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PostSubject: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:34 am

Feel free to move this post, I am not sure if I found the right area to ask this question.

It has been stated on GC by quiet a few people that one must cook their sweet potatoes, yams and other veggies of that nature as they are toxic to gliders.

http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1013457/Re_sweet_potatoe_need_to_bake_#Post1013457

Now I have been feeding these things raw to my gliders with no problems, they LOVE THEM, and I prefer to NOT cook things as I feel nutritional value can be lost.

I would love to see some research or information regarding what fruits/veggies are only safe if fed fully cooked? And how much is allowed say per week of said food?

(GC went down while I was trying to find all the links of the cooking food threads - I only found one I will add more if I find them! Thanks)
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:14 pm

I can't say I have ever heard this at all. I lightly roast my sweet potatoes but I have fed them raw too. I just find that they like the taste better when lightly roasted. (Same with butternut squash, they love it but only when lightly roasted.)

Weird...New one on me.
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:54 am

Ive been feeding raw sweet potato forever and have never had a problem
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:54 am

Chris R wrote:
Ive been feeding raw sweet potato forever and have never had a problem
Ditto

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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:14 pm

Alright thanks for the info, I figured as much.
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:24 pm

I read an article tonight at sweet sugar gliders safe fruits and veggies
that says sweet potatos have oxolates-
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:32 pm

Even spinach is a higher oxalate food (higher than sweet potatoes) and I occasionally feed that too, but I just make sure I don't feed too many of the high oxylates at once.
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:37 pm

and the article said that certain veggies can break up the oxalates, i dont recall which ones,
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Potato and Yams   Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:04 pm

Oxalates are not a terrible thing. No more so than any other vitamin, mineral, etc. You just have to use them in moderation.

I feed foods high in oxalates often - blueberries, sweet potato, spinach, etc, etc. Why? Because my gliders love them and they are also high in other beneficial minerals and vitamins.

Moderation, not stress. I think this is the best way to think about your glider's diet.

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