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by toiveajattelu
Fri May 20, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to tame a flying squirrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: How to tame a flying squirrel

You don't know for which client you are writing a book? I have freelanced, and while I wasn't always provided with lots of information about my client, I was always able to get that information by asking. You could try finding out. There may be people here who would like to address your question, bu...
by toiveajattelu
Tue May 17, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: considering a release, need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: considering a release, need advice

thanks, joan. i'm contacting a few rehabbers from this list.

if anyone reading this is a rehabber within reasonable driving distance of massachusetts (i can travel into all the surrounding states or further, if necessary), please let me know if you can help.
by toiveajattelu
Mon May 16, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: considering a release, need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

considering a release, need advice

hello, best-friend has been extremely vicious now for at least eight months straight. previously her nasty spells sometimes lasted a few months, but never this long. i have been wearing gloves whenever i handle her, but i still wind up bleeding because she bites my neck, my shoulders and elbows, eve...
by toiveajattelu
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Rodent Blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Re: Rodent Blocks

My flyer gets a couple Henry's flyer blocks a night. I tried using calcium/vitamin D3 powders and drops before switching to the blocks. She wouldn't eat any other kind of supplement that I tried, but she loves the blocks. She still eats mostly veggies, and she seems to vary how much of the blocks sh...
by toiveajattelu
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Junior stealth wheel? Trimtrax?
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Junior stealth wheel? Trimtrax?

Thanks, I'm going with the junior + Trimtrax. I sure hope she takes to it.
by toiveajattelu
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Junior stealth wheel? Trimtrax?
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Junior stealth wheel? Trimtrax?

My flyer has never run on a wheel. When she was little I had a big plastic wheel in her cage, and I removed it because she never used it. I'm now thinking of trying again, this time with a Stealth Wheel. My questions: Has anyone found that the junior Stealth was too small? And is Trimtrax likely to ...
by toiveajattelu
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fliers at college
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Fliers at college

P.S. Please also keep in mind that having a flyer will severely restrict you if you want to travel, which you'll probably want to do at some point in college. They are not allowed on planes, and it's really difficult to find someone you trust to be conscientious enough to flyer-sit for you, because ...
by toiveajattelu
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fliers at college
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Fliers at college

I moved into an off-campus apartment so that I could have a flyer when I was in college. Pets were not allowed in dorms, and I wanted her to have a larger space than a dorm room to explore.
by toiveajattelu
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: owning a flyer in Colorado
Replies: 1
Views: 913

owning a flyer in Colorado

Is anyone here living in Colorado? I live in Massachusetts and am considering applying to a grad school in Colorado. This website seems to indicate that I might be able to bring my flyer there if I applied for a license: http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/Pets/ExoticPets3...
by toiveajattelu
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: UPDATED: Continued Hair Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

Re: Continued Hair Loss

Try calling the Foster Hospital at Tufts, they may be able to look at your flyer: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/fhsa/#c5
by toiveajattelu
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mosquito repellent
Replies: 0
Views: 844

mosquito repellent

can anyone recommend a flyer-safe way of keeping mosquitoes at bay? best-friend and i go camping every year (in a cabin, of course), and this year the mosquitoes are particularly bad.
by toiveajattelu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squirrel-sitters in MA?
Replies: 0
Views: 791

squirrel-sitters in MA?

so i may need to fly to ohio for a few nights in mid-october, and i don't have anyone at home who can look after my baby. i live in swampscott, about 40 minutes from cambridge. i'm wondering if there's anyone in the area who would be able to look after best-friend for a few nights (probably three) i...
by toiveajattelu
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Male vs Female
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Male vs Female

Hi there, When my flyer was very very young, I felt that it was safe to stick her in my shirt and carry her with me to classes and to grocery stores for a few hours every day. At that age she spent a lot more time sleeping, and she could sleep through any kind of ruckus. As she got a few weeks older...
by toiveajattelu
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: flyer vets in eastern mass?
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

flyer vets in eastern mass?

i have recently moved to eastern massachusetts (i now live in the north shore area, and i work in cambridge). anyone out here have any experience with veterinarians who will treat flyers?
by toiveajattelu
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: being prepared for mbd
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: being prepared for mbd

thanks! i had a hunch that all lamps were not created equal. =)
by toiveajattelu
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: being prepared for mbd
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: being prepared for mbd

thanks, everyone!
by toiveajattelu
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Pippin not feeling so well
Replies: 23
Views: 5284

Re: Pippin not feeling so well

Peep and Joan: I'm confused, because one of you has said elsewhere on this site that sweet potatoes have the optimal c/p ratio, and the other seems to be saying that they don't! Should I be buying sweet potatoes or yams?
by toiveajattelu
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: being prepared for mbd
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

being prepared for mbd

In case Best-Friend ever starts showing signs of mbd, I'd like to have some supplies on hand. I know that I should have things like a uva/uvb light, a syringe, and some kind of powder to mix up...Is Esbilac the best thing to have on hand? And can anyone recommend a really good uva/uvb lamp? There se...
by toiveajattelu
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is bedding really necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Is bedding really necessary?

I lived in Turku. I don't have any Finnish family, but I did my senior year of high school and a semester of college there. Never got to Kotka, but of couse I love Helsinki.
by toiveajattelu
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is bedding really necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Is bedding really necessary?

En ole suomalainen. But I lived for a year and a half in Finland, and learned Finnish. Toiveajattelu means "wishful thinking." In my experience, Finns are the greatest. =)
by toiveajattelu
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: All the rest
Topic: Acupuncture
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: Acupuncture

Several years ago I had about half a year of weekly acupuncture treatments for chronic arm pain. It didn't help me. However, I have spoken with a *lot* of people who feel that acupuncture helped.
by toiveajattelu
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reporting cruelty to animals
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Reporting cruelty to animals

Travis, this WAS an attempt to quiet this topic down, so that people can do less arguing about whether this or that breeder is doing this or that illegal thing and more acting on their concerns. I got my flying squirrel from Venette two years ago, and I will never purchase an animal from her again. ...
by toiveajattelu
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reporting cruelty to animals
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Reporting cruelty to animals

In the last few months there has been a lot of discussion on the boards about questionable practices on the part of a number of commercial breeders of flying squirrels and other animals. It has seemed to me that there are quite a few people who have witnessed abusive practices, have complaints about...
by toiveajattelu
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Is okra ok?
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Is okra ok?

Best-Friend has eaten okra with no trouble.
by toiveajattelu
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Helen's Little Critters Warning
Replies: 15
Views: 10739

Re: Helen's Little Critters Warning

I do find it odd that this particular comment has been singled out and created into a new post called "Helen's Little Critters Warning," when the comment applies to mills in general and the original post contains a medley of views. The comment is not a "warning;" it is a condemna...
by toiveajattelu
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is bedding really necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Is bedding really necessary?

Best-Friend's cage is 5' x 3.5', and for as long as I've had her I've been covering the bottom of it with aspen chips. Lately, though, I have been wondering whether there's really any benefit to having bedding at the bottom of the cage. She definitely likes having it in her nestbox, but she doesn't ...
by toiveajattelu
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Orchid
Replies: 7
Views: 2523

Re: Orchid

What long-lived flyers! I'm so sorry that Orchid is gone. It's wonderful that you have ten years of memories with her.
by toiveajattelu
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water?
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Water?

I change the water every other day. Every time they drink, even from the type of feeder you're describing, a little bit of squirrel saliva, including all the concomitant bacteria, is deposited in the water. So it's not wise to go too long without changing the water, especially with a younger squirre...
by toiveajattelu
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

Best-Friend is still acting normal, and I am starting to relax. Geez Louise! I thought I was going to lose her last night...It really seemed like she was choking on something. Thank you for your responses. I'm still not sure what happened, but it's certainly possible that she licked something chemic...
by toiveajattelu
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

She is now running around as though nothing has happened, and just bit into a mushroom rather voraciously! But I'm still worried because of other posts that describe sudden vomiting followed by a calm and then more illness.
by toiveajattelu
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

THANK YOU. I've concluded that she did vomit something up, because of a little wet area on my pajamas that is now slightly crusty. There doesn't appear to be any color to it, at least not now that it's dried. It has a smell that I can't identify.
by toiveajattelu
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

an emergency trip to the vet at this hour would cost me $150 minimum, so i am hesitating because i just don't know how serious this is. the gagging has completely stopped (i'd estimate it lasted between 5 and 10 minutes), and she is acting very sleepy, which might be normal since she usually naps ar...
by toiveajattelu
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

she's crawling on her stomach and i can't tell if it's to try to rub something off her fur or because she's in pain
by toiveajattelu
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Re: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

her stools are normal, no diarrhea. she has stopped gagging for the time being but is being unusually quiet and slow. she has been drinking a lot of water and took a tiny bit of yogurt. what is going on???
by toiveajattelu
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

HELP she's trying to vomit but not succeeding

best-friend is clearly in distress, trying to vomit but as far as i can tell nothing is coming up. she won't keep still, but also can't stop gagging. i can't see anything in her mouth, and i am tearing around the apartment trying to find something she could have gotten into, but i don't see anything.
by toiveajattelu
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost Flyer in Garnet Valley, PA Area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Lost Flyer in Garnet Valley, PA Area?

I emailed her, and she said she didn't realize there were flying squirrels in PA, and this was actually the second one she's caught in her house in 3 months. She's going to release it.
by toiveajattelu
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost Flyer in Garnet Valley, PA Area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Lost Flyer in Garnet Valley, PA Area?

that's a very strange ad...is there a reason to think it's a pet, rather than a wild flyer? it seems to me she only assumed that it's a pet because she thought it was a sugar glider. wild flyers can seem very "friendly." should someone encourage her to release it? and capturing wild flying...
by toiveajattelu
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: BIRTH & ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: I've adopted a 1 year old male flyer, help
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: I've adopted a 1 year old male flyer, help

It sounds like that pet store is not at all knowledgeable about flyers...he will definitely bite! You've just got to love him regardless.

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