Critter Love® Putting Money Where Their (Sugar Gliders) Mouth Is!

Over the past few years (and currently ongoing), Critter Love® has contributed animals, samples, and funding for pilot studies to collect baseline information on vitamin D nutrition in gliders in trying to understand dietary interactions with calcium and phosphorus metabolism.

None of these nutrients works independently – so looking at how different diet levels affect circulating blood metabolites is critical for evaluating immediate status, as well as longer term health. In ongoing controlled feeding trials – with diets subjected to laboratory chemical analysis – gliders fed various diets/combinations are evaluated through blood samples to determine and establish normal/expected ranges of a variety of nutrients. Not only are we looking at macrominerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and sodium (for which we do have established clinical targets through the sugar glider veterinary community), but we’re also examining concentrations of trace minerals (copper, iron, manganese, zinc) to more fully describe assessment criteria. Once adequate numbers and treatments are collated for statistical evaluation, results will be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals for the benefit of gliders, owners, and their health care professionals globally.

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Here at Critter Love® we highly recommend you use RAW, unfiltered honey when making our Critter Love® Plus. Why you may ask? It's simple. There are so many natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healing properties in raw honey that you cannot nor will you find in processed, over heated pure honey. Let's see some of the differences between Raw versus Pure honey...
Best Foods for Sugar Gliders

What should you feed your captive bred sugar glider?

A sugar gliders diet is one of the most controversial topics to be brought up. The fact is, we do not know exactly what a captive bred and kept pet sugar needs to live a long and healthy, happy life since they are so new to the pet trade.

However, Critter Love® has been and is currently working with a team of professionals and laboratories to conduct testing to learn as much as we can and implement those findings in our staple products and diet plans. Our products have been published in written studies, and will be in more come the future.

The requirements of sugar gliders are of importance to their overall health. You must make certain their Calcium to Phosphorus ratios are correct so they do not become prone to metabolic bone disease (hind leg paralysis). You must make certain their vitamin and mineral ratios are correct so they do not receive too much or not enough which can lead anywhere from organ damage/failure to discoloration of their coats and the same goes for amino acids. And we must remember none of these nutrients work independently.

​All of these things are vital to a long and healthy life. We, here at Critter Love®, not only have our products laboratory tested, we also have animals that are consuming our products (from all across the nation) tested to make certain the gliders are utilizing the nutrients correctly.
​We have a professional, world renown animal nutritionist calculate the proper salad mixtures to offer alongside our staple products so no additional calcium or vitamins are needed.

​Our staple products are commercially manufactured, therefore taking out the guess work for you and letting you rest assure knowing you are feeding the right amount of all the nutrients that your little ones need.

​Our products are simple to make and smell good. They are also affordable and extremely fresh. Whether you choose to add in your own eggs, Raw honey, bee pollen (with the Critter Love® Plus) or take the easier way and just add water (Critter Love® Complete), you will know you are offering a delicious and top brand product to your pet.

​We also have several different salad mixtures to feed alongside our staple products. Each of these were customized by our animal nutritionist to go along with any of our staples. We have both mixes you can make yourself, or if you do not wish to shop, chop and freeze you can choose one of our freeze-dried salads.

​When fed side by side, staple with a salad, you can rest easily knowing you are feeding an OPTIMAL diet plan.

​While other companies focus on and carry products for many different species, we here are only sugar glider focused. Meaning they get our full, undivided attention.


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