My sugar gliders eat a TPG diet with Sugar Glider Vitamins and TPG Sugar Glider Brunch and Monkey biscuits from Below is an example of the TPG Diet recipe. They also enjoy mealworms, honey sticks and dried fruit as a snack. On occasion, they get sweets like mini marshmallows (found in the bakery section for decorating cakes), white wafer melts (craft stores carry these), and marshmallows like you find in Lucky Charms cereal (found these at Big Lots). Sweets are given very sparingly. Once a week max.

TPG Diet Information

Feeding in a Typical Day

A typical day, I would give them one of my already made up frozen TPG cubes. I let it sit out or refrigerate it the day before so it’s no longer frozen when I give it to them. I sprinkle 1/8th tsp vitamins on top of their food, per glider. I add whatever I have whole laying around, maybe an apple slice, some dried fruit, some asparagus or okra from my garden. I think it’s important they get the enrichment experience of eating food whole as well as get the nutrition from the rest of the food. I make sure they always have Sugar Glider Brunch available to them and of course fresh water.

Sugar Glider TPG Food Recipe Example

This is just an example of what I use to give you an idea of what you can make for them. Cook the ground meat and eggs. Then using a blender grind up all the fruits and vegetables to about the consistency of the photo above. (about the size of a pea). I use the apple sauce, yogurt and orange juice to help with blending the fruits and vegetables. Then, add the oats and flax-seed to the bowl. Mix it all up really well, then place a serving portion in ice cube trays or I found the little plastic cups that hummus and guacamole come in at Costco/Sam’s Club are the perfect size for my gliders daily portion. If they have babies they are caring for they get 2 of these portions. Once frozen, I let them sit out for about 10 minutes and then the frozen portions pop right out into freezer bags. This recipe makes enough food for 3 gliders to last about 3 months. As you can see, you can purchase most of the ingredients from Aldi’s. However, feel free to substitute fresh fruits and vegetables and whatever is in season.

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey or Chicken – cooked
  • 8 ounces of eggs(about 5) – scrambled
  • 48 ounces of a variety of fruits (I usually use frozen )
    • White Sargria Blend (oranges, strawberry, apple, pineapple) – 12 oz (seasonal at Aldi’s)
    • Island Medley (mango, strawberry, kiwi) – 16 oz (seasonal at Aldi’s)
    • Red Sargria Blend (oranges, dark sweet cherries, tart cherry, blackberries) – 12 oz (seasonal at Aldi’s)
    • Blueberries – 8 oz
  • 48 ounces of a variety of vegetables (I usually use frozen )
    • Carrots – 6 oz
    • Broccoli and Cauliflower – couple of pieces
    • Peas 8 oz – can leave whole
    • Green Beans Extra Fine – 12 oz (Aldi’s)
    • Green Beans Prince Edward Medley – 6 oz (Aldi’s)
    • Butternut Squash – 12 oz (Green Giant Riced – can leave whole)
    • Spinach – 8 oz
  • Orange Juice (Calcium Fortified) – 12 oz (Aldi’s)
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce – 96 oz (Aldi’s)
  • Plain Whole Milk Yogurt – 24 oz (Aldi’s)
  • Uncooked Traditional Oats – 1 1/2 cups (Aldi’s)
  • Ground Flaxseed – 6 Tbsp