Eggs might be the most versatile food us humans eat. We bake with them, eat them for breakfast, turn them into hors d’oeuvres, and so much more. It really, based on our consumption, seems like eggs might be a super food of sorts.
But what about sugar gliders? Can sugar gliders eat boiled eggs? Can sugar gliders eat scrambled eggs? The quick and easy answer is: Yes, sugar gliders can eat boiled and scrambled eggs.
Do Eggs Need to be Boiled or Scrambled Before Sugar Gliders Eat Them?
Just like it is not the best idea for humans to eat raw eggs, (I know, some do, but that’s a different topic) sugar gliders shouldn’t either. Raw eggs can be contaminated with bacteria that could do great harm to your cuddly buddy. So, it is always best to fully cook eggs before you feed them.
Boiled eggs seem to be a bigger hit with gliders. Some owners mash them up with the shell to try to get their suggies extra calcium. Others remove the shell entirely, and yet other peel just a small part of the shell away. Sugar gliders seem to really enjoy this last method. They can tear the shell away discovering more and more delicious egg.
If you do decide to scramble an egg for your sugar gliders, do not use any seasoning or oil in them. These can spell trouble for your suggies’ digestive systems.
Do Eggs Need to be Fed to Sugar Gliders in Moderation?
Healthy sugar gliders do not overeat when they are fed eggs. In fact, you’ll often find that one egg is way too much for your furry friend. And that there is quite the mess to clean up.
Instead of giving your sugar glider a whole egg, after you cook the egg, divide it up, at about ¼ egg per sugar glider. This is more than enough for a single sugar glider and you won’t end up wasting as much food.
Though sugar gliders won’t gorge themselves on egg, it is best to not make egg a regular meal for them. Instead go through one egg over the course of a week each month or more. This will help insure your sugar glider is getting the nutrients it needs but that eggs don’t provide. In the wild, sugar gliders eat many different things, and no one food in captivity can duplicate that diet.
As with everything your sugar glider eats, be aware of their dietary calcium to phosphorus ratio.
Summary: Can Sugar Gliders Have Boiled or Scrambled Eggs?
Can sugar gliders eat boiled eggs? Can sugar gliders eat scrambled eggs? In a word: Yes! Sugar gliders can eat both boiled and scrambled eggs, just don’t feed it to them very often.
Be sure the eggs are cooked through so the possible bad bacteria in eggs is no longer a threat. And don’t use any oil or seasoning.
Keep track of their overall calcium to phosphorus ratio.
Remember, not every human likes eggs, so don’t worry if your sugar glider doesn’t either.