A sugar glider’s overall diet should maintain a balance of 2 mg calcium for each 1 mg of phosphorous to promote bone health and prevent hind leg paralysis, a common symptom of calcium deficiency in sugar gliders.
Caution, a high ratio does not indicate a high amount in mg. This is especially true of leafy greens which have high ratios, but minuscule amounts of either calcium or phosphorus. Therefore a high-ratio leafy green cannot compensate for low-ratio corn, since there is not enough calcium in the leafy green to balance out the large amount of phosphorus in the corn.
Critter Love’s list of fruits and veggies with their Ca:P ratios.
This Safe Fruits and Vegetables list also includes oxalates.
Ratios – Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary compiled a list of fruit/veggie Ca:P ratios that has detailed nutritional information including oxalates and the actual mg amounts of calcium and phosphorous per serving.
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