What is the BML diet for sugar gliders?


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The Bourbon's Modified Leadbeater's, or BML, diet for sugar gliders is an alternative diet to the original Leadbeater's Diet, which is regularly used for sugar gliders in captivity. The diet is an easy alternative for owners who do not have time to spend making meals for sugar gliders. The BML diet should not be administered alongside other formulated diets.

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The BML diet requires 1/4 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup honey, 1 hard-boiled egg, 4 ounces of Mixed Fruit Gerber Juice, 1 teaspoon Rep-Cal Herpivite Vitamin Supplement, 2 teaspoons of Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement Non-Phosphorous with Vitamin D3, two 1/2-ounce jars of chicken baby food, 1/4 cup wheat germ and 1/2 cup dry baby cereal.

The ingredients are mixed in a blender until smooth. The mixture is poured into an ice cube tray. Each ice cube compartment should be filled half full before the tray is put into the freezer. The BML diet is a supplement to the sugar glider's required nutrition. The BML cube should be served every evening alongside 1 tablespoon of fresh or frozen fruit and 1 tablespoon of fresh or frozen vegetables. Consider placing the BML cube, fruits and vegetables in a tray a few hours early to allow the mixture to thaw a little bit. Most sugar gliders do not require any other nutrition for the day.

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