The rule of thumb per glider is:
1 Tablespoon of the BML basic mix
1 Tablespoon of fruits
1 Tablespoon of veggies
Feed insects in the morning as a snack.
Fruits and Veggies
** There is a very strict list of vegetables and fruits to be fed with the BML diet plan. ***
Vegetables: corn, peas, carrots, green beans.
Fruits: apples, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, frozen pitted cherries, blueberries.
Do NOT feed the seeds of apples or the pits of cherries. You can use fresh or frozen, but do NOT used canned. Do NOT use fruit slurries or vegetable relishes.
BML Basic Mix Recipe(SGD modified the article on BMLdiet.com for formatting and to add Amazon links for bulk order shoppers. For the original unaltered article, please visit the website)This mix will feed 1 glider for approximately 1 month.1/2 cup Honey – Do not use honeycomb, raw or unfiltered honey. Most store bought honey can be used unless it contains one of the three words above.2 Oz. Gerber or Parent’s Choice brand Mixed Fruit Juice
2 Oz. Dannon Plain YogurtTurn on blender and add the next group of ingredients.1/4 cup Wheat Germ1 teaspoon Rep-Cal Herptivite MultiVitamin supplement DO NOT SUBSTITUTE Blue label on a white plastic container. Can also be found at PetSmart2 teaspoons Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement non-phosphorus with Vit. D3. DO NOT SUBSTITUTE Pink label on a white plastic container. Can be found at PetSmart
1 Egg hard-boiled. Do not use the shell.
For the next 2 ingredients alternate them, a little cereal with a little juice, a little cereal with a little juice, going back and forth until both ingredients are mixed in.
1/4 cup of Apple Juice, just the regular apple juice that you and I would drink. Do not use frozen or baby juice, just regular bottled apple juice. You may substitute 1/2 of the apple juice with white grape juice.
1/2 cup dry baby cereal Heinz or Gerber (Rice or Oatmeal) Most gliders do not like the taste of the oatmeal. (Articles’s author uses rice with fruit bits)
Blend well for 5 minutes. Turn off blender, then pour into Tupperware bowl or ice cube trays and FREEZE. Do NOT mix the fruits and veggies in before freezing. The BML staple will freeze to the consistency of ice cream.
1 cube is approximately 2 tablespoons, depending on your ice cube trays. Measure out your first few cubes by pouring 2 tablespoons into each cube.
BML is Bourbon’s Modified Leadbeater Diet.
Leadbeater possums are close relatives of sugar gliders.
Bourbon Hackworth is the community glider whisperer and a veteran pillar of the community, as well as the creator of Custom Choice Cruiser Wheels. Bourbon is an active member of the community and is the person to go to for any questions on this diet.