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by Keg
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: MJ's nails...
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: MJ's nails...

Umm well let's see here. I always leave a saucer with her dry food in it incase she's not really feeling the fresh food I give her. As for the fresh food, I tend to feed her whatever I have available most of the time. Apples, kiwis, carrots, broccoli, mushroom, green beans, occasionally some honey d...
by Keg
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: MJ's nails...
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

MJ's nails...

... They seem to be shorter than usual. Lately I've noticed that I don't feel MJ's nails against my skin as much as usual when she climbs on me. On top of this, she's been having trouble gripping my clothing and other surfaces since the time I noticed this. I thought maybe it was my clothes, but app...
by Keg
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

MJ is doing much better! Thank you everyone who gave me advice. And especially for being patient with me. It's hard to gauge how well I'm doing since MJ can't exactly communicate with me on a verbal basis. But last night she was crawling all over me and had no problem jumping into my hands! She even...
by Keg
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

I used to carry her around in my shirt or a bonding pouch when she was still a little pup, but after a certain point, she refused to stay in the pouch and would bite me from inside my shirt if I tried to keep her in there. So now I just take her to the bathroom every night for about an hour and let ...
by Keg
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Hi again! I don't want to be annoying, but I just want to check in every now and then and make sure I'm doing everything right as well as to get feedback from other people. So it's been just a week shy of 2 months with MJ now. How long does it usually take an older flyer to bond? Will my bond with h...
by Keg
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Haha well atleast I'm not the only one this has happened to. It was almost embarrassing until now. I'm so glad this board exists, you guys are so helpful!
by Keg
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

MJ got out two nights ago and we were so lucky to have rescued her from the toilet bowl downstairs! It was very scary because she had been loose for so long no one had any idea of where to look first. Can I expect her to want to escape like this in the future?
by Keg
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Thanks, flyer_1. I talked to her about it and she's willing to wait a bit before dedicating her life to a flying squirrel haha. She's already a bit jealous of MJ. I can only imagine what it would be like to be on the receiving end of the third squirrel wheel.
by Keg
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Tails

Oh! Well if you say so. Maybe it's just a genetic trait or something? Kind of like eye color in that of a human?
by Keg
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Tails

Yup! The tip of her tail does not have a point. It's shaped like a paddle or something of that sort of shape. From an overhead point of view, of course.
by Keg
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Tails

Really? All the pictures in the gallery on this forum show flyers with tails that have points...
by Keg
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Tails

I was just wondering what kinds of tails flyers usually have. A lot of the pictures I've looked at of other peoples' flyers are ones with rounded tails. While this never really occured to me before, MJ has a flat tail end. It looks kind of like a cricket bat. Is this normal?
by Keg
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Oh and also: My girlfriend is contemplating getting a flying squirrel as well, maybe a boy so MJ has a playmate/boyfriend. :D What I'm wondering is how long I should have MJ for before introducing a new flyer to her. I don't want her potentially bonding to the new flyer over me. My girlfriend will b...
by Keg
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Hahaha thank you for the advice. I spend about an hour with MJ every night in my room. I just open up the cage doors and let her do her thing. I offer her pecans whenever she comes in my general vicinity. I think she likes exploring my room a lot more than the bathroom (there are a lot more places f...
by Keg
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Oh well that's good to hear from everyone hahaha. I thought I just happened to adopt the most independent and disinterested squirrel in the world! It's good to be able to compare my experiences to everyone else's here. How will I know when she is fully bonded to me? She never seems to be too excited...
by Keg
Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Okay so another update. MJ is very much an explorer! She loves to jump on me, then onto the toilet lid, then onto the toilet rack until she's as high as she can go in my bathroom. It's so fun to watch her climb and play and is especially a joy to partake in her explorations. As comfortable as MJ is ...
by Keg
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Wow I'm very excited to share my news with you guys. MJ is finally getting over her fear of me! She'll come climb all over me when I sit down and sniff out my hands to make sure I'm not hiding pecans haha. :D Then later, while I was standing, she came over and climbed up my leg and onto my back! I t...
by Keg
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Spiders...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Spiders...?

Haha well it hasn't killed her it seems. And yeah the spider was alive. It started crawling up on MJ's foot while we were having a staring contest and she ate it as soon as she noticed it was there. But I just wanted to check with this messageboard to see if anyone has ever had their squirrels eat a...
by Keg
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Adult FS Diet
Topic: Spiders...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Spiders...?

Hey, MJ found a very, very tiny spider in the bathroom just now and just gulped it down. It must've been a baby itself because it was barely the size of a spec, but she seemed to enjoy it because she was looking around for more afterwards. Is it okay for her to be eating spiders? I haven't ever hear...
by Keg
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Sounds like she has you in more training. Hehehe She sounds like she is going to be very independent, just like my Chipper. The bed is his favorite place to go hide out. If you have a nest box that can be removed from the cage you may wish to take it in the bathroom with you and when you are finish...
by Keg
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Another update! Things are coming along nicely, considering the amount of time that I've had MJ for so far. She'll come investigate me during bathroom time (If she isn't too tired to play). Sometimes she'll just curl up in the corner with her tail in front of her face! But not before stretching out ...
by Keg
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 22
Views: 14454

Re: Sounds

So MJ is hissing/spitting at me? :? MJ's got sass!
by Keg
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Does my squirrel think my finger is food?
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Re: Does my squirrel think my finger is food?

Ah, I see. So she's just a baby, doing baby things. :P MJ broke some skin biting me today, but she only seems to bite me when I stick my hand in her cage. Maybe she just doesn't like being picked up, or maybe she was sitting on her nut stash and didn't want me getting to it! :O Hahaha, Chippy. Your ...
by Keg
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Meet the SFS
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 22
Views: 14454

Re: Sounds

So whenever it sounds like MJ is sneezing at me, she's chirping? Is it just a sound or is she really just happy when she makes it? Because MJ tends to chirp whether she's just gotten through munching on a piece of pecan or huddling in the corner of the bathroom.
by Keg
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: squirrels guy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Re: squirrels guy?

Thank you so much Chippy! For the short time that I've been here, both you and Joan have been so helpful to me. So thank you in advance, to the entire NFSA messageboard for being patient with me in my journey to becoming a true HoF. :P
by Keg
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Does my squirrel think my finger is food?
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Does my squirrel think my finger is food?

A lot of the time when I'm petting MJ, she'll look up at my hand and then grab a finger with her paws and then proceed to bite it. Sometimes this really hurts! I giver her a stern "no!" whenever she does this, but I don't think she's getting the message. What do you think is the reason for...
by Keg
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Haha yeah I guess I am kidding myself if I want MJ to sit still in my hands/shirt or whatever. #-o Good progress so far though! MJ will come over and crawl on my legs but will immediately retreat back to the corner if she senses even the slightest bit of movement. Even if I'm reaching over to give h...
by Keg
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Haha thanks Joan. I guess shirt-bonding is a good alternative to the bonding pouch, but MJ refuses to sit still in my shirt! I guess she really wants out. :P On a good note, I'm making progress with MJ! She'll run over and climb over my legs when we're sitting in the bathroom and she'll come climb o...
by Keg
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Okay so I slipped MJ down my shirt to see what she'd do. Initially I think she was a little freaked out and I could tell she was looking for a way out. Maybe she still is I don't know haha. But is it normal for her to want to go where my back is in order to hide from me? I'm afraid to sit down in a ...
by Keg
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Re: Need help with bonding!

Thank you Chippy for your encouraging words. You don't know how much better reading all that makes me feel! And yes I do hear the squirrels are the ones that do the training hahaha. I will try putting her in my shirt, but I hear it's hard to shirt-train them unless they're younger? I'll continue bri...
by Keg
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Bonding with Your FS
Topic: Need help with bonding!
Replies: 42
Views: 12747

Need help with bonding!

Hello everyone! I need a little advice and encouragement about my squirrel, MJ. She's a sweetie, but is very mistrustful of me right now. I guess her breeder didn't handle her very much as a younger pup. Unfortunately MJ is 9 weeks old, so she will not bond as quickly as I had anticipated. I was und...
by Keg
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: squirrels guy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Re: squirrels guy?

Okay, for anyone who is interested in doing business with this guy and is still not quite sure, I have something of a breeder review for you. Communication: I'm not even really sure what this guy's name is. We'll call him squirrelsguy. He is friendly enough, but hard to understand at times through h...
by Keg
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Shut-in baby, should I be concerned?
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Shut-in baby, should I be concerned?

Hi I just received my pup Leon, and it's currently my second night with him. So far all he's really done is sleep. I tried to play with him a little in my bathroom but he just ended up running off into a corner to sit there. And when he's in his cage he just sleeps - I've never seen him do anything ...
by Keg
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: squirrels guy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Re: squirrels guy?

So turns out the guy is legitimate. I got MJ two days ago and am still in the process of trying to get him settled in. He even sent me a nestbox! I was a little concerned at first about whether or not I was getting scammed. Squirrels guy's grammar may not be perfect, but he's not a liar.
by Keg
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: HELP......Baby wont eat :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Re: HELP......Baby wont eat :(

Haha I'm assuming you got your baby to eat? I've had Leon for about 6 hours now and there was some food packed in the nest box he came in. But you say Spencer didn't want to eat until some 27 hours later? How long do you think I'll have to wait until I can feed my squirrel? I'm a little concerned to...
by Keg
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Selecting A Breeder
Topic: squirrels guy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Re: squirrels guy?

Yeah, I just tried to get a squirrel from this guy... He told me he'd ship my squirrel last Monday, which he never did. Then he said he'd ship it on Wednesday, but then told me later that night that he was "going threw my shipping papers and my next shippment is monday,I would rather ship all a...

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