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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 2:48 pm
by Yvettebabe
Can sugar gliders eat mushrooms??

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 2:48 pm
by Administrator
I would stay away from mushrooms.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:41 pm
by p29436
Why should mushrooms be avoided?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:16 pm
by Abrashea
Hi p29436!
Mushrooms can be one of those touchy subjects, it really depends on the kind of mushrooms you are using.
A lot of them can be poisonous or have negative side effects,
however, Mushrooms are valuable health food - low in calories, high in vegetable proteins, chitin, iron, zinc, fiber, essential amino acids, vitamins & minerals. Mushrooms also have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine . Their legendary effects on promoting good health and vitality and increasing your body's adaptive abilities have been supported by recent studies. These studies suggest that Mushrooms are probiotic - they help our body strengthen itself and fight off illness by maintaining physiological homeostasis - restoring our bodies balance and natural resistance to disease. The compounds they contain have been classified as Host Defense Potentiators (HDP) which can have immune system enhancement properties. That is one of the reasons they are currently used as adjuncts to cancer treatments in Japan and China.
There are many downfalls to eating mushrooms, but there are also many upfalls (is that a word? LOL) so I dont think the question "Can gliders eat Mushrooms?" was the right are going to need to go to the grocery store or wherever they are purchased and look up the name of the mushroom. This is important to know b/c unlike a lot of foods, mushrooms can differ greatly just by the different go look that up now and we'll see if we can help you!Abrashea38068.6371643519