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    I guy I work for gave me some sugar apples on a branch. Can I share it with my squirrel? Fruit or branch?

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    Default Re: Sugar apple? Good or bad?

    http://www.allresearchjournal.com/ar...-7-163-445.pdf


    It isn't always that straight forward when it comes to fruits or vegetables.

    First, if you would identify which fruit this is, as more than one is known as the sweet apple, or sweet sop.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar-apple


    http://www.allresearchjournal.com/ar...-7-163-445.pdf

    I don't have time presently to check this out fully, but will try to get back to you soon no this source. For now do not bring the branch or the leaves into your home or near your squrirels. Often these parts are toxic to squirrels, so don't risk it!

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    I'm a native Floridian and I have no idea what a sugar Apple is.
    The pic that I googled sorta looks like a magnolia cone. Is that what you're talking about?
    I wouldn't feed anything I wasn't 100% sure about.

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    Default Re: Sugar apple? Good or bad?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar-apple this one. Also called sweetsop?

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    Definitely not gonna let him have any till I know

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    First off, the leaves are toxic, noted as lethal to mice.

    The seeds are not edible; they are used as a source that is used to kill lice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBIsJnF3vU

    This video, one of many, shows one of the ways this fruit can be eaten. The simplest way appears to be to cut it in half, and use a small spoon to scoup out the flesh, and a have a bowl to spit out the seeds into.

    If you want to eat this there appears to be no issue, for you; yet since the seeds are so numerous eating it outside is advisable, lest a seed or two happens to get away from you, as it wouldn't be good for your squirrel should they retrieve the seeds later.

    Remove the fruit with a pruning clipper out of doors only, and dispose of the rest promply, and wash your hands very well afterwards.

    Sharing the fruit with neighbors or friends is a nice option; just make sure to let them know not to allow pets access to the skin (scales), or the seeds, or them while they are eating it.

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    Default Re: Sugar apple? Good or bad?

    http://www.stuartxchange.org/Atis.html

    First off, the leaves are toxic, noted as lethal to mice.

    The seeds are not edible and used to kill insects, so do not bring them into your house lest one escape while you are eating this fruit and falls to where your squirrel has access to it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBIsJnF3vU

    This video, one of many, shows one of the ways this fruit can be eaten. The simplest way appears to be to cut it in half, and scoup out the flesh with a small spoon, then spit out the seeds into a bowl.

    If it were me I would removed the fruit and dispose of the rest promply. Then share the fruit with your letting them know how to eat it, and most important, not to allow pets access to the skin (scales), or the seeds.

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    Sorry the last part got messed up.

    You could share the fruit with your friends and neighbors, letting them know how to eat it, and most importantly not to allow their pets to have any access to the skin (scales), or the seeds of this fruit. Just remove the fruit outdoors, and dispose of the leaves and branches, and seeds in your yard waste can.

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    Default Re: Sugar apple? Good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelGirl64 View Post
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar-apple this one. Also called sweetsop?
    We have these here in CR. Our babies eat them minus any seeds.... but their eating habits are quite different so I would
    hesitate to say OKAY....... unless some one in your area confirms. LOOKS like the identical fruit in the site photo we have
    here ( but I would never try to give our babies acorns either although US squirrels love them) ... when
    we get our sugar apples they are always super ripe. Wish I could say for certain as they are unusual but good flavor.
    Sorry - wish I could be more helpful.


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