need to give them fresh filtered or bottled spring water every day. You can give them nectar, such as we sell for a treat drink. NEVER GIVE YOUR GLIDER CHOCOLATE! We offer ours carob drops as a treat. It tastes and looks like chocolate, but it's safe for gliders as a treat. This may sound like a lot to remember, but after you've done it for a while you'll see how easy it is. Next you will find a list of foods and feeding schedule.

Our weekly feeding schedule looks something like this. We recommend you start off with this feeding schedule. As you learn more about what your gliders likes and dislikes you can alter this schedule to accommodate their needs and wants.

Sugar Glider Feeding Schedule

Proper Foods & Treats


  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries (sweet)
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Dried Fruits (see website)
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Honey
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwifruit
  • Mandarins
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Nectarine (not every day)
  • Orange (navel and valencia) not everyday
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerine (not everyday)
  • Watermelon


  • Alfalfa
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado (stay away from the pit)
  • Broccoli (spears/sprouts)
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage (red and green)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Corn (yellow, not everyday)
  • Cucumber (With or without skin)
  • *Dried Vegetables (see website)
  • Green beans
  • Kale (not everyday)
  • Mushrooms
  • Greens (Collard, Mustard, Turnip)
  • Okra
  • Peas (not everyday)
  • Peppers (sweet)
  • Pumpkin
  • *Salads To Go
  • Spinach (not everyday)
  • Squash (Acorn, butternut, Hubbard, spaghetti, summer, winter & zucchini)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomato


  • Chicken/Turkey (make sure its boneless & cooked) boiling it in water is best
  • Eggs (scrambled or hard boiled)
  • Insects (live farm raised) crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers
  • *Bug Blend
  • *Cricket Crunch
  • *Groovy Grasshoppers
  • *Insect Eater Diet
  • *Insectivore Fare Diet
  • *Insectivore Diet Premium
  • *Yummy Wormy Treats
  • *Berries & Bugs
  • *Bugs & Veggies
  • *Monkey Biscuits
  • Yogurt (Do not feed everyday)
  • Baby Food stage 1 without onion powder, onion, garlic or other seasonings
  • *Tutti Fruiti
  • *Buffet
  • *Grub
  • *Nectar & Honey
  • *Peach & Honey
  • *Complete Plus
  • *Pretty Glider
  • *Glider Love
  • *HPW Diets

Foods To Avoid

These are foods to avoid: Baby Foods (containing onions or garlic for seasoning), Caffeine (coffee ,tea, soda, chocolate, etc.) Canned foods or meat (most contain added salt or sugar), Canned Fruit (Added salt and sugar), Cheese (intestinal blockage or binding - constipation), Chocolate (It causes toxic chemical reaction in many animals), Dog Food, Fatty Foods, Fried Foods, Garlic, Wild Insects, KeelsIceburg Lettuce (non-nutritional), Milk, Millet (Or other small seeds), Nuts only as a treat, Onions, Pits From Fruit, Processed Meat, Phosphorus, Raw Eggs, Raw Meat (except for live insects), Rhubarb (stalks can be toxic to mammals if not cooked, foliage mat contain toxins even after cooking.), Scallions, Seeds/Pits (including fresh fruit seeds) with exception of unsalted sunflower seed and pumpkin seeds possible, Excess Sugars (Refined sugar, table sugar) or foods with added sugar.