What KyTy Loves about this:
- a fun enjoyable chew treat for your critter.
- offered in two types: eucalyptus and herbivore.
Fresh cut Eucalyptus Branches, dried and packaged. Excellent forage treat for your Sugar gliders or other small mammals. Cut into 4 inch lengths and packaged approx. 65 grams per package. There are anywhere between 3 - 7 sticks per package depending on the thickness of the branch, sold by weight rather than count. Ideal for Sugar gliders.
These branches are semi-dried to help stay preserved; they must be exposed to oxygen to prevent mold growth. DO NOT STORE AIRTIGHT. Best storage is in plastic bag with holes punctured through it.
Sugar gliders have a sweet tooth - their diet consists of flower nectar, acacia gum, eucalyptus sap and insects. One study of a Victorian population showed that individuals spent about 43% of their foraging time feeding on gum, 12% on eucalyptus sap and 28% on searching for invertebrates. Common to the forests of Asia and Australia, eucalyptus is a staple of sugar glider diets. We have harvested fresh eucalyptus branches from the eucalyptus forests of Northern California, and packaged for your pet. Place one or more of the eucalyptus sticks in your pet's food dish or stick them between the bars of the cage. Your pet will lick and chew the sap from the branches.
Healthy treats have several benefits for both pets and pet owners. Treats can lend variety to an otherwise monotonous diet, provide good exercise for teeth and jaws, and add behavioral enrichment for animals that spend their lives in a small, limited environment. Most importantly, treats form a connection between pets and pet owners, assisting in bonding and training.
FEEDING RECOMMENDATION: This product is a treat and should be fed sparingly, it is not a substitute for a regular, balanced diet. Offer treats 2-3 times per week or as a small portion (less than 10%) of the main diet. Treats may lead to health issues like obesity when overfed. If your pet is not consuming its regular balanced diet, withhold serving treats until stable eating habits resume.
*NOTE* All captive animals require toys to provide entertainment in the cage, especially when left alone for extended periods. It is imperative for mental and physical health to have an array of stimulating toys available at all times. Toys enrich the lives of pets while encouraging natural foraging instincts found in the wild. Simply add 2-3 toys to your pet's cage at a time and switch them out regularly for continued stimulation. Always supervise pets at play. Thoroughly inspect toys and accessories on a daily basis. Wipe product clean with a damp soft cloth as needed before returning it to the cage.
Delivery, Pickup, & Shipping
For those of you in the Kansas City area, we will gladly arrange pickup/delivery with you after the sale.
If you are NOT in the KC area, the shipping will be arranged separately from the shipment of your critter (if applicable). This item will be delivered by USPS (unless otherwise specified).