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    Default Overfeeding flyer? Healthy weight?

    Hey folks, my little flyer girl is about 12 weeks old. She weighs 68 grams and is starting to look a little pudgy. Lol. I just wanted to see what yall thought about her weight and her daily diet. Wondering if I should cut back. She still drinks 5cc of FV from a bowl twice a day. She gets 1 Henry's picky block. She is offered varrying veggies daily, a mushroom piece, 1 waxworm, 1 tiny piece of dehydrated chicken, apple once or twice a week and half a pecan once a week. She doesn't eat much of the veggies. She loves the chicken. Eats the mushroom. Hated mealworms, but seems to like the waxworm. Won't touch yogurt. Loves, loves, loves her formula. Lol. I think she'd love it if I kept her bowl full at all times. She gets 1-2 hours of out of cage playtime at night and has a wheel in her cage that she uses some. I've had a hard time finding normal weights for an adult female flyer. I've seen a huge range from 42g-150g. I may try to figure out how to post a pic.Name:  Roxichunk.jpg
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    Default Re: Overfeeding flyer? Healthy weight?

    Weight varies from 45-82 g (1.6-2.5 oz).
    At 68 grams, save she is bloated or pregnant, I wouldn't think a flyer of this weight would normally appear chubby from the diet you are feeding. Consider reducing the formula to see if it makes a difference. Also, add this good digestive bacteria; as you say, she refuses to eat yogurt.

    In the wild the natural source of pre-probiotics is is supplied from the soil that surrounds the roots of plants, which squirrels chew on (geophagy). "Pet Flora", a healthy source of soil based pre-probiotics (SBO) for small pets (no additives or flavors),
    replaces the natural source they otherwise would lack in a captive diet. https://www.amazon.com/Vitality-Scie.../dp/B005PJN2HO

    This small measuring teaspoon set is useful for adding (1/64 Tsp.) daily to moist food.
    https://www.amazon.com/New-Star-Food...kle_mcd_asin_1

    The mushrooms most commonly available in markets are alkaline, bitter. Fresh mushrooms I read Corry worms and worm eggs in the vents. Try adding one of these acidic sources of powdered mushroom instead; a gray squirrel has had this same mushroom powder added to their diet daily really likes this source.. Start with (1/4 Tsp. up to 1/2 Tsp.) added daily to moist food.

    This first source is a summer mushroom, the 2nd, that is very similar, is a winter mushroom.
    Stored in a cool dry place, the powder lasts a long time.

    https://www.oregonmushrooms.com/c-31...mushrooms.aspx
    https://www.oregonmushrooms.com/c-10...mushrooms.aspx

    Recommend organic baked butternut squash as both a good source of fiber, nutrients, and protein, yet lower in carbs than tubers.
    this can be stored frozen in silicone baby food trays for easy use. https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Sili...506581&sr=8-37
    Last edited by TubeDriver; 11-28-2020 at 08:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Overfeeding flyer? Healthy weight?

    Thank you so much! You have answered a couple of my questions before and always have such great information! She is 68, not 86 grams though. So does that make her in the normal range? I really appreciate the probiotic info since she won't eat yogurt.

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    Default Re: Overfeeding flyer? Healthy weight?

    It does. See PM for follow up.
    Last edited by TubeDriver; 11-28-2020 at 05:11 PM.

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