Sugar Glider

Sugar Gliders are small possums which have a skin membrane between their limbs that allows them to glide. They have an omnivorous diet which includes plant exudates like sap, gum, nectar & pollen. They also feed on insects and insect secretions (eg lerp, manna).
In captivity, gliders are often fed large amounts of fruits & vegetables that may be deficient in essential protein, vitamins & minerals. To provide a balanced diet, these foods can be supplemented with Wombaroo High Protein Supplement or Small Carnivore Food. See under resources for feeding guidelines for captive Sugar Gliders.
Being marsupials, Sugar Gliders are born extremely undeveloped and kept in the mother's pouch during early development. The young exit the pouch once fully-furred and continue to consume mother's milk until weaning on to solid foods. We recommend to use Wombaroo Possum Milk Replacer to hand rear young Sugar Gliders. Two different stages of Possum Milk Replacer are available to cater for the different nutritional needs of the developing joey.


  • Impact Colostrum Supplement


    Impact is a colostrum supplement to aid the immune function of newborn mammals and marsupial joeys.
     

    Key Features

    •  Contains colostrum powder, a rich source of immunoglobulin which may assist with immunity.
    •  Added lactoferrin & lactoperoxidase which may provide antibacterial activity and intestinal protection.
    •  Contains mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) which may assist the growth of beneficial gut flora.

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    Ingredients

    Bovine colostrum powder, whey protein, omega-3 (including ALA, EPA & DHA) and omega-6 fatty acids (including Arachidonic Acid) , mannan oligosaccharides, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.

    Analysis

    Protein (%)      60%     
    Fat (%) 6%           
    Carbohydrate (%) 20%           
    Ash (%)       5%           
    Immunoglobulin (min)             80g/kg                 
    Lactoferrin 8g/kg           
    Lactoperoxidase  50,000 IU/kg           
    Metabolisable Energy (ME) 16 MJ/kg

    Pack Sizes

    25g, 100g, 250g & 500g.


    Feed Impact to newborn mammals as a colostrum replacement or to marsupial joeys as an adjunct to milk replacers.

    Feeding Guide

    Body
    Weight
    (g)
    Impact
    Powder
    (g) 
     Warm
    Water
    (mL) 
    Impact
    Dose
    (mL)
     Body
    Weight
    (kg)
    Impact
    Powder
    (g)  
     Warm
    Water
    (mL)
    Impact
    Dose
    (mL)
      
    Upto 50 0.5 2 2 1 - 2 15 48 60
    50 - 100 1 3 4 2 - 3 20 64 80
    100 - 200 2.5 8 10 3 - 4 25 80 100
    200 - 300 4 13 16 4 - 5 30 96 120
    300 - 400 5 16 20 5 - 10 60 190 240
    400 - 500 6 19 24 10 - 20 100 320 400
    500 - 600 7 22 28 20 - 30 130 420 520
    600 - 700 8 26 32 30 - 40 160 510 640
    700 - 850 9 29 36 40 - 50 200 640 800
    850 - 1000 10  32 40 50+ 250 800 1000

    To make an Impact Dose

    Weigh the animal and select the appropriate weight range from the feeding guide. Thoroughly mix the amounts of Impact powder and warm, pre-boiled water. An electric whisk may be used for larger quantities. Prepared Impact may be kept refrigerated for one day, or stored frozen for up to 2 weeks.

    Directions for Newborn Mammals

    Including cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, horses, alpacas, cows, sheep, pigs, deer, zoo animals and eutherian wildlife (eg flying foxes & microbats).

    Impact should be fed as soon as possible after birth, and preferably before milk is fed. Impact may be absorbed for several days after birth, depending on the species, but is most effective in the first 12 hours.

    Newborns that have not received maternal colostrum should receive at least 2 doses of Impact within 48 hours of birth.

    First 12 hours after birth: Prepare an Impact Dose as described above and feed ¼ of the amount every 2 hours. Do not feed milk during this time.
    12 to 48 hours after birth: Commence feeding milk. Prepare an Impact Dose as described above and feed ¼ of the amount every 4 hours, in between milk feeds.

    Do not mix or feed Impact with milk.

    Directions for Marsupials

    Including kangaroos, possums, wombats, koalas, bandicoots, carnivorous marsupials and monotremes (echidna and platypus).

    Impact is ideally fed to pouch-bound marsupials within a week of first coming into care, as immunity from the mother’s milk can deplete significantly after 7 days and may be completely gone by 4-6 weeks.

    Impact may be fed as either a daily Maintenance Dose or a short-term Concentrated Dose.

    Maintenance Dose: Add 1g of Impact powder (1moderately heaped spoon) per 100mL of milk fed, repeated daily as required. Use as a preventative measure to provide a constant low-dose of immune support during care. 

    Concentrated Dose: Add 5g of Impact powder (5 moderately heaped spoons) per 100mL of milk fed. Repeat for up to 5 days, every 4 weeks, as necessary. Ensure joeys are well hydrated prior to feeding. Use when animals initially come into care, for sick or stressed animals or just prior to first pouch emergence (Wombaroo Age Factor of 0.6).

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