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by johnny
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male

I thought about it. I think he is rubbing his air off, somehow. I just don't know how. It seemed worse today again. It's a disheartening large area that is losing hair. I'm debating on emptying his cage except for an open cardboard box with socks or a towel, a water and a food dish, and his exercise...
by johnny
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

The hard part with him is I have to be careful when he is loose in the house, period. When the accident happened, he was in another part of the (small) house I live in, but had zoomed in a split second before I stepped. When the mood takes him, he run laps around the house, or zips from one room to ...
by johnny
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male

I know there are other posts about hair loss but I can't seem to locate them and the problem is worsening. Over the past month (at least 2 weeks before is accident, for anyone who read my other post when he was hurt) he has been losing hair on the lower top of his body. The loss started on the top o...
by johnny
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

by about 11 days, he was 99% and for several days now he has been back to being a terror. I have to move infinitely slowly at times - he zips away from me and towards me and pays no attention to the danger of my feet, running up to my legs and straight up my body - zip - and then sometimes away agai...
by johnny
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

Siggy flew a little this morning before retiring for the day, his first flights since the injury. He still has a little ways to go to get back to 100%, but he's made amazing progress in a week. I've kept petshop mice, rats, gerbils and hamsters - never seen any of them in the kind of shock he was in...
by johnny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

A word on Meloxicam. My vet checked through the literature on flyers and other rodents. There was a wide variance in how much was ok to use, and no agreement over the years. the amounts ranged from 1 - 5 mg per kg of body weight (hmm - or was it 0.1 to 0.5?) twice a day, so we decided it was better ...
by johnny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

He's doing well. Improvement every day. Starting to take occasional 6" jumps but mostly avoiding jumps. Able to climb fairly well. He knows he is not ready for full athletics. He is frightened but I can see is mood improving, too. He did want to be by himself initially. Little by little, normal...
by johnny
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

We had a mousetrap that was always set up but got rid of it as soon as Siggy moved in. Odd thing this winter - no mice - I've wondered if it has to do with Siggy being in the house. He may be making ultrasonic cries that have scared the mice off, is one thought. He loves to do the "Siggy Pop&qu...
by johnny
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

There is no standard dose for flying squirrels in the literature, but vet and I agreed on what is likely a reasonable dosing but not too much. Drug is meloxicam, and we are going with two doses a day, .2 mg/per kg of body weight. But it was good to talk wit the vet, more so to hear from an experienc...
by johnny
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

TY Joan. I ended up just forcing is meds on him. Lots of protest on his part but done, then I also forced a little maple syrup in water in him just to make sure he had a better taste to end. The dose, I realized, is small enough he won't aspirate. I'll talk with my vet later about # of doses per day...
by johnny
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 93

Not eating or drinking because stepped on

e ran underfoot and I stepped on him hard enough to hurt him but not to kill. Vet examined and gave me Meloxicam but she wasn't very helpful, didn't explain how to get him t take the meds wen e has no interest in food or drink. Scared to force it on him for fear of aspiration. This was a 24/7 animal...
by johnny
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

I don't know if this matters - he was originally found on the base of a cottonwood tree (not a den tree species) probably age 4.5 weeks. His eyes were open. He couldn't move well. It was 3 PM. It was an area where neighbor's cats sometimes go and where folks walk dogs all the time. I made the decisi...
by johnny
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

He's 3 months old now and I think if I had not been careful he could have become a biter with me. I think he misinterprets, and is afraid of attack - I resolved things by stopping my hand immediately every time he flipped on his back and seemed to be in a defensive posture. Within a few days to a we...
by johnny
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

I did realize after posting to stop playing - I just stayed still and he calmed a bit - I'm still not sure if he thought I was the one who had the issues, not him. His play shifted either because of me being more passive, or more likely because he is growing and changing rapidly. His movements are r...
by johnny
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quiz Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Quiz Time

The whiskers are called "feelers." I googled it - I hope that wasn't cheating.
by johnny
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

I'm sure if I knew flyers well it would all be obvious. I have a 7 week old male, perhaps slightly older, he has been with me 2 weeks and likes to play, which includes wrestling and chase and tag. At certain times he will approach my finger and initiate wrestling, but then often flips on his back an...
by johnny
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: NFSA Member Introductions
Topic: From NYC suburbs
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: From NYC suburbs

Forgot to mention - I have had him 2 weeks at this writing, so he would be 7 weeks old if my original estimate was correct but the growth spurt has me questioning my original estimate. But if he was older than 5 weeks, he was even weaker than I thought. He very much seemed liked a squirrel that had ...
by johnny
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: NFSA Member Introductions
Topic: From NYC suburbs
Replies: 3
Views: 485

From NYC suburbs

I lived less than 30 minutes from Times Square IF there were no traffic. Retired middle school teacher. I have experience with orphan animals (mostly grey squirrels and raccoons) as a teen but not flyers. My wife and I live with one old blind cat. I was not looking to adopt and want to find a good h...
by johnny
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Need exercise wheel fast but stealth workshop closed
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Need exercise wheel fast but stealth workshop closed

The workshop is closed for now on account of Hurricane Irma and the squirrel I took in is getting more and more energetic and needs to work off energy. I have a number of questions really but this is the most immediate since my home isn't squirrel safe and trying to keep him entertained and on the c...
by johnny
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: My spoiled little Sandy
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: My spoiled little Sandy

the little guy I have and am debating what to do with already sleeps like that, usually down in my shirt, but also in my hands - once he is in a deep sleep, he can be petted and kissed, sleeps in all positions (his back, for example, legs up in the air.) He is young, my guess is 7 weeks, his eyes we...
by johnny
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: You Were Choosen
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Re: You Were Choosen

beautiful post - that's what my wife claims about the young pup that just entered my life a few weeks ago, and for which I am trying to decide what to do - just wrote a long post and managed to lose it all when I tried to post it....

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