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PostSubject: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:34 pm

When feeding zucchini and summer squash do you all feed it raw or steam it first? I am only asking because I have only ever streamed it first. I just want to make sure that raw is OK. Are there any veggies that MUST be cooked first or can they all be fed raw.

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:11 pm

Lol I feed zucchini raw but squash, I lightly roast first. (cavity side down) It's the only way mine seem to like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:13 pm

I don't cook anything for them (except meats) unless it is the "special" meals of soup or the like. Otherwise, I serve all fruits and veggies raw.

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:02 pm

Thank you I figured it was fine to feed raw but did not want to worry over the next few days someone would get a belly ache.

Soup I should make some for them as it has been a while, just think soup and winter go hand n hand. They will like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:55 pm

Brenda, I've found that in order for them to eat squash it has to be chopped the same size as their other veggies (generally about the size of a large pea) and mixed in. They won't eat it by it self.

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:36 pm

OK Shawna thank you.


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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:30 am

That's actually true for lots of foods for my suggies. Foods I thought they hated, all I had to do was chop it up and mix it in - and it was all gone!

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:51 am

Might be why all the gliders that come here eat so well each day. I always chop things into little bits because a) Jackie and Triscuit can eat them easier that way and b) I feel they get a larger variety in their scoop of food if all the pieces are smaller. So, every glider is fed this way and I don't have any picky gliders here. (except for with zuccini and squash, it turns out. They just don't go over big here).

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:36 pm

I tend to chop things up on the smaller size too just as Val said they get a bit more variety in a scoop. Then I place some larger pieces of things around the cage for foraging. I steamed some squash last night and they picked at it. Some cages ate it all some left it. I am going to try it raw next. I have a lot os squash here right now so someone better eat it!

I have told a co-worked who has a veggie stand that when he gets things that are not perfect and wants to sell them reduced to bring them to me.
I might even try to can some of this stuff for winter use. Going to research all natural canning.

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:18 pm

I steamed a half of a spaghetti squash and scooped most of the inside out to freeze but left some inside. Planning on putting some golden meal worms inside and making the babies work for their dinner! I'm a slave to the babies and have only had them for a month :) lol
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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:46 pm

That sounds like fun! Let us know what they do with it (and how hard it is to clean up)!

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:22 pm

Um... The meal worms escaped before they got to them, so I put it in a bowl. It took a minute for them to realize there were some under the squash and they started digging away. It was pretty darn cute :) I also took some organic lemon grass and cut it into pieces and stuck it in a small waffle ball like it was straws. They went nuts!
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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:02 pm

Fun....I need to watch for lemon grass!

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Lemon Grass is safe?? How and where do you buy it?

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PostSubject: Re: Squash   Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Here is a link that I found on Glider Central:

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1081941/Is_Lemongrass_safe

It looks to be safe (by my research and in my opinion) but I would make the decision to give it on your own research as I am very new.

Here is a link that I found to Safe and Unsafe Plants for Gliders: http://www.azsugargliders.com/Safe_Unsafe.htm

Here is a link that I found to Safe Fruits and Veggies (Ca:P ratios included): http://www.critterlove.com/uploads/1/0/3/5/10355506/_sugar_glider_safe_fruits__veggies.pdf

I found the Lemon Grass in the Produce Isle, near the fresh lettuce. You can find it at HEB, Central Market and Whole Foods :)(


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