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by Joan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Duration of activity time, and things to do (help!)
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Duration of activity time, and things to do (help!)

All flying squirrels are different in their sleep/wake activity. Most will be active and them take naps. The older they get, the more the prefer daytime sleeping and are active at night. I used to wake Chuck for day times classes at a county nature park and he'd be active when taken out of my shirt...
by Joan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Escaped!
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: Escaped!

I don't think anyone has posted a picture but they would be easy enough to make. Just fashion as wide a piece of hardware cloth as you like and drape it over the lip of the toilet rim (Seat up) and bend it down so the hook of it holds tight and drape in into the toilet so that it is partially under...
by Joan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!

Take a look at the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel (Pteromys momonga) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25x1XWRKzXc
Doesn't it just make you want to steal one?
:twisted:
by Joan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wakes Up Too Late
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Wakes Up Too Late

He sounds so precious :multi:
by Joan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!

It's probably illegal to sell domestic flyers especially if they are endangered. Some States in the US make it illegal to capture or sell flyers. This is in the odd areas where a Northern flyer subspecies lives in mostly Southern flyer ranges ... such as the mountainous areas of North Carolina.
by Joan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Mocha!
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Mocha!

OMG ... how sweet is that? think I got diabetes just from looking. :twisted:
by Joan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: MessageBoard Introduction
Topic: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Hello from Seoul, South Korea!

Welcome Nelly and you certainly do have an interesting tail (pun intended) to tell. :D I think you are doing extremely well considering the age you got your flyer. It's interesting that they bring in US flyers. There are Old World flying squirrels (the genus Pteromys) across temperate Eurasia, the ...
by Joan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wakes Up Too Late
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Wakes Up Too Late

Don't worry this is just his nature. When you are with him have you tried letting him sleep in your tucked-in shirt instead of a pouch? I never used a pouch and Chuck just slept in my shirt when I went about my day. Having him next to you and sleeping against you is bonding too.
by Joan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Loud cage chewing - why and how can I stop it?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Loud cage chewing - why and how can I stop it?

Does she have other things to chew on like tree branches? They have teeth like beavers that are constantly growing and need smething to keep them files down.
by Joan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Behavior Change
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Behavior Change

Give him some time as behavior changes are not uncommon. Could be related to weather or hormones.
by Joan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Unexplained hair loss on 5.5 month old male

Here are a bunch of posts on hair loss. See if any of these help: search.php?keywords=Hair+loss
by Joan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

Excellent Plan :D
by Joan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

I'm glad he is doing so well. They have amazing healing abilities.Since they are so fast and he is a ground runner you may have to prefect the "Ground Shuffle" where you never really pick your feet up off the floor when in a room with him. :twisted:
by Joan
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

It's great to hear how he's doing. They seems to know what is the best way to recover ... except for exploring holes you know nothing about and scaring you to death :twisted:
by Joan
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

How's he doing today? They tend to withdraw when injured and they have an innate sense of what to do
by Joan
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

Pain meds with the anti-inflammatory is a good choice. You usually have to look up rodents (mice) for treatment as not much on flying squirrels. My friend Tom had a flyer once who's head had been caught in a mouse trap. Little thing survived under his care. He ended up naming her Crack Head. :twist...
by Joan
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Not eating or drinking because stepped on
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Not eating or drinking because stepped on

Taking with you vet is best. These guys have amazing recovery abilities. Don't worry about not eating or drinking right now. Best to confine him to a small space for "bed rest". Hope all goes well.
by Joan
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: looking for large suppler
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: looking for large suppler

Do you have a website?
by Joan
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Safe size /age to move into cage
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Safe size /age to move into cage

... Any suggestions for favorite beginner foods? Lots of info here: http://nfsa.us/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=159 ... And, at what age/size should babies such as these graduate from tub to a real flyer cage? They are coming out on tree limbs way up high around 4 weeks. You might go ahead and put curre...
by Joan
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Cold temps tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Cold temps tonight

If they have a large nest-box they can all get in they will be fine. It's be over a 100F in there. :twisted: I'm in NE Fl near Georgia and Tom's outdoor cage did fine.
by Joan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

Sometimes they take it upon themselves to own only one person and are not nice to others. Another thought is that your wife may be wearing something scented (hand lotion, soap, perfume, etc that you don't). He could also be jealous of her and trying to run her away from his HoF. :twisted: The play ...
by Joan
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Squirrel missing her targets?
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Squirrel missing her targets?

[ Hi I have a squirrel who just turned a year in October and she has been missing most of her jumps to and from things around the room. I was just curious is it possible for her to be pregnant this late in the season or is there something else that could be causing this? Depends where you live. In F...
by Joan
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: What am I doing wrong?

And now I can't even wear her or pet her. She has always been weird at night today was the first time she has not let me grab her pouch for morning cuddles. She took an almond from me then tried to bite me. I'm literally in tears.I don't understand what has happened or how to fix it. Even though sh...
by Joan
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Female biting me
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Female biting me

My female of 3 years has changed personality. She now is aggressive and will bite where she never did this before. She has slept with her sister for 2 years nightly and now won't go near her. They also fight and bite. I was thinking this was her cycle but we are going on a month now. She let's me l...
by Joan
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: What am I doing wrong?

She has never layed her teeth on anyone before. Just like many young animals, flyers are taught how hard they can bite by mama and siblings. Setting the limits is important to teach what is not allowed. The "NO!" is a good start along with blowing on him. Progress to a squirt bottle if he...
by Joan
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Enrichment
Topic: Artificial Christmas Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Artificial Christmas Tree

Give it a try. I put up a real tree (bared) after Christmas once and it scared them to death. :twisted: They preferred furniture in the room.LOL
by Joan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Flyer Housing
Topic: Living Arrangements
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Living Arrangements

I just built a 2'x3'x 6' tall cage for a rescued female grey squirrel that had been injured. She has been weaned about 3 weeks. I have two eight week old flyers that were rescued after Hurricane Irma. They have been living in separate smaller cages. Can they live together in this one large cage. Th...
by Joan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Lethargic and inappetence
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Lethargic and inappetence

She was starting to take milk again by that night and has been attacking the syringe since then for her milk. I've been having a hard time getting her to start eating solid foods. She'll lick and nibble a bit at apples and pecans, but not really interested in other fruits or vegetables right now. T...
by Joan
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Lethargic and inappetence
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Lethargic and inappetence

It's hard to say what's going on. Is she mouth breathing ... like a fish out of water. That and a clicking sound can indicate aspiration. Is she eating solid foods? At 5 weeks mine were weaning themselves as no formula was as good as mama's milk.
by Joan
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: What is this?!
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: What is this?!

kdizzlebalch wrote:She has two white spots on nose and one crunchy feeling ear. The ear looks normal doesn't seem to bother her any. should I be concerned? 8-[

Spots on her nose may be from rubbing against something. Crusty ear the same ... is it like a scab?
by Joan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello all and Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Hello all and Questions

Adorable pictures :multi:
by Joan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello all and Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Hello all and Questions

... I do seem to have a pretty picky eater. so far i know she loves rosehips walnuts and pine nuts. she wont eat broccoli, mushroom, avacado ,squash, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. I'll keep offering it though. They will love something one day and hate it the next ... also they can only eat what...
by Joan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: First Southern Flyers ( babies) questions
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: First Southern Flyers ( babies) questions

... We live in North East MS; the temps here are just now getting a little cool at night ( 60's). At this age and size, would they have sufficient time to learn to forage, and have a good chance for survival, if rehabbed properly for release? I think this depends on if you can release them in hardw...
by Joan
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: First Southern Flyers ( babies) questions
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: First Southern Flyers ( babies) questions

Housing for two tiny babies? We currently are using a clear plastic tub with air holes drilled , plus areas cut out and covered with hardware cloth to allow more air. It's 18"by 12" by 12".... Is this suitable? Or do we need to get a certified flyer proof super size cage ( but are th...
by Joan
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Tooth emergency: a tale of woe and long teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Tooth emergency: a tale of woe and long teeth

Thanks for you post. Sorry your furball had such a difficult time.
by Joan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Adding Daddy back in with Pups
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Adding Daddy back in with Pups

This question came from Shannon. Others may be interested in the answer: "My little girl had two babies! They will be 5 weeks Saturday. I’ve had her for over three years and didn’t think she could get pregnant. I separated her and Rocky when she kicked him out of the bed. When can I reintroduc...
by Joan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Flyer Death Announcements
Topic: Rascal - RIP my little rascal.
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Rascal - RIP my little rascal.

I truly understand your pain. It's almost 2 years now that my Chuck left me. He too taught children about Southern Flying Squirrels for years. I miss him every day ... especially when I see a child at Starbucks where he'd hang out with me and pop his head up to give the kids a thrill. His picture i...
by Joan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: If anyone is still around, please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: If anyone is still around, please help.

I am happy to say my little guy(Jon) is completely normal despite this experience. He was a little off for a couple days after it happened but now he's back to creating mischief as usual. The healing abilities of these little guys is truly amazing I have to thank this guy for posting this YouTube v...
by Joan
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

They do have energy. I call them Jack Russells on cafiene. :twisted: They reach adult size fast but bulk up later. The two of you are getting to know each other better and this will continue. These little furballs are very smart.
by Joan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Play Behavior aggressive at times and confusing

...At certain times he will approach my finger and initiate wrestling, but then often flips on his back and goes into a defensive mode where he vocalizes and seems ready to nip hard, although he hasn't done so, in part because I back off when the aggression seems to be mounting. Just like puppies a...

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