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PostSubject: Most and least liked foods   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:37 am

I hear from newer owners all the time that they think there is something wrong with their gliders because they won't eat _____________. Or we hear frequently of "picky" gliders and then find that they are not fed a wide variety and aren't so picky when other foods are introduced.

Glider's appetites and likes/dislikes are as varied as they are in people. So, I thought it would be advantageous for us to share the differences in our homes as far as favorites and least liked foods.

Please tell us what are your gliders most favorite fruits/veggies, which are hit-or-miss at your house, and which are pretty much always rejected.


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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:44 am

I'll start.

Favorite foods in my home include:

corn
cucumber
jicama
sweet potato
sweet peas
watermelon
dried coconut
persimmon
blueberry
Grapes


Hit-or-Miss here:

strawberry
bell pepper
spinach
raspberry


Disliked:

yellow squash
zuccini


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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:06 am

It is very, very rare my gliders reject food. I honestly have a hard time relating to those with picky eaters. However, some foods I've noticed they don't care for as much as others (I guess these would be hit or miss):

Raw carrots
Broccoli
Squash
Strawberries
Kale

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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:34 pm

Favorite foods definitely include:
Corn
Green Bell Peppers
Cucumber
Sweet potato
Peas (sugar snap and regular green)
Cantaloupe
Jicama

Hit or miss:
Carrots
Green beans
Mango
Strawberries
Mushrooms
Broccoli

Never seem to eat:
Frozen Brussel Sprouts
Squash (tried a few different kinds, but not all yet)

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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:02 am

Favorites

Horned melon
peas (snap & regular)
jicama
spinach
tangerines
cucumber
ugli fruit
watermelon
black eyed peas
beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, white)
brussel sprouts
grape tomatoes
grapes
yucca root
acorn squash (must be cooked)
zucchini
guava
persimmon
broccoli
cauliflower
beets
corn
turnips
sweet potatoes
Asian pears

Hit or Miss

Cantaloupe
strawberries
Bananas
green beans
butternut squash
Blueberries
okra
apples
peaches
mango
papaya
mushrooms

Disliked

Yellow squash
asparagus
celery
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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:16 am

Since there is so much they like I will just put the few things they don't like. Mine go through mood swings but these are the few things I know for sure they will not eat.

carrots unless they are shredded
pears
blackberries
peaches
bananas
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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:55 pm

My gliders will eat squash if it is cubed small and the same size as the other foods in the mix.

There are very few foods they dislike. There are some foods that it seems like the entire room will refuse to eat all on the same day, but I can't think of anything they won't eat, ever, other than blackberries.

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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:55 pm

When you serve these black eyed peas,beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, white)
Brussels Sprouts,beets, turnips do you cook them?

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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:18 pm

BCChins wrote:
When you serve these black eyed peas,beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, white)
Brussels Sprouts,beets, turnips do you cook them?

Thank you




I don't, Brenda. There are a couple of frozen mixes that have these in them (not all at once, each mix has one type of bean). The black eyed peas I get are frozen, as well. So...they are already cooked.

I also buy the dried beans at the store, soak them overnight, and then feed them. I will sometimes cook them for a very short time, just to make them a little soft, but more often than not, I don't.

Be prepared - these are loved SO much by all of my gliders that it looks like bean/pea bombs went off in the room! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:36 pm

My boys will eat just about anything, I also will list only the "Dislikes".
Pineapple
Pears
Peaches
Brussel Sprouts frozen or fresh

Its very easy to see that gliders are different just like us.
My dogs are the same way, one is very picky, the other would eat rubber if it
was in her bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:14 am

Thank you Aimee..I have bought the Ranchero Fiesta blend in the frozen food but thought they were precooked. I am going to try some of these this week from dry.
I love turnips so I will try those raw and cooked. I can handle the bean exsposion just not all the



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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:09 am

Yep - they are precooked, this is one of the blends that I purchase and they love everything! The dry ones are just a good bit cheaper, especially with lots of gliders.

BCChins wrote:

I love turnips so I will try those raw and cooked. I can handle the bean exsposion just not all the

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PostSubject: Re: Most and least liked foods   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:02 am

Favorite Foods
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Apple
Longan
Prickly pear
Persimmon
Lettuce
Bok choy
Sweet bell peppers
Celery
Carrots
Sugar snap
Mushrooms
Avocado
Small banana


Hit or Miss
Squash
Mango
Small freeze dried mealies
Dried fruits
Green beans
Cauliflower
Brocolli
Heart of a Banana
Sugar cane


Dislikes
Pineapple
zucchini
Big green bean (LOL, sorry dont know its name)
Strawberry
Yucca
Blueberries
Blackberries
Regular big Banana
Jicama

Just bought Soursop fruit, cant wait to try it. Im still waiting for it to ripen. I also cant wait for summer when my local Asian store starts selling more different exotic fruits.
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